I grew up in Southern California and started tent camping on a motorcycle trip I made with a friend in 1976, I did NOT like sleeping on the ground. I got a Honda 1000 Gold Wing in 1978 and also found the "Time Out" fold out tent trailer made for motorcycle towing. It slept 2, and off the ground, I had a lot of years and miles with that setup. Moved up to the 4 sleeper model Time Out after wife and kids started going along on family trips together, by then wife on her 1500 Gold Wing me on my 1500 with a kid behind on each and with a small cargo trailer and the Time Out in tow behind either bike.
In 1996 wife's father thought we'd like an RV experience more and helped us get a used 24' class C "Roll-A-Long" bunk house. Even though cramped, at least all the kids could go at once! 3 kids meant someone always stayed home with relatives on the motorcycle trips.
Class C was OK, but I didn't like having to always break camp to go anyplace
. The old class C failed smog check and was going to cost too much to repair, more then the RV was worth.
So in the summer 1998 we bought a 24' Terry TT since was lite enough it (supposedly) could be "towed" with a Chevy Astro Van - it WAS NOT SAFE to tow the trailer with that! Lite was not like a lite trailer is now so in the fall we got a 1998 3/4 ton Dodge Diesel Ram truck to tow with and the next summer, in 1999, we traded in the Terry on a 30' Tahoe 5th wheel with a slide, my wife was negative on slideouts until we actually had one! Never NOT had at least one slide since!
We've kept with trailers because I like leaving the trailer at the site and exploring! Wife's father was fulltimer for a few years and let us use his 34' class A for a family reunion trip in 1997, it was nice, but I still like TT better, and I didn't see a difference with towing a trailer or towing a car like he did so I'll always pick trailer.
In June 2009 we bought a 2009 29' Wilderness, then last Oct. we traded that in and got the 2015 33' 28RKX Wildcat Maxx TT as our "retirement trailer", in a few short more years!
So in a nutshell, 39 years of my RV life.