Btw, when I say we are newbs. I mean it in every sense of the word. i am handy and mechanically inclined so that helps alot. There will be a learning curve though... lots of new stuff to learn. even the simple stuff like water and sewage and generators. I kind of want to boondock it also before we go on our trip just so I have to rely on only the rv and not other hookups and such. We are so very excited and a bit scared of the unknown. All in all, though we appreciate being challenged to learn more. A year from now I bet we look back and think well that wasn't so bad now was it.