Originally Posted by Atsushi
It's not like we can take extended vacations easily. All we have is weekends. That means leaving on Friday night and coming home on Sunday night. Are there enough interesting places to go within 2~3 hour drive distance from Central NJ? If really exciting places to go take a day or two to get to, and because of that, if we can go only a few times a year, then we would rather rent an RV because that would make more sense. But if there enough places to go quickly on weekends without making plans in advance, buying an AS becomes a lot more rational choice.
Anyway, thank you for reading this.
There really are a lot of places you can go within 2-3 hours of Fanwood (I'm not far from you), and a ton more if you can stretch to 4 hours.
But I'd assess how much you are going to use the trailer. To me it doesn't sound like you have enough time to really enjoy it. Leaving on Friday after work is stressful. Then having to return Sunday only gives you Saturday to enjoy yourself. Would you do that often enough to justify the costs?
Can you take a Friday or Monday off work every so often? That would open up a lot more opportunities.
Also, there are places where you can pay a monthly rate and just store your trailer there, so you don't have to drag it back and forth. Maybe that is attractive?