but i can put like... 10 boats on top of this baby! also comes with power, a table, two beds (sleeping for 4), a pop top (i can stand up!), seating with seatbelts for 6. there's a lot of pros.. and i don't disagree that it is pricey. but going with the cargo would be a lot of work, which would cost money too. and still wouldn't have the poptop (unless i paid for that too i guess).I agree 16k for a 30 year old van sounds pricey. You could pick up a regular cargo van Ford/GM/Dodge for literally 1 tenth to 1 third the price.
And you'd have a lot more room for a kayak and all your stuff.
You could do much more traveling with leftover cash.