I forgot to mentionned that my RTT is on a trailer. I have a TJ wrangler, and did not want to go with a roof rack, I drive as much as I can w/o soft top in summer and a roof rack makes that hard to do and also the braking up camp for a quick ride around for a day is not good with me. A trailer allows me to do that and the RTT is lower to the ground, making it easier to open and close, cause I do not have to climb around the jeep.I will pitch in, but for different reason.
I went like pretty much every body from ground to RTT. Never regretted it for vehicule traveling. I love the fact that sleeping bags and pillows would remaine in the RTT. And no matter what, putting a RTT (soft one here) away wet, is still better for me than the same with a ground tent.
What I really love about the soft RTT is the fact that I could sleep even when raining with all windows open and have a 360 degree view. No ground tent or hard shell rtt can do that.
We have now move to a TD with a very nice stargazing window that can open. Even if the window reduce the inclose impression (or even better,mwhen no bugs, to sleep with both doors open) it will never equal the soft RTT with all 4 side wide open and never worry about little rocks on the ground. Yep, a good matress can help, but it is never wide enough to protect your knees.
Btw, even with the TD, I have kept all that foes in my RTT set-up on my off road trailer. and off course I still have my ground tents.
As for kid, I do not camp with kid, only my gf as teens and they do not camp with us any more. But kids are natural climbers, they love tree house and latters, and guess what is a RTT?
I do camp with a 85 lbs dogs, and that one need help up and down. But she just loves the rtt.