A hugely popular new trend in fifth-wheels and travel trailers is the “toy hauler,” also known as SURV trailer (Sport Utility RV) or SUT – Sport Utility Trailer. These generally have a garage area at the rear of the rig, perfect for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis or other motorized toys. A built-in ramp eases loading or unloading, and tie-downs help secure the motorized cargo. This garage area can be separated from the living space by a wall with a door, so that if you travel without your toys, you can still utilize the cargo space from inside the rig. Or, when the vehicles are parked outside the trailer, the garage space can be used as a bedroom. Some even have beds that cleverly fold into the sides or slide up against the ceiling.
Another type of SURV trailer has an open platform at the front of the trailer for the toys. When buying an SURV trailer, make sure your towing vehicle can handle the fully loaded weight of the trailer, with all its equipment and potential toys.