How to Choose a Suitable RV Camper

If you are getting into camping, campers are a great way to start. You will find an abundant stock of campers on the market due to the economy. Here is what to look for in a camper.


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    Select a suitable camper. There are two types of campers: truck/lorry campers and tow-behinds, which are now generally called pop-up campers because the top pops up when you expand it.
    • The pop-up camper is very practical and economical. And don't think that pop-up means primitive. Increasingly, you can go looking for hard-sided walls, a larger chiller, and dining in and out. And you can tow them, and store them, nearly anywhere, which is something you cannot say for most RVs.
    • Most truck campers fit on the back of three-quarter to one-ton van. They vary in price depending on size, accessories, and construction, though typically, you'll pay far less than you would for other RVs because you will not be purchasing an engine or chassis. And many van campers have equipment like that you would find in a decently priced motor home.
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    Consider the accoutrements. You may require the camper to sleep at least four, include a dinette table (and you should expect it to convert to a bed), an overhead bunk, and a queen-size bed over the cab.
    • Also look for a double sink, a toilet in the rear, and a shower. The shower will be interior in higher priced models and exterior on lower priced.
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    Look for slide outs. The most recent rage in RVs of all types is the slide out. Slide outs allow travelers to grow the dimensions of the camper efficiently, regularly turning a 'hallway' into a nook. Everyone wants one but nobody wants to do the upkeep to keep it from dripping around the seals. If you want a camper with slide outs, ensure you look into awnings for more protection.
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    If you are buying used campers for sale, making your good deal great, make sure you get service records. They should have at least bills for repairs, service work, and potentially routine maintenance.
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    Inspect anyway. Even if the records are immaculate, don't part with your money without an inspection. You will save yourself time, cash, and heartache by passing on lemons instead of fixing them.

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