Motorhome/Van conversion in The Nesting Box Posted April 12, 2016 I haven't posted for ages but have continued to lurk from time to time and this topic is dear to my heart. We have been motor homers for 8 years and love it, and still have the same 'van'. Payload can be an issue. By the time you have included bicycles, barbecue, picnic table, chairs and all the necessary stuff you will use, the van is soon overloaded. The limit in some vans is exceeded with very little added. Our van sleeps 4 but there is usually only just the two of us. There is an over cab double bed which can be left made up and pulled down at night. The two single beds are fixed, and can be converted into a double. I use one of the singles as an extension to to the kitchen work top by placing a thin length of plywood on top Space can be a problem but what you gain with one type of layout means you lose in other ways, I would hate to have to make up the bed every night for example. We have a 'garage' at the rear which is brilliant for carrying and storing stuff that would otherwise be brought inside the van Look at loads of different vans to find the layout that suits you, hiring seems a good idea too. It will be steep learning curve that's for sure.