After a fantastic week of camping in our beloved 10 year old Coachmen 1285 SST, my lovely bride confessed that her knees were killing her after all the kneeling to reach into the low cabinets, fridge, etc. The years have been rolling along, so it was not really unexpected. We'd always figured we'd get into something like the Rockwood high walled A-Frames, but there you go again with mostly low-placed storage. She started looking around online and fell in love with the R-Pods, the 179 in particular with its large rear kitchen. We even went out to a local dealer to look at a few but the ones on the lot didn't have the options we wanted. We didn't pursue it further because the dealer was quoting a pretty low trade-in on our pup. It was still worth much more than that to us! The very next day I came home from helping my mom with some chores at her house and my wife tells me that she had called a dealership 6 hours away and asked about some of the R-Pods they had on their website. The salesman asked if she had a trade and was told what we had. He then asked what we'd expect for a trade-in value. With nothing to lose she said twice the offer the other dealer had made. After chatting a bit about how it was equipped and its condition, he thought for a bit and then told her they would match what she asked for and add another $700 to that. On top of that he also knocked off another $500 from the lowest price we'd found anywhere on the new unit. Apparently, mentioning that she hadn't told me she was calling them had motivated our sales rep to put together a deal I could not refuse. When I heard what the price was and what they offered in trade, I shoved the phone in my poor wife's hand telling her to phone right now before they changed their mind! They hadn't and so that's how my lovely wife bought us our new R-Pod. I honestly never wanted to have to tow a TT- ever! But even I have to admit it's really easy to tow, regular side mirrors give a great view behind and along with our (overkill, I know) rear view camera, it's probably even easier to tow than our pup was. While I'd never trade all the memories we made in the old pup with our growing family, I do have to admit that our new TT is just about perfect for the two of us.