We recently took a trip from Reno to Zion, then off to Lake Powell, and back home through Death Valley and Bishop, California. I am writing up a trip report in www.expeditionportal.com
About 2300 miles, and the van worked fine.
My favorite place was Zion. We went there about a year ago. I've always liked Yosemite, but this is like Yosemite without the crowds.
I posted a few pics on the album here on this forum.
here is the link to the trip report: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9389