I do not know when that moment of sighting and realization happened to me, but I mostly blame it on Brian Burkhart's History of Airstreams book.
"Driving back from a canyon outing in Utah and spying a tiny, shiny AS dry-camping in the cottonwood shade beneath a towering red-rock escarpment sealed the deal."
We toured Oregon in 06' and it was amazing. Great campgrounds, the coast was spectacular. It was difficult to leave and start driving back east, but we did manage to stop at the Redwoods, Glacier, Watertown CN, Yellowstone, and the Badlands to break up the trip.
Enjoy your new comforts while out and about. Everytime it rains the memories of tent camping will return while you are dry and warm!