Hello fellow pup'ers, gray-siders and dark-siders. I can't seem to make it on the Portal much anymore, but wanted to check back in since we've now made four camping trips in our new travel trailer, which we purchased in February. My original post about selling the pup is here: http://www.popupportal.com/threads/good-bye-to-the-pup-era-the-darkness-is-so-inviting.109754/ We took the plunge after feeling that camping set-up and take-down work was exceeding the amount of actual camping. We ended up buying a new Cherokee 274DBH. The floorplan is functional and perfect for our family, and we love all of the windows, the double bunks for kids, spacious bathroom, large pantry, etc. We've not regretted it. As most will tell you, long-term maintenance of a TT is not any easier than a pup. You still need to clean, wax, prevent water damage, etc. BUT, camping prep, set up, and take down is amazing! It's so much easier to pack the trailer (and leave many items in it all summer long), walk in and out at our leisure, easily access the large refrigerator and freezer (and our outside mini-fridge). We no longer need to bring a cooler, no longer need to pack everything with extreme precision, and no longer need to deal with Wet canvas! Was it wet when we packed up? Oh, simply push the button for the awning to come out when we get home. It's amazing. Thus far, we've camped 11 nights since May, and have 6 more nights planned this summer, and hopefully some nice weekends in the fall. We're also planning a week-long trip next summer, that will involve stops at several campgrounds - something we would not have done in a pup. In summary, we know pups are great, and work well for many (and,they are smaller, lighter in weight, more easily stored, etc), but for our family, a TT was definitely the way to go. Happy camping to all of you fine people!