Torn Between Renting or Buying a Camper Trailer?


You may be struggling with the decision to rent or buy a camper trailer. Based on your current state, you might find that it will be more fitting to purchase one rather than rent. Note a few attributes to help you make an informed decision!

Comparing The Cost of Buying and Renting

Buying a camper trailer will require you to have a considerable amount of money upfront, and if you do not have it, you will need to get a loan. Renting out the camper trailer, on the other hand, will cost you less, but this also depends on the length of your vacation. When renting, charges get calculated on a per day basis. The more days you spend, the higher the price. The other expense will be on gas, which depending on the distance you will be covering may not be much.

Additionally, check how many times you go for vacation in a year. Is it once, twice, thrice or more times. If you only go once, then you do not require to buy a camper trailer. It will simply not be a reasonable move as it will always be parked. However, if you frequently take vacations, it would be fitting to plan and buy one.

Comparing Maintenance for When You Rent and When You Buy

Maintenance of a rented camper trailer is not your responsibility. This does not mean you do not take care of it. Drive it carefully and safely; you do not want to be charged for repairs resulting from damages you caused through careless driving.

In the case of purchased camper trailers, you have to pay for service. When it is new, maintenance costs are quite low. However, when you start putting miles on it, the maintenance costs will increase.

Another factor you need to consider when purchasing a camper trailer is whether to buy a used one or a new one. Depending on the cash you have, you might find a used one cheaper. You need to consider the miles accumulated to avoid high maintenance costs.

Is It Your First Camper Trailer Vacation?

If you have never taken a camper trailer vacation before, and are thinking of taking your first one, it is advisable to rent. You need to know whether the experience truly excites you and in case it does and you plan on having many camper trailer vacations annually, you can think of purchasing one or continuing to rent whichever you find suits your situation best.


23 November 2018

Conrad's Camping Tips

Hello! My name is Conrad and I would like to give you some top tips which will help you to enjoy your first camping trip. When I first went camping, I was really nervous about the whole experience. Thankfully, my friend Will came along with me. Will has lots of experience of camping so he was able to guide me as I tried to erect the tent and set up the stove. I had a really great time during our camping trip and Will taught me lots of cool things. I want to pass on my new found knowledge by writing this blog.