I started with a 20ft or so TT. It was old and falling apart (literally - I'd have things fall off while on the road). It got me through 3 years while I rediscovered camping and figured out what I really wanted. I traded it in for my clipper. I have found that the clipper is my perfect RV for the way I have been camping. It is small enough at 21ft to get to all my favorite campgrounds. I can park it in parking lots easily. It has all the storage I need, fits me and the dogs and the bird great. The layout is perfect for us. With retirement in a few years, I have started looking at doing more traveling. I want to visit urban areas and the clipper doesn't really work for that: it's 43 years old, it can't tow a car, and it can't fit in underground parking lots, etc. So, I started looking at small trailers that can fit a bird cage without taking up the dinette space and can be towed by the Durango. The FnR has the most space for the size. It is easily towed by the Durango, is in great shape and is extremely well built and hard-sided. I can drop it at a campground and drive the Durango into urban centers easily. It only holds enough water for a max of 4 days, which is just enough for traveling from town to town. I would say that the clipper was an upgrade from the TT. I don't think the FnR is as I had to give up storage (interior and exterior) for the compactness and I can't stop in a construction zone and use the toilet (being stuck at a construction red light for an hour makes you REALLY appreciate toilet access). But they serve different purposes.