I bought used and don't think I would go through that process again. Wasted so much time looking at overpriced garbage. Nice well kept rvs that are reasonable are few and far between. I did find exactly what I was looking for but it took me almost a year.
I suggest you sell the motor home and get this BUY NOTHING for a year. See if you really do miss it or not. Not sure of your age, but hotels are a lot easier then RVing. Go 12 months and see how many times you say, whish we had a camper to go to the lake, I bet you will use hotels more and enjoy it more.
I agree. We did that some years back. We missed it and bought another with intentions of using it more. We still dont use it enough. We love camping just not enough time with work and other travel (planes).
This spring I traded in my 1 ton e350 van for a new dodge 1500 hemi Ram. I read guys say these new 1/2 ton trucks have came a long way. OMG.. their was a huge when going from my old f150 to my e350 and I would say I am about equally impressed going from my e350 to my ram 1500. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the new 3/4 ton would even do better but these 1/2 tons tow trailers within spec great. I even like the p rated tires because they handle great and I don't have to keep messing with the air pressure loaded vs unloaded. I leased it and plan on getting another 1/2 ton for sure.
What's not to like?
Better mpg towing
A lot better mpg solo
More power than my v10 when towing
It's like driving a hotrod solo
Much better power band in each gear with new 8 speed transmission
Better handling with and without the trailer
Way cheaper lease deals
Rides night and day better
Oem break controller blows my old prodigy out of the water
What about Hensley, ProPride and the other hitch manufacturers that guarantee to eliminate sway. I realize when I bought my camper I received the basic hitch setup which is obsolete and I know the ones I mentioned are pricey but many people swear by them. Does sway happen with those setups also from time to time or are they really as good as the hype and worth the money they want for them? I would hate to go spend a bunch of money on one of those hitches only to learn that sway happens with them too. I just want to travel down the highway without being nervous all the time and reduce or eliminate white knuckle experiences.
Yes they do what they advertise. I have towed with a regular friction sway control, Dual Cam, and a Hensley. Elite hitches like Hensley and Propride are in an entire different category. My old setup towed good but like you, I had a time or two where is shook me up a little. Seen people talking about the Hensley (propride wasn't around then) so I looked for a used one. Paid like 1200.00 for it. Sold it when I sold my last trailer for what I had in it. Towing was like night and day. Its so much more relaxing. When we sold our trailer we got what we paid for the hitch. We took a few years off of camping and decided to get another trailer. I actually looked for and bought another used Hensley before I even found my new trailer. Thats how good they handle. There are a couple downsides but worth it for me.
There are a lot of good safe hitches on the market for a reasonable amount of money. I am a 40 year old middle class guy and think its worth every penny I paid for it ( think it was 800 or 900 used this time). If you tow with one, it will make a believer out of you. I use to think my trailer towed good. I just didn't know how good it could tow with a really good hitch.