When purchasing a new camper, no matter what size it is, you can take advise from RV dealers. You can seek advise on RV forums. You can research towing capacities. You can talk to other RV owners. Bottom line is that you need to be informed when you buy an RV, but before you buy. If you rely on the salesman, he may not fully disclose all of the information, but if you are informed you have the slight chance of having an intelligent conversation with him. If he doesnt know, ask him to get one of the old timers from the shop to come out and talk about towing the trailer with your car, truck or mini-van. That guy will tell you what you need to know. But do it before you sign anything Here are a few more important things to think about:
Most of the posts on this thread are from people over 50. They spent their childhood camping trips travelling in the back of a Ford Country Squire all the way in the back jump seat without a sealtbelt with exhaust fumes blowing in the back window while their parents sat up front and took turns driving straight through to Disney World with a 8,000 + pound trailer in tow, with no weight distribution and no radiator cooler.
So before you trade your Honda Pilot in for a 1 Ton truck to tow the family camper, shop around and get some opinons on real towing situations, weight ratings and capabilities for now and in the future. The more research the better, but the more research you do, the more you will know and be confused. Just remember to wear your seatbelt
Steve & Betsy
2017 DYNAMAX Isata 3
Days Camped, Not Enough