I appreciate all the insight from everyone.
Since it's fathers day, and I didn't have to do any chores I spent the day researching lighter TT's since a new TV isn't in the budget right now. I found the Geo Pro line and the 16BH looks to be the right one for us. I should have about 50lbs to play with on the tongue weight if my car is loaded with all 4 of us, full tank of gas, plus the trailer.
The only thing that's bothering me now is the size of the convertible bed. I saw a video and the lady said it was small, but in other models it's 2 separate twins or a king. I'm looking forward to the dealer near me to get one in stock so I can see it first hand.
In all honesty, I'm feeling better about a smaller and lighter TT even though I'll miss having something that's more of a "home away from home" with the larger 2508. I guess this will be good to get our feet wet in the world of being a Travel Trailer owner... and we've already seen what the future might hold when the kids are off in college. (Slideouts, kitchen islands, theater seating.....)