New member here; I'll combine an introduction with a question.
We're a family of four, two parents and two kids, boy and girl ages 14 and 10. We're currently camping using a Honda Odyssey pulling a pop-up tent trailer. Our trailer is basically just a big tent on an aluminum box, with no appliances other than lights and a sink. Before we had kids, we owned a '97 Volkswagen/Winnebago EuroVan Camper for ten years, spending around 200 nights in it, so we're quite familiar with van camping.
We're tired of pulling a trailer, and tired of the associated setup/takedown, and we'd also like a bathroom.
- Sleep 4.
- At least four belted seating positions, preferably more.
- Not much longer than 19' (parking situation at home is limited)
- Reasonable sink, stove, refrigerator.
- Furnace and air conditioning at the campsite would be nice, but not quite essential.
Sleeping four with a bathroom may be a challenge, I know. The Winnebago Solis seems to match our requirements, with its beds in the pop-up roof as well as below, similar to what our old Volkswagen had. The side-by-side passenger seats just behind the driver's seat in the Solis look a bit close to one another for siblings, but we'd probably get the rear sofa bed option, giving us a total of 7 seating positions, and room for the kids to get away from each other.
We're also looking at getting a custom conversion from Sportsmobile, so we can tweak the appliances and cabinetry exactly to our liking.
Are there other options we should be considering?
Thanks in advance, and enjoy the chance to spend someone else's money!