Originally Posted by mbuck
...My question is, what do you guys recommend as a good starter camper, that we won't outgrow too quickly?
The bigger the better, I guess.
I have an F350 so I can pretty much pull whatever...
hi buck and welcome
without a doubt this one...
while NOT within your budget it's a good size/set up for FAMILY camping.
anything from 70s to 90s might fit your budget.
but depending on CONDITION the purchase price may DOUBLE in repairs.
floor plan matters as much or MORE than size.
so look at the vintage archives and a/s CORP website for the many floor plans and models OVER the years.
some of these floor plans and layouts can be adapted to other models with a little DIY effort.
but IF the shell/floor/frame/axles are in need of replacement/repair,
U will spend a LOT of $$ and time for fixes, BEFORE ever going camping.
read lots, LOOK at lots and TRY ON as many old streams and new streams as time allows.
good ideas and better understanding of YOUR needs come from exposure to MANY trailers.