I worked in a state park a few years ago repairing hurricane damage. Most of the park was closed, since it was in a flood zone, but the main camping area was open. There was a variety of campers, including a few large coaches, but most were small pull behind campers, and there were even tents. Where the large campers were self-contained, they used the park shower facilities for bathing, and even those in tents had the same luxuries. Considering that most state campgrounds in my state are the same, it really doesn't make sense to pay for a coach, when the coaches can be more expensive than a home.
Even the campgrounds they go to are ludicrous. They all have shore power, laundromats, showers, pools, spas... and the rates are higher than a good hotel.
Since I've gotten older, the one luxury I want in my camper is a toilet. A hard shell is a must have to keep the rain and all the varmints at bay. Spare me the slide-outs(places to leak) and the other bells-n-whistles.If you need electricity and all the rest you might as well stay home and save your money.
I'm with you, Judy. I lived with my parents in a bed mounted camper, and it was very comfortable. The only thing we could wish for was a larger refrigerator.
The price on the new version and some of the used will give ya a stroke if your old enough to be at risk.
Back when we were still a family I tried to convince my father in law to get one. (It would have gotten them out on the road and enjoying life rather than meddling in my family and stirring up chit). I almost had him talked into a truck camper with a price tag of $27,000.00. I guess they figured that spending their retirement hassling us was preferable...