I feel you on the tent camping not being as much fun as it used to be.We have enjoyed camping over the years. Started out with a tent. Still have some camping accessories laying around. Gas cook stove, gas lanterns, sleeping bags, cot, mats, air mattresses and a two man tent that is seldom used. At our age, tent camping isn't much fun. I don't mind it for a few days but my wife says "absolutely not".
In the 70s, we had a 13' Hi-Lo camper that I towed to Pa. for deer hunting.
2 years ago, we took a 22 day trip to Idaho and back in our 2010 18' R-Pod. That was a good trip. We are planning a trip for this May & June to the Grand Canyon and back. Should be another good trip. We stay at KOAs most of the time. Here is a link to the R-Pod.
Camping is great fun. If you haven't tried if, you should (IMO).
Back when my son was a teenager, I was an assistant Boy Scout Leader. That involved several camping trips and was great fun. Even the Klondike Dirby where the temps were below freezing and we had 3" of snow on the ground. That was before hand warmers and a source of heat wasn't allowed in the tents. Fun was had by all.
I do all the carrying for that exact reason. Camping for me needs to be semi close to our Vehicle as I will be lugging it around.I love it the primitive way. If I can't carry it I don't need it or want it. I've been doing it that way for my whole adult life. The wife quit going about 23 years ago. She didn't like feeling like a pack mule. Ironically some of her favorite memories of our young life together are times when we humped up hills till we dropped.