When compared with towing a conventional caravan, the main benefits of a Travelhome are:
– Easier to hitch and unhitch.
The owner only has to raise the Travelhome to the correct height with the push of a button, and then reverse the tow vehicle under the nose of the Travelhome.
– Safer and Easier to tow than conventional caravans.
Having the location of the hitch above the rear axle of the towing vehicle results in the load being positioned more correctly. The location of the hitch also allows for sharper turns of up to 90 degrees! This means easier reversing and manoeuvring, particularly in space restricted areas such as caravan parks. And because the nose of the Travelhome is over the tray of the towing vehicle, the combination length of both vehicles is shorter than an equivalent caravan hitched to its tow vehicle.
– Improved build quality.
Owned & manufactured in Newcastle NSW – simply put, Travelhomes are built to last and have been designed and tested to cater for Australian road conditions.
– Improved Fuel Efficiency
The aerodynamic design of the Travelhome makes it glide across the road – alleviating some of the stress from your vehicle and improving your fuel economy.
– Standard Drivers License
Travelhome’s only require a standard driver’s license.
– A Separate Drive Vehicle
Having arrived at a holiday destination you can quickly unhitch your Travelhome and utilise the towing vehicle as a means of every day transport for those short trips into town or long trips away from the camp site. Furthermore, your Travelhome tow vehicle can also act as the everyday drive vehicle back at home when not away on holidays.
– Less Expensive
In most cases you can purchase a new Travelhome and tow vehicle package for less than an equivalent sized new motor home ie: a new Travelhome Macquarie 25 packaged with a new Mazda BT50 or similar is around the same price as a new 23ft motor home.
– Stronger Resale Value
Travelhomes do not have a speedo like a motor home, so when the time comes to sell generally speaking Travelhomes hold their value very well. Also, because you have two vehicles (tow vehicle & Travelhome) you have more options available when the time comes to update or sell, some people simply change tow vehicles and keep their Travelhome while others keep the tow vehicle and sell their Travelhome..