Finally placed the order for our new 4x4 144 this week. Of course, we have a year now to work on the build specs. My current thinking around basic layout is with a Gaucho upfront. I like open feel and expect the the walkthrough space to be useful.
As quick background, our use will be 1-2 people about 2/3s of the time, meaning nobody riding in the Gaucho. The other 1/3 of the time we will have 3-4 people. These trips will usually be 4-8 hour drives to long-weekend destinations.
I've read most of the related threads about "30 vs 50", etc., but I am looking for specific feedback on adult passenger comfort in the Gaucho on during 4-8 hour drive. Some comments have mentioned comfort as an issue due to the van walls, but I haven't seen a lot of specifics.
Ultimately, I believe the Gaucho layout will best meet most of our needs, but I'd hate to have a situation where the ride comfort is so bad, that we can't use the van for 3-4 person trips. Or, the passengers are kind of miserable during the ride.
Looking for actually experiences here if possible. Thanks in advance for your input on this issue (and many more to come!).