For me: high tech "hippy Van", I travel in it, unload my stuff into a screened shelter which I cook in,store food,coolers supplies etc. hang out as a "base camp". When the van is unloaded,inflalt air matress and sleep.what are you going to loading up in it?
I was part of the 70's van craze, but not that extreme,
16 yrs old in 1973,total "car" guy so I was around alot of them, but did not have one @ that time. Friends Older brothers had them, my older brother had one.Is that Van store still on Telegraph? I remember checking out some stuff there before I ever bought the E-150. Before the Sprinter I met with the guy in Warren, if he's still around I may have him install some fans in my next one...probably a Transit.
Just to add that when this van is parked it will be empty. Sounds like many are building there own "camper vans", I have camped in it (vans) but will not be adding anything that cannot be removed in short time. Mid roof for standing loading/motorcycles. The thing which Benz did right is the taller roofs, now everybody needs them to market them (new US vans).what are you going to loading up in it?
So, no giant airbrushed dragons or porthole windows, WORD OF CAUTION: when people find out you have a pickup or van they want you to haul EVERYTHING, lumber,drywall,tv's, washer/dryers\', JUNK