We are a family of 4 stationed in eastern Carolina. We enjoy camping and do so about 4+ times a year as a family. Our son is in Cub Scouts so we do some additional camping with the pack. I have looked at this website on/off for a few years now and finally decided to join as we are planning on doing our first trip with a "popup" to the Chimney Rock, NC area in October. We recently purchased a new vehicle capable of towing 3500 lbs as our previous vehicle was unable to. We have the opportunity to rent an older Aliner Scout pretty cheap from the base. Albeit the unit is pretty used and is basic on features (only has A/C). At this time we are not in the market to purchase as we can rent from the base, but renting this unit would give us an idea if we like the A-frame or if we should look at traditional popups in the future. After having looked at the Aliner and Rockwood A-frames, I really liked the ease of setup. We are not as concerned with the "limited" space in the A-frames because if it were to rain we would be stuck in our tent anyways. At least the A-frame would allow us to cook and sit at a dinette. But I can see why some would prefer the additional space that the popups would offer.