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Old 12-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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Smile Roving Tutor/Sitter seeking small, 'cheap' rv.

Hello.

So, as you may have seen in the introduction, I am a very new newbie to this. I've recently become a little more able to invest in an rv, and am seeking that 'miracle' post either here or online, for a functional (even if imperfect) Burro/Casita/Uhaul-like rv.

A few years ago I came across a very cute one in San Antonio, and it was very well-priced at 3000.00, but was just not doable at the time.

I drive a 2004 Nissan Altima, which is rated at 1500lbs.

Small is irrelevant to me, however, standing up.... that's the biggie.

I've even considered selling my car to get an Econoline high top type of thing, or even better, a step van.

It's incredibly difficult to find these rvs, and that's understandable.

When it's good, it's good!

Thanks for listening to my caffeine-fueled rant.

Have a good day.

Michael
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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Go for the van
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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You think I'll be better off? Hmmm...


It was a difficult decision, but now that I see my car is actually only rated for 1000lbs, I'm pretty disappointed.

:-(

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Old 12-08-2017, 11:03 AM   #4
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It would require a bigger budget, but the van could kill two birds. It could suffice as a 'camper' right away as many are the size of a small Scamp, Casita, Burro inside. Also, chances are it has a 5,000 lb tow capacity, or at least 3,500.

Here's the catch. If you buy used, diesels out of warranty can be costly to service. Tall Sprinters have been in the US since 2002 or 2003. I used a Sprinter as a daily driver for years. Handles like a car and mid-length is easy to park. Food trucks are absorbing the used Step Van inventory. YouTube and the web are stuffed with DIY van conversions.

A small used school bus is an option, but probably not a daily driver. New Sprinter 'Workers' start at $33,995, plus $2,500 for the tall roof. My Sprinter diesel always got over 20 mpg, and would get 25 if I drove light footed.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:08 AM   #5
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what

in you case I am thinking an A-Liner I had one with back surgery sold it. it sets up in 30s can tows like a dream!

I paid 3800.00 for mine I regret selling it!

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Old 12-08-2017, 11:13 AM   #6
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Keep it? Sell it? GOOD GRIEF. Somebody--- buy my trailer so I can quit this. I just posted it on Greensboro NC Craigslist.
https://greensboro.craigslist.org/rv...417514717.html
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:22 AM   #7
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Debbie I suppose you have it listed here. this seems to be the place to sell a f/glass trailer.


I see you have it on craigslist good for you! it took about 6 weeks to sell my A-Liner via craigslist I had lookers but no buyers. Sunddenly 2 serious buyers showed up both with cash.


so just be patient


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Old 12-08-2017, 11:23 AM   #8
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How about a Burro

I just listed my 13'Burro 2 days ago. You may want to check it out!

1984 13' Burro for Sale wa
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I have a very old Trillium.

Works great for me.

I like to be able to park the trailer, set stuff up, get comfortable, unload the boat, etc.

Then I still have the pickup to poke around with, explore, etc.

I use the pickup because it serves like the 'basement' for my stuff.
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