Been in this game for 20 yrs now and like many have been through the usual progression from tents when much younger to popups, a hybrid, couple of travel trailers. We did a LOT of travel camping when our boys were youngsters, here in Ontario and many US eastern states, then out to Yellowstone, RMNP, The Badlands, and countless places in between - hundreds of nights, tens of thousands of miles towing - great times to be sure! However, they're now adults, have their own lives, so a few years ago we sold our triple bunk bed family travel trailer and eventually settled on a 19' couple's travel trailer which was perfect for 2 adults, had everything we needed in terms of amenities but at just 22'6" was much easier to tow, park, and store. Perfect - what else could one want? Well actually, more time to camp! As time has gone on we've found ourselves actually camping less & less as my wife since her last promotion to management just can't take off work anytime as she used to and 'though I'm retired I don't particularly enjoy the alternative of camping solo. We now most often manage to only get out perhaps a weekend a month and mostly when friends or relatives are also camping, which we particularly enjoy. At our age we're also now both much more interested in doing more international travel, which obviously also impacts time available to camp. Thus arose the question - why are we continuing to support such a costly investment in a travel trailer that mostly sits on the driveway depreciating in value as every month goes by yet still costs us a minimum of $1000 yr in basic costs like insurance and winter storage, not to mention the inevitable maintenance costs, whether we even use the trailer or not? Looking back over these last 20 yrs the popups we owned cost us little to nothing - minimal investment to buy in cash so no need for a loan, minimal depreciation, minimal maintenance costs, no need for insurance, easy to park on my driveway year 'round or even in my workshop, far better fuel mileage when towing, no need for WD/sway control - the list goes on - yet a quantum leap up in comfort & convenience from camping in a tent. Certainly I wouldn't argue for a second that popup camping does have some drawbacks and for those camping much more frequently are certainly issues worth considering. However, for us, for perhaps 6 trips each season, maybe 12 nights camping if we're lucky, our overall costs of sticking with a travel trailer increasingly began to make less & less sense so we recently made the difficult decision to sell it and instantly rid ourselves entirely of the commitment in time, energy, and $$$$$ required to own any full height recreational vehicle. The timing however was inconvenient in that we were already committed to camp shortly thereafter with my nephew & family so we did it in a tent, quickly reminding us of all the disadvantages of tent camping, and led to the easy decision to invest a relatively minimal amount $$$$ in a used but well maintained popup that will allow us to still camp with friends on occasion but without all the hassle involved in trying to do the same with a tent. Looking forward to it!