Buying a used camper is an excellent way to save money by avoiding depreciation. RVs are like automobiles in that as soon as you drive your new camper off the lot, it is worth a fair bit less than it was new on the lot. For this reason, purchasing a used camper that has been maintained properly can be a sound investment decision.
Towing can be dangerous, not only for the person driving the tow vehicle, but for everyone on the road. Most vehicles can tow more than their listed capacity, but that does not mean that it is safe. Exceeding tow limits will eventually cause equipment to wear, increasing the risk that an accident may happen. A missing piece of the towing discussion is about how much weight you can tow, but how much weight you can safely stop. When pulling a camper, when you press your brakes, you are not only stopping the vehicle, but your camper as well.
Getting started camping is easy. We recommend beginning with a tent or a pop-up camper. Pop-up campers and tents have a significantly lower investment than jumping into a large recreational vehicle. The average weight of a pop-up camper is only 2,000 pounds. You probably own a vehicle that can safely tow a pop-up camper. Many pop-up campers weigh less than a thousand pounds. The largest pop-up camper weighs about 4,500 pounds. A lot of pop-up campers have room inside to sleep, eat, cook, shower, and use the restroom.