Looking for what to buy...
I am new to this forum and am just now looking to purchase a new camper. I have been doing a little research and have narrowed my search to the r pod 176T. I am willing to keep an open mind if someone would like to throw out suggestions after I explain my situation.
First my vehicle is a 2009 Subaru Tribeca which I will be adding the transmission cooler very soon. This will bring the towing capacity up to 3500#. I know this is sad, but I guess Subaru's were not meant to tow. If I had know that 3 years ago I probably would have bought something else. To continue on, I have two kids, 7 and 4, both girls that I would love to get camping sooner than later. I also have two small dogs but I am not sure if they will be traveling with us.
So based on the kid and vehicle specs what can anyone recommend and if anyone knows of a 176T that is for sale somewhere in New England, NY, NJ I will be happy to take it off their hands.
Locally, I am seeing prices of around $16,200 new with most of the options. Is this good or once again are there better options?
Lastly, how well do RV's as a whole hold their value. My wife and were talking about the rpods and due to the small number of them for resale and what I have read if one goes up for sale it rarely stays up for long. My guess is that means they hold their value well. Are there other in this under 3500# category that do the same.
To finish this off, I would like a travel trailer not a pop-up because of ease of use and the seperate bunks for my girls. I am open to suggestions and any tips anyone can provide me.
Thanks from a newbie!