Hi Good to hear from you , I tried to send you an answer to your private message but no luck.
I bought my AS about 14 years ago because the price was right and I didn't know anything except I wanted an AS !
I was a long haul truck driver and driver trainer for 30+ years and found the longer trailers are easier to back up, and are more stable on the road.
The most important thing is to get good at backing up, I got a 45.00 campsite for 20.00 last summer because it was a difficult back in and remember being a woman at the wheel someone is always watching
I've been retired for 5 years now so plan on spending time in Louisiana this fall and winter.
I have pulled my AS to Cordoba AL 2 yrs ago and did a 7000 mile round trip to Whitehorse YK last summer (that's where I met Nelson) so you never know where you'll meet new friends.
CA and AZ are the only states I haven't been to.
I hope whatever you decide works for you.
Good luck and happy Airstreaming. Bev