I'm new to this forum, and as I am trying to purchase our first MH, I love to turn to forums like this for lots of great info and have not been dissapointed. I found our boat the same way, and after 4 months of reading, found more info on forums than any. Boat is fantastic, not a problem yet (and boat industry is as reliable as the rv industry). Anyway, thought I'd throw in a couple things to think about. Fleetwood uses rubber roof, vs Winnabago uses fiberglass. No maintenance and no fear of tears from trees with fiberglass roof (had a 04 Tailgator toyhauler with rubber roof and snagged a parkway tree, nice tear and repair). 2nd on the Winnebago (Adventurer vs Bounder) it has basement AC. Good for hot weather stops just as Colorado River in Arizona, allows the coolers to work faster in 120 deg weather. 3rd, the bathroom locations. This might not work into everyones use of an RV, but we take 6 to 8 people on trips. We're thinking about the shower at the end of the boating day and want a bathroom that is private without closing off the entire back bedroom of the rig. The kids will want to jump on the bed and play Nintendo while we're taking turns showering, and the adults are in the living area watching TV waiting their turn as well. Nights while sleeping, we would have to close everyone off to use the toilet, and the others would have to close our bedroom off to do the same. Just don't like the need of closing off 2 doors and cutting the rig in half for some private time in the bathroom. Fleetwood Southwind, Storm and Bounder all have the same layout and my wife don't like it (by the way, she's the one that figured all this out). Also the Winne uses hydraulic system for the slide out (same as the lifts) while Fleet uses electric motor. You can sit 3 people on the couch and move the slide out (the button is even on the couch) where they do not recommend any additional weight with the electric motor. I'm only pointing all these things out because my local dealer is a rental place that sells they're units as well. The salesman was very helpfull in pointing us in the right direction and showing us these comparisons. They rent all 4 of these models (as well as the Four Winn Hurricane), all with one slide, and 32-34' lengths. He knows which models are in repair more often as well, since these are late model units (2000-2003) with lots of miles (50k-80k). They all sell for around the same money, not one more than another, just depends on mileage or length. But a 32 Bounder is selling for about same as 32' Adventurer. By the way, they both book for 44600 wholesale (no options, mileage used) for a 2000. Just seems so far, that Winne is better. On a another quick note, whoever owns the Dolphin, tell me more. I'm also looking at a 96-00 Dolphin. Whats good/bad about National?