Take a Look at Our RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Are you looking for RVs under 5500 lbs? You’ve come to the right place! We can help you find the perfect RV for your towing needs. Take a look at some of our options below!

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Know What You Can Tow

First off, if you’re looking for an RV under 5500 lbs, you probably already have an estimate of what your vehicle can safely pull. If you don’t, use our handy tow guide to determine what’s best for you.

Go Shopping!

Now that you have an idea of the weight, you can start narrowing down your search. For example, if you have off-roading gear that you want to bring with you, you probably will benefit from a toy hauler, such as our Forest River Wildwood FSX toy hauler for sale, which offers you plenty of room to bring your toys, loaded easily using the ramp, and convert the garage to extra sleeping space.

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Shop by RV type below:

Shop By Family Size

Another option that can help you while shopping for a new or used RV is to shop by family size. We have plenty of RVs under 5500 lbs for sale that sleep anywhere from just 2 people to over 9 people! Shop from those options below:

Shop By Floor Plan Feature

Many families know exactly what they want and need in an RV, so let those features guide your search! Some of the popular floor plan options you’ll find in our RVs under 5500 lbs are:

Check out this outdoor kitchen on our Keystone Premier Ultra Lite! It’s the perfect way to stretch out beautiful days while camping this fall.

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

We’d love to help you pick out an RV that’s perfect for your family’s traveling needs. If you have questions about our RVs under 5500 lbs for sale, or questions about your vehicle’s towing capacity, we’re ready to help. Contact us today!

RV Renovation Tips: The 4 R’s

Thinking about renovating your RV? We think it’s a great idea! Maybe you’ve owned your RV for many years and it just needs a bit of freshening up. Or maybe you’ve gone with a budget-friendly option of shopping from our used RVs for sale and want to breathe some life into a pre-owned RV to make it truly yours. This is an amazing option to keep your RV looking in pristine condition. Here are some top RV renovation tips.

Revive

Maybe the kitchen needs an update or some more counter space. Did you know our RV parts catalog is full of items that can freshen up your new or used RV? Ask us about adding some countertop extensions, or investing in a portable camp kitchen for some outdoor meals.

RV Renovation Tips

Or it may be as simple as adding a new throw pillow or two, or a shower caddy that helps keep down the bathroom clutter. Think about ways to add or subtract to freshen up your RV’s look!

Recover

Maybe your U-shaped dinette or free standing chairs are looking a little worn. Don’t get rid of them! If the cushion is still in good shape with lots of life left, consider reupholstering them instead.

RV Renovation Tips

One way you can save money on renovating your used RV is to keep and update what you can rather than just automatically tossing it.

Repair

“Time marches on…sooner or later, you realize it’s marching across your face.” – Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias.

Time and age can do a number on us all – even your RV! Roof cracks, scuffed floors, small carpet rips…these things can be repaired fairly easily. Our RV service department can give your new or used RV a tune up and some much needed maintenance and repair on a number of issues.

Replace

Sometimes you just need to rip something out and let it go, whether it’s pulling up carpet, taking down curtains, or replacing an old sofa. Again, our RV service department can help on some major repairs or replacements to help get your RV road ready.

Ready to shop for a used RV? With these RV renovation tips, you can make a pre-owned RV look just like new! Contact us today to ask if we can help you with any of these RV renovation tips.

Indiana Dunes National Park: Your Next Camping Destination in Indiana!

This year has certainly been difficult for planning trips and vacations, but an outdoor vacation is about as safe as it can get – and fun, too! Fill up the remainder of your summer with an awesome vacation with your family to Indiana Dunes National Park. It’s a beautiful camping destination in Indiana with plenty of things to do and explore, and gorgeous late-summer weather to enjoy. Read more about planning your trip to Indiana Dunes National Park below!

Things To Do

Indiana Dunes National Park has it all: swimming and flying kites at the beach, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and more. Read up on your opportunities for these activities below:

  • Biking: Indiana Dunes National Park offers an amazing interconnected bike trail system that spans 37 miles! Learn more about biking at Indiana Dunes National Park here.
  • Hiking: 14 trail systems spreading over more than 50 miles of trails! This is a hiker’s paradise! Read about your hiking options here.
  • Horseback riding: equestrian trails are offered through Glenwood Dunes Trails. You can learn more here.
  • Fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and more! Get your boat out on Lake Michigan and enjoy all it has to offer. Read about your options here.
  • Birding: Indiana Dunes National Park is a crucial feeding and resting spot for birds in migration, so bird watching is popular at this area of Lake Michigan. Late summer and early autumn may afford you plenty of bird watching opportunities as migration patterns pick up. Learn more here.
  • Beaches: Indiana Dunes National Park has several different beaches your family may enjoy! Check those out here.

Places to Stay

Indiana Dunes National Park has plenty of camping opportunities! Check out what the park itself has to offer here and make your reservation today!

Traveling and Visiting Safely

These are strange times for sure, but the National Park System is staying in compliance with federal guidelines in order to offer you and your family a safe and fun visiting experience. If you have any questions or need to inquire about Covid-19 updates, make sure to contact the park before you make a reservation or arrive for your scheduled camping trip.

Despite many of the traveling restrictions families have faced this year, traveling in a new or used RV can still offer one of the safest and most memorable vacations you can take with your family. Contact us today if you need some help shopping for a new or used RV, or need some RV service before you hit the road!

Our Factory Price RVs Allow You to Travel Affordably!

If you want the lowest price around on a brand new RV, take a look at our factory price RVs for sale. These fantastic RVs are priced far below the MSRP and the prices are so low, you won’t find them anywhere else. Our factory price RVs have such steep discounts, they go fast…so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate to ask to see it! We’re always bringing in new factory price units, so check back often even if there’s nothing that’s just right for you at this time.

Factory Price Travel Trailers

Take a look at this Forest River Wildwood 22RBS travel trailer for sale. This 26’ travel trailer includes a walk in shower, 8 foot chaise lounge, and comfortably accommodates a family of four.

Enjoy the rear kitchen and make a hot breakfast before setting out for the day. With approved financing, you can snag this RV for as little as $190/month. Look at more features and photos of this travel trailer here.

Factory Price Toy Haulers

We also have factory price toy haulers for sale! This Springdale Tailgator 27TH for sale comes in at $185/month with approved financing. It doesn’t get better than an extremely affordable toy hauler!

With three flip-over sofas and an 8 foot garage door, you’ll have room not only for all of your outdoor gear but the whole family too. This toy hauler sleeps up to six people! Check out more features and photos here.

RVing is a fantastic option for countless families, but shopping for an RV can feel intimidating. Thankfully, our factory price RVs for sale take the edge – and the expense – off the RV shopping experience. Be sure to also check out our used RVs for sale and other new RVs for sale if you need a wider selection. And, we’re here to help or answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!

RV Tip: Meals Made Easy!

As you get ready for your vacation in your new or used RV, you probably have a huge check list of things of things to pack and plan. You have your campground reservation, your list of sight seeing stops, and activities you plan on enjoying with your family. You’ve budgeted for each of those. But meals are in a league of their own, because it’s easy to plan one thing and end up doing another. It’s really easy to overspend your food budget by eating out more than you intended. But here are some great RV tips to help save your time and money on your meals, while making the most of your new or used RV’s kitchen features.

Make a Meal Plan – And Stick to It

This might sound like a pain, but it’s pretty easy! An example meal plan for a week long vacation may include 3 meals made in your RV, eat out 2 meals, leftovers for 2 meals:

  • Monday: eat in RV
  • Tuesday: eat out
  • Wednesday: leftovers
  • Thursday: eat in RV
  • Friday: eat out
  • Saturday: leftovers
  • Sunday: eat in RV

Make a list of easy meals to prepare that you already enjoy at home. Shared ingredients between recipes can also help you save money because you’re purchasing items more efficiently. If several meals all need ground beef, diced tomatoes, or chopped onion, for example, you can purchase a larger amount and divide it in advance at home.

Fill the Pantry

Many of our new and used RVs for sale include a great pantry! Make this space work for you. Stock it with the dry goods, soup mixes, seasonings, and other pantry staples that you’ll need to pair with your planned meals. Breakfast and lunch are made easy if you choose canned soups, instant oatmeal, and other “heat and serve” items.

Preassemble Like a Boss

The more you can pre-make, the easier it will be for you to stick with that meal plan! Once you’ve bought and divided up your bulk ingredients at home, mix up the meals that you can and store them in gallon size storage bags. Freeze them flat to save on freezer space. When you preassemble, all you have to do while on vacation is pull a meal from the freezer and throw it on the grill or in the oven.

Just a little bit of planning can save you a lot of headache on meals when you’re traveling, and make life in your new or used RV more enjoyable. Contact us today – we can help you shop for the perfect RV that has the kitchen features you need!

Shop for a New or Used RV By Floor Plan

Did you know you can shop for a new or used RV by floor plan style? Our search engine makes it easy. Shopping for the perfect RV for your family can be overwhelming when you’re looking at a dealership’s massive inventory, so narrow your search terms and shop by floor plan to make the process faster!

What Do You Want in an RV?

One popular floor plan feature when shopping for a new or used RV is a bath and a half. Having an additional half bath is a feature you’ll never regret opting for. In our 2020 Keystone RV Fuzion 430 toy hauler fifth wheel for sale, you’ll find a full bath connected to the private bedroom. It includes dual entry for easy access, so no one has to walk through the bedroom to get to it.

Shop By Floor Plan

At the other end of the RV, enjoy the convenience of a half bath located between the kitchen and garage. This allows anyone to slip out quietly in the early morning for a sunrise kayak outing without waking everyone up.

Shop By Floor Plan

Having a bath and a half in your RV will be something your entire family appreciates – nobody has to wait on the bathroom again! Take a look at all of our new and used RVs with a bath and a half for sale.

Another floor plan features that many families love is a bunkhouse. We have dozens of RVs with a bunkhouse for sale, and the possibilities are nearly endless! Some of our RVs with a bunkhouse include double bunks in the rear corner. You can also pick a bunkhouse configuration which includes single bunks with a dinette so kids can enjoy their own game or movie night.

Shop By Floor Plan

This 2020 Keystone Sprinter 341BIK for sale includes a bunkhouse that gives you two single bunks, an entertainment center set up, plenty of storage, and a lower sofa!

Shop By Floor Plan

Our Forest River Wildwood X-Lite travel trailers for sale also give you different bunkhouse configuration options, like this L-shaped bunkhouse that has plenty of room for all the kids or grandkids!

Shop By Floor Plan
Shop By Floor Plan

Compare our RVs with a bunkhouse here.

Shop for the Floor Plan That’s Just Right

Need some ideas to get started on shopping for a new or used RV by floor plan? Here are some of our customers’ favorite features to get you started:

Need some assistance? We’re ready to help. Contact us today if you have any questions about shopping for a new or used RV by floor plan. We’d love to help you pick out the perfect RV for your family!

Last Call for Our 2019 RV Closeout Sale!

Last call for our 2019 RV closeout sale! Don’t miss our closeout pricing on our remaining 2019 RV inventory. We have only a few brand new 2019 RVs for sale left in stock, so take a look now while you still can!

2019 RV Closeout Sale

Travel Trailers to Fit Any Family Size

Our brand new 2019 RVs for sale fit families of all sizes! Starting with our CrossRoads Sunset Trail Super Lite SS250RK for sale, which sleeps two, you can head out for a comfortable weekend or week away with your spouse and even your furry companion. If you need something that accommodates up to six people, take a look at our Forest River Wildwood travel trailers for sale. We have several other travel trailers that accommodate families between 2 and 6 people!

Closeout Pricing to Fit Any Budget

Can you start RVing for less than you spend on your monthly cell phone bill? Absolutely! Our 2019 RV closeout sale prices are as low as $139 a month with approved financing, allowing you to get a top of the line, brand new RV at a price point your budget approves. You don’t have to break the bank when shopping for a new RV, and our closeout sale offers clearance prices on beautiful RVs.

Floor Plans to Fit Any Fancy

You may be tempted to think that in an RV closeout sale, the limited stock means you can’t get an RV that features what you want and need, but don’t be fooled: our 2019 RVs for sale include plenty of the most popular floor plan features many RVing families love, from a bunkhouse to an outdoor kitchen. Since our remaining stock is limited, you do want to check it out while you still have time.

Once you’ve taken a look at our 2019 RV closeout sale, let us know if you have any questions. Contact us today if we can help you with additional information, answer some questions about RV financing, or anything else!

RV Fridge Maintenance

One of the best parts of owning and traveling in an RV is being able to take advantage of all the great modern comforts that come with it, especially the appliances. These appliances can make each trip more relaxing and convenient, and one of the most heavily used appliances by far is your refrigerator. Like your fridge at home, your RV fridge will mostly be self-sufficient, but like all machines, it does need some maintenance to keep it running functionally. Modern Trailer Sales has provided some tips for you to cover the basics, but if you need additional help, stop by our location near Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana, proudly serving Cincinnati, Ohio.

Preparing your Fridge for Travel

Let’s start with what to do before you take off for your next RV trip. If you’re coming off a period of storage, whether it’s over the winter or just a few weeks, your camper may have been shut down while it wasn’t being used, so you’ll need to fire everything up again. This includes getting the fridge to the right temperature. To make this faster, turn your fridge on for eight to ten hours before loading it with food. You should also take this time to inspect the fridge and look for signs of damage or malfunctioning parts so you can get that taken care of before filling it.

Post-Trip Defrost

When you return from your trip, you might need to shut down the RV, either temporarily or for the winter. When this happens, you’ll want to be prepared for your fridge to defrost. Start by removing all the items in the fridge and transferring them somewhere else (hopefully your home fridge). When it’s empty, leave the doors open to make the defrosting process faster. And don’t forget that when the ice in the unit melts, it’s going to go somewhere, so lay down towels to soak up all the runoff from the fridge.

Safety Tips

99.99% of the time, your fridge will not pose any sort of threat to you and your family. It’s designed to securely stay in place on bumpy roads, so there’s not even a risk of the door swinging open and hitting someone. However, you’ll need to be aware of that .01% of the time when it could be a concern. This happens when you start to smell ammonia. Some fridges use ammonia-based products as a coolant and, as is the risk for all parts of a machine, there’s a chance it could start leaking.

The first thing you’ll want to do is turn off the unit. The coolant can start to leak all over the rest of the appliance and ruin the inner workings. The danger comes from the fumes the coolant gives off, that ammonia smell. Ammonia can lead to negative health concerns like headaches, dizziness, and can irritate the lungs. If you start to smell this odor, make sure you open all the windows and doors and have your family leave the camper. Then, contact the nearest RV technician or service center to talk about next steps.

This should be the primary safety concern for all RV owners, but there are some additional concerns you’ll want to be aware of if you prefer to maintain the unit yourself. If you’re working on the fridge, make sure to clear the area of any flammable objects and always refer to your owner’s manual for helpful information on your specific model. Also, if you need to access the roof to work on the vent, follow all the best safety practices for walking on an RV roof, such as having a spotter to watch your back and wear shoes with a good grip.

Then again, not everyone feels comfortable working on the refrigerator in their RV. After all, you spent a lot of money on it and we don’t blame you for worrying about unintentionally breaking something. If your fridge needs repairs or general maintenance, contact the service department here at Modern Trailer Sales and we’ll help you tackle all your RV-related needs. We welcome all current and future RV owners from Indianapolis and Muncie, IN, as well as Cincinnati, OH

How To Keep Your RV Cool

How To Keep Your RV Cool Article from Modern Trailer Sales

Summer camping is where it’s at when it comes to a great vacation that incorporates nature and plenty of freedom. Your RV takes you everywhere you want to go in the summer and provides you with a comfortable and spacious place to stay. You might find, though, that on hot days, your RV becomes pretty stifling inside, particularly if it’s an older model. That’s why Modern Trailer Sales of Anderson has prepared this list of tips for keeping your camper cool on the hottest days. Try these tricks to avoid sweltering in the heat, and come see us if you have any maintenance needs on your trailer or RV.

 

Find A Shady Location

Parking in a cool location will help immensely with the inside temperature of your RV. Whether you’re parking on a campsite or out in nature, try to find a large tree to shield one side of your camper, preferably the western side as the sun will be hottest in the afternoons. Keep the windows of your RV pointed away from the afternoon sun, too. Usually, the door side of an RV has an awning, so this is the best side to park in the sun as you can somewhat shield yourself from it using that covering.

Open Your Vents

One of the best ways to stay cool is to vent out all the hot air inside your camper. You can do this by opening the windows on the shady side of your RV to let in cool air to replace the warmth. Fans will help increase air circulation, as will attic vents, which you should install if your RV doesn’t already come with them. Prop these open to let the hot air out quickly since heat rises.

Install LED Lights

LED lights are much cooler when they’re on than traditional incandescent lighting, and they burn for longer, saving you money long-term. They’re just as bright as normal lights, if not brighter, while expending much less energy and heat. While they can be a pricey initial investment, LED lighting will help keep your camper a little cooler inside while saving energy.

Keep Windows Covered

There are several ways to block sunlight from coming through your windows. One common method is to put up reflective bubble insulation over the windows that blocks out UV rays and reflects light away from your camper. The sun shining on bare glass can heat up your RV pretty quickly, even with the curtains shut, so adding some more protection will help cool things down inside.

Cook Outside

One way to keep the interior of your camper cool is to avoid heating it up at all costs. This means cooking outside whenever you can or simply cooking less. Fire up the grill for fish, burgers, chicken or kebabs and spare your trailer’s interior from the heat. Otherwise, you can prepare meals that rely on cold and raw ingredients, like cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and salads for dinner. Using your microwave can be a good way to steam vegetables and prepare some hot foods without generating any heat indoors, too.

Looking for a new or used RV? Visit our Anderson dealership to see our huge selection of campers, trailers and RVs, including those by the latest and greatest brands. We can help you find an RV optimized to stay cool with climate control and strategic ventilation, too, so you can travel in the summer without overheating. Modern Trailer Sales serves the wider Indianapolis metropolitan area, including the cities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Muncie, Indiana.