We are first time trailer owner-wannabe's. So far our camping has been done in a tent. We have been thinking that getting a trailer would make us feel more secure. At least anything would make more noise getting into a hard-sided trailer than into a tent...
We haven't bought our trailer but have been looking and believe that we have settled on Forest River as a brand. We have been to a couple of trailer shows and have been able to compare Forest River trailers to others at the shows and they seem to be very well built in comparison.
So far we have been really impressed by the RPod and by the Cruise Lite line. We really liked the floorplan for the Cruise Lite 195BH, but I have spent some time Lurking on this and a couple other trailer forums and I think that it would be very easy to over think any trailer decision. There seems to be a lot of math involved (and I have never been great at math) with towing capacity.
We have a 2010 XTerra Offroad edition as a TV. We are trying to figure out what we can safely pull with this car (getting a larger one is not an option, as my husband is VERY attached to this car!!). Also, it's just the two of us, I don't believe that we actually carry much in the way of supplies, in the past we have always been limited by the amount of stuff we could cram into the back of the XTerra. It could be that when you get a trailer, it's like moving from an apartment into a house. There seems to be a vacuum and all that empty space will get filled up.
I am hoping that we can get some good advice from others on this forum.