Folding Camper Folding Campers and Camper Caravan Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:46:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Workamper Jobs for Full Time Rvrs Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:46:30 +0000 Penny Go read more]]> I’m thinking about going full time rving and I found out there is an employment site for people like me – it’s called It’s a membership site that helps you prepare your presentation for employment on the road, and it has listings for jobs too. Lot’s of their members are in their 50′s and 60′s, like me, but some are also younger or older too. It helps people to get an employment boost while on the road.  Workamper jobs are typically at resorts, with outdoors activities, but there are so many different opportunities, you just can’t imagine. You can find seasonal workamper jobs too. I’ve even heard of the Amazon fulfullment center hiring workampers for the Christmas part time job season, you just never know!


And this is good too, it helps you stay connected to other people. Workamper is a very professional site, and it’s got a well run forum, also. If you sleep in your camper and work full time, part time or volunteer your time, you ARE a Workamper! They have educational tools to be able to hone your resume.

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Hybrid Travel Trailer for Sale Sun, 08 Apr 2012 02:29:35 +0000 Penny Go read more]]> 4 Best Ways to Find A Great Hybrid Travel Trailer for Sale
  1. Check eBay for Hybrid Travel Trailers.  On the eBay Motors site you can search both the active listings and the completed listings for any hybrid travel trailers for sale.  The active for sale listings will let you know what is currently available.  If you’re wondering if the price is the current market value, you can search the completed listings for an idea of the hybrid travel trailer blue book value.
  2. Look on Craigslist for Hybrid Campers for Sale.  Because Craigslist is free and easy to use, a lot of people list vehicles, campers and trailers for sale on Craigslist.  The site is pretty easy to use, and if you want to be able to view your camper for sale prior to buying it, keep in mind the distance you’ll want to drive.  Try to view several before making any offer.  Don’t get emotionally involved with the sale – you might end up buying more than you need or a higher price.  Search the eBay listings first to give you an idea of what’s out there and the price so you can keep your cool!
  3. Check Your Local Auto Trader Newspaper for Hybrid Travel Trailer for sale.  These free newspapers seem to be available just about everywhere, and almost always have a section for recreational vehicles for sale.  If you’re looking for hybrid campers for sale by owner this is a good place to check.  Of course they might not call them hybrid campers, be on the lookout also for hybrid travel trailers for sale by owner.  (Same thing.)  You might also see something you like in the pop-up camper line, so just keep an open mind.  With the new hydraulic systems out there you might not mind the pop-up or folding camper after all.  It’s not like the old days where they were difficult to raise anymore.
  4. Check Your Local RV Sales Lots for Hybrid Travel Trailers for Sale.  One thing’s for sure, people love to trade up (and down!) when it comes to recreational vehicles!  Could be that someone who’s been towing a favorite hybrid travel trailer for a few years is ready to trade up to a motor home, and wants to trade in their towable travel trailer.  If you have a tow vehicle and would like a simple lightweight camper that you will have minimal setup hassles with, you might enjoy a hybrid travel trailer – win/win for everyone!

What to Look for in Hybrid Travel Trailer For Sale

  1. The Age of the Hybrid Camper for Sale.  Here’s where you’ll want to kick the tires – literally!  Start from the ground up and inspect the camper.  Tires are one thing that rots with age and sun.  Don’t even consider towing a trailer that doesn’t have excellent tires!  (This is one plus of buying from a licensed sales lot – tires are a safety feature that MUST be just right prior to sale.)  Work your way up, and look at the frame and body of the camper.  Everything original or are there any upgrades?
  2. How Was the Hybrid Travel Trailer Stored?  Was it somebody’s baby, or was it “outback” under a tarp for years collecting spiders?  Pride in ownership is everything!  You deserve the best, so look for it and insist on nothing less!
  3. Is Everything in the Hybrid Travel Trailer Working Right?  Don’t get into costly repairs because you’ve overlooked something important.  Make sure the tow package is in tip top shape!  Look at the hitch, the wiring, the lights, fuses, etc.  You don’t want someone else’s nightmare, do you?  Have a good mechanic give it the once over – you’ll be glad you did!  And, if you spot any leaks or mold the deal’s off, OK?  You don’t want a health hazard, and you just never know how extensive the damage is that you can’t see.
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Why Is It a Better Deal to Buy a Used RV, Motor home or Travel Trailer Than Buy a New One? Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:05:07 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> If you want to save money when you buy an RV, you definitely don’t want to buy one that is new.  When you buy a new RV, you get ripped off a lot of money.  First of all you can only buy these from a dealership, and the dealerships already charge 40% of the invoice.  In addition, RVs tend to decline rapidly and after the first three years of ownership.  You can lose up to 50% of the value of your RV during the first three years.  Imagine if you had waited 3 years to buy that same RV.  You can file for half the price.  If the average life of a trailer is 15 years, this means you get nine years use out of an RV travel trailer or rather than three years for the same price.  In addition, when you buy used RV you are more likely to be able to pay cash and even if you can’t pay cash, you’ll be a will pay more soon. This will happen if you apply for a loan in a bank or credit union.  As soon as you have your RV or travel trailer paid off, it will feel different for you.  You will be able to enjoy much more because you will not have to make your monthly payment.

There is definitely a reason why most millionaires prefer to buy used cars rather than new ones.  New cars not only cost more, but they are more of a liability and they are a higher risk.  People can get just the same amount of benefit if they buy a car that is like new rather than buying one that is new.

When you buy a used RV for sale by owner, a lot of times, all of the little quirks can work themselves out and can be fixed.  This means that sometimes you may even have a better working RV when you buy used.  Another advantage of buying RVs for sale by owner is that there are so many different types of owners out there, that you can find much better deal.  Especially if you find owners that are motivated to sell quickly, you can save a lot more than just the difference between the private party bluebook and the dealer value.  Often you can buy motor homes from motivated sellers for 20% or 30% less than the bluebook value.

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The Best Method for Selling Your Travel Trailer in Less Than 45 days. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:45:06 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> If you are under time pressure to sell your trailer and you need to sell in less than 45 days, then there are a lot of tips and suggestions that you should follow in order to make this happen.

One of the first things that you should do is to make sure that you can advertise your trailer in multiple locations at the same time.  This increases amount of interest and the amount of power that you will get on your travel trailer for sale by owner.  With any luck, you’ll be able to find somebody much faster and be interested in buying your RV.  Some of the most common place to advertise includes print ads such as free classifieds and also local newspapers, advertising online and word-of-mouth advertising.  When you advertise online, make sure that you are actually placing your ad on the site that is going to get lots and lots of pages.  Make sure that the pages are specific for what keywords buyers would be looking for.  For instance, if someone is looking for the word used RVs for sale by owner, you want to make sure to advertise in the website that gets ranked first for the word used RVs for sale by owner.  Also, there are a lot of classified out there, some of them are free and should definitely be used.  For instance craigslist is a free classified ad place that allows you to sell your RV quickly and easily.   They probably have more inventories listed than any single newspaper out there.

Another way that you can advertise your RV is to let everyone know on the fact that you want to sell your RV.  Let your colleagues at work know, your friends at church, and your neighbors and family members.  A lot of times, this is what will sell your RV.  Somebody will be looking for one of the exact same time you are trying to sell yours.  They can save money by buying one thing rather than fight from the dealership.  This is probably one of the most often overlooked and yet easiest ways to sell your RV quickly.

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Understanding the Benefits of a Camper Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:56:05 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> Truck campers are highly valuable pieces of equipment that are able to offer owners a great many benefits. These units are so useful because of their versatility and durability.

Essentially, these units are metal shells that are custom fitted to truck beds, covering them and giving them a top. These units are a valuable addition, and can make a real difference in the quality of the experience that people go through.

The first benefit that campers can offer people is the protection that the items in the truck bed will have. These covers provides security for the back space by locking down and making it so that only authorized access is permitted.

There is a real problem that exists with people stealing from truck beds in order to get the valuable items out of them. Since most of these beds do not have any kind of protection in place, stealing from them is easy, as there is no way to prevent it most of the time.

Campers and truck shells offer security that is quite valuable in nature. A metal shell that locks is one of the best deterrents possible, eliminating all but the most determined and coordinated of efforts.

The next benefit that the camper offers is protection from the elements for the items that are in the bed. As many people carry tools and other similar items in the back of their vehicles, they are exposed to a lot of different elements while they are laying back there.

Indeed, rust and decay of material is going to be a common issue for things that are placed in the back of the vehicle. These elements can be damaging and stand to make it expensive to repair or replace them.

The camper provides a safe and secure space for things to go in when they are not being used. Having such a controlled environment that does not let in any damaging elements makes it so that everything that is placed inside of a vehicle remains in good viable shape.

A company specializing in campers and truck shells in Salt Lake City Another benefit that these units provide to users is that they make it so that there is no chance of anything falling out of the bed of the truck. While it is not a common occurrence, losing things out of the back of vehicles can be a problem that needs to be dealt with.

A camper makes it so that not only is the possibility of a incident happening eliminated, but it also should ensure that there is less room for items to move around while the vehicle is moving. A lot of damage could potentially be accrued from goods moving around and banging into each other.

Not only could goods potentially be damaged, but the bed of the vehicle could also possibly be damaged from items moving around in it. All of these factors combine to make it so that the cover serves an invaluable purpose and makes for a more secure experience all around.

These campers are not only practical, but they are also affordable as well. For a reasonable price, people stand to enjoy these units and all of the benefits that they can offer.

Indeed, the benefits that are offered combine to make it so that the investment is well worth it all ion nature. Such a pragmatic investment is a wise one to pursue, and it makes it so that people have access to better security.

One of the functions of the equipment that can be used when someone is on the road or outdoors is that the space may be utilized as a sleeping area. With a pad and a blanket, it is entirely possible to get a good nights sleep.

All of these benefits combine for the well-being of the individual and their vehicle. It makes it so that there is a real difference that can be attained in the overall quality of the experience that is being had.

A truck camper is able to offer a wide range of benefits to those that have them installed. The unit will be able to make a real difference in the quality of the things that people experience, while offering them a dynamic space for all of their potential needs while out on the road.

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Why Is it Better to Buy a Motor Home than a Travel Trailer? Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:15:05 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> One of the best ways to get a good deal on used RVs or travel trailers for sale is to buy your next RV or motor home from a private party seller.  There are a lot of reasons why you should buy a motor home rather than a travel trailer.  Even though a motor home seems like it is more expensive, you do not have to tow a car when you drive your motor home.  This means that you will get less wear and tear on your tires because you will not have to haul them behind your motor home.  Also if you own a motor home, you don’t have to own a truck.  A lot of people buying travel trailer, and then they realized that they really need a 4 x 4 heavy-duty to haul that trailer around.  So their trailer ends up costing them a lot more than they originally thought.

A third reason why you would want to own the motor home is that most motor homes are significantly larger than travel trailers.  Most motor homes have their own generator so you can actually go boom docking for much longer if you wanted to.  With a travel trailer, a lot of them just have batteries.  When your batteries are charged, your trailer tents work just fine, but as soon as your batteries die, you have a much harder time.

A fourth reason why motor homes are better is because they can provide you more protection against the elements than a travel trailer.  Unlike most travel trailers, a motor home comes with a heater and air conditioner.  Also, it usually comes with a much larger shower and room to sleep 2 to 4 extra people.  I think that a travel trailer is designed for people who are on a budget or trying to save money, and a motor home is designed specifically for people who are trying to enjoy their life.  If you spend some time looking around, you can find great deals on motor homes for sale by owner.  You can probably even buy a used motor home for the same price or less than a new travel trailer.

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How to Sell You Travel Trailer in Less Than Six Weeks Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:50:05 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> While there is no definite guarantee that you will be able to sell your travel trailer in less than six weeks, this article will give you some helpful hints to enable you to sell it faster and hopefully get more for when you do sell it.

The first thing you should do to help you sell your travel trailer in less than six weeks is to make sure you have advertised it in five different locations.  Some of the most common locations include print advertising. You can also increase your advertising pool to include it in free online classified ads and journals.  Sometimes you can also let your friends and family know that you are selling a travel trailer for sale by owner.  Often, you can sell your travel trailer faster when more people know it is for sale.  In addition, I think you should get large for sale signs. Put one sign in front of the travel trailer and another one at the back.  Park your motor home next to a busy street or intersection.  This will not only allow you to find people that are interested, but more importantly it will allow them to find you.  I know a lot of people who have had success using this method to sell their used RV. Make sure that people who drive can see the sign and will call you when they’re ready to buy a used RV for sale by owner.

The last area where you can and should advertise is at a park and sell lot.  This is basically a lot where a owners get together and decide that they are going to park their RVs together so that they can attract more buyers and sell them faster.  A park is also a great place to go if you want to try and save yourself a little bit of money.

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Tips on How to Sell Your Motor Homes Faster Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:02:06 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> If you want to be successful at selling your motor home or used RV for sale by owner, you’re going to have to learn how to advertise it.  Advertising is what will drive interested buyers to your doorstep.  Without it, you may be trying for several months to sell your motor home and not have anyone that is interested.  If you are going to be successful, you need to know how to advertise so that people who want to buy what you’re selling can find it.

There really is in just one way to advertise an RV.  Most people who are successful use a lot of different methods of advertisement.  One method includes advertising your RV in the local newspaper.  You don’t just have to use a newspaper, you can also use free classifieds.  Occasionally this will work in bringing interested buyers.  Another way of selling RVs and motor homes for sale by owner is by posting it online.  There are still a lot of really good reputable companies that you can advertise through online.  I just got a letter recently from a site owner that they are allowing people to advertise their RVs on a particular site for free.  She said that her RVs sold really quickly and she was grateful for it. Aside from, you can also advertise on craigslist.  Craigslist is great because it attracts a lot of local traffic you might be interested in buying your RV.  On top of all of these other methods of advertising, you should also put a big post outside your house or your RV and park it near a busy intersection.  You should tell all your friends and your family and your colleagues at work that you are selling an RV.  You’ll never know which method will work the fastest in helping you find a buyer.  So I recommend you try out as many different methods as you can.

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How Does Buying a Used Travel Trailer Help Save You Money Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:31:09 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> When you buy a new trailer, you are going to pay a premium for a lot of things.  The fact that your travel trailer for sale is going to cost you something and the fact that no one has ever slept in it is also going to cost something.  Travel trailers will lose between 25% and 30% of their value in the first year.   As soon as you drive the trailer off of the dealer’s lot, it is 10% of its value. Another reason why a travel trailer might lose so much of its value is because it is overpriced.  Most of the time, dealers have a high margin on every travel trailer that they sell.

If you are looking in getting a great deal on new RVs or travel trailers, then you are better off trying to find and buy them as used RVs or used travel trailers.  I read somewhere recently that most millionaires don’t buy new cars.  This is because they understand that a new car will surely lose a lot of value during the first one or two years of ownership.  If you can buy an RV that is three years old and that is like in its new condition, you will often pay only half as much for this vehicle.  If you are trying to buy a $100,000 motor home but only have $50,000 to spend, you’re better off looking for a three-year-old motor home that is like new and save yourself $50,000.  Not only that, you will also save yourself money when you go to sell your motor home.  If you held onto the motor home or travel trailer for three years, and that you bought for it for $50,000, you could probably eventually sell it for $30,000 or $35,000. This means that rather than using $50,000 worth of it, you’re only going to lose about $15,000 even though you are going to own and use the travel trailer just as much.

Another good reason why you should buy a used travel trailer or RV for sale by owner rather than buying a new one is that when you buy one that is already used, you are more likely to afford it and also you can buy it with cash.  If you have to finance something when you buy the RV, then you can’t really afford it anyway. By paying cash in buying a motor home will save yourself as much interest because you won’t have to make interest payments every month on your RV or travel trailer.

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Don’t Spend Too Much When Buying a Used Camper or RV Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:36:05 +0000 GuestPoster read more]]> If you have bought an RV or camper before, you probably spent too much money for it.  You may not realize it at the time you buy, but when you go to sell it, and realize that it has dropped a lot value by and should do more on it than it’s worth, then you’ll know for sure that you have paid too much.  A great way to avoid paying too much for an RV is to always look for an RV that is a good deal.

There are a lot of RV’s for sale by owner that are a great deal for you to buy.  When you want to buy an RV, you want to make sure that you are buying it at or below the blue book value.  A very good deal will be priced 15% to 20% below the blue book.  You can find great deals on RVs for sale by owner when you buy them from people who are extremely motivated to sell.  If someone is selling just because they must sell, there is a much greater chance that they will sell it at a lower price.  If they sell it just because they want to sell it, or they think it would be nice to sell, then they are probably not going to be willing to negotiate and give you a very good price.

Another way to make sure that you do not spend too much for your next RV or camper is to buy one from an RV auction.  RV auctions really are a good way to go because you can make quick purchases and you don’t have to spend a lot of time talking to people and hunting for a bargain.  Most of the time, there is going to be a lot of RVs and auction that are going to be a bargain.  All you have to do is know how to spot a bargain, and be able to inspect the RV parts of the auction to make sure that you are not buying yourself a lemon.

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