Thinking about buying a camper

Discussion in 'Camping' started by Regulator623, May 20, 2018.

  1. Larry Risner

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    Grew up camping, my folks have every kind of camper know to man at some point. Two main questions are how many people you got going and what do you plan too tow it with.
     
  2. FourSeasonsBowhunter

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    Regarding buying used...other than looking at RV dealers for used, what would be the best way you would suggest to find a used one, for sale by owner...other than Craig's List?
     
  3. Munson

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    I would ask if it's been parked in the dry or under a cover. Those rubber roofs can't take many years out in the weather unless recoated. They're a nightmare to remodel too, or the ones ive been involved with has.

    I don't know of any other way than for sale by owner other than a RV dealer
     
  4. ptbrauch

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    Facebook marketplace. And check the for sale items on here too.
     
  5. grinder

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    I have had a camper since ‘08. It’s an ‘03 model. We have had a lot of fun with it, but it seems to just sit In the barn a lot now. After spending a lot on maintenance this year ( farm machinery, not camper) I have decided to get rid of a lot of stuff that rarely gets used, this camper being one of them. I have an f-250 that rarely gets used as well. With reasonable care, campers are not expensive to keep, which is why I guess I have prolonged getting rid of it. Property tax and licensing for mine is minimal. Camper depreciate so fast, their taxable value is little. I never insured mine. It is covered under your truck insurance as long as it is hitched to it. Accident on road, your covered. Blows away while hitched to truck, covered, tree falls on it hitched to truck, covered. I value mine as about $5,000, to me not worth insuring. It’s a 25 foot travel trailer, about 4800#, easy enough to pull with a half ton truck. I’m downsizing, so not wanting to pull with my short bed half ton with v-6 2 wheel drive. If you are interested, pm me, and we can set up a time for you to come see it.
     
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  6. Regulator623

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    We ended up buying one late last fall...thanks though.
     
  7. kyoutdoorsman

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    I would like to have an 18 foot or a pop up camper. Anyone have a used camper for sale
     
  8. Bubbles

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  9. ojibwa62

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  10. ojibwa62

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    You would have no issue with a pop up or a lightweight travel trailer under 20' as long as you install the proper hitch and trailer brakes.

    Personally if it was just an occasional weekend thing I would go with a larger pop-up..
     
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  11. Capttrae

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    I’m thinking about buying one to stay in when I’m actually off the boat, I sold my place in Graham so have been staying in an old farm house on my off time. Thinking a 30-36’ pull behind, master bed room and bunk room.
     
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  12. bigredhunter

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    The campers have come a long way, and the current ones have many of the finest home luxuries. They also come with a high cost for all the gadgets. I have looked at a few, but it seems most people buy them and never use them as much as they thought they would.
     
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  13. Capttrae

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    I’ve been seeing that, $15-20k for a ‘17-19 model seems to be about the going rate. Buy it out right, no house payment / rent For the amount I’ll actually be home for the next couple years it’s reasonable, and if I actually ever have a date I won’t be ashamed to bring her over
     
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  14. bigredhunter

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    If you bring a date... don’t forget to chalk the tires...lol
     
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  15. Capttrae

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    No point. At this point it’d be about a 30 second deal and over
     
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