April 29, 2010 9:41 AM Subscribe
If you know anything about RV's or camper trailers, or Subarus or pickup trucks, I would love to ask you a question. What can I live in for three months at a time that I can buy for the price of a Subaru? What do I haul it with?
posted by jennyjenny to travel & transportation (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What I have:
- a 2000 Subaru Forester with a damaged and ugly but perfectly functional driver's side door, that has recently passed inspection and is in good shape, 112 thousand miles on it.
- probably $2000 on top of what I can get for the Subaru.
- an itchy, travelin' foot.
What I want:
- a travel trailer or camper that I can feasibly live in for three months at a time. I am not picky -- it can be used, it can be old, it can be ugly. All I want is enough space that I won't go totally crazy (probably not a pickup-top camper, I'm thinking), a functioning stove, someplace to shower, sleep, sit and read a book. I have thought of going the converted-school-bus route, but I think I'd prefer something a little more preconstructed. It needs to be lockable and reasonably safe, as I am a small-sized, single woman, and I'll have to manage the thing on my own.
- a truck that's big/powerful enough to haul said camper/trailer.
I'd like to sell the Subaru, and use the money from the Subaru and the extra $2000 to buy the trailer/truck.
Things that make this tricky:
- I am in Brooklyn, New York. Not a lot of used campers around. Where do I look?
- If I could haul the camper with the Subaru, that would be super-awesome, but I'm thinking that's a little unlikely.