Hello! I am new to RVing and this forum. My husband and I have been tent camping for 17 years. We have a 5 yr. old and we have decided to move up to the travel trailer (byassing pop ups). We are looking in the 25 - 30 foot range (new) an example being the 2011 Shasta Rever 26 TBQB, and we are just overwhelmed with the layouts, options, extras, etc We already have a vehicle capable of pulling the trailer. I would so welcome your thoughts on what really is necessary vs. just nice to have vs. not worth the expense... I don't want to throw money away on "fussy" options but want to make sure I get the necessary requirements to keep it enjoyable and maintainable for the many years I plan to own it. Also, I assume some options can be cheaper after market... If you can point me to any other resource pages where I can get information about what the options are and what they actually mean to the RVer... I've listenend to the sales pitches, I've toured a few models - and to hear the sales person speak - it is a dream on wheels - but how can I learn to separate the BS from the truth. I don't have any "knowledgeable" RVing friends - just a few in the used popup category so I haven't any strong resources to help guide me.