Phoenix here, needed custom build to fit my service body.
You'll understand it more when you are in rainy weather/location for a couple of days. Being inside the camper warm and dry while it's wet outside and you can see makes if more pleasant.
It is. The problem I have is that living on the East Coast, it isn't practical to visit all the different manufacturers, so it's really hard to see the nuances of each brand and the differences between.Some campers are more geared for just sleeping and it doesn't matter much how great the windows are because all you need is airflow. (They are probably lighter and lower profile.) Others are designed for spending a little bit more time in comfortably and a lot of windows adds to that. These differences are all worth noting if you're shopping for a camper. They are all compromises; you just have to pick the one that works best for you. I assume that's the point of this thread.
Thats why I remove a tire on the trailer in camp. Better yet have a removable hitch.We tried a pop up trailer rental, but found it limited our ability to go “everywhere”. Of course my neighbor then told us a horrible tale of his “friend” who left their trailer at the campsite while they went exploring only to come back and find it gone. Then they got home and found their house empty. You see they left their house keys in the trailer. Anyway, no trailer for us.
We then rented an fmc and it was fine, but felt very top heavy and I worried as above that it was somewhat fragile off-road. Now that I have had a chance to see others up close, I think our rental had been abused. Anyway, for us we have now decided to go with a van top pop of our own design. Mainly, because I like building things and I've convinced the wife it is the only way to get everything we want. My point is and to answer your question, we tried a bunch of different configurations without committing in order to truly discover what we needed/wanted.