Pick-up topper! Seriously...I sold all my other stuff except the topper and one old camp trailer that weighs a ton and a half.
Last time I used a tent it gave up it's water repellent qualities about the same time the biggest rain since Noah's flood hit these parts. The tent floor, however, retained it's water repellency...we had air mattresses floating inside the tent, and little tiny frogs all over the outside trying to keep from drowning in the downpour. I was not a happy camper! I'm like a cat and don't like to get wet!
I started out in a 7'x7' tent momma got with Green stamps (remember those?). Then we progressed to a 10'x12' Nylon tent w/air mattresses, simple, but a pain when it rained or when one of the kids needed to tinkle. Next we went with the Pop up camper, Great in the south, but I froze my butt of at 10,000' in the snow Elk hunting, got rid of it. Next was a fifth wheel, now we were camping, but the wife wanted something with a slide, "so we don't have to walk over you taking a nap!" Presently we just bought a Motor Home and this better work, go to E-bay and type into the search box: 2477951341. If this does'nt work I am going to get a tarp and sleep in the back yard!