OK, we've been reading posts - thanks for all the great information!
Now, I'm jumping in..
I think we're looking for a 20-25' used AS trailer; need to determine size, model, & year. Seems we can get something decent in the $8,000-$10,000 range. Would prefer to Redecorate vs. Restore - wife says "something like a W Hotel will work..."
We love the Mid Century Modern asthetic - recently traded our 1908 Craftsman home for a 1959
Atomic Ranch - an AS trailer fits our design sense to a T.
Wife & I enjoy getting outdoors - used to camp, hike, MTB before little princesses (ages 4 & 6) came along (I still manage to get to a few enduro MC races a year). I would consider myself 'handy'; I renovate/build houses in Atlanta - have all sorts of tools & access to cabinet shops, MEP subs, etc. (but a house is not an AS trailer..)
Planned Trailer use;
1. Every year, we trek from Atlanta to PA for a week of camping.
2. Aforementioned MC races - these are usually on farms within 2 hours of Atl - I'd put bike in Pick Up bed TV
3. Lots of great state parks, beaches around the south east
We plan to look/see for a few months & would like to buy in the Feb-March '13 timeframe. Thanks for your advice!