Hi... I think I've narrowed it down to the Fleetwood Niagara. I'm going to be looking for a used trailer and I think my price point is going to be between the 2006 - 2007 models. My purchase time frame will be by Spring 2014. My family? Husband/Wife with 7 and 4 year old. We are big campers and have enjoyed tent camping before and after having kids. But after our first campout this year... it sure felt a lot of work... the packing of totes at home, then packing the truck, to setting up camp... and of course the tearing down of camp. Everything in between was of course great. My wife look at each other one day at camp and we both had this wierd look in our eyes... and it was the reflection of the pop-up parked next to our camp site! So in the week followed I've been pre-occupied learning about pups... all the different model, floor plans, options etc. And as of today, I'm falling for the Niagara. Some of our requirements thus far include: 1. Must have a potty 2. Indoor shower 3. I like that Niagara has a Black tank, but Fresh and Grey is a must. I would be ok with cassete toilets 4. Must have a slide-out... I like the extra room. Some things I really like about this model is the counter space, seating, and larger refrigerator. Since its a high wall, there's no setup when it comes to the counter areas - I like that too. Like I said, we're big tent campers. We actually don't want to be too insulated from the outside and have never desired hardwalled RV's. We've always thought of the pups as a "glorified tent". Our primary reason for the pup is to gain some convenience and ease in the camping preps, setting up camp and tearing down camp. Just like our tent, we would use the pup primarily for sleeping. Camping for us is NOT seating around campsite let alone inside the tent... so it also won't be the case the pup - we like to explore either on foot, on bikes, or in the 4x4. It would just be nice to have proper seating and table areas when we have our meals (likely breakfast and dinners only as lunch is typically out somewhere in the field). The potty is nice - especially for the wife and kids (we have a porta-potty now we keep in our tent for my wife frequent pee'ing at night). We want the subtle conveniences like a proper sink for washing; storage pots, utensils, dishes, etc... so that they aren't buried in the bottom of totes box, but stored in easy to reach cabinets/drawers. And that many of our camping "stuff" can be stored permanently in the pup and not have to loaded and unloaded from my truck bed in totes. I know I will still need to pack a cooler, but those frequently used items can be nicely stored and easily accessible in the fridge of a pup. Right now we already have a catalytic propane heater we use in our tent to cut the chill in the morning or before we go to bed, but the built in heater in the pup would be easier (and safer) to use. Instead of seating under our ez-up during a rainy afternoon, we'll just be inside the pup - just insulated enough, but not feel coupe up. We can still experience the elements of the outdoor if/when we have to be "indoor". The shower is a bonus, but I really want one now because I think there's great potential for the pup to extend our typical weekend "roughing it" camping trip. In addition to our usual campouts, I envision being to use it on "real" vacations, like going to Disneyland or other cities. Placed in an RV park with hooks ups, We could use the pup instead of staying in a hotel. And lastly, with tent camping, I've usually made a rule of thumb that we have to to do at least 3 nights... to make the preps, setup and tear downs worth the effort. With a pup, one-nighter impromptu to the woods is more a possibility and it can also serve us in extended road trip overnighters in the same respect. Having said all that... My TV is a 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Rodd with Tow Package. This my first time towing something at this scale, so I've never really had to pay attention to these numbers regarding my truck... Curb Weight (lb): 4080 GVWR (lb): 5450 Payload: 1315 Tongue Load (lb, Standard/Max): 640 Standard Tow Capacity (lb): 3500 Maximum Tow Capacity (lb): 6500 GCWR (lb): 11,100 I know I have an Oil Cooler, and because the TRD comes with the tow package, I believe it also came with a tranny cooler, but will double check. Question 1: Do these numbers of my TV indicate I should be able to tow a 2006/07 Fleetwood Niagara? Question 2: Is it realistic to think I can really use this pup for vacation where I would normally need to stay in a hotel? I mean, as long as I'm in an RV park with hook ups, I should be have all I need, right? Question 3: Since I'll be focusing in the used market, are there any thing you can point out to me to check, look over, inspect, etc... things that might not be as obvious? Question 4: Any reason you would suggestion I not pursue the Niagara? Any other models out there that you would suggest better? Thanks for reading and in advance for your feedbacks.