Tom Papa - I think it's great that you are doing this for yourself and the kids! I agree wholeheartedly about camping in the driveway if you have room - (and a 30-amp (or whatever amp you need) electrical connection). We set up our Camp, awning out, everything., and I have even made a firepit for evenings to have friends over and s'mores. And the kids can have sleepover's in it too which even funner for them! We went out just for a weekend at first, and also took it on day trips - having a fridge and bathroom is fantastic! If you rent one with an outside shower, it's great for going to the beach! ENJOY! We also search for campgrounds via the internet, and they have the big books of campgrounds that we use.
Landcruisers for life
2 adults, 2 kids (tweens) and 2 dogs
2004 Fltwd Southwind 32V from 2000 Tioga 26F