2017 4X4 2500 Sprinter EB High Roof SMB Build: HELP!
Looking for some seasoned vets input on my sportsmobile build. I just purchased a 2017 4x4 2500 High Roof Sprinter EB. I have two young kiddos and am looking to use the van for mostly long weekend trips camping in Big Bend area, New Mexico mountains, and the Texas coast. I have been dreaming of the build for a couple years and finally got the approval from the wife. I combined two standard floor plans to accommodate our sleeping needs (attached). This will be our first Rv/Van and I don't want to make too many mistakes. Bathroom is a MUST for the wife. We are planning on the cassette toilet. I do mountain bike a lot and will appreciate the shower capability. My main questions are:
1)Any big issues with floorplan
2)Hot weather camping and best options to deal with this
3)Size of water tank
4)How useful is exterior shower
5)I will be winter camping 2-3 times a year in freezing temps. Worth doing the diesel furnace
6) Storage issues with floorplan. Fly rods, mountain bikes, outdoor chairs/table, outdoor grill
7) I race canoes and tote around 30ft carbon fiber canoes. Is this even possible on a high roof rack with the sprinter
8)Any other tips appreciated
Trying to get my build sheet done in the next week or two. Thanks so much!