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Hi Camper1b, yes what we are looking at is a pretty penny. What isn't these days. Bagging the tow vehicle for now is a great suggestion and a definite possibility. For next year anyway. We'll be retiring in a couple of years and the wife wants to travel, so we could wait to purchse the tow vehicle. What I will do is ask the local RV dealer (located 35 miles from the property) if he would deliver and set up the unit and then come back at the end of the season and put it in winter storage.
As for our experience, we started off wilderness/canoe camping in a tent for several years until one May we had 6" of snow. We then moved up to a large Viking pop-up. We have now decided to bypass the usual progression and go whole-hog.
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All right! Now we're getting somewhere!
With this new information I would HIGHLY recommend delaying the purchase of tow vehicle and have the trailer taken to your property. If your dealer can't (I'm sure he can - this is not uncommon) than a trucking company can.
When your retirement is imminent, then you can start the fun of shopping for a tow vehicle. If you are going to travel after you retire instead of sitting up at your property, you may decide that the camper you will have up there is not the best suited for the type of traveling you will be doing. (Maybe it will be too big to haul into the campgrounds you want to go to, etc).
Since you are really talking about two differet types of camping, it is not unreasonable that you may find you need two different types of camping rigs.
Good luck whatever you decide. It's a fun thing to think about, eh?