Welcome, we had a Trail-Lite before our Excella. Really enjoyed that camper and had lots of good times with it.
AS stewardship is something different though. You might say it is equivalent to the Harley experience; yes there are other machines with two wheels but, nothing else is like riding a Harley. Just as with HD, an AS can be the last camper you ever buy-they really can (and do) last for decades. We have put thousands of miles on ours, they tow great, are obviously well constructed, and very comfortable to live in. The quality will become obvious the more you live in your AS. When you own an AS, you have the best money can buy
It is also true that we are often the only AS in some of the places we camp, and always get lots of glances and inquiries. Lots of folks say “I always wanted one of those…” Well we have ours, and plan to have it for many years…
Our AS is ten years older than our last SOB, and that is OK with us (as much as we liked our Trail-Lite, I am pretty sure there wouldn’t be much left after 17 years of use like our AS!). True I see lots of brand new SOB’s when we travel, and they can be had for a lot less than a new AS, but few of those will ever live up to the kind of use an AS can handle…