You may be wondering why this title,..."Still on the fence". While I STILL like/prefer the idea of renting a slip on one particular lake vs. having to buy a trailer,and tow the pontoon,....the other side of me says I'd like to travel to other lakes as well,and not just be on one particular lake. I think of three nearby lakes right now,....J.E Roush Lake in Huntington,IN.,....Salamonie Lake just south of Andrews,IN.,...and Misssissinewa Lake south of Peru,IN. I WOULD like the idea of having the pontoon at home so I can keep an eye on things,and not have to be worried about theft. Then there's having to trade the Escape in for a truck suitable to tow the pontoon if I choose to tow. But there's the idea of having the pontoon already in the water at a slip,and just drive to the lake,board the boat,and go. Just so many options. With me being single,....never married,....launching a pontoon by myself might be a challenge operating as a "one man band". In a previous thread,...someone mentioned that you would use the pontoon more often if it's already on the water,and renting a slip,.....the VERY WELL could be true in my case. It's just trying to decide which would be the most cost effective way to go. Lake Wawasee in Syracuse is only about an hour and twenty minute drive from Bluffton,...depending on traffic! Barbee Lake chain in North Webster is about an hour drive. SO MANY choices to make here!