Back in mid September we took possession of a 2018 Salem Cruise Lite FSX 197BH. We had recently purchased a 2017 Grand Caravan, and felt it was time to make the leap to a travel trailer. We managed to take the TT out for three trips before the season wrapped up, and I have to admit I have mixed feelings about the change. Towing - Towing is definitely a bit more nerve wracking with the TT. I knew our gas mileage would not be as good, but at times it has dropped as low as 13-17 MPG!! Maneuvering the trailer in the campsite hasn't been too bad, and despite some early learning curves hitching/unhitching is getting easier. Creature comforts etc more work - No doubt about it, having a proper kitchen, bathroom, shower and proper bed is nice, however having to deal with a full black tank, water heater and furnace (after having a bare bones PUP) is a little stressful. I didn't realize how nice it was with the PUP to be able to just leave at the end of a trip vs lining up for an eternity to dump our own human waste lol. Winterizing was also more of a pain, although the fact that I can just open the door and step inside over the winter months to keep an eye on things is nice. Set up/tear down - This is probably one of the biggest plus points. I was getting sick and tired of the exhausting routine of setting up the PUP and taking everything down. Now the whole process takes no more than 20 minutes which equals more time to enjoy camping. Expense - We financed our TT over a very long period, so we will be paying for it until im in my 50s... The PUP was paid for, so there is definitely a financial element to consider. Buyers remorse? - It's strange as the TT is gorgeous, comfortable and full of toys, but there are honestly times when I miss our old PUP and wonder if it was such a good move. I am waiting to pass judgement however as I am sure when the 2018 season starts, and we can use the new rig properly I will start to really "fall in love".