I traded mine in because of campground noise and set up. Those were the only reasons. I used the solar blankets and reflectix in the bunkends and never had an issue with condensation. No leak issues the two years I had it.
The Starcraft/Jayco was a very nice trailer. I mostly wanted something to set up/take down faster. Occasionally noise was an issue. That alone would not have driven a trade. I like being able to back in, level it, chock it and be done.
That's why I traded it. I still wouldn't have traded it if I were pulling it any substantial distance. I park mine outside my favorite campground where I keep my boat and rarely go anywhere else.
The bottom line is the trade off in ease of set up versus ease of towing. You know what's the most important to you.
It may depend on the awning as to whether it can take a rain storm. The electric awnings on the Jaycos and Starcrafts have an automatic dumping feature. One awning arm is spring loaded so that when enough weight is on the awning it pulls back towards the trailer creating a funnel which dumps the water off the side of the awning.
Mine worked quite well.
Thanks for the replies so far. I don't remember which model; tandem axle and it looks to be about 19ft. or so.
Hitch weight is 475 lbs. (actual, (I weighed it with tongue scale) and that figure is with battery & LP and some gear but no water. That last item worries me a bit as I think his water tank is forward of the axles.
The Liberty hitch receiver is rated at 500 lbs. His initial tow yesterday was o.k. but that trailer is only going to gain weight.
Is that rating hitch weight rating with or without WDH? My Grand Cherokee is rated for 700 lbs. hitch wieght, but only with a WDH. It's only rated for about 400 lbs. without the WDH. I wouldn't even consider towing a 19' travel trailer without WDH on my Cherokee which is substantially beefier that the Liberty.