This past weekend, I had the wonderful experience of going with some friends to a lakehouse. My old roommate’s family owns one, and her grandparents have the fortune of living right next door. Her grandmother was kind enough to take me on a tour of the lake, so I could see all of the lovely little cottages and houses for sale with lake frontage. Aside from wondering if I shouldn’t change my plan, get a boat, and live there instead, I got to drive past a great number of RVs in people’s yards.
I started with my heart set on a Scamp because I wouldn’t have to upgrade my tow vehicle, but after seeing some of the other compact trailers out there, I might look seriously into some others as well.
I made myself a list of the brands I was seeing:
I almost liked it better when I thought I knew what I wanted, because now that I’m looking at other options, I’m getting a bit overwhelmed. However, it did open my eyes to the idea of a Hybrid trailer, like the Starcraft AR-ONE Hybrid Travel Trailer. I found a used 2012 model with a bathtub(!) for around $12k. That’s not at all unreasonable. The only caveat would be that I could not stay anywhere cold, not with a pop-out bed like it has.
Looking at the available options makes it a little more difficult to choose an RV, but I need to remember how focused I’ve been on this, and remind myself that I have to be smart about what I’m doing.