We bought an inexpensive used Pup for our first trailer, because we were not sure that we would really enjoy it. Our camping season is really only 4 months long, so spending a lot of money on something that sits was not reasonable. It turns out we did like it, so we sold that one in the spring and bought another one that fit our needs a little better. If you feel you can afford it, go newer. If you are not sure you will enjoy it, go a little cheaper, like others have said you can always sell it in the spring and buy another.