Is My Travel Trailer Tax Deductible?

Yes, your travel trailer is tax deductible as a second home if it meets the following conditions:

  • It must have sleeping facilities
  • It must have cooking facilities
  • It must have toilet facilities

The interest you pay on the travel trailer loan, as a second home, can be deducted. Interest can only be deducted on a maximum of two homes you may own. Your primary and second home.

However real estate taxes and personal property taxes if any, can be deducted on any number of homes you may have.

Note: Tax law can be very complicated, so I do recommend you seek the advice of a professional when it comes to your tax.

Can you deduct sales tax on a travel trailer?

You may be able to deduct a portion of the sales tax paid on a new travel trailer, if the purchase took place during the last year. Your tax form will have a worksheet that will help you determine how much you are allowed to deduct.

Can you claim your RV as a primary residence?

Yes, for federal tax purposes an RV can be claimed as a primary residence or second home.. This allows you to take advantage of the same tax deductions as a typical homeowner.

Can I write off an RV as a business expense?

Your RV can be written off as a business expense if it’s used in your business. Just about any expense that goes into operating your business via your RV may be a tax deduction.

Disclaimer: I have tried to provide information that is as accurate as possible. However, everyone’s financial situation is different. Before making any tax decision I highly recommend you seek advice from a true financial professional. Treat the information provided here as nothing more than a broad overview and do not take action based on the information on this page.

Photo of author

Ray & Tammy Roman

Ray and Tammy Roman are the co-owner/authors of Go Travel Trailers. They have been featured in AARP, RV Today, and, among others. When not writing about RVs and the RV lifestyle, you'll find them fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.