Things You Can Do with Toy Haulers (Besides Camp)
Space is often an issue in RVs and finding that ideal floorplan can be difficult. Toy haulers allow you some creative freedom to add that extra space you desire.
Toy haulers have become a very popular RV choice in recent years. Named so for their large, open rear garages, toy haulers allow owners to carry their ATVs, motorcycles, watersports equipment, and more. Who says you have to use it as a garage, though?
Let’s check out 5 alternative uses for toy haulers.
1. RV office
In today’s world, many people are working from home. There are also a large number of people deciding to live full-time in their RVs. Maybe you camp for extended periods of time or just can’t get the weekend off. Having a dedicated office space in your RV can make things more manageable.
The area in a toy hauler’s garage is big enough to even have two dedicated workspaces. If you are a couple who both require a workspace or have kids who need a quiet room to study and do school work, then this is a great option.
The garage areas have lots of electrical outlets pre-wired and many have built-in folding tables and shelves you can utilize. Lots of room for custom desks, whiteboards, and shelving. Everyone always dreams about an office with a view.
Check out these RV office mods from Changing Lanes:
2. Home gym
Staying fit is an important part of life. Taking a weekend off from your workout routine is no big deal, but for many who RV for extended periods of time, having access to a gym is a priority.
Many areas you choose to RV may be more remote rural areas with no gyms close by. Having access to a home gym is convenient and a great motivator to work out regularly. Toy haulers garages have solid floors and built-in anchor points that may help with securing exercise equipment.
Foam floor tiles are an easy way to upgrade the floor. Maybe stretching out your yoga mat and struggling to keep good form in front of the whole campground isn’t your thing. Work out in privacy or with the ramp down and the fresh breeze flowing through.
3. Games room
This one could be for the kids or the adults. Not all days of RVing are sunshine and hiking. Bad weather is inevitable.
Depending on the season and time of year, sunsets can be early and evenings can be cool. Having an open space indoors for activities can save the day. Beyond a game of Scrabble at the dinette table, there isn’t a lot of options for games in an RV.
A late-night air hockey tournament or poker game will make you forget all about the bad weather outside. Video games are a popular activity amongst kids and adults. If this is something your family is into, then this can be a great space to remove the activity from the main living area of your RV. Large TVs, multiple players, and gaming chairs can all be accommodated in this space.
A multi game table gives you lots of options for fun.
4. Art/Music studio
Singing and playing guitar around the campfire is as common as roasting marshmallows. Many people travel with their favorite instrument or sketch pad, but why limit it to that when you can have an entire studio for your favorite hobby and passion?
Whatever your favorite pastime is, the open space of toy haulers will let your creative freedom flow. For some, this may not just be a hobby but their profession. Musicians, photographers, painters, and artists of all media types need a creative space to express themselves.
Many toy hauler models have large windows, and of course the option to have the entire rear wall open up allows tons of natural light in. For musicians, a unit with few or no windows along with adding sound-deadening paneling will provide a quiet place to play without keeping the neighbors up.
@modernmuse61 did a great job of setting up this art studio:
5. A traveling bar
Nothing beats a few drinks around a campfire. Once the weather cools off or quiet hours come into effect, it can be tough to squeeze the party inside.
Toy haulers have all the necessary electrical outlets for all your stereo equipment and neon lights. Many come plumbed with water lines and a wet bar can be an easy modification. The possibilities for your indoor bar are endless: sports bar with multiple TVs, karaoke bar, country-themed bar. Yours will surely be the most popular campsite.
Here’s a great idea for bar stools made from used kegs.
Unlike a sticks and bricks home, we can’t just build on a piece to our RVs. However, toy haulers provide a unique option of an open space prewired and often plumbed for you to expand your living space.
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Have you converted your toy hauler to a unique space? Let us know in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or share it with the RV community on iRV2 Forums.