N00b from Dallas
I'm in information overload, so I'd love some advice on what you (collectively) would pick as a platform for these needs:
4 total occupants: Me, wife, and daughters - currently 3.5 and 1yrs old, so the bus will need to have room for age growth, but not people growth.
Mostly weekend to week-ish camping in Natl/State parks in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas.
Eventually branch out further to some of the larger national parks out west.
Maybe annual trips to Iowa, Arizona, Louisana for extended family visits.
No need for toilet/showers. Would like a small kitchenette with a small sink, some food prep space, and a classic coleman two burner stove. space for a medium to large cooler. space for dishware and food prep.
table and seating for the 4 of us.
sleeping space for the 4 of us.
So basically a road trip vehicle with some comforts for camping in parks.
I live on 10acres with plenty of room for storage, but my private road isn't really conducive to a large bus, so I'm leaning towards a shorty.
Where I'm struggling is whether to get a van style, more traditional short school bus, area transit style. diesel or regular gas?
It's not an urgent project, so I'd like some suggestions in line with "hold out for XYZ bus to show up".
let me know if you need further criteria to better assist.