Its a chicken or egg thing. do you use it the way you do because that's how you cope or do you use it to live in! Theres no correct answer. Plus I can see why people don't cook in there, I can see why people might not have a sink, a fridge or even a bed. But then you've got to weigh up whether you just want a bay or whether you want a camper. years of camping with four of us in the van in places with unpredictable weather resulted in what I have now. I stripped it back to bare minimum a couple of years ago taking an awning and all the necessary camping gear. what a bleedin palarva and I ended up going back to a more traditional approach with a cooker, fridge, sink, water storage and for emergency use (only) a portable toilet. It takes up far less room than carrying all that stuff about just loosely in the back! and after all its actually a camper. It really is each the their own. I wouldn't, not , have a poptop and although I will use an awning if its needed id rather not! As for modern buses the attraction grows for me having renewed my love of the lakes but being nowhere near it and not having enough leisure time to travel and enjoy it whilst there im more and more tempted to buy something that will get me there quicker, in more comfort that the mrs can pilot as well.