Let me start out by saying that there is no right or wrong answer.....It's just a difference of what makes things work. So here is where I am coming from.... We made the jump from tent camping to a pup about 12 years ago. I blame it on a neighbor. We were quite happy in a tent actually, but after doing some work on a neighbor's home he insisted we take his pup out for our next holiday. It was during a rainstorm that we discovered the joy of sleeping off the ground, and a place to escape to if the weather turned nasty. But all in all we pretty much spend the majority of our time outdoors. We only really use the pup to sleep in and store our gear. I have never cooked indoors, or even put water in the holding tank to use the sink. We camp in provincial parks so we use the showers and washrooms there and carry our fresh water in jugs. We wash our dishes in a basin outdoors after heating the water on the outdoor stove. We put up an outdoor canopy and eat at the picnic table underneath that canopy. We play cards or games there if it's raining or read a book there as well. It takes pretty severe weather to force us inside the pup to escape. We rarely have an evening without a campfire. We often see other couples arrive to camp and after the pup or trailer is set up you never see them. They stay inside the trailer, watch TV, and some don't even bother with a campfire. I don't get it.....but to each their own. We plan on upgrading to a small travel trailer in the next 5 years so that we can travel and not have the hassle of set-up or wet canvas between stops but even then we will be spending more time outdoors than in....it's why we camp. So what's your style?