This is taken from the queen bed in our camper, a 25' travel trailer. Compared to a tent or pop-up camper it's pretty lavish; compared to some of the fifth wheels and Class A's it's barely a step above sleeping on a rock. It's enough for us, though - you can see the bunk beds to the right where TheBoy and Baby Girl G. sleep and the facilities. Sure beats unzipping a tent at 3 AM when nature calls.
Life is all about compromises. The Mrs. isn't into tent camping, she just isn't. She tried - she came on several tenting trips before the kids came along, but it's just not her thing. We started out with a popup, and while that's a decent step above a tent, it's really the worst of both worlds - you still have to worry about the weather, but you can't just throw everything in the back of your car and go when you feel like it.
We found that the hassle of using a popup camper - there's very little actual storage inside the camper itself that's not take up with camper stuff - meant we didn't take it very often, so we tool the step up to the travel trailer. The Dodge Earthf**ker is more than enough to tow it even fully loaded, and it's small enough that I didn't need to go back to school for my CDL to learn how to tow it (although it wouldn't hurt...).
For weekend trips the trailer is a little overkill - it's somewhat of a procedure to get it ready to travel - but for a week or longer it's great. There's enough space inside so that if we have bad weather we can survive without having to search for a mall nearby, and the kids are old enough that their electronic devices mean they're not automatically at each other's throats.
It also doesn't hurt that we have a *great* site this year and weather to match!
That is all.
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