There’s no disputing that here at Mars Campers, we live and breathe camper trailers. Everyone in our Mars family has been on their own adventures around all pockets of Australia, and so we like to think we know a thing or two about the best way to travel.
That’s why when it comes to the debate on what camper is right for you, we know there’s a lot to consider, but one thing is for sure– you can’t beat that new camper feeling.
We’ve said it a few times, but we’ll say it again, choosing to buy a camper trailer isn’t one that anyone takes lightly. It isn’t like deciding to impulse buy a new hat or check out that new Thai place for dinner, it’s a big choice, and you need to really know what you want to get out of your camper trailer.
If you plan correctly, you won’t need to buy another one for years to come, and many people struggle with the question of a new or used camper. While yes, potentially no harm can be done from buying a second-hand camper in good condition, there is still no way to be sure where that camper has been and just how problem free it really is.
We’re sure we don’t have to tell you that no matter what you end up choosing, a camper trailer is the best way to get around and see our jaw-dropping country. What’s not to love? Camper trailers can go off road and have everything you need without the extra weight or towing restrictions dragging you down.
The good news is if you have a camper already at home and are thinking about your next move, Mars gives you the option of trading it in as a deposit or payment. Say goodbye to your shabby used camper and helooooo to brand spanking new baby.
The primary reason that people opt to buy a used camper is cost- and it’s an understandable reason which stops many from buying a full recreational vehicle.
Suggesting picking up a used camper in great condition isn’t a far-fetched idea, and for many families, it may be the difference between being able to create unforgettable memories or becoming full-time nomads or staying at home.
Many people think, however, that all brand-new campers are going to cost you an arm and a leg– not with Mars.
The next question to ask yourself is if you really want to spend your weekends or nights after work visiting used campers and remembering to tick all the boxes in your head like ‘where’s the cover’ or ‘is this meant to have a handle?’ that routine can quickly become tiring.
Before you even get to see these second-hand potentials, you’ll need to really brush up on your knowledge of the ins and outs of a camper trailer. Unless you’re a real camper trailer advocate, nobody really has the hours or the interest to become familiar with every single little specification of their camper, and when you’re looking at a range of different second-hand brands and models, this can become overwhelming.
The last thing you want is to be driven away from buying a camper because it all becomes too hard.
If something goes wrong with a second-hand purchase, you don’t have the option of going back to the company that you bought it from if something was giving you trouble, if you need extra parts or just to inquire about something you’re not too sure about.
With there being so many options available, it’s not enough to simply decide that you want a camper trailer. It can be easy to get sucked in by all the shiny bells and whistles of a deluxe model, but being realistic about what it is you need and then select a model that suits can be the difference between buying a new camper or a used one.
For example, if its just you and your partner, you only need space to reflect that. Once you start to think about what you really need, extra add-ons such as rooms or models that are suited for families can be quickly ruled out.
A camper trailer is an investment. And although it can be easy to assess your situation at the time you want to buy and make a decision based on that, it’s good to remember that a camper trailer is an investment. A good quality camper will last you years and years–basically baying for its self.
Okay, sleazy car salesmen joke aside, a cheaper but older camper may serve you just fine for now, but factoring in repairs, upgrades, and the inevitable issues once the trailer reaches its end, it’s not all that cheaper.
A lot of the time, the warranty won’t be transferred over to you as the new owner, so if something was to go wrong you might find yourself out of pocket
Choosing the right time by looking out for deals and sales is a great way to make sure you get all the extra value in when it comes to inclusions and extras. Although Mars Campers throw in quite a few things for free to help give you the best camper experience, you could find yourself with extras such as air con, spare wheels and a hot water system just for being a savvy shopper.
Another reason that buying a brand spanking new camper is achievable is our finance options. Gone are the days of having to fork out thousands at a time for our camper and getting you on the road sooner!
Mars Campers are Australia’s best value camper trailer company, and when it comes down to it, you can pick up a new camper for almost the same cost as a used one. Unlike other brands, you won’t have to refinance your house or sell one of your organs just to go on a camper trailer adventure.
At the end of the days, no matter what kind of camper you choose, you’re investing in creating lifelong memories and the opportunities of a lifetime for you and your camping companions.
You can’t put a dollar price on that!