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 and travel trailers range in price depending on the size, equipment and quality of construction. Because there is no chassis or vehicle to purchase a truck camper and trailers the initial cost is far less than a motorhome. Many truck campers and travel trailers 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 and travel trailers insurance is far less than a motorhome. With the pickup truck, SUV and small car 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. 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 and travel trailers you're free to take them off your vehicle head out for some sightseeing. A motorhome can't be used for picking up groceries or fetching lumber. When you're not using your truck camper or travel trailer, you take it off the truck and use your truck for everyday use.
A truck camper and travel trailer gets better gas mileage than a larger, heavier motorhome.
The bottom line is that you can get all the luxury of a motorhome in a truck camper or travel trailer at a much
more reasonable price.
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