So, you're looking at campers for sale?
Thanks for stopping by on your hunt to find that perfect travel trailer or camper for sale. If you've spent any amount of time here at the Minnesota Vacation Guide, you know that we are not exclusively a Web site with campers for sale. While we don't have thousands of travel trailers for you to wade through, we think this is to your advantage. By keeping our inventory lower, and providing only the best campers for sale, we can offer you, our visitors exactly what you're looking for.
Where Do You Start?
So now that you've decided to buy a camper, how do you narrow your search down so you spend less time looking through all the campers for sale and more time camping? Let's face it, the choices are overwhelming.
If you follow our trailer buying tips below, we will give you the information you need to go from camper shopper to camper buyer.
When looking for campers for sale, we found the following information helpful:
The first thing you need to do is determine if a travel trailer is even right for your situation. When we began our search for a camper, we had a set of criteria that we started with.
When you start here, you can quickly narrow down your choices. If your budget is under $10,000, you are pretty much limited to a pop-up trailer, or an older travel trailer. You can find a older, late-model Class C, or even a Class A if you look hard enough, but at this price range, don't be surprised if you're staring at late 70's or early 80's decor.
If your budget is up to $20,000, your options expand quite a bit. In this range you can purchase all but the high-end travel trailers and toy haulers. You will find many used Class A and Class C motor homes, but they will come with some wear and tear.
Anything over $20,000 and you have your choice of campers for sale. Class A's and Class C's become more plentiful and range on up to infinity in cost and amenities.
Related to price is this question. Do you already have a tow vehicle? If you have to purchase a truck or SUV to pull your new trailer, you potentially will be dropping a lot of money to make it happen. Would it be more economical to buy a motor home instead of a travel trailer? We already had our conversion van, and didn't mind unhitching once we reached our destination. Actually, we preferred going this route.
After price, we found that it is helpful to determine exactly how you plan on using your new camper. Are your trips mainly close to home, or will you do a lot of cross-country travel? Will your trips be shorter or are extended stays more your thing?
Other questions that we answered when looking at campers for sale were:
- What your comfort level? Are you more of a hotel person?
- Do you prefer restaurants or are you okay with cooking your meals?
- What type of places do you plan on staying at? Many state parks are not equipped to handle huge 50 foot Class A diesel pushers. Often, private campgrounds are better options.
- Maintenance. A travel trailer needs very little maintenance. There's no engine to burn out, no A/C to go out on the hottest day of the year. Insurance and the yearly license are also a fraction of the cost when compared to a motor home. All the extra costs do add up.
I think we've covered most of the initial decisions you need to make when looking at campers for sale. Of course, as you go through the process, you'll most likely come up with many more.
So where do you go from here? Why not scroll down a bit further. We may just have the camper for sale that fits your bill. Also, let us know if you want to advertise your camper, travel trailer, or motor home here as well. We have packages starting at just $15. Let us know when you want to sell your RV or travel trailer.
In the mean time, we hope to see you around. Please let us know how else we can help you out.
See you on the road. Chris
Our Listed Campers For Sale
2004 Starcraft Antigua 215SB
This hybrid travel trailer is in near mint condition and ready to take you and your family out on your next adventure.
It is easy to pull with your mini van or smaller SUV (we used an underpowered 1/2 ton conversion van), sleeps up to 10 people, and has a ton of storage. The A/C is ice cold and the ducted furnace will keep you toasty on those chilly nights.
This unit is complete and ready to go. All you need is a tow vehicle.
Click to go to the Starcraft Antigua page for a ton of pictures and more details on this wonderful travel trailer.