And should I do it now, or in the spring? We're minimalists at heart. Before kids, we spent many weekends/weeks in WV, in the back of our Dodge truck with the homemade plywood bed and the cap with the kayaks on top. Now our kids are 8 & 6, and they LOVE camping. Just last year, we upgraded to the Big Ass Tent, but I'm finding that the amt of gear we take for a week out (and my increasing mattress needs) fill up our Highlander Hybrid. Once we get the 4 bikes on the back, and the yakima box on the top, we're seriously loaded down. When we add the galvanized washtub that we sometimes use as a firepit, we're the Beverly Hillbillies. We do love to go out for a week at a time, boondocking at bluegrass camp, etc. Next summer we're planning to go from CO to CA, to see the cousins and camp through Yosemite, Sequoia, maybe a week surfing on the beach in SoCal... doesn't it make sense to save the plane tix money and buy a pop-up? Hit the Grand on our way? I'm thinking a pop up would make for much more room/comfort in the TV, and a much quicker setup/take down than the tent for a multi-stop, multi-week trip like this. Do I... go for a clean $2500 Jayco of indeterminite age (cornflower blue curtains, 1990?) that we could sell to trade up, or save up and spend closer to 6-9K for a more jacked-up version. I'm telling my husband that the larger tires would be better for our big road trip (teehee). (I've got my eye on an E-1, our tow max is 3500 and I'd prefer one that's less than 2000 dry weight) Or is all of this a way of diverting my attention from the fact that the kitchen (and bathrooms) in our house need replacing?