I know, I cry poor, living on SS and all. That is true. But recently we decided that while living, we should live. In years past we had a couple small camping trailers and loved them. I called them our Freedom Machines. We used them for, mostly, short weekender trips. Get an urge to go to some park or historical spot, or one of our reenactment events, we hooked up and went. Wifey won't sleep on the ground anymore but would like to participate in the rendezvous and muzzle loading shooting events. Truth is, in serious storms or very cold weather, I would rather be inside hard shelter with the heater on also. So we dipped into our meager savings and bought this trailer after much (make that much-much) searching and shopping. It is a 1994, 27 foot beauty that we got for about one half NADA book or what other dealers were selling it, and similar for. Now, I get scolded. I bought it off of eBay. Dealer seems like a very nice person. Did not insist on a deposit. Giving us a brand new mattress and meeting me half-way between his place in Elkhart, Indiana and my home. Considering price of gas, we won't use this for long trips, probably mostly under 200 miles and some as short as 20.