We would prefer to avoid the rain. Who wouldn’t? But if you camp, you will eventually have rain.
For us, rain is one of several issues that led us to choose a van. When it is raining, we have an awning and sides to keep us dry. If it’s really bad, we just get in our van. If it’s been bad for days, you will find us in a hotel.
Linda and Peter from Edmonton chose a different route. A massive, huge, gigantic tarp covers their large tent, provides a dry kitchen and living area, and allows dry access to their van.
As you can see that is one big tarp.