We'll be retired in about 8 years, but young enough to have a lot of adventures left. We've looked at every type of Class B/B+ and C option that's available and have concluded that most RVs are constructed like shit, they depreciate fast and won't last. So despite the fact that they're really smaller than I would like, we're looking at the Dodge Promaster 3500 extended, and Ford Transit cargo vans. We're not considering a Sprinter due to purchase and maintenance costs. Also, we want a queen bed that fits sideways in the back, and the Promaster and Transit vans are boxier and easier to build out than the Sprinter. We've got a general idea of floor plan and are going to do the work ourselves. It gets us what we want, we can do a quality build over a period of time and end up with (hopefully) a superior product. We're planning to buy new for the warranty. We also considered the Nissan NV, but the gas mileage is just too poor.
Would we want to full-time in it? Probably not. The idea is to travel a good 6-9 months out of the year and be home-based at our place in Colorado. We have a lot of places to see and things to do. Our one concern is that both the Promaster and the Transit are six cylinder motors. Will that be sufficient to tow a cargo trailer filled with two motorcycles, kayaks and SUPs? Not sure. We have many test drives in our future.