Life on the road is a life well spent, and a camper may be your ticket to adventure. Campers allow you to take hold of your vacation, as well as save money in the process. But before you buy, there are a few things you should know about  this sort of recreational vehicle.

Here are 5 tips for purchasing a camper

1. Do Your Research

Buying a camper is a  big investment and shouldn’t be an impulse purchase. A little bit of homework goes a long way when it comes to purchasing a camper. Do your research on brands or manufacturers you like and ask yourself how you plan to use your camper and how often you’ll be using it.

2. Find the Right Size

Campers are a great way for the whole family to spend time together. And everyone in the camper should feel comfortable. Will you need a large RV, a pull-behind camper with bunks or maybe a toy hauler which features a rear garage where you can store a 4-wheeler or dirt bikes? Be sure to take into consideration how many people are going to use this space. You never want to buy something that’s too small or too big.

3. Amenities & Gadgets

Amenities go a long way inside a camper. You’ll use this space a lot more than you’d probably expect, so it’s important to plan accordingly. Aside from fancy add-ons, here’s a list of must-have items you will like to have:

  • Multiple cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. The more storage, the better.
  • Collapsible kitchen bowls
  • Small, handheld vacuum
  • Automatic ice maker
  • Instant Pot for meals in a jiffy
  • Upgraded water heater for larger capacity

4. Hidden Costs

It’s always important to be mindful of hidden costs. Some of these costs can include:

  • Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Storing your camper in the off season
  • Fuel

Before you sign on the dotted line, consider all the costs of owning a recreational vehicle.

5. Finance Options

You always want to be on the lookout for great financing opportunities. Luckily, you don’t have to look far. American Bank & Trust is currently offering low-interest vehicle loans with rates as low as 2.99% APR. This gives you the opportunity to get your dream RV or camper while saving some money.

So, hit the road. Go camping. Explore the great outdoors. We understand that you’ve been stuck inside a lot this past year. Now is the time to get those motors running. American Bank & Trust will help you do just that.


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