Hey everyone, I am in the market for a raft this season, and thought I would post a thread to get some input... I have been looking into NRS rafts pretty heavily lately, and was wanting to know if anyone has had any experience with both the Otter and Expedition series rafts. My first question is: Otter or Expedition??? I understand that the E-series boats have a 10-year warranty over the 5-year of the Otter boats, as well as a more solid bottom coating that protects them from abuse. Are they really worth the extra 1k thought? I am quite anal, and take great care of my equipment, but do the Otter boats wear out substantially quicker than the expedition boats? Second question is: 140 or 142??? I am pretty set on getting a 14' raft, but now am debating on whether I want the 142 (6'6" wide) or the 140 (7') wide. I know on a raft the extra 6 inches is quite a bit for being able to haul more gear, but does it also reduce my maneuverability? For the most part I will be doing single day trips on the bonier rivers in Montana where I can't fit the drift boat, but I do want to have the ability to venture on multiple day trips, (the Smith, the Salmon, etc...) Also, I would need a trailer to go along with the raft... Do you guys recommend getting a 7' x 12' trailer or could I get away with a smaller 6' x 10' trailer? I'm out of Bozeman, so if you guys know of any reasonably priced trailers in the area, would you mind letting me know? I have heard of a couple over by Missoula, but the seem a little pricey, but they are pretty solidly built rafts. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys for your time! Cheers, Donny Z.