Lots of good advice given so far. I'll try to add some personal experience without duplicating what's been said so far. My wife and I and now kids have gone from tents to pop-ups to travel trailers and now back to tents. We've gone full circle. Owned Jayco, Starcraft and Wilderness (fleetwood) campers. All that was said about the pop-ups being easy to pull, set-up, and maintain are mostly true. What hasn't been said is that it can be a bit of a pain to set-up/break-down when it's blistering hot or pouring rain (just like tent camping). Picture yourself Sunday morning after a great weekend and it's pouring rain outside and not letting up. Well, someone has to start breaking down the campsite and camper parts. That someone is you. Your wife and kids watch from the truck as you slosh through the process. Which on a decent day is no problem but now the family is cranky and wants to go home and you're still tromping around in the mud. Once home you have to re-set up the camper to let it dry out or you will get some nasty mold residue. I've personally done that more times then I can remember so I'm not trying to say it's all bad. It's just part of the deal with pop-ups. Personally, If I had $5,000 I'd be looking at a small, used tag-a-long with a single slide bed. Or a used Hi-Lo. All you deal with is water, electric, and vehicle hook-up. All your gear easily stores inside the camper (no muddy, wet gear in the truck) Family can wait in the camper during inclimate weather and no re-setting up if put up wet. Not trying to talk you out of a pop-up. We loved ours (owned two) and had so many good times. But the same can be said for most of our trips be it tent, pop-up or pull-behind. If you go pop-up, get the potty even if it's just a porta-potty. The potty isn't for you. It's for your wife and kids to pee at night so they don't have to make the walk to the bathhouse. We had a no stinky rule for the porta-potty because guess who has to clean out the crapper? Yes, you do. Pee, not so bad. Poop, not all that fun. Obviously, you just pee outside the camper. Best of luck with your purchase. No matter what you get, spending quality time camping with your family is one of the better things in life.