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Old 08-01-2020, 12:29 PM   #29
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Do you aleady have a truck, if so what make/model and its GVWC and GCWR. These are weight limits usually located on stickers inside of the driver's door.

If you need to but a truck and camper and stay under $30,000 look for a used combination already setup and matted together. IMO you budget is very tight to get into a full time mobil life style.

As mentioned above rent a couple of different units and try it for yourself.

There are many things you have to master to be happy and a full time RVer. Keep in mind that older units, trucks and RV alike are going to require require repair and updates to keep them going. These are not anything like the reliability you get in a car.

Seems like you want small, but have some space inside, not expensive at all and easy to drive and park. IMO you might want to look at some old Class B+ types of units. This is not real RV classification, but is a cross between a true Class B with a Class C. Your price range is very tight to work within unless you already have a suitable truck.

We studied RVs for a year before we bought our first one. We are in process of replacing our small MH with another small MH and have it narrowed down to a single make/model and now are just waiting for a suitable unit to come on the market somewhere. This time the selection process took us about nine months of research even with some years of heavy experience.

Wish you the best....
I'd love to know where you're seeing class B+s for around 15k. I've looked all over the nation and I'm finding absolute crap for 36k+. And they don't even have a kitchen, bathroom or storage. Just a mattress thrown in there. I must be looking in very wrong places.
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What I want is a good, 4 seasons camper, with a good truck that will get around 10 mpg. Could you recommend brands and types of trucks that I can look for? They will both have to be used so feel free to tell me what mileage and whatnot to avoid.

Thanks for the help.
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I'd love to know where you're seeing class B+s for around 15k. I've looked all over the nation and I'm finding absolute crap for 36k+. And they don't even have a kitchen, bathroom or storage. Just a mattress thrown in there. I must be looking in very wrong places.
I never stated I've seen a Class B+ for around $15K. Just that it would be his needs. However, in the last post above this one he seems pretty set on a truck/camper setup, not a Class B or C or a TT. I know couples who have spend many summers in a truck/camper and loved it. If something works for you, that's all that really matters.

For some an RV is a show item for others it's more like a tool to get something done. Both are perfectly valid, just different.
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I found what I thought was a decent deal on a truck and camper but my uncle said it would barely get 7 mpg. Can you give me an idea if this set-up would be worth 15k?

1995 F-350 4-DOOR DULLY LICENSE 2020 TAGS 460-V8 C-6 TRANS JACOBS INGINTION DOUG THROLEY HEADERS WITH CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
100,250 MILES P/S P/B ELECTRIC WINDOWS CRUISE CONTROL STEREO WITH BLUETOOTH ORGINAL PAINT AND INTERIOR ALUMINIUM WHEELS NEW BATTRIES NEW STEERING BOX NEW POWER STEERING PUMP BUILT IN AIR COMPRESSOR, ALL FOUR COINERS ARE AIR BAGED ALL FOUR CONERS OF TRUCK, HAVE SCHROEDER VALVE TO AIR UP TIRES OR WHAT EVER, 1993 LANCE SELF CONTAINED CAMPER WITH A/C STOVE OVEN GENERATOR AND ELECTRIC JACKS TRUCK HAS TOW PACKAGE GENERATOR IN CAMPER
I had a 1997 F250 4x4 with a 2004 Lance 1010 - very similar rig. Got between 4 and 9 mpg, overall average about 7.5 - 8. I'd shy away from a 460 with aftermarket headers unless they were truly professionally installed - that engine has no gaskets between the heads and the factory exhaust manifolds - works great until that joint is disassembled - mine still had the factory headers when I sold it with 150,000 miles on it, still no leaks. BTW when I sold the truck and camper about 4 years ago I got $14.5k for both (separate sales, $9500 for the camper and $5k for the truck). I'd keep looking.
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I suggest you rephrase your original post in the Truck Camper Discussion forum. You may find more expertise there. You may also consider the “Conversion” forums.
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What I want is a good, 4 seasons camper, with a good truck that will get around 10 mpg. Could you recommend brands and types of trucks that I can look for? They will both have to be used so feel free to tell me what mileage and whatnot to avoid.

Thanks for the help.
See the little red triangle on the left column on your very first post? You may want to click on it and ask the moderator to move this post to the truck camper section if that's what you're concentrating on. Good luck!
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I'd love to know where you're seeing class B+s for around 15k. I've looked all over the nation and I'm finding absolute crap for 36k+. And they don't even have a kitchen, bathroom or storage. Just a mattress thrown in there. I must be looking in very wrong places.
Not a Class B+, but a Class B Coach House for about $25k. A great deal for someone.

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I found what I thought was a decent deal on a truck and camper but my uncle said it would barely get 7 mpg. Can you give me an idea if this set-up would be worth 15k?

1995 F-350 4-DOOR DULLY LICENSE 2020 TAGS 460-V8 C-6 TRANS JACOBS INGINTION DOUG THROLEY HEADERS WITH CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
100,250 MILES P/S P/B ELECTRIC WINDOWS CRUISE CONTROL STEREO WITH BLUETOOTH ORGINAL PAINT AND INTERIOR ALUMINIUM WHEELS NEW BATTRIES NEW STEERING BOX NEW POWER STEERING PUMP BUILT IN AIR COMPRESSOR, ALL FOUR COINERS ARE AIR BAGED ALL FOUR CONERS OF TRUCK, HAVE SCHROEDER VALVE TO AIR UP TIRES OR WHAT EVER, 1993 LANCE SELF CONTAINED CAMPER WITH A/C STOVE OVEN GENERATOR AND ELECTRIC JACKS TRUCK HAS TOW PACKAGE GENERATOR IN CAMPER
A dually truck with a camper is going to stick out like a sore thumb on the side of the road pretty much anywhere and get a lot of attention/complaints.
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