Hybrid Travel Trailers are a great camper. My reason for going with a hybrid is that no space is wasted. I felt like I would have had to go with a much longer/heavier trailer had I gone with a standard travel trailer, mostly because because of the bed, to get the same interior space in the kitchen and living quarters. With the beds on the outside, with very little setup, the whole interior is great for hanging out, cooking/eating, playing games, etc.
My biggest advice is the following:
-Tow Weight: Just because your vehicle says you can tow X amount of pounds doesn't mean you can. Once you factor in gear, people, pets, etc that lowers your actual tow capacity. Make sure you have a safety factor built into your figures. Remember, your vehicle has to work a lot harder to drag all that weight up hills and if you max out your vehicle you are going to wear things/break things faster. (speaking for experience- towing a coleman Taos popup with a Volvo 850 wagon when we started camping. Blew a rear-end, clutch, and overheated a couple of times. Then bought a 2002 silverado and have stayed with the silverados)
-Dealer: Make sure you go to a reputable dealer, local to you, that will service you in an expedient way. Make sure you get a thorough walk-through (at least 1.5-2.5 hours) and make sure you understand all the operations of the trailer and also the backup systems.
Good luck in your search- Hybrids are great!
2012 Keystone Passport Express Super Lite 235EXP (Equal-i-zer)
2012 Forest River Rockwood Roo 21SS(Reese Dual cam) (broken)
2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3L 3.73(G80) Z82 Z85
Whelen warning setup, VHF/UHF radio, CIPA slip on mirrors & brakeman compact