Too many cold, wet nights in the tent are motivating my wife and me to adopt a new approach to family camping. We're simply tired of tent camping and want something more comfortable. There are a lot of options out there and I hope you folks can help us decide.
-Sleeping for 4 and a dog
-Enough room for two adults and 2 kids to hang out in during a rain storm
-Easily storable - I do not have much storage space at all
-Offroad capable (not extreme 4x4 stuff but multi-day backcountry trips)
-Rapid set-up and take-down
-Compact and light weight
I already have a bed set-up for the back of the 4runner, but it only works for two. Plus it is pretty cramped and is only good for sleeping (ie no playing Uno with the kids in a rain storm in the 4runner).
Some options we're considering:
-Backcountry trailer/tent (www.tentrax.com)
-Custom trailer/roof-top tent (technitop, eezi-awn, or howling moon)
-Dual roof-top tents
-Roof-top tent and in-cab bed
Thoughts, ideas, suggestions???
UPDATE: Trip report with the camper trailer we decided to get: http://www.4wdtrips.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3175
Jay - 97 4Runner
St. Paul, Minnesota