Feel the same way Greg. Trusting the reviews online are accurate- most claim they have excellent winter performance. Time will tell.
Saturday my wife and I drove over the mountain to Asheville and the Expeditions East show. It was great. Don't see many of these types of rigs on the East coast. Years ago I had dreams of building a 4wd van and doing the Baja. Some of the rigs really get the juices flowing. Maybe the '77 F250 CC I'm trying to sell could be converted with one of the Tiger or Phoenix style shells. My wife got to go inside some of these and she is beginning to see the light. She really likes the stand up style (with a shower) much better than the slide ins. She can pretty much handle anything, as long as she gets a shower at the end of it.
These are some of the middle range options. There were so many people around the Earth Roamer we never could get a close look. Many big dreamers!
The off road trailer group is more my focus. Really liked this setup with the Fox wing awning. Was nice and cozy behind the wind break with the wind blowing like it was Saturday. A little charcoal fire box kept it comfortable. Bet it really felt good this morning with the temps just above freezing!
We liked the Rhino awning after getting to see it set up. The added accessories and talking with Tony who is running the North American Division convinced us to buy the Sunseeker ll awning at a good show price. Should have taken a picture of us bringing it back in my wife's Corolla.
Just the right size to go on the trailer I built. Now I have to build an extendable mount for it. It never ends!