Camping trailers allow families to fulfill their vacationing dreams. They are an economical and efficient way to stay in a location for extended periods of time. This guide is for new camper trailer buyers.
While the towing vehicle is always important, this guide is designed for those that are considering the purchase of a camper trailer. The investment can be substantial, so you want to be sure that you have a unit that will last you for quite some time, provide enough space for everyone involved, and meet your towing capacity without costing you an engine in your towing vehicle each summer.
If you need something larger than your van or sedan can haul, you will need to pay attention to the vehicle's towing capacity. Always check the structural integrity of any camper trailers you see while on-site.
Make sure you inspect every seam. You should ensure that seals are in good condition and are in a good place. You may consider replacing seals or looking for another camper if you see any signs of deterioration.
One of the most important safety inspections you can conduct before purchasing an RV involves the fuel and electrical systems. A gas leak can have disastrous results, and the electrical system can cause fires or leave you without power when you least expect it.