Originally Posted by SteveJ
One of the problems, you can have equipment stink in your cabin, and another, is the lack of permanent space devoted to living. You would have to remove whatever you're hauling to sleep...
On the Winnebago Revel you do need to remove gear before sleeping, particularly taller items such as bikes, because the bed must be lowered all the way to obtain full sleeping length from the side flare-outs. That was our biggest disappointment when we first saw the Revel.
However the Safari Condo XL Flex uses a lengthwise bed that retains full sleeping size at any height. One of the forum members has posted a photo of their XL Flex with four bikes and a variety of watersports and outdoor gear stowed underneath the raised bed, which can be left permanently made up for sleeping.
I haven't found most human-powered outdoor gear to be very smelly inside our van. But motorcycles or gasoline driven scooters would certainly be another matter. Stowing mountain bikes after riding cow trails would probably deserve a spray down first also!