Looking at a new van.
main criteria is 5 seats and room for bikes and to sleep.
with an LWB there is plenty room in the back for all three to happen but its a bit of a chav for day to day driving - it would be our "main car" (but not racking up miles as we use the bike most of the time)
Im tempted to buy a fairly new SWB and have a pop top roof retrofitted by someone like dairsy autopoint - this would give us the option to sleep up top without having to punt the bikes out - and swb kombis are not long enough for us to sleep in the back.
has anyone done this and how has it worked out ? does the road noise increase ? does it feel like a soggy blamange like early cabriolets?
Would a sleeping platform in something like a transit custom/vivaro/traffic etc be big enough for 2 adults or is it more of a kids go up in the roof type of thing ?
lastly what sort of cost would i be looking at - im seeing prices of around 4k just to buy a reimo roof ? are any of the "less known" brands worth having ?