We are new full-timers too, but with a twist. We had already downsized, and spent a year in Guatemala before coming back and into the 5er. We're in a campground where 90% of the people are either retired or workkampers. We both work, so we fit right in. We have plans to travel a bit with the 5er in the summers, but it's our home base as well. We'll be getting ready to winterize before long. We're totally comfortable in our space. We realized while in Guatemala that we don't need much at all to survive after seeing how people live down there. Our good friends in Antigua have 6 people living in the same square footage as we have in our 5er.
This is not our first "trailer" experience. We've had several over the years, and I grew up camping in one every summer. I have to admit this is the nicest one I've ever had though, and it's not new. Being a full-timer is like living outside the US...just roll with it.
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Ext Cab Short Box 4X4 6.0L
1998 Jayco Designer 2930 RKS