We pulled our research together and compared the pros and cons of each option as well as looking at the prices, to not just purchase but to also maintain. Below is what we found for each type that is out there! Please note prices listed are used, not new (2000 or newer)!
As we were traveling from Tennessee through South Carolina and onto Alabama we would stop at RV lots along the way to see what they had available. On our way through Jacksonville, Florida, Campers Inn RV, we found our ideal trailer! They had 3 trailers that fit our price range of around $10,000. We were planning on buying a used Ford Expedition 2003 - 2006 since they have similar pulling capacity as a mid size truck. That would solve the issues we were having with the the lower pulling capacity of our Ford Escape. The first two trailers we looked at were brand new, but were on the maximum side of what we wanted to spend, though they did meet all of our other criteria. The last trailer they showed us was a 2015 Mid-Range Deluxe Hiker Trailer! It was priced high but had so many features we were looking for and it was in great shape! We were able to negotiate the price to below $8,000. This is a great solution for us because we could pull it with the vehicle we currently own and we would be well below our budget even with titling, registration and a few upgrades we wanted to do.
The biggest issue we had when trying to look at the different types of campers that were listed online was that we couldn't get a hold of anyone, limited response to emails, or just an outright scammer. That is why we decided to stop at RV lots!
Blog post written by Amy and Jacob Karras
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