I've been lurking on and off for a year and we finally have an E350 V10 RB Cargo on the way. We will most likely add a CCV, 4x4 conversion, but to want to keep the interior simple.
Attached is the layout I imagine. Basically my wife wants a large comfy bed in the van itself - think queen size bed. I want it removable though for trips I might do on my own and we can make that happen.
If I go bench seat it has to go across the whole van, have 2 headrests, and 2 shoulder belts and 1 lap belt - this one folds down into a bed that would be flush with an additional sleeping platform and a thin mattress would cover both the platform and flat seat to make the bed. It can be ordered with a lap belt in the middle and three point belts for the sides but I'd have to figure out how to attach them to the wall of the van. It can also have quick release attachment points on the floor. I found this at:
It's looks leave a lot to be desired so if you know of more attractive options that would be nice. If attaching those three point belts to the wall of the van is impossible then I need to source a bench seat that folds to a bed with integrated shoulder belts and that has proved problematic.
If that is impossible then I'd probably have to go with two captains chairs, and a sleeping platform behind them and loose the living room feel:
We would get a Kitchen Galley to attach to the door and likely add storage as we go but start out with a bunch of removable bins under the sleeping platform including a porta-potty. Solar shower would hang off the back doors. Gotta figure out water storage too - could possibly add that to the undercarriage.
What do you think?