Welcome to the forums! You are ahead of the game with doing research now instead of after buying. I don't have enough knowledge to give you feedback to your questions but hopefully someone with more experience will drop in.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West