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Old 08-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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Please do not just think about if it can tow it. Be sure as if you are wrong it creates a lot of problems. what is the weight of the camper? What is the tow capacity of your F150? Is it equipped with a tow package? How much gear will you be taking? Just thinking without some research only causes trouble. Not trying to be nasty but just trying to show you what all is involved with buying a camper.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #12
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I was just raised with my dad preaching that once you spend money it's gone..
Wrong! When my wife spends the money (shoes and handbags) it's gone. When I spend the money (RV, tools, motorcycles, guns, etc.) it's still there just in another form .


If you are really good at assessing the condition an advantage of going use is the ability to give RVing a test run and if in a year or so you're not thrilled you can sell it and not have taken an immediate beating as far as depreciation when you roll a new unit off the dealers lot.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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My biggest concern would be the roof.
Most only have a 5 to 7 year roof warranty, if that much,
Check into the cost of a new rubber roof first.
I understand that on the smaller travel trailers, it starts around $600.00
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Please do not just think about if it can tow it. Be sure as if you are wrong it creates a lot of problems. what is the weight of the camper? What is the tow capacity of your F150? Is it equipped with a tow package? How much gear will you be taking? Just thinking without some research only causes trouble. Not trying to be nasty but just trying to show you what all is involved with buying a camper.
Yep, good advice. Know for sure what you will be able to tow, and more importantly, what you will be able to carry (tongue weight, people, cargo, etc). That will probably narrow your search pretty quickly.
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