I'm a brand new Pup guy. I have camped in tents since I was 11. (Boy Scouts) I recently purchased my 2011 Flagstaff 176 for $4500. One owner, an elderly couple. The camper is in PERFECT condition. Like you, I cannot have the camper in my front driveway. I have a two car garage and the camper fits perfect on one side. First trip will be locally, 13 miles away, to get all the kinks out and see how things work out. Our first trip major trip will be 300 miles away, (4.5 hours) from our home on March 25th. Like someone mentioned, Life is short... Do it. Make sure you get a good deal on it so if things don't work out, you can always recover your payment by selling.