One of the reasons why we decided to get a campervan was to build it for our needs, not for someone else. The van is designed to maximize space. The van camper platform overflowed with mission trip supplies and we still had a clear aisle. Storage underneath the platform has space for a wheeled cooler, gear and lots other supplies.
Is it ever affordable! A van is less expensive than an RV to own and maintain. It almost eliminates lodging. John and I just got back from a month-long mission trip to Alaska. Are you ready to hear what we spent on lodging with the camper van? It will shock you! By taking advantage of free and cheap places to stay, we spent $79 on lodging for the entire 11,000+ trip! Not bad for 30 days. And of course, we save a ton of money on meals.
After all this, are you still asking why we decided to get a campervan? Take a look at our YouTube video and get more answers.