Do you have any pictures of the first setup?I’ve run 3 different configurations on my JKU Gobi.
1). 2 Tepui Ayers - one opened forward one backwards, front one was not ideal.
2) 1 Tepui Ayer - opened off the back. This was awesome but family grew.
3) 1 Tepui Kukenam - opened off the back. This was the best overall setup.
Then the family grew again, now I’m in a CVT Denali on a trailer. That is nice in different ways and a different discussion.
What size of family? Had a generic soft rtt and now a ursa minor, really depends on what's important to you as the JKU is pretty adaptable.
Personally I like the ease of a hard shell as it makes life easier when taking it down (especially in the rain...)