I was a life long tent camper until 2020. My husband and I found a Subaru Legacy to have plenty of room for a 6 man tent (perfect for car camping), a super insulated cooler and all the toys we wanted (usually road bikes in addition to hiking gear). Occasionally an inflatable kayak. Now that I am a singleton and more than 70, I have treated myself to a Sprinter van along with a custom build into an adventure style van. And got it home just in time for all the Covid shutdowns in 2020.  I finally am getting to use it for some multi week long camping trips. I use the van as a giant, super comfortable  steel tent. I set up my camp stove, portable water jug, chairs etc outside, using the van primarily to sleep, hang out if it is raining (YEAH!!) and store a few extra toys.