Travel Trailer for a family of 5 from Norway.
My family have decided on taking a 6 month leave of absence from our jobs in Norway to come visit the US the "real way". We have planned on staying at a relatives place for 2 week periods, therefore we decided that a TT can give us the ability to travel as well live on their premisis.
I have 3 children aged 5-3-1, so our need is for a queen option with bunk beds in the back. We are VERY uncertain what type of truck/car/SUV we should buy. I assume we can afford 16k-20k total for both a truck/SUV and trailer. I have looked a bit on-line and it seems we could get a TT for 6k -12k that is in very good condidtion. The vehicle on the other hand is what really scares me, last thing I want is too be stuck at some repair shop with 3 kids and a Euro accent. I feel I would be taken advatage, but what I do know is Americans have always been hospitable people wherever I have been around them, which Is why I want to take my family and embark on the great usa.
My questions are:
1) What sort of vehicle should I target (keep in mind 3 kids)
2) What type of TT makes sense for us? (vague question I know)
3) What sort of resale values do TT have?
4) Any models or brands I should stay away from?
I apologize for my novice questions, but being a Norwegian I feel there is nobody better to ask then the RV'ers themself. I am open to any ideas and or opinions.
I appreciate all the help and want to say thanks to all the troops out there fighting to not only keep the USA free, but Scandinavia as well.