I'm opening up here to the greater knowledge of this community; thus far you have been a great source of unselfish wisdom, encouragement, and laughs.
Here's the deal. In a nutshell, my health has gotten pretty bad. Not cough-cough bad, heart attack & bad joints bad. Among a few other things.
But my spirit of adventure is alive and well.
My wife and I love to travel (with the dog now too) and have done extensive touring by motorcycle. From northern Canada to Brazil/Argentina/Paraguay, we just love to experience things.
I had to get rid of the bike and I bought a Jeep to stay connected to the outdoors. We enjoy camping and want to get out as often as possible. But the body is protesting; the camp set-ups and tear-downs are too much for me.
So I've been mulling over the benefits and downsides of outfitting the Jeep as a stand-alone adventure vehicle vs a trailer with rtt.
The single vehicle approach appeals to me. More mobile, tighter, tent is higher (bears), faster.
But the trailer is always ready to go -- I don't have to lift the tent on and off a cage.
The trailer seems to make the most sense and I've been bouncing the idea for 4 months now. I need to see this from the eyes of you more-seasoned vets.