I dont have any experience with the older campers, but our 14 has held up well. We are the second owner and have driven mainly highway but have taken it on forest roads here in NM and CO. Ours is a hard side.Are the newer backpack campers better quality than the older ones? Not going off road with, just wondering if would last?
the only dealbreaker we had was the pop up had to have a north/south bed.it was really hard to find in an 8 foot popup camper up here in canada.