We did it. Bought a used 1992 Starcraft popup. Nothing fancy, stove and cooler. In great shape except roof shows some well done repairs. For it's condition, I think the $1500 was well spent.
I didn't get one until now because I didn't think my 98 Taurus wagon could tow anything and couldn't justify paying for a trailer that I will presently be using for only 2 weeks a year.
Well, the taurus can tow it as it has a tranny cooler and the opportunity came up. This happened within a span of 2 days.
Now we are planning on taking a 2 week road trip from Toronto to S. Dakota and Nebraska.
We have rented a C and an A before but couldn't afford the high costs anymore so have been tenting for a number of years. Too cumbersome to put up and down every day.