From 2009 to 2010, my wife, my seven-year-old daughter, my 12 year old dog and I left in a Volkswagen Eurovan to tour North America.
Let me say from the onset that this was the best thing I've ever done in my life.
When I announced my wife that I intended to bring her on the strip she immediately broke up with me. Seriously.
We stayed apart for the space of one weekend. It turns out that she could not imagine us selling our house, quitting our jobs and leaving to be on the road for one year.
On top of that, I was suggesting we move from Montreal to Sherbrooke, a small city in the Eastern townships of Quebec.
I'll spare you all the details but we did our trip and we are very happy all together now. We've been back for 3 years now from our trip. We are so very happy in our townships.
Okay enough of the sappy stuff.
We now own a 1975 25 foot land yacht AS bathroom and double bed at the back. On our way back from the trip, we quickly sold the Westfalia as it has been great but we could not see ourselves traveling anymore in this small vehicle.
Our dog has passed but our daughter is 11 years old and she loves traveling with friends. we have the very small gaucho bed at the front. However this is all about to change. I will change to gaucho into a dinette with a queen size bed for me and my wife in the kitchen.
For your needs I would recommend the back bathroom with single beds twins at the back as well. You could then modify to get bunkbeds on each side of the trailer.
With the gaucho modification you can hang out at the front while the kids are in bed and when ready put your bed down into a nice queen-size heaven.
I have all the plans you need to do this if you need to contact me and I will pass them along to you.
I am also removing the carpet and will sand the plywood sheets on the floor to then color them and keep them waterproof.
I have removed all appliances and refurbished them to make them reliable and like new. Have also redone the plumbing to have flexible text and redone the electricity to have reliable wires. Although no not much change but it made it very nice and comfortable for our trip last summer.
With the new dinette bed at the front next summer is going to be a dream and I think I will have a hard time coming back to our home when will be on the road.
As for my wife, you should see how excited she is about the community and about traveling in the airstream when she has experienced a rally with other airstreams owner.
When traveling Volkswagen style we fell in love with the community and we dearly missed it after selling our vehicle. Years later the airstream community we have found has been so nice. We feel that we are back home with them.
I think the trick will be for you and your wife and children to try a rally even maybe before you buy an airstream and then experience a friendliness and warmth that you will get from the people in the community. you will leave that rally with a new family and I suspect your wife will become the keenest follower of your whole family.
If you are close to me you're welcome to use my airstream for that first trip.
Good luck in your projects keep in touch if you need my help.
I apologize for the very long message. Yours went back to my heart and made me wish I was starting to do this again.