Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:21 PM
I have used both the caravan and Dragon Killer Cart reloaded (without all the extra crafted stuff, it gets a little over the top) in conjunction with Frostfall. It depends on the type of character I'm playing. A confidence man, shady peddler type the caravan is great for, or a mage. More "rugged" types use the more basic looking dragon killer cart.
I don't try to take it off-road. It does make a nice "striking out" point though. Park beside the road, leave the dog/a companion to "guard" the camp for immersion purposes (they often get in the way in combat anyways), restock from your food stores on the cart, and then head out with your tent.
Besides, you still need your tent to get the shelter/warming bonus for Frostfall, gypsy cart beds don't provide it. Companions, if allowed to idle, can still use them though of course.