Welcome, I'm in Minn also! Yes, also we've done the tent, and pop up camping. I built my teardrop, has minimal compared to most others. But it's very functional. Weighs 1000lbs, has 12volt lighting supplied by a desk top computer power supply. It works great, hook to my Nissan pickup, and away we go. Back into a spot, quick level, crack a beer while I light the fire. No fuss what so ever. Can't be that quick with a pop up, tent, or hardside! Goodluck!