Wow, you really nailed it on the head. This should be a lesson for anyone considering purchasing a popup. I was in a similar situation. My wife and I had tent camped for several years. She grew up camping, I only discovered it in college. My older brother bought a mint Jayco 806 in the mid 90's. We had camped together many times before he bought it, and many times after. As I'm sure you can all understand, I was instantly hooked! My wife wasn't so convinced. She still felt that camping meant in a tent on the ground (despite my best efforts to "modernize" our tent camping). A few years ago, I decided that I must have a popup to serve my camping needs. I had learned several things from camping with my brother. First and foremost was that I wanted to be able to sleep 4 adults (singly) and have at least one bunk that could be reached without climbing over another. The gaucho served that purpose. I wanted a 3 way fridge that could be accessed while the camper was folded. I also wanted A/C if I could find it. I searched for quite a while. Either I couldn't find a camper that met all of my needs, or it was too far away or too expensive. But I persisted. I wound up buying mine in February. Not exactly the hot time for camper sales. It was on eBay for around $700. When I googled the model, I found that the seller was a local RV dealer that had it listed on his website for $3000. That was about right for that model at the time. I knew it was the same seller because the pictures were exactly the same in both listings. I took a chance and waited for the end of the auction. The camper seemed to be in decent shape, and it was well within my budget. On the last day of the auction the bids still hadn't topped $1500 (it was February, after all). I waited until about 20 seconds left in the auction and I bid $2100. His reserve was $1750, so that is what it went to, and that is what I got it for. I'm sure that I could have had many great camping seasons in it, but the mod bug soon bit me. As anyone who has followed this forum for any time knows, my camper is anything but original. I agree that if you can find a camper that fits your lifestyle (floorplan), and your budget, then go for it. The later mods are just icing on the cake.