We go in luxury I must say. Last November we spent $28,000 on a brand new AVan Ray - yes my heart is still skipping a beat. But, we planned to take 12 months off to travel round Australia so it was going to be our house. Unfortunately, we have to hold those plans at the moment as my wonderful father in law has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
We still do smaller trips, but do go in style with a set of bunks at the front for my children, and a double bed for us - AND NO CANVAS!!!
The tent however, has still, and will not be thrown out.
Australia will see us sometime as we are now taking each day as it comes.
Gotta keep our chins up though.
Be happy - take the family camping.