Well after a short 2 month love affair with a hybrid trailer, I sold it and took a bit of a loss after discovering water damage I was not willing to fix. I loved reading a book in the tent end of popup and hybrid during those long lazy days camping. Unzip the windows and relax on the mattress as I'd you were outside. I'm trying to find another hybrid but am leary of used due to water damage issues. That, and it seems dealers are asking more for used hybrids than I could buy a brand new hard sided trailer with 2 year warranty. So do you miss it, or would you have gone straight from pup to dark side? I'm 35, got 3 kids, no back problems or other physical limits on my activities. I would not miss climbing over or being climbed over in the middle of the night for potty runs, or climbing over that darn u shaped dinette and table to get in and out of bed. What I will lose is the ability to put my atv in the pickup and still pull a trailer like the hybrid allows me to do. With a hard side, increased tongue weight and trailer weight put me too heavy and not good for the mountain camping we do. Hard side is also longer (we would be needing a bunk house with slide) so those small camp sites are iffy. What's your take, opinions either way are appreciated. I've found a newer hybrid at a dealer but they want 14k for it and it's 5 years old! For only a little more I can go full dark side but with the cons mentioned above.