Transition from popup to hard side
Our Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDS has a full 80" queen and is a bunk house.
The ease of set up/tear down, and the privacy are so worth it. We went from popup to hybrid to TT. I don't regret our upgrades at all. I love our new TT so much. I see keeping it for 10 years or longer. Maybe until we retire in 20 years!!!
Power Jack, power stabs, power slide, power awning... 4 buttons and I'm done!
As for the winterized options, depending on where you live you may be able to run 120V household electric to the unit and run electric space heaters when there is a hard freeze. Here in central Texas there are only 2-3 times a year I have to worry about extended freezing temps. When that happens I just run an electric heater and open all the cabinet doors.
2012 Ford F-150 3.7L V6 -- SOLD
2007 Rockwood 1640 LTD Popup -- SOLD
2004 Bantam 19 HTT -- SOLD
2015 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDS