For us it wasn't a tent. It was when we decided to go for a snow trip in our popup TC. It's a great rig, but built for 2. One bed, one dinette, and the dog takes up exactly half of the floor. Four people and a dog can live out of it just fine and it really does go anywhere but you don't want to hang out in it. So it turns out the sun goes down really early in the winter. You can get tired of your family really fast when you can't not touch them.