When shopping for a truck camper you need to know how much a camper weighs and make sure that the weight matches the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of your truck. The certified weight label is normally located on the back of a truck camper, and lists the total weight with standard equipment, including full water and propane tanks, and excluding any options. Standard equipment varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and thereby affects the certified weight, make sure you know what equipment is considered standard.
Motorhome vs trailer/5th wheel - When not in use a motorhome has an engine, drive train, and more tires to deteriorate than a trailer or fifth wheel. Motorhomes can be harder to get serviced than other vehicles as not all service bays will be large enough. The original price, taxes, licences, and insurance will be higher with a motorhome than a trailer or fifth wheel. However, you have access to all features of the motorhome while driving where you have to pull over to use the trailer or fifth wheel. When you arrive at your destination you can unhook the trailer or fifth wheel and use the tow vehicle to travel about town or the area. With a motorhome you have to tow a vehicle behind you if you want a smaller vehicle to drive around town or tour the area.Purchasing Guide