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High roof transit seems like it will be the ideal shell for me and my business. I need a high roof with plenty of windows to use as my mobile office/ work van, but it also will be used as a basic traveling van for short 3-5 day mini-vacations. I will be putting in a VERY basic living floorplan, as I have seen alot of B motorhomes that seem to just have too much "stuff". The new sprinter is also perfect shell also, but service availability is a crap shoot for my situation.
 

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You hit the nail on the head, and that is the same reason I'm looking at the same model (the 22 footer, high roof) for my needs as well.

What I plan to do is have one upfitted through Sportsmobile with a Danhard air conditioning unit. This way, there isn't the large unit on the roof which lowers the height of the rig, and I could use a roof rack on top for additional storage (RotoPax containers come to mind for long boondocking trips.)
 

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From what I can tell, there are going to be multiple cool factory options available as far as windows that open on the sides of the van. I look forward to seeing a transit with those windows installed. Being somewhat of a minimalist, I am going to try to initially hold off on the roof air conditioning. Just the extra noise, the need to close up the inside, and the fact that I am in northern Illinois makes me hope it can be something to do without. I will be insulating walls and floors, and also will be making screens for passenger side sliding door. Plus the max air ceiling vent/fan is pretty capable of moving air. I do have a local RV dealer that I am hoping will help with my shorepower install, ceiling vent, and 12 volt inverter setup. I have spent alot of time on the Sportsmobile website also....just seems they are touting full feature set-ups, rather than a more simple design.
 

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I couldn't agree more on what seems to be Conversion builders trying to see how much stuff you can cram into a van so the end product is claustrophobic and impossible to turn around in. Still can't see the need for full-height cabinets or that silly, full bath right in the middle of the floor plan. We plan to push the bath all the way to the rear and make a wet/utility/toilet area that can be sectioned off for efficiency of heating/cooling/exhaust.
 

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I couldn't agree more on what seems to be Conversion builders trying to see how much stuff you can cram into a van...Still can't see the need for full-height cabinets or...
Greetings,
Yea i know this is an older thread...but i'm a new guy on the block catching up on good reading ;)

My wife and i have a DIY conversion that we designed a bath _closet_ that can be seen with a detailed write up at our build thread. If you follow _this link_ and scroll down about half way you will come across some pictures. Basically it is a shoulder height closet that is about 18" deep on the floor and ~30" wide on the wall. It houses our potty, shower, and personal hygiene items. when not in use it is simply another couple of doors on a wall not taking up valuable space in the van.

Here are two shots (and what to look for on the page i linked to for the write up)...one closed


and the other open (in shower mode)...


Thom
 
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