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So my family had campers growing up and from what I’ve seen lately I’ve got to agree. A lot of odd brands and some are better than others. Honestly I’m not very familiar with the construction quality of the current models but I would probably personally stick with the brands and manufacturers they have a long established reputation. Specifically, Jayco, maybe some of Thor’s brands, Winnebago, Wildwood, and the Airstreams.
I work along a major highway that leads from DC 3 summers ago a large RV was pulling a Jeep. Somehow a fire started and in 15 minutes there was nothing left but 4 wheels and frames of the Jeep and RV. Even the walls of the RV melted or burned!
Its all about being light weight I guess...
Don't be a hater. Assholes drive all kinds of vehicles.Because the people I see driving them are pretentious, self-absorbed, entitled assholes who can throw around $100k or more on a van to "spend time outdoors." There is a negative stereotype associated with these rigs. No offense intended personally.
Other than that, sure it is practical.
The "budget" bottom of the line vehicle is $360,000. But that vehicle (the Turtle) would suit all my needs and plenty of room for my wife. And it does not look difficult to drive either. So for the price of a second home I could do something like that.
This is a toy for skiing. And I would pay cash for it as I do for cars or any other asset that is by nature a "poor investment".Now factor in depreciation.
I don't get it. To me it makes no economic sense to me to spend $80k on something that depreciates, gets bad gas mileage, and it you go to a legit campground, cost you almost as much as a hotel room.
It’s an investment into life experiences.Yeah, I dont get it, especially given for $35k - $45k you can buy a fully decked out 30 foot or so camper brand new, or used for less. Makes no sense to me.