My husband and I loved our campervan rental! The large van was easy to drive yet roomy enough to sleep comfortably in. We liked the freedom it gave us to drive around decide where to stay each night and the savings on a hotel room, but we also really liked that it was more comfortable than camping. When it rained all night I was very glad to be warm and dry in our campervan bed.
This was such a great way to go "camping" in the redwoods. We got all the benefits of being outdoors - using the campfire stove and the chairs to cook dinner and make smores by the fire - but still had a level of comfort we wouldn't have in a tent.