My first attempt at a poll.
When I met DH and his gang of 3 kids, we bonded by going out into local deserts tent camping. Usually without any assorted pets.
When the kids drifted off to jobs/schools, our camping focus changed: became an escape from intense jobs. Packed up DH, steaks, wine and my walking buddy (a huge, loyal rottweiler) into old Class-C and drove like madmen to a State/Federal park for 5-10 days of boondocking.
Traveling with a large, hairy beast (the dog), took on interesting twists/challenges. Looking back, I sure enjoyed her perspective of the whole adventure. I miss her.
Now that we've cut the cord (sold the house), and live, travel (and sometimes camp) fulltime in the RV, the focus has changed again. Slower pace, research mode: generally seek out hook-ups for ease in powering TV, computer, refrigerator and such. And no pets.
We seem to be in the minority...just curious. Thanks for playing along with my poll!