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Same thing happens when you are shopping for a new truck for example. Get all excited and worked up with anticipation, then when you actually sign the purchase agreement paperwork AND the loan paperwork does it hit you that "What did I/we just get ourselves into?". IMO, doesn't make any difference if it's a vehicle, RV, pool or "X", it's a lotta money. KInda feel guilty a little, but as time passes the "guilt" eases. Was always told you can't take it with you, so might just as well enjoy it while you can. So yes, we feel rotten on the $$$ we've spent on things, BUT we also look at it this way. If iy brings us smiles, creates memories and had fun, then it's worth it! No different than those that go to Vegas or on a big vaykay. It's called disposable income and if you can afford to drop $$$ @ Vegas or long vaykay, buying a truck, RV or "X" shouldn't bother you. I'll close by adding this from a high school teacher who said once while on a particular subject about health insurance. It's nothing more than a simple bet your going to die, yet we pay the premiums anyways.


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You are not nuts, this happens a lot after major purchases, or life changes. I've been there too, and it will stress you out, so just try to relax, and enjoy the new truck and camper.
You can get a lot of good advise on this forum, so don't hesitate to ask questions, and post some pics of your new rig.

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Let’s think positive for a minute I think that will help. Why don’t you tell us what you like about the trailer, what kind of truck you got. Where your first trip will be what modifications you plan to make. Take the time to brag a little.

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I enjoy towing my TT more than just driving my TV alone. The extra alertness, being able to stop just about anywhere for lunch, the slower speed. You’ll enjoy it too!


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LanceRKeys wrote:

Let’s think positive for a minute I think that will help. Why don’t you tell us what you like about the trailer, what kind of truck you got. Where your first trip will be what modifications you plan to make. Take the time to brag a little.


We got a rockwood 2507 that was marked down at a dealer near us. It's a couples trailer. My wife has been after me to do this for several years and I kept putting it off. We put down a pretty good down payment and we stayed under our top budget by a little. We did finance part of it, but the payment is manageable for us. We also got a used 2018 f150 that only had 17000 miles on it at 20K less than the original owner paid for it. It had a full tow package, and I traded in our 2017 Tacoma on it. We didn't pay a lot for that truck and we had 5000 in it to put on the used truck. I was going to tow the camper with the Tacoma, but I got a lot of advice that it was probably not a great idea. So to be safer and more confident towing, we traded it. In the end, the new payment on the used truck is almost $100 less than the previous truck. I think I've just been a little overwhelmed making so many big purchases at once. And going Toyota to Ford left me wondering if I was making a mistake. I'm a confident decision maker usually at work, etc. But when I make these types of decisions for myself, I tend to second guess, etc. I really appreciate all of the thoughts and feedback, very helpful. I want this to be a good thing for my wife, she deserves it.


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I would not buy a new RV for any reason because of the depreciation. I buy used RVs and have had several of them, but never experienced buyer's remorse. I have sold all of them for very close to what I paid for them. I like hundred dollar bills. I bought my Ford truck new in 2002, probably my last new truck. It is going up in value and the best vehicle I have ever owned.

I got a little quesy buying a 1965 Corvette once for $5,400 because that was a lot money at the time. I have seller's remorse because that car today is worth around $60,000.

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Buyers remorse. I have had it four time now............... Once you get out a few times and get more comfortable with the new routine, all will be well. Normal reaction to the unknown and when you keep second guessing your decision. Let it go, plan a trip and go enjoy. You will do fine. Have a problem? - ask a nearby trailer user for assistance. we have all been there one way or another. Happy Trails

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I’ve had truck campers (and a few class A motorhomes) for three decades.
I’ve always considered RVs a terrible investment. I’ve always had older stuff that I bought super cheap and fixed up a bit.
My last camper finally developed more rot than was worth fixing and the hunt for the next one began.
I’d always wanted a fiberglass Bigfoot or Northern Lite, and looked for one cheap.
Turns out that doesn’t exist. The budget got inched upward the more I looked.

I’m now the proud owner of a $40,000+ truck camper.
And I immediately felt EXACTLY like you do!!!

Then things escalated. I wanted to keep it at home but the HOA nazis won’t let me. After various incidents, I’m selling the house and buying a nice country place with 5 acres, where I can put up a huge shop and keep whatever I want, indoors out of the weather.

That got out of hand.... but I think I’m happier.


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This is about money, isn't it?

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