Elana,

I purchased a Transit T-150 about 9 months ago, it's primarily a work vehicle that I outfitted with Dewalt Tough System drawers and boxes. The reason I chose that product is that they "slide/lock" into arms that hold each side of the box or drawer inplace are are rated for use in vehicles and meant I didn't have to build or fabricate the van's interior. These allow for quick removal of the work system and when you fold the arms/mounts you have the full width of the vans interior. I can remove these in about 10 minutes and simply install the play boxes for the activity of choice. I usually go alone so I use my backpacking hammocks for sleeping in the van when I choose to sleep inside. But that's very infrequent as I prefer hanging in th trees. I have a picture of the van partially filled  with boxes/drawers prior to completion.

 

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My plan is to have mountain biking, ATV, backpacking and general car camping drawers and boxes that are staged in my garage and ready for a quick swap. For now I am just using a good cooler.

I really like the design Adventure Wagon has and plan on either copying or buying their bunk bed system at some point.

I actually did real vanlife full time in an all aluminum step van that we built out with a bed, shower, bathroom back in the 80's with my wife shortly after we married. That was a great time! We both regret selling it to this day.