Sorry gents. Looks like I am going to have to bail on my own idea. We just got back from a month on the road from coast to coast in the van with the entire family. Things have piled up at home. Under threat of bodily harm, I am committed to addressing the issues before tossing everyone back into the van.
Oh, trip report: If you want to camp/off-road all the way across the country with four kids (two under three years old), you need waaaaaay more than a month.