I and my mother went to the Southwest Regional RV show in Dallas this weekend and walked through LOTS of RVs. The more I looked, the more I was certain that continuing on my own build is the best thing coming and going. Wow. You'd think paying over $400,000 on a "camper" would at least get you real marble counter tops and nicer sinks. I guess there is a very good reason the Skoolie aficionados refer to RVs as "sticks and staples." I was disappointed that there weren't a few more vendors for the possibility of boondocking, even in an over-priced RV. Nothing on solar systems, nothing on appliances, or add-ons like an awning. If you have an older RV without an awning, wouldn't it be nice to see options for adding one on? There were a few VERY nice campgrounds represented. One snob turned up his nose immediately when I asked whether or not his resort allowed bus conversions. One other said they would if they were inspected and certified by the Corps of Engineers. I hadn't heard they did that, but what the heck. I have a COE office here in Waco and will go ahead and let them look my rig over when I'm done. If a piece of paper from them will let me get into a site that normally wouldn't, it can't hurt. It was a fun trip even if I would never buy an RV.