I want to buy a truck and a camper.
This past year in lockdown has actually been pretty good to me. I stayed working full time and have been saving a ton of money by not going out. I was saving up last year to take a vacation. That never happened so I just kept saving. I have nearly $20k saved up. I decided I want to spent most of it to buy a truck or SUV and a nice camper. I want to take some time off work to drive across the country. Initially I want to say at RV parks until I get comfortable enough with the setup that I can go off-grid for a while. I'm planning on taking my gaming rig with me so I'll need a generator. I did some napkin math and want to get something in the 5-6kw range so it can run at less than 45% duty cycle. I really want to get StarLink before I actually take my trip so I can still have good internet on the go.
I have my eye on a few different tow vehicles and campers but these are at the top of my list.https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-08-ford-explorer-eddie-bauer/7303360526.htmlhttps://chattanooga.craigslist.org/rvd/d/graysville-2018-kz-sportsmen-classic/7302128683.html
I figure I can prob get them to knock at least 1k off the price of each. Hopefully more.
So I'm looking for advice from anyone who's done this. Anecdotes, advice, tips, and further questions are all welcome.