RE: Here are some of the problems I found with RVing Doug I have to say I agree with much of what you said in your post. I started looking for a Class A in the fall of 2009. In doing my research I have learned a lot along the way in 2 years. I grew up camping in a 20' Norris Kathy travel trailer. Class A's are expensive to own, operate, maintain, and rent campsites. In a class A i wanted to be able fix a sandwich or to go to the bathroom just by driving off the road and stopping. Fuel is a major concern when you're getting 6-8 mpg. The drivetrain comes at a steep cost whether its gas or diesel. I see why many retirees host at campsites. Toad: I hear what your saying. My 4Runner cannot be towed behind a vehicle. Its stated in the owner's manual. Bummer. I thought about a 5th wheel but this would involve buying a truck and trailer that would be as much a used Class A. In terms of RV's sales, there's a never ending supply of rv's here in Ca. It seems they are moving but I bet they find a new home in a new storage lot. Over Thanksgiving, and Christmas I used a friend 14' Kenskill TT for 2 months. It was comfortable for my dog and me. My gas mileage went from 20-22 mpg to 12-14 mpg. I knew that would be the case. I may be moving back to east coast next year. My parents still have the Norris and I may drop $2K-$3K to get it back on the road. I can tow it with the 4Runner. So I guess I have full circle on the RV thing. Not inexpensive whatever mode travel you use.