Well said Steve.
with all things being pretty much equal
as far as size, reliability and performance, on something like a car, house, tractor, camper, riding lawn mower, green ceiling dangler, golf car, and so forth, that I MAY
decide to sell or trade at a later date for personal or other reasons. I will go for the one with a proven higher resale value.
Life happens, wants, and needs change. We had several campers in days of yore. They kept getting larger because our family kept growing. Consequently so did our vehicles. Learned to know what we needed
rather than what is cutesie or liked a particular color. Trade in or resale on some was fine. Others were brutal!
We met a lady at a camper rally
that had purchased a FGRV that she thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and according to her, "I love this thing and will keep it forever".
The following year I noticed she wasn't signed up to go to that rally
again. I PMed her, and she said something had come up and she had to get rid of the camper.
And true that a camper most likely won't pay for itself unless we are on the road a lot and it offsets the cost of motels. Another plus, and a big one, is the people we meet while camping. And we get to sleep on our own bed every night.