I'm not sure how quickly this will progress but figured I'd start a build thread anyhow. Goal: A weekender campervan capable of supporting two adults for 3 nights, while still serving as our daily driver during the week. MsBoyink and I both work for a rural weekly newspaper which means getting away for any length of time is impossible. But, we can often swing a half day on Friday using comp time or spend a vacation day and take the whole day off. Gas is cheap. I hate both the culture and cost of hotels. We are experienced at overnighting in Walmarts, Cracker Barrels and other places from our eight years as fulltime RVers. We wanted a rig comfortable for either one of us to drive and one that will visually be stealthy. We're envisioning trips within a 4-5 hour radius of our home in SW MO. We foresee a combination of "urban exploration" (antique stores, museums, etc) and outdoorsy trips to state and national park areas. We may add a tandem bike or kayak to the mix. I'm good at overbuilding and overthinking things, so I'm going to try and do this build as minimally as possible. I'd rather start simple, use it a time or two, and make improvements as we go. Basic plan: Fullsize bed or close to it (I'm 6'3", but am used to sleeping with my toes hanging off if need be). Yeti type cooler ~ 5 gallons of fresh water storage / sink Storage for 3 days of clothes and food 12v roof fan/vent 2nd "house" 12v battery Curtains or window "plugs" for privacy Cassette toilet/"human litterbox" or similar solution I'll create a 12V plan that allows for solar charging but am actually hoping to avoid it. The main electrical drag will be the 12v fan. In our 5th wheel we ran one almost constantly but I'm not sure if that will be the case in the smaller rig. We chose a '08 Toyota Sienna as our base rig based on input here. It also seems like the most popular base vehicle for mini-campervans with a number of YouTube videos from different owners, and even some aftermarket companies building custom kits for them. Next up - removing the 2nd and 3rd row seats and deciding on a floorplan.