Sometimes things go in a direction that you didn’t expect. This is what happened in my case. I was originally looking at cargo vans and steering clear of any passenger vans because I was putting more weight on stealth than anything else. But… my dad really liked conversion vans. At first this didn’t appeal to me. We did however, look at some smaller passenger vans, specifically Chevy Astros and GMC Safaris but decided they were to small for our needs. My dad then found and purchased a 1995 Chevy conversion van and after driving it I was impressed and so became a little more receptive to them.
A few months later I stumbled across a conversion van myself and the price was right so I got it. This video gives a little background on how this came about. I now think that these older conversion van are a great entry level vehicle for those thinking about getting something for travel or living out of. The main thing is they are very reasonably priced and can be found easily. Removing the second row of seats opens things up real good for some extra space. The back bench makes into a bed and if you like that it can be used. Many, myself included, remove the back bench and build a more comfortable bed with storage underneath.