Thought I'd tell my story as a way to introduce myself. I started with "campers" when I was just a kid. My Dad used to build his own pickup bed campers in our garage. He eventually got so good at it that people would circle our rig at camp grounds with strange looks on their face and finally ask "what brand camper is that". Anyway, before I was married, I was happy to pull my old boat behind my old, but capable International Scout II with the back end loaded with my gear.
When I eventually got married, my wife came from a family that had "cabins". That didn't fit my nomadic outdoors lifestyle so we bought an at the time 20 year old Skamper 5th wheel. We didn't even own a pickup! Anyway a couple years later, we bought a new Skyline Nomad with a super slide. Boy oh boy we were playing in the tall cotton now! Anyway, it soon occurred to me that I live in Kansas well renown for thunderstorms and I owned a metal sided trailer. We traded the Nomad for a Damon Challenger with a bedroom slide too - whew hoo! Of course you never say never and not all that long after - we were the proud new owners of a King of the Road triple glide.
We were actually very happy with the King, but as it aged and the company folded, its parts prices increased and availability decreased. So a couple years ago we traded for a Pinnacle 34RLTS. I'll post a picture of our rig for your entertainment. We like to go to the lake, fish, play in the water and then relax in the coach at the end of the day. I have one question for forum members if they'd care to reply and that is; how do you cope when long time RVing friends sell their coaches and follow other pursuits. It has become a problem for us anyway...