Hello Everyone, First of all, I want to say thank you to this community. I have learned so much here just lurking and researching. This is probably one of the most genuine online communities I have seen in years. You guys and gals are awesome. Introduction: My wife and I are in our early and mid thirties. We have a 3 year old and 1 year old. She grew up RV camping and I grew up tent camping. Camping has been a huge part of our lives. Our last time camping was when my daughter was 2. We did tent camping and decided we were too old to sleep on the floor. We started kicking around the idea of a tent trailer. It seemed like a good compromise between an RV and tents that we grew up doing. In Feb 2017 our son was born. In June, my wife was diagnosed with cancer. It was just skin cancer and was contained. We were not too worried. It was the surgery to remove it that almost killed her. She developed both a staph and strep infection that spread up her leg. She ended up being allergic to 4 types of antibiotics families. They couldn't stop it. Finally they found one she was less allergic to. It made her itch like crazy. But itching was better than the alternative. Between having a second child and everything that happened, 2017 was tough and we missed all outdoor activities. When we were in the hospital, we vowed the following summer we would take advantage of our beautiful environment in the PNW. Fast forward to last month, cancer is gone, my wife is healthy, my son is a year and we decide to book 4 camping trips. We initially were going to rent some tent trailers, but the going rate in Seattle was around $100 a night, plus $15 a night for insurance, plus cleaning fees, and services fees ect. It was going to cost $1500-2000 just to rent a trailer 4 times. I was able to convince my wife that it was a sunk cost and buying would be better. We set a budget of $3,000 and began looking. The PNW commands a premium price. A 1994 Coleman was listed at $4000. A busted 1993 at $2,000. Dealers in the area were $6,000 for an early 2000 model. But, I am a great deal finder I found a craigslist ad for a 2004 Fleetwood Timberlake, in excellent condition, for $3,000. The problem was it was 2.5 hours away and we couldnt go look at it for 3 days. I emailed the owner and built a good rapport with him. I told him a little over our story and why we were looking for a tent trailer. I offered to put a deposit down and if I bought the trailer, it would go towards the purchase. If I didnt, then a portion could be non-refundable for his troubles. He said him and his wife talked it over, they liked us, and trusted our word that we would come out Saturday morning. They decided to hold it for us even though they were getting so many calls about it. End result, we bought it. We spent 3 hours at their house. The gentlemen showed me the ropes while his wife helped to entertain my two kids in their house. Honestly, this is the kind of people you want to buy a pop up from. Not only because they were awesome, but they take care of their stuff. He had left the trailer in the exact condition it was when he put it away for the winter. He showed me his own check list for steps to put a PuP up. We walked through every step together. The trailer was in fantastic shape. He had all these little things to keep it in good shape like foam noodles on the edges of the galley so it didnt scuff the floor. Little rubber protectors on the side of the locks so it wont bang against the trailer and damage it. I crawled all over and under that thing and everything looked amazing. Canvas was great. All zippers worked. Bed and floors were solid with no sign of any damage. He even gave me the original manual with every single individual appliance manual. It also included receipts for all work done including when the bearings were repacked, when the new tires were bought, and the new battery, ect. He also included dual propane tanks and gave me his hitch and anti-sway bar. He included a bunch of things like grey water tanks, power type converters, bungie cords, floor mats, totes, and more. He said he never used it past September because there is no opportunity for the canvas to dry out before putting it away since it literally rains like every day in the winter. I paid him full asking of $3,000 for a 2004 Fleetwood Timberlake in very good condition. The only one issue is a small leak in the front storage compartment where the handle is. He leaves a bucket underneath it to catch the drips. I inspected the area and there is no damage at all in the floor. I towed it home today all the way back to the Seattle area. I took 101 along the coast. The trailer pulled like a dream behind my V6 4Runner. I almost forgot it was there. I am glad I bought and installed the brake controller. I can definitely feel the help there even though I need to dial it in better. I learned tonight I am terrible at backing up. But, I got the darn thing into my driveway. I have already bought new memory foam toppers, matching comforters, and mattress pads. I cant wait to deck this thing out! So thats my long winded story. I am glad I am here. Now onto some questions. Here is what I can remember off the top of my head. Storage - My driveway is not flat. It has a slight incline to it. I currently have the camper connected my 4Runner with wheel chocks under the tires. The tongue is slightly raised to take some pressure off the 4runner. The wheel on the tongue sits in an aluminum cradle the previous owner built to keep it in place. When I remove it from my 4runner, is there anything else I should do to keep it safely in place? I am not going to be able to get this into my garage. It is going to stay outside. What is the best way to keep it safe? I was going to buy a nice cover to go over it. I was maybe even thinking of building a mini carport/roof thing over that is just tall enough for it to sit under. Thoughts? Test Setup - Due to my not level driveway, can I still practice setting it up and compensate using the front tongue to make it level? I would like to put it up a few times before my first trip. I have included a picture of what the level looks like. It was dark, but tomorrow I can take a picture of what it looks like in the driveway. Flow Restrictor - The one thing he said I needed to get before I hookup to city water was a flow restrictror. I took a picture, but I cannot find exactly what I need. It is attached. Can you point me in the right direction? Okay I am tired. It was a long 12 hour round trip day with a 1 and 3 year old in the car. I will probably have more questions later. Thanks everyone!