In July 2011 my wife and I took our first trip in the Sportsmobile that was longer than two nights. The whole trip report is here
but there were some moments that were especially memorable. First was camping in Yosemite Creek campground, my home-built removable solar panel lying in the sun while the van was comfortably in the shade, and enjoying a nice hot shower after a long hike. It was the first time I felt that all the planning, tinkering and accessorizing that went into gearing the SMB up had really paid off. A fellow camper asked us how much we charge for access to our spa facilities!
Second was later in the same trip while camped in the Mono Craters area. We were boondocking, surrounded by beautiful scenery and no one else for miles, but it was raining. My wife and I spent the day eating, reading and napping without stepping out of the van for hours. It was another reminder that the answer to the question, "Did we do the right thing by buying this monster?" was a resounding "YES!"
RB30's post reminded me of one more. We were camping in Carrizo Plains in April 2011. I was wandering around taking photos and I heard my wife calling for me. She had been napping and awoke to the sound of what she thought was raindrops. Instead, she found that we had some visitors slightly larger than wild turkeys.
Steve in L.A.