It’s Southern CA, and it’s desert season.
People are negotiating great deals on shiny new trucks and heading for the desert loaded up with kids, dirt bikes, and camping gear. Off they go, for a weekend of family fun in the desert.
Two days and two nights later – in a tent – Mom and Dad are exhausted. The desert winds beat their tent to death. The eight year old is whining that there is no shade – at all – ANYWHERE. The baby has a bucket of sand in her diaper. The six year old is wailing because all the popsicles melted inside the cooler.
Light bulb! Mom and Dad agree, “We need a camper!”
Great idea, as long as they remember to confirm the towing capacity for their new truck.
Southern Californians tend to buy trucks for commuting, light hauling, and/or, to look “cool.” Many of us, when we buy a truck, never expect to buy a camper so we never ask the crucial question,
“What’s the towing capacity of this truck?”
Auto Pawn San Diego has seen often how young families invest a lot of money in two expensive vehicles that, sadly, turn out to be no fun at all. How much fun can it be to drag a big, heavy camper up the mountain at under 30 mph?
Now, selling or replacing either vehicle is a lose/lose.
The moral of the story: if you own a truck, know your towing capacity. If you buy a trailer, know its weight and its towing requirements. Do your research and pair these vehicles wisely.
This man got a smokin’ deal on his bicycle.
Then he got a phenomenal deal on his camper.
THEN his bicycle couldn’t pull his camper up the hill!
No one wants to be this man … ;)
Be well. Be safe. Be money wise.
Guy, Kathy, and Laura
Auto Pawn San Diego