We just went over Christmas and it was gorgeous and the weather, while cold, was not bad at all. Yes, we had snow at the campground and had to take the normal precautions for the night time temperatures, but the crowds were manageable. There were more people there than I thought there would be, mostly foreign tourists.
We stayed at the Trailer Village while there but spent some time down in the Sedona and Tucson areas while in AZ.
I have 9 and 15 gal black and gray tanks, and we (2 of us) just went 4 days no problem. Yes, I tend to use the campground facilities when possible, so clean showers is something I look at in the reviews. My shower is so small it's not as comfortable as using the facilities anyway.
Yes, I wish I had more - I also wish I had a little larger trailer. But it's what I have for now so I make the most of it and still have fun.
I definitely feel your pain. Oscar is now exhibiting the old age issues associated with larger dogs getting up and down. We are working on ramp training him to get in and out of the truck. He can still handle the trailer steps ok.
But it really was brought home to me as it's gotten colder. That's when he has always like getting up in bed with me and snuggling. He can't do it. I have to put his front paws up on the bed then do the bum lift/push. Once up there he loves being able to settle in.
Thank goodness we don't have stairs in the house although I think he could handle the stairs ok for now.