Hi I’m new here! I found this site through pop up princess. I currently camp in an 8 person tent from REI. I always camped as a child, then as a single female I was too afraid to camp initially. However, my family started camping again so I took the plunge and bought a tent to take me and my dog camping. We have been on many adventures the last three years and looked into buying a E-pro 12 foot tear drop last year. I am kind of glad I didn't because on my many adventures I met my boyfriend, who was the park ranger at the campground I used to frequent and who has now moved in with his dog, and a teardrop would have been too small for 2 medium sized dogs and two larger adults. My boyfriend and I have been talking about a camper for most of the year, after we took a week long trip to Fort Wilderness this year. We went without the dogs and while it was a lot of work to set up all the tents (3 total) we had a great trip and stayed dry. His dog has never been camping and its giving me a lot of anxiety as his dog is a chewer and I have invested a lot of time and money into my gear. So sadly we haven't taken many trips since February. Initially my boyfriend wanted to find a used Class C which needed a moderate interior facelift but had good mechanics and bone structure. He thought it would be easier with the dogs and traveling longer distances (I was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis earlier this year so I have to stop and walk frequently) However, we have a budget of about 3,000 cash and a garage which can only house a camper about 8 feet wide by 19 feet long (still checking on height) As we do not want to pay additional fees to store a camper ( upwards of 1,500 a year as my boyfriend has two vehicles so we have no additional parking now) I think I have finally talked him into considering pop ups because we can easily store them. I joined because I am not sure what are some good layouts to be on the look out for and what we should avoid at all costs. I will be jumping over to the pre-purchase question area to list some of our requirements and hopefully some of you can help us by shouting out some layouts you know of which may fit our needs! Thanks everyone! I am hopeful that maybe by the end of the year we can fall into the perfect pop up for us and then you can all follow as we remodel it!