The question mark is because, after reading Tex and the "There is no Money" threads, I am not sure we will be able to do what we want in five to 10 years. I am turning 60 this year and my wife is turning 57. While we don't plan on being fulltimers, we would like to do a lot of travelling and are leaning toward a fifth wheeler. Money will be tight, so we are already starting from behind. We will have to get both the tow vehicle and the FW. We've been told it's better to get them now and get them paid off before we retire, but with the economy heading the way it is, should we wait and see? We would like to start some local travel now, when we can take long weekends and our vacations. We have been told that it's better to get a truck that can handle any trailer, in case we decide to upgrade later on to a larger trailer, and we have also been told that we should get the trailer we will be happy with for the rest of our lives and get just the truck we need for that size. That way we won't be wasting a lot of fuel with an over powered truck on our other drives without the trailer in tow. Opinions? One thing we have a hard time calculating is the average daily expense, other than fuel, while either travelling and staying in RV parks, State Parks, whatever, or what it would be on a monthly basis if we want to stay in one (Southern) spot for the winter. Another question is access to the internet. I know some parks charge extra for this, but if you have a laptop with an access card, how often do you get to park or area where it won't connect? Maybe I should have asked this first: Should I be posting somewhere else for newbies?