I took this tent out for the first time this spring to Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument and I have to say, I'm in love. It gives you the freedom of your high clearance 4x4 but the comfort of having a pop up tent. We drove around on the backroads most days and by the end of the trip we were able to pop her open and ready to be used in under 10 minutes.
The mattress it comes with is quite comfy - if you really want to upgrade, I think adding a 1 inch memory foam would turn this into a moving 5 star hotel. I definitely recommend getting the sheets that Tepui sells for this and getting a down camping blanket. We used sleeping bags for the first trip and folded them up into the tent when we were moving camp. It worked well but I wouldn't recommend leaving your pillows in.
The initial set up is, for a lack of better words, a b!tch. We had 4 guys help get it on top of the car. It then took us about 30 minutes to screw in all the nuts tightly.I think it's easier to set up if you have taller towers on your crossbars but on my standard Subaru Forester rack, we weren't able to use my socket wrench. I have some friends that instead of taking off their tent from the towers when they want to take it off, they take off the whole rack.
If you are interested in making this basecamp investment, have questions about tech specs or installation, give me a ring or shoot me a message: 801-204-4694 or firstname.lastname@example.org