If Not a Topper, Then a Trailer?

Cold/rain/wind/hail. Some days I am inside the topper for several days. I glance, enviously, at motor homes, trailers, pop-ups. Should I get something else?

A trailer?    A trailer has to have hard sides. Bears like soft sides.The ideal one, for me, would be the Aliner Ranger 12.

Folds down, can be loaded with options (I would need off road capabilities and high wind reinforcement), and has good reviews. One good review, by default, is that there are so very few used ones for sale.

But trailers are one more thing to worry about. Insurance, licensing, theft, making it level so the propane fridge works, and dragging it behind into city traffic. And backing it up into tiny spaces. And not going onto some roads not knowing if I can turn around. Ugh.

Well how about a pop up?

Fleet pop up Ranger 12

Starting at over $17,000 these are great, but … money.  Hmmm. I could buy 10 acres of land for that amount.

Then there are vans. New ones are way out of range. My requirements for 4wd limit the availability. Starting, used at $20,000 and going over the $100,000 range puts them way out of my range.

So, thinking about it … I will stick with the truck and topper. Easy backing it up, easy unpacking and packing, easy going on very rough roads, already owned, titled and insured.
(* It has been 6 years since I wrote this post. Still happy with “just” a topper.)


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