email tech support in j/c, they can describe any changes...
for example, the door hinges have a better, but still wimpy retention strap on the new versions.
and a quick read of the basecamp threads can give you first hand info form the 6 or 7 owners here.
i don't think there are ANY changes (07 to 08) that will affect RESALE value.
IF trying to buy one of these, start with airstream of arkansas.
if gene doesn't have 1 or can't get one, he'll still give you the best pricing info.
for star gazing, IF you plan to go off road at all, get the one with the off road tire/wheel package.
the other model with low profile performance tires and wheels would not be ideal for rocks or pothole roads
u could easily find a used a/s trailer in the 16-19ft size that would serve the same purpose of hauling gear...
and it would have real rv features, like a water tank and bed and toilet and fridge and heater.
and the resale potential is much much better for a real 'stream.
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.
we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.