Yesterday, after a couple years of looking, hoping, planning, and dreaming, my wife and I bought an van to convert to a four season camper. Our platform of choice is a Ford Transit AWD, 148" HR. The one we purchased was used, private party, but had less than a thousand miles on the clock. Previous owner already installed flares in the sides, a roof rack, tires, and some sound deadening. Other than that, it's a blank slate for us to start building.
I'm an electrical engineer by trade, grew up helping my dad build wooden boats, and generally enjoy all the pending aspects of a massive project like this. Wife and I are skiers, backpackers, runners, mountaineers, paddleboarders, and we both love long road trips and probably walks on the beach.
Planning on a build that's 4-season capable, able to support all of our various hobbies and travels, comfortable for longer trips, self-sufficient, durable, and reliable.
That said...Meet Denali.