We are living around Europe in our Comanche, now into our third year and second Kampa 390L.
The tent is excellent, and over the past year I think it has become the most popular in the UK and is very popular in Europe.
The 390L gives us space for our summer living room and makes a great entry hall in winter. The 2016 model we first had has three windows while the 2017/18 modifications reduced that to two wider windows. Unfortunately the early version is stronger in gust winds due to its four air bladder design. The newer model can collapse in gusts but always rebounds.
We are at our 91st camp now which I estimate means we have erected the awning about 60 times. The first one lasted about 15 months before we realised it had perished. We were back in the UK and able to replace it at 20 months and by then it was totally kaput!
Apart from its short life it is the best tent available for touring vans!
We also have an annexe which we used as sleeping quarters when our daughter visited us in Sicily, but we now use it as a store room when laying over in Spain for the winter.
Height, the van awning is actually low, so you need an L size. A snag is that the door rubs on the tent roof lightly. On the 2018 version you will need to shift the plastic roller on the van awning by 100 mm. Easy to do.
You also need the packers Kampa suggests to push the air bladers off the van sides by 50 mm. But better than the Kampa Packer is to cut chunks of swimming pool noodles to size.
Erecting the tent takes about 20-30 minutes but about 45 when nail it down neatly(?).
Two people are needed to fit the Tent awning to the van awning, ours being the permant type, but I can drop and pack it myself in about 30 minutes or less.
In conclusion, I’d never buy the metal pole type!
It is 0530 here and raining, I’m just about to drop our awning now! We packed the furniture last night ready to depart.