We have been looking to buy our first pop up for a few months. We have 5 kids, 5-16 years old. We have a Honda pilot and Honda odyssey to tow with. We have looked at some with slide outs and some without. I know the slide out can be so nice for that extra floor space, especially with 7 people, but I am concerned with the added weight a slide out brings. Both vehicles can tow up to 3500lbs, but we also have those 7 bodies in there plus all of our crap. We have one pop up we are thinking of seeing now that is a 2000 Jayco Heritage. Lots of beds, but no slide outs and no storage box on the front. Also, maybe we should just wait for spring to re-start our search. Our first camping trip is usually the last week of May or first week of June. We have always used a tent. Thanks for any advice!