I plan on going to New Mexico in January. Me, my wife, both in mid 20s and two daughters, 3yrs and 9 months. I have absolutely ZERO experience in rving but think it would be interesting. We plan on staying atleast one week, several days in Carlsbad and several days in Ruidoso. The cost wouldn't be much difference either way (hotels or rent rv). I would have to buy a brake controller for my Expedition which is $130, (hitch and 7 pin harness already installed). I'd like to try it out to see if rving is something we might be interested in, in the future. We live in SETX and have taken a few trips to SA and Dallas but just stayed in hotels. We want to do some sight seeing but would have to disconnect trailer. Is this a time consuming thing to do? What about hooking up all connections at the RV park? Hard? Time consuming? What about cleaning tanks when done? We would always be at a RV park with connections if we went the RV route. I just dont want to have a ruined trip due to my lack of knowledge on how to do this stuff. If I can get some of your views on the benefit of taking travel trailer over hotel, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.