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Investing in an RV will totally change how you and your loved ones spend your vacation. You’ll be able to go where you want, when you want and with whomever — and whatever — you want.

While we’d like to say you can’t put a price on that kind of freedom, RVs, trailers and campers do cost money. Thankfully, there is a wide range of affordable options. Here are seven campers for every budget.

Prices are based on new and used listings.

The Hiker Trailer Highway Deluxe

Price (approximate): $7,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: Not specified

Exterior length: 10′

Exterior width: Not specified

Exterior height: 5′

For those just dipping their toes into the world of campers, the Hiker Trailer Highway Deluxe is a compact and affordable option. Prices range from around $3,795 to $6,795, depending on size. The trailer can be attached to a car, mini-van or SUV and comfortably fits two people.

The Jayco Jay Feather

Price (approximate): $22,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: 3,280 lbs

Exterior length: 18′ 4″

Exterior width: 96″

Exterior height: 78″

The Jayco Jay Feather is for those who like to travel with a little luxury. While smaller models start around $22,000, they come complete with cabinetry, crown molding and wood grain accent. Bonus: There’s sleek and subtle storage all around the trailer that fits bags, coolers, bikes and more.

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The Glampervan MUV

Price (approximate): $23,000 for the setup

Unloaded vehicle weight: 8,550 lbs

Exterior length: 213.1″

Exterior width: 80.7″

Exterior height: 99.4″

The Glampervan MUV represents a new style of camping. The San Francisco-based company takes your van — in this case, a RAM Promaster 136wb — and turns it into a home, office, tent and more. For around $23,000, you can get the basic outfit, which includes side and rear windows, fan vents, insulation, an auxiliary electrical system, lights, panels on the floors, walls, and ceiling and a bed platform. If you’re looking to treat yourself, you can get the $40,000 makeover that includes all the aforementioned amenities and a kitchen, upper cabinets, under bed cabinets, a rack, awning, swivel chairs, a dining table, a sound system, window covers, and all-terrain tires.

The Keystone Passport

Price (approximate): $24,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: 4,210 lbs

Exterior length: 23′ 4″

Exterior width: 96″

Exterior height: 10′ 2″

Keystone is one of the most popular camper brands in the U.S., and for good reason. The Passport model is affordable and offers amenities typical of a high-end RV, like Wi-Fi setups, heated floors and power awning with LED-lighting.

The Livin’ Lite CampLite™ Travel Trailer

Price (approximate): $25,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: 4,108 lbs

Exterior length: 27′ 6″

Exterior width: 7′

Exterior height: 9′ 10″

Livin’ Lite has become famous for its all-aluminum constructed Ultra-Lite Weight Tent Campers, Truck Campers, and Sport Utility Trailers. It’s CampLite Travel Trailer manages to fit a living room, a full kitchen and dining area, a bathroom, a bedroom and more into a lightweight and efficient model perfect for those who like to travel in style. Did we mention they offer dozens of trailer colors? Hello, customization.

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The Forest River Cherokee Arctic Wolf

Price (approximate): $37,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: 7,928 lbs

Exterior length: 31′ 0″

Exterior width: 96″

Exterior height: 12′ 5″

The Forest River Cherokee Arctic Wolf is a reliable, highly-durable option. Trailers ranging from 18 feet to 28 feet and work well with most mid-sized SUVs and trucks.

The Winnebago Outlook

Price (approximate): $85,000

Unloaded vehicle weight: 18,500 lbs

Exterior length: 24′ 2″

Exterior width: 8′ 5″

Exterior height: 10′ 9″

It wouldn’t be a camper list without a Winnebago. The Outlook is a “groundbreaking” Class C motorhome that’s built on Ford’s E350 and E450 chassis. You get two slideouts, a full galley, an overhead bed and more.

Once you’ve selected the option of what camper will fit your lifestyle, it’s important to look at what credit score you need to finance a camper. You can then also review your financing options to make sure that you are making a purchase that fits within your budget.

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