Having sold my touring motorcycle two weeks ago, I started hunting in earnest for a reasonably well equipped pop up tent camper. After dealing with Craigslist stupidity and non-responsive sellers, I found a nice unit in Richmond, Indiana at the Camping World store. I tossed a deposit on it and headed south in the Transit Connect.
It's a 2003 Coleman Grand Tour Carmel. Needs a bit of love, but highly rescue-able. A few parts, some cleaning and resealing of the canvas, etc. All normal maintenance items! I'll replace the deep cycle battery, the tires and some small broken bits. The TC needs to be rewired for a 7 pin round plug to use the electric brakes on the trailer.
The camper came with awnings front and rear, a screen room for the front, two stoves (inside and outside), a three way fridge, furnace, a 12v electrical system and 110v shore power. It also has a 10 gallon clean water tank under the floor.
The trip home was via all secondary roads from Richmond. I got ~20 mpg with the TC hauling the camper at 60 mph! 12 hours and 550 miles round trip in one day. I slept well. 😅