Thanks everyone for all the responses. As for what we plan to do with it, it will be mixed use. I am an eagle scout that has taken a 15 year hiatus from camping. I used to tent camp once a month so I don't necessarily "need" everything, but Steve hit a very valid point. It's what SHE wants.
We like to hike and bike. We will use it for weekend outings to Northern New England, park it and use it as a base camp for day hikes. I enjoy XC mountain biking and my wife is starting to learn so we will be making trips to some of the resort areas too...and I hope in the future when her skills improve that we can travel the country and try new places to bike and hike. So there will be times that we are off the grid.
We also like auto racing and plan to use it for one of the NASCAR races at NHMS and maybe catch a race down south. I meet a group of friends every year at Limerock Park. We've always grabbed a hotel but I'd rather stay on site. I have family spread out over the east coast so we will likely make trips between NH and FL. There will be times (probably less often) that we have full hookups.
So as of right now the furnace and A/C are on the "yes" list. I'd rather have them and not use them than be stuck without. I see this as a long term investment so I don't want to end up wanting a new trailer because I didn't think I'd need A/C. We are ordering the floor plan with the front bathroom. I'm 6'3" so any extra space in that department will be helpful and I can barely stand in the side bathroom. Not sure about the microwave
. We do eat a lot of frozen meals at home but if we didn't have one it would force us to actually cook...and that's not a bad thing. The larger fridge
sounds like a good idea too and would come in handy on longer trips.
As for the awning, I was going to say yes. I see lots of photos where people are using them. There must be plenty of times where wind isn't an issue.
I was also going to say yes to the rear hitch. However that's not the first time this week I've read something about the bikes causing sway. I can put them in the bed of the truck instead. Anyone use the hitch for anything else, perhaps one of those platforms to store coolers and supplies? If not, I might as well scratch that option.
So anyway, if there was an option you said no to, then regretted it. I'd love to know! I don't mind a little extra weight
if it will ensure we are happy with the TT in the long run.