Hi Annabelle, and welcome to the forum! I have an 08 Flagstaff V-lite, 30 ft. with 2 slideouts. We looked at the fiver with the same floor plan, and as far as new goes, we got more camper AND more space for less money- and lighter weight, to boot. The bedroom also slides out on ours.
HOWEVER.... I also have an 06 Ram hemi (348cid) gas engine quad cab shortbed automatic, and like Steve Smith says on his post, GET A DIESEL !!! ALSO, get a heavier duty truck- 2500 heavy duty if possible. Also, be sure the tires are LT tires, not "P" rated for passenger cars. That will virtually eliminate vehicle sway, and feel much better pulling your rig. I too get about 8 mpg., and pull at around 60 mph., at BEST. Do yourself a favor, and go bigger on your tow vehicle, or go smaller on your camper, and you'll be much happier in the long run. Thanks, and GOOD LUCK!!! Randy
/SIGPIC]'08 V-lite Flagstaff 30WRLS
'06 Ram 1500 QC hemi
Reese dual cam sway control,
K&N series 77 intake, Hellwig helper spgs. LT tires,
Flowmaster "true duals", 380 h.p., Bilstein shocks