Not a FT'er yet, but will be by the end of the year. I love these discussions, because I learn things I hadn't thought about. I've always said, "you can drive your car (truck) and pull your house, or you can drive your house and pull your car. Either way, you've got two vehicles to maintain & insure." Each person/family will decide what works best for them. In my case, there's just the dog & I. I wanted some space to move around in, but I didn't need the space, cost or weight of a 5er. Nor did I need the "get up and walk around" ability of a MH. If the dog or I have to go to the john, I've got to pull over. Plus, I'll be doing a lot of hunting, fishing & other activities that are better done with a 4x4 truck. And no hitch in the back gives me more room to store things . . . like my generator, blue boy, golf clubs, tools, etc. So for me, a truck & TT was the right choice. My 2011 F-150 XLT w/Eco-boost engine gives me a nice cushy ride, plenty of space, and is a lot less expensive to drive with the air conditioner on, than a MH. And I love my new 2013 Eagle 266RKS. The refr/sofa-bed/wardrobe slide and rear kitchen gives me windows on 3 sides and a very open feeling. The sofa across from the TV means I'm not cranking my neck sideways to watch TV. There's plenty of sleeping space if I have guests; and with a pantry, linen closet, three wardrobes, abundant overhead cabinets, and (of course) under the bed, there's plenty of storage space. I think I'm really going to enjoy full timing with my set-up!. And - at least for me - coming home to my trailer seems a lot more appealing than coming home to a bus.
2013 Eagle 266RKS
2011 Ford F-150 w/3.5L Ecoboost & H.D. Tow Package