We booked 6 nights at Anastasia State Park (June 29-July 5) and we were looking forward to spending the holiday in St. Augustine. The stock mattress in our pup was awful, and putting air mattresses under it was only marginally better. So, we broke down and purchased a Lucid 5" mattress from Walmart. On Saturday 6/24 I cut the mattress to size and stitched the cover closed. We pulled the pup out of the garage, excited to be putting the new mattress in the camper, leveled the camper, unmatched the roof, and began to crank. About 2 inches up we hear a POP and then the crank turned easily -- but the ratchet wasn't clicking. A metal cylinder came out from where we were cranking. With great sadness, we pushed our wounded pup back in to the garage. Fortunately, we love each other, so there was no yelling.. After searching the internet we found that our Drive Hub Extension had broken. We were happy to find the part and videos on how to fix it, but there was to way we could fix the pup before our trip. We decided not to camp. Sunday, 6/25, we thought about how disappointed our kids would be NOT camping for the holiday, and we decided we'd TENT CAMP. I put this in caps because it was tent camping that led us to buy the pup (hot humid weather and biting yellow flies). We're not crazy; we changed our plan to camp only 3 nights (6/29-7/2), and come back early to recover. OUR TRIP- We learned that the pup holds a lot of gear. Our minivan was stuffed for this trip. WE LOVE OUR PUP! Setting up the tent was actually faster than setting up the pup. BUT, hauling gear into the tent takes longer. Blowing up 3 air mattresses took some time (but is lighter than dragging in the cots). Sleeping on the ground bites. We DID bring our potty, so we were happy with that. Fans can cool, but do NOTHING to reduce the humidity. WE LOVE OUR PUP! We love the beds, we love the AC, we love the refrigerator, we love the dinette, we love the simplicity of one electrical cord, we love not being on the ground when it is raining, we love the awing. WE MISS OUR PUP. Rain was forecast for every day, and it rained every day -- at some point. But the trip was not a total wash out. We explored St. Augustine, ate great food, met interesting people, and went on an exciting sailing trip. We also learned that WE LOVE OUR PUP. The kids commented that they don't mind cranking or the care that we must take to fold the canvas, and they miss the pup too.. Our goal is to fix the pup by the end of the summer (we have no other summer trips planned). We'll also clean and grease the whiffle tree. I've attached a picture of our tent -- the solar blankets worked like Gizmos for the tent (but we didn't put them on until the second morning). We'll update when we finally fix the pup! Enjoy your holiday!