Firstly, we wanted more room.
Secondly, I wanted a lighter van. Sure, 2T isnt by any means heavy but after 12mths, I was sick of towing and wanted something lighter.
Thirdly, I wanted a new project, along similar lines of our Discovery as I knew it could do the job.
We looked at camper trailers but ruled them out as the only way to get more room was to put up the awning/annexe every night.
Bigger van, be nice but I wanted lighter.
Then I looked at a Expanda and 'saw the light'. Wow, they certainly have some room(and everyone said the same looking at it).
We found a 2004 16 footer for sale close by and checked it out and within a week were towing it home.
No, its not a offroader but it will be soon enough. One thing I did notice though, the interior definitely isnt as well built/strong as our 1997 Discovery was, nothing I cant sort out but alittle disappointing.
Big list of mods to come, briefly- internal shower, LED lighting upgrade, new suspension, new larger wheels, second water tank/pump, hot water system, checker plate protection, fold out step, drop down rear wheel carrier, full solar set up, ditch the 3way fridge and fit a compressor fridge. Amoung lots more.
Biggest thing Ill be trying to do with all mods is to keep weight to a minumen.