canexplain wrote:Does anyone use the conventional soft side pull campers for the Playa. cr****
There are several old, but good threads on this as I recall canexplain. Try searching for popup camper, as that is what they seem to be referred to on eplaya (if that is indeed the same as what your softsided camper is)
I seem to remember mixed reviews, with some people very happy, while others had issues. The whole thing needs to be anchored, but from strong points. I think one concern was guying down the upper tent strucure without compromising its strucural integrity. It has been several years since I read those threads though, so I'm fuzzy on it. One of the best bits of advice around here is to imagine what would happen to your shelter and shade structure if you placed it on the back of a flatbed truck driving down the highway at 60mph. As you already know, there is real potential for very strong sustained winds out there.
Try googling: eplaya popup camper
Good luck, and enjoy the discoveries as your plan evolves!