If you're in the market for
an RV, and you're trying to decide between a motorhome, towable
or truck camper, here are some practical considerations.
Truck campers range in price depending on the size, equipment and
quality of construction. Because there is no chassis or vehicle
to purchase, the initial cost is far less than a motorhome. Many
truck campers have the same equipment you would find in a moderately
priced motorhome. The major difference is space.
Insurance costs vary widely however, in every case, truck camper
insurance is far less than a motorhome and somewhat less than a
travel trailer. With the pickup truck already insured, in most cases
a rider is all that is needed to cover the value of the camper.
Because the camper is considered cargo rather than a vehicle, most
states and provinces do not require an annual license for a slide-in
camper. This can be a significant savings over the life of the camper.
You may find space for your camper at home. Storage for a motorhome
or travel trailer on the other hand could be costly, if you do not
have a place to keep it at home.
Most states and provinces will not permit towing behind another
trailer. So if you have a boat, trailer with personal watercraft,
horse trailer, snowmobiles or anything else you wish to tow, there
is no RV better than a truck and camper to tow with. Factor in the
4-wheel drive capabilities of a truck and you can go and tow places
you would never dream of reaching with a motorhome.
With truck campers you're free to take your truck to town, head
out for some sightseeing or launch your boat. A motorhome can't
be used for picking up groceries or fetching lumber. When you're
not using your truck camper, you take it off the truck and use your
truck for everyday use.
A truck and camper gets better gas mileage than a larger, heavier
motorhome, and newer trucks get much better fuel economy when used
for transportation without the camper.
Your truck, depending on the make and model, has a comprehensive
warranty that can be honored at new car dealerships across the country.
Not so with most motorhomes. Where do you get service... and how
much will it cost? You could be stuck for days waiting for expensive
parts. If you ever need service on your LowesRV camper, new or used,
we ship parts via courier to anywhere in the world. It's that easy.
When you drive a truck with a camper it's not much different than
driving just a truck. Many people would feel more comfortable driving
a truck and camper than being behind the wheel of a big, wide motorhome.
When considering a camper, if you already have invested in a truck,
you are half way to owning an RV!
The bottom line is that you
can get all the luxury of a motorhome in a truck camper at a much
more reasonable price
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