We are buying our first RV and we know nothing. My wife and I have three little girls, 9, 7 and 3. We think we'd rather have a class A with slides, but I would also like to use it regularly in a local beach "day use" area, therefore I really want to stay away from larger RV's like 34+ feet. I am not opposed to buying a large vehicle and towing a travel trailer, and I was also thinking of class c, because we have rented them and my girls like to crawl in the overhead bunk, pull the curtains and have their little hideout, but I would rather have an A class because I like the way you can turn the driver seats around (more conducive to family times as we are not much of a TV family) and have more seating capacities in the main area. I was looking at the 2006 Hurricane 31d which is only 31ft and has two small slides (both probably only slide 12-15 inches), but they are positioned directly across from each other really opening up the living area. These slides are both located between the axles so the extra weight from the slides are not at the back of the coach (is that important?). Anyway, I am just not certain what is a good coach in my price range (50 to 70) that is not too big but has slides and leveling jacks. I would also need to tow a vehicle behind and was wondering if my Mercury Mariner would be towable. Lastly, I was wondering how I find out about nice campgrounds in my area (southern California), does anyone know of a good resource for locating great campgrounds.