Very good reply, anyone with a truck should expect it to be used in so many different ways and is the primary reasonSounds to me like you're trying to justify your style of overlanding equipment over another which is NOT what this forum is all about. There is no superior vehicle platform or superior style of sleeping arrangement. The only one that matters is the one that works for your specific needs and budget until either of those change.
Wanting to understand why some folks do what they do is cool but how you phrase your questions and responses makes a big difference in how the membership reacts to a post. That's why so many of us come here. To avoid snarky responses and feel welcomed no matter what kind of rig we drive or how we mod it.
Some of us like the versatility of a rack and tent that can be disassembled as needed for the occasion.
Some examples of how I use my truck. Some of which can be done with a cap and some can't or would be very difficult. And keep in mind, I like caps and may have one someday. They offer lots of other advantages I like.
Oops, I need to haul hay today? Shoot I wasn't prepared but I can do it.
Haul these office desks to the dump? Ok.
Herbicide spray day. So glad I don't have a bed rug or sleeping platform to soak up this water or potential herbicide leaks.
What do you mean we need to use my truck to haul the kids bikes to the bike park for his birthday party?
Shoot, those bikes don't fit under the rack. I'll just unbolt this 70lb rack real quick (4 bolts) and make room.
to buy it in the first place. I may be the only one in OB who bought a rig specifically for OB activities and nothing else.