Thanks for the input Bluewoo! It's nice to hear that people like this particular model and offer suggestions to newbies like me!
I should also mention that the one they are offering me has the XL package which includes most upgrades, power tongue/awning (not sure about leveling jack), TV, folding assist handle, outside shower, rv quick connect, fantastic fan in bathroom, oven, skylight over tub, night shades, 6 gal. gas & electric hot water, scare light and the Core package is backup camera ready, ducted A/C 13,500, DVD, friction hinge door and solar prep & wiring.
I'm pulling with a new 2015 Ram 1500 Sport with 3.92 gear ratio (rated at 10,000 lbs). I had the Dodge dealer install the tow package which came with the dodge brake controller that has it's own spot right on the dash on the truck. Standard Ram suspension, not air bags.
That's about it. You're absolutely right though, research, research, research...