Just think about the freedom of taking to the roads in your RV, but without a couple hundred thousand dollars sitting around, a big motor home is not practical. Fortunately, if you have a truck, a fifth wheel camper is an excellent compromise. This kind of camper is cheaper than an RV, since it does not need a full engine. Install the correct coupling in your pickup truck, hook up the camper, and hit the road. You can find fifth wheel campers that are up to 45 feet long, but it is important to keep your vehicle's towing capacity in mind when selecting the right camper. If you need a smaller model, look for a camper with slide-out sides to give you additional interior room. When searching the large inventory on eBay for the right model, also consider purchasing a fifth wheel camper cover. While not strictly essential, a cover protects the camper from the elements and keeps the camper's resale value high. Some owners let their campers sit in their yards for most of the year, which can cause mold and mildew to build up. Campers may also experience damage from ice and snow, and may fade if exposed to too much sunlight. Once you have the right fifth wheel camper and cover, hit the road on an adventure that even the Griswolds would be proud of.