cool plans. we are getting a 13 foot scamp
for basicly the same purpose when we retire in a little over a year.
we have been camping in a tear drop for a couple years so have a good idea on what we need to be comfortable.
you may prefer 16 or 17 foot, or even bigger. you might want to look around and rent something for a weekend to test things out.
'when you travel you might want to consider being a "camp host".
many state and national camp ground use them. basicly you great campers, help them locate their site, check over the campgrounds every day to see if theres any problems, answer questions about local things to do and see. no cleaning or repairs or maint. work. you volunteer about 30 hours a week and get a free camping site. makes visiting friends and family for a month or two pretty affordable when you don't have to pay park fee's.