Hello and Welcome
every rv/ trailer is a pile pf compromises- with your popup, you can leave camp for ice cream and camp is still set up when you get back.
I love our van.
see as many models as you can, each will show you something great, and/or some feature you don't need or hate.
concentrate on the bed, if the bed is a tetris of cushions and a mechanized sofa, you may not have as great a sleep
the youtube videos from dealerships can be really useful- watch how easily ( or not!) they are able to move around the cabin
the prime factors in our choice were:
bed: we are too tall for sideways sleepers, and a middle of the night climbover to use the can isn't fun- so, fore and aft sleepers ( no sofa beds)
van: gas chev. cheaper, can be worked on anywhere, by anyone with parts from napa. shares many systems with my pick up, I do the small stuff. If you use a dealer for everything then gas/diesel pretty much same for you
2 seats: extra seating means lost storage space or overhanging cabinetry everywhere
in the end we bought an 8 year old van which cost less than 1/2 our budget.
happy hunting !
2006 Pleasure Way Lexor TD on a Chev 3500
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