We're another couple getting close to "active retirement", wanting to travel 6-7 months a year. We have both experienced someone else's RV choices-TT, 5th wheel, Class C and Class A (Alpha "See Ya"). Each had their advantages and drawbacks. Somehow, we have been drawn to Airstream (yes, we've been playing the lottery). Looks, history, build quality, towability vs price. But, having no first hand ownership experience, we are at the mercy of other people's lessons learned. Web sites like RV Talk Forum have filled in a lot of gaps but here's what we'd like to know: - Are TT and 5ers built well enough to handle heavy usage; moving around, set up, tear down, etc.? - Looked at the customer surveys at RV America-quality and service inside each of the major brands seemed a matter of luck; some good, some very, very bad. What's the best way to beat the odds and shop smart? -If an experienced RVer had the money, what would you buy to move around a lot, and live in 6-7 months/year, in all climates? -No, I'm not going to ask about tow vehicles (and I don't think Cummins diesel smoke smells any better than Ford/GMC. Sorry). Thanks for the help.