So I’m planning on driving my X5 cross country in the USA with my 7 & 9 year old boys this summer. I have running boards on my x5, but at 5 foot tall, I will still have a tough time getting a waterproof cover over a soft top tent by myself, and my boys are too little to help much. We are planning on spending 2.5-3 weeks going each way - southern route in a June and northern route in August. Spending 1 night in some places, 2 nights in other places - so sleeping 15-20 consecutive nights in the tent each way. I’d like to get an easy to use roof top tent that won’t break the bank. The Smittybilt XL looks nice and roomy, and not too expensive, but I worry about closing it solo. I’ve seen some hard top roof tents that are 145cm wide with gas struts but are much pricier. Would that be big enough for 3? Are they easier to close? FWIW, though I’m only 5 foot tall, my kids are tall and skinny (tracking to be 6’3” and 6’1”). So ideally I would like a tent we can all fit into for a few years. I’m an experienced off the beaten path traveler (55 countries and counting), and have slept on the floors of yurts and open top boats and floating villages with pit toilets that open into a river, but I’m not much of a car camper or hiker. Pre-kids, I would just carry a tiny down sleeping bag and cross my fingers the locals in places without guest houses would take in a solo woman traveler and it usually worked out fine. With kids, it’s a whole new world.... I did travel in South Africa in a rented truck with two flat lion-proof tents on top once upon a time, but that was with several other adults, and by memory, I was too short and too weak to unfold the tent without help. Thanks in advance for any advice.