Well after 11 years we finally going to start hitting the road again. We were able to trade in my little Ford Ranger for a BIG F150 Lariat a couple of weeks ago. It has 9K lb towing with a 5.5 ft bed. We use to run in a popup with our son, but now that he is in school in NY we are wanting to get a TT. We started looking at several of the RV dealers here in central Texas and had a big sticker shock. We looked several years ago and boy have the prices changed or we happened to be looking when they were trying to get rid of inventory. One dealer wanted to seel us one that was about 10k lb loaded. he said as long as the dry weight was under the limit we were OK. he also tried to sell us a 5er for a short bed. I don't think so!! A couple of other RV dealers didn't show an interest in coming down on the list price. When is a good time to buy TT? Also any hidden charges anyone is aware of that dealers might pop on you?