Toy Haulers for Sale from Country Roads RV Center!
When you want to hit the great outdoors and take your motorized toys with you, toy haulers for sale mean you shouldn’t need to sacrifice comfort and luxury for storage space.
From a short hop of 50 miles to a day trip of 100 miles or 200 miles to your favorite beach, to a long-haul excursion of 500 miles or more, the toy hauler has really come into its own as an alternative to conventional RVs.
Whether you want to haul your motorcycles to Sturgis, South Dakota for next year’s world-renowned Motorcycle Rally or keep your side by side safe from the dangers of the road while having it available to go exploring the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the fifth wheel toy hauler has become a very popular option in towable RVs for folks who want the comforts and conveniences of home and the convenience of a garage all in one! You may be familiar with popular makes and models such as*:
- Aluminum Trailer Company
- Coachmen Adrenaline
- Forest River RV
- Forest River Cherokee grey wolf
- Forest River Grey Wolf 22rr
- Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack
- Forest River Vengeance
- Forest River XLR
- Forest River XLR Boost 37TSX13
- Forest River XLR Nitro
- Forest River XLR Thunderbolt
- Forest River Work & Play
- Freedom Express
- Grand Design Momentum
- Heartland RV
- Heartland Cyclone
- Heartland Torque t31
- Highland Ridge
- Jayco Octane Super Lite
- Keystone RV
- Keystone Carbon
- Keystone Fuzion
- Keystone Impact
- Keystone Raptor
- Montana High Country 381TH
- Pace Arrow
- Pacific Coachworks
- Prime Time
- Ultra Lite
- Wildwood FSX
*Makes and models included in this list are presented for informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect Country Roads RV Center’s available stock at this time. While some or all these makes and models may not presently be in stock, we may be able to get them or an equivalent toy hauler for you. Give us a call or schedule a visit to our showroom for the latest, best-accuracy information on our currently available inventory!
When you’re wanting to get away on holiday, take an extended road trip and see America as it was meant to be seen or taking the family adrenaline junkies out to the forest to ride their ATVs or motocross bikes, a travel trailer toy hauler is a great way to get you out there where the adventure lives! See below for our currently available stock of toy haulers for sale and to learn more about the history and uses of toy hauler RVs!
History of The Toy Hauler Travel Trailer
Not much is known about the history of the toy hauler before the early 1980s. However, we think the first toy haulers were used in early motorsports like NASCAR and Motocross. Early toy hauler travel trailer designs served two simple purposes: to keep motorcycles and performance vehicles in pristine condition/ and to provide storage for the various tools and parts which might be needed for maintenance and on- and off-track repairs. As a result, they were simple affairs, including travel trailers with the backs cut off, modified horse trailers and even manufactured mobile homes which had undergone extreme makeovers to serve their new function!
\While creative, most of these designs were neither attractive, comfortable, aerodynamic nor fuel-efficient. They were purely functional and performed as such. They were essentially simple rolling garages and while you could sleep in one in a pinch, such as during bad weather, their creature comforts were certainly nothing like the travel trailers RV types of toy haulers we usually think of today.
While the history of the “modern” toy hauler is largely unknown, according to the editors of Toy Hauler Magazine, the first modern toy hauler we would recognize as such, known as the Sky Hawk, appears to have rolled off the assembly line in Sky Hawk Industries’ Marcellus, Michigan plant in 1974. This little guy was available in single axle and dual axle models and lengths from 15-23 feet. While it was a definite step in the right direction toward merging form and function, it lacked a number of comfort, safety and security features which we take for granted in today’s designs.
At this point, the nationwide race was on.
Soon, backyard hobbyists, shade tree mechanics and garage-based engineers started making all sorts of modifications to existing travel trailers and RVs. One prominently noted one was a 1983 Fleetwood Terry travel trailer which had been rigged with a rear lift, but all sorts of designs and modifications were attempted, some of them surprising, some tragic and some simply hilarious.
Seeing there was a strong, viable market for toy haulers, RV manufacturers and associated brands started coming up with their own designs, offering an unprecedented degree of choices and luxury to the outdoors community. As they did so, avid camping and outdoors enthusiasts and hardcore travelers of all sorts began chiming in with their own ideas and requirements. Toy haulers became more elaborate and comfortable due to the suggestions and demands of prospective buyers. Improved materials, advanced designs and manufacturing processes were applied, to ensure hazards like exhaust fumes from running vehicles in the hauling section leaking into the living areas became less dangerous.
Today’s toy haulers are sold with options packages which include a plethora of features which would have seemed outrageously extravagant and the trailers themselves appear huge to RV enthusiasts in 1980, but are commonly used by manufacturers and affiliates today. These include but aren’t limited to:
- queen and king-sized beds
- bunk beds
- entry/exit doors to separate the vehicle storage from the living quarters and help prevent exhaust blowback
- upgraded safety and security equipment such as better locks, smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detection and stronger construction materials
- front bedroom and rear bedroom
- front living area
- half floor plan models and slide outs allowing extra space for storage
- outdoor kitchen and other outdoor entertainment options such as external speakers
- rear bath
- increased voltage and amperage to allow for refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, gaming systems and other indoor entertainment
- window garden boxes
- and more!
As we moved from vintage to classic to modern toy haulers, the materials and creature comforts evolved too. US and Canadian RV sales outlets started stocking toy haulers as a matter of course rather than custom orders. If you looked at the specs for the models listed below, you’d see how size and space fluctuate in accordance with market tastes, new legislation and the needs of the next camping and travel generation. Here are some examples you can research yourself to see how these once-maligned, boring racetrack workhorses became campground and highway superstars!
- 2011 Keystone
- 2016 Forest River
- 2017 Heartland
- 2018 Keystone
- 2019 Forest River
- 2020 Heartland
- 2021 Keystone
- 2021 Keystone carbon
Keep reading to learn more about frequently asked toy hauler questions or click here to contact us about our current inventory!
Frequently Asked Questions About Toy Haulers for Sale
Question: What are toy haulers? –Merlin, Charlotte, NC
Answer: In simplest terms, a toy hauler is sort of a cross between an RV or a travel trailer and a mobile garage. It’s designed to safely contain and transport vehicles such as motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts, small cars and trucks. There are a lot of kinds of toy haulers, ranging from basic pull-behind trailers with vehicle ramps to full-sized RVs, and we’ll get into how to select the right one for you in this section!
Question: Why get a toy hauler? –Miranda, Lake Norman, NC
Toy haulers are a great choice for people who like the fun and excitement of traveling and getting to the outdoors without having to compromise on creature comforts, having access to a regular-sized vehicle or folks who love four-wheeling, snowmobiling, dirt biking and similar pastimes. They’re usually smaller than an RV, which makes it a bit easier to find affordable storage for them in the offseason, and they feature hookups for power, water and sewer lines, which makes them an excellent home away from home for when you want to get out and spend time in the evergreen forests, at the beach or anywhere else you can drive to!
Question: Are toy haulers right for me? –Chester, Lexington, NC
Answer: There are a few underlying questions to unpack here.
The first thing you have to consider is the size and towing capacity of the vehicle you plan to use with your toy hauler. You’ll want to consult your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendations and the specific toy hauler’s towing guide to determine what will work with your vehicle.
The next question is what you’re using it for. If you’re primarily using it only to transport toys, you can probably do with something smaller than if you want both toy storage and living space. The size of the vehicle storage and living areas, configuration, floor plan, amenities you want and the type of trailer hitch you have will all dictate which sort of toy hauler will work best for you. Remember, every amenity you add also adds weight while subtracting space, so you may have to make some compromises to get the best possible setup for you. Triple axle units will require dually tow vehicles due to their weight. At Country Roads RV Center, we have decades of experience pairing folks with the perfect toy hauler, travel trailer or RV for their needs. Click here to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help get you on the right track!
Question: I want to sell my toy hauler, but can you tell me how to determine its current value? –William, Sherills Ford, NC
Answer: The best way to start appraising the value of your preowned toy hauler is through J.D. Power & Associates’ NADA Guides. Think of these like a Kelley Blue Book for RVs and related vehicles. They will tell you what the fair market value is based on the year, make, model and overall condition of your toy hauler. Remember, when using this Guide, you cannot ADD for standard equipment. If you want to make an appointment to bring your toy hauler in, our staff would be pleased to look it over and, using the NADA Guides as well as seeing it in person, give you an idea of what you can expect to get for it.
Question: I love your website and all the information you offer, but I live on the West Coast and am looking for a quality used toy hauler at a wholesale price nearby. Can you suggest any places to start? –Kati, Hillsboro, OR
Thank you so much! We love it when our visitors and customers give us feedback, because it tells us we’re on the right track to serving you better!
We’re happy to help suggest some starting points, but recommend you begin with dealerships near you rather than private sellers. Dealerships often sell used rigs such as toy haulers, travel trailers, RVs, motorhomes and even truck campers on consignment. Because dealerships generally perform System Checks and make repairs as needed on units, they are usually ready for the road. A private seller may not disclose or reveal any issues which means you can never be entirely sure what you’re getting. Try Googling a search string like “toy hauler + preowned + near me” as a starting point. You could also search by city or state. Craigslist and OfferUp sometimes have bargains which make it worthwhile to give them a look, but if you go this route, caveat emptor! Good luck, and we hope you find the perfect toy hauler for your needs!
Question: Why purchase a toy haul trailer from Country Roads RV Center? –Lawrence, Greensboro, NC
Country Roads RV Center has been proudly serving the Piedmont Triad area for 40 years, from our beginnings as a car dealership to the sales and service epicenter for RVs, motorjehomes, toy haulers, travel trailers and truck campers we are today. We want every customer to be completely satisfied with their purchase and the assistance, parts and service they receive from the first time they step on the lot. It’s that dedication to service and quality which has made Country Roads RV Center the only name folks in North Carolina need to know for great deals, excellent customer care and satisfaction which goes far beyond the ordinary. To learn more about us and how we can help you choose the perfect rig for all your outdoors adventures, click here to contact us!