Hi there - We're getting ready to upgrade from our 1975 pop-up to a full-sized travel trailer. (We purchased the pop-up as a way for DH to get used to the idea of camping before we invested in a big purchase). We're trying to decide if it's worth it to get a slide-out or not. We're looking at a Jayco, with the queen bedroom in the front and bunks in the back for our 2 kiddos (DD 5, DS 18mos). It seems like the slide out not only adds quite a bit to the cost, but also the weight (which I assume adds to the fuel costs of hauling it). . We're trying to determine if we're going to regret not getting a slide-out. We've been in both at the rv sales center, and the slide-out sure is nice, I'm just not sure it's worth it for the amount of time you actually spend inside the camper. Experiences on both sides welcome!!