We've been enjoying our 2001 Starcraft 1150 Truck Camper and it fits our current camping needs well. I purchased it new in 2002 at a very good discount because there were several units leftover and Starcraft was discontinuing all of their large truck camper line. I load it onto my one ton diesel dually when we head out for extended weekends to the coast, campgrounds, state/national parks, etc. It also served well when parked in the driveway for several months while I remodeled our home. Down the road I was thinking about moving up to a Class A Diesel when we retire in about eight years, however, now seems to be a good time to to make the move. The 2010 models are starting to show up and there are still NEW 2009, 2008, and even some 2007 models sitting on dealer lots. I've seen discounts of over 50% off of MSRP on several models from manufacturers that are no longer around. We do not plan on fulltiming when we retire. We were thinking of utilizing our motorhome as our second/vacation home and spending a few months up north during the hottest part of the Texas summer visiting with family, friends, etc. Any thoughts on purchasing now vs eight years from now? Are there other out of sync snowbirds/winter texans who head north for the summer out there???