Since my "Delica" no-go, I am looking at high top cargo van to make into an RV. I want something to live in for 2-3 month periods while I travel, vacation, and generally be useless and semi-retired. Sprinters have been my main focus... another consideration I had was a small shuttle bus or short bus. Beyond the solar stuff, I have almost all of my conversion material already on hand.. and of course, an obligatory thread will follow to show the build as I do it.
It will be just me and 2 under-30 lb dogs. Cooking is a big deal for me, not eating out... as well as bathroom and shower comforts. I am not digging campers because they don't seem like they could make it through an accident. I even considered an ambulance... that would take care of the inverter issue immediately.
The one thing I do know is it has to have a diesel engine, and I am weighing the l5 and the 6 from Mercedes vs big v8 diesels like the 7.3.
Cool, thanks for the links and encouragement. Work begins in earnest on Sunday with valve cover gasket, trans fluid flush and a new door latch. After that I start the conversion. Thread coming soon.
I didn't see your post that your already had the van. Since I am looking to converting a short bus, I stumbled across this site that shows a humongous long bus conversion but it has some good ideas: https://tinyhomebusconversion.wordpress.com/
There seems to be a lot of people with this same idea on the web and the info is very good. Please do post a progress report rom time to time.