My favorite is the SS PCS 3HP...because that's what I have in my shop The other saws are very nice too, and PM and Delta were on my final list of candidates. I went with the SS for reasons that are my own, and the saw has been fantastic.
I would +1 going with 3HP
I’d use drop in half lap boards. (Not sure it’s half lap the way I am thinking. For camping I would value a system I can pull out in pieces and assemble rather than folding and storing a hinged item.
See the first pic in this thread...