It’s always fun to marvel at the biggest and best of anything. Whether it be homes, structures and, of course, RVs. You may have thought you had seen the biggest when it comes to RVs in the form of diesel pushers or fifth wheel trailers. Yet there is another type of RV that blows them all out of the water, the toterhome. Let’s take a look into the toterhome. We'll look at its qualities as well as its advantages and disadvantages to help you to decide if these behemoths may be suitable for you.
What Are Toterhomes?
A toterhome is unique in the RV world as it takes it many different qualities from other types of RVs. You can consider a toterhome a motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer and toy hauler all at the same time. The first dead giveaway of a toterhome is its resemblance to a truck and tractor trailer. In fact, the motorized part of the toterhome is usually built on a modified semi-truck chassis. The tow vehicle looks like a beefed up Class C motorhome or even just a semi-truck.
A spacious fifth wheel trailer will usually be attached to the toterhome’s truck. It can house living and sleeping quarters, cars, motorcycles, even small planes. Professional race car teams often use toterhomes to haul their cars from track to track. They also provide living and sleeping quarters at the same time on the go. A toterhome may also be referred to as a truck sleeper because the truck will often have living and sleeping quarters, too.
Advantages of Toterhomes
In for the Long Haul
Toterhomes, like their tractor trailer cousins, are built for one reason, to haul. Some toterhomes may have full garages in the back of their trailer and can haul many vehicles at one time. If you got a lot of weight to haul and you’re on the road often, the toterhome may be your ideal choice.
Plenty of Space
Not all toterhome owners are hauling stock cars across the country. Some like all the space that the toterhome provides. The fifth wheel of a toterhome can be large. Imagine the space an empty shipping container would provide and you get a bit of an idea of what the toterhome can offer. A toterhome could sleep a dozen or more people comfortably, which is why they’re used most often by bands and musicians on tour.
Don’t think that toterhome owners just want the space, they want features too. The toterhome can be packed with plenty of amenities like kitchens, showers and lounging areas. Toterhomes can be fully customized, two stories, and have functionality added you never thought you’d see in an RV. Just about anything you have in your home, you can have in one of these behemoths.
Disadvantages of Toterhomes
How big is too big? This may be presumptuous but most RVers out there, even ones with big families, will not need the size of the toterhome. Toterhomes are meant for professional teams like stock car race teams or mobile workshops. Even a large family will often be much better off at getting a stacked diesel pusher. These monsters aren’t as easy to drive as a Class C motorhome, the size and weight can make merging into traffic and backing in a hassle.
With all that space and power, toterhomes don’t come cheap. You are buying a fifth wheel trailer and a semi-truck, which can eclipse six figures with ease and can even push seven figures. The toterhome may only be available for those with deep pockets. Toterhomes are easily the most expensive RVs on the market and are often completely customized, such as the types you see musicians and celebrities travel in.
All in all, the toterhome is perfect for the type of person or team that needs it but may be impractical for those who don’t. If you want the biggest and most functional RV, and have the money to match, the toterhome may be a consideration for you. If you’re ready to hit the road in style, have the money to throw at it, and want to travel full-time, a toterhome just might the luxury on the road lifestyle you’re looking for.