Originally Posted by Grampswrx
I wish the Revel had a layout that was more appealing to me. But I am at least 20 years away from traveling with only 1 other companion.
Ditto. The bunk for the 3rd passenger feels like so much afterthought. I particularly dislike that it effectively blocks the slider door. I'm the early bird of our family, and I'm often up before dawn to do photography, then get the coffee going, etc. If we had a Revel, we'd have to juggle the usual sleeping arrangements to put the kiddo in bed with the Mrs. and I'd be relegated to the tiny fold-out bed. Hard to get excited about spending six-figures so I can sleep on the worst bed.
It's weird to me, given how big the vans are, that there are so many Sprinter layouts that are 2-people max or 2+afterthought.
Our current rig is an Astro van (fully FOUR FEET shorter than a 144" Sprinter) and we manage to comfortably sit and sleep 4 people (and have a fridge and porta-potti cabinet).
That said, I like that the Revel is trying to mainstream a lot of the ideas that Sportmobile and other "niche" RV builders have been pushing for a while. At least it doesn't come with a bunch of clearance-killing underslung cabinets and tanks, etc.