Good to know on the anti-sway/load distribution hitch. Will for sure look into that. Thanks for the info!I would get the largest trailer that when fully loaded - your tow vehicle can handle. I would also get an anti sway/load distributing hitch.
When figuring out your gross trailer weight, don't forget to add the weight of All of your stuff, a full black and grey tank, plus a full fresh water tank. Fluids are heavy.
I paid cash for my camper. It suits our basic needs, but we want some additional comforts. We'd like a slide out for additional space. A larger shower and better layed out bathroom. A separate bedroom with normal sized queen bed. My next trailer will most likely be 26-30'
Looked at a Jayco 17' and 18' models today. Think we might look more into that route as the price was almost $10k less. Seems like the Forest River Geo Pros were a level up in terms of features but we're really not sure that all of it is worth that much in terms of the price. (Geo Pros had the fiberglass exterior instead of aluminum siding, solar, double size refrigerator, oven and a nicer queen mattress) Of all those things the only thing I think I'd potentially miss would be the larger fridge. And with that you can always just throw a cooler in the back of the truck. I really don't think the insulation is anything we will ever really take advantage of. The other thing that the Jayco had that the Geo Pro didn't was a higher clearance
The models we looked at today, fully loaded with fluids etc, were pushing 4200lbs. Having looked into our truck's hauling capacity, we're looking at 6500lbs so I'm more than comfortable there.
Thanks all for the information and chiming in. I'll update more, for the hell of it, and sorry that this isn't really "camping" .