The Murphy bed is also modular: when not in use, you can fold up half of the bed to make a workbench, or you can fold up both sides and stand tall in the van’s garage. The Winnebago Revel has a power lift bed, but taking away this headspace means you will have to crouch in your garage when the bed is up.
“I really enjoy the open floor plan of the Storyteller vans because it feels like you have more space and it’s better for entertaining,” Talon said. “We were skiing with friends in Tahoe this past weekend, and I had six people in the van when we finished skiing. We had the heat going and a fridge full of drinks. The Storyteller van is better for hosting other people who want to come exploring with you.”
With the Revel, Talon said he could host four people “somewhat comfortably.” Any more than that and he would need to lift the bed up and set up chairs in the garage area.
“The Revel just felt a little more claustrophobic than the Storyteller,” he said. “The Storyteller van feels huge compared to my old van, even though it’s the same size. It just feels more open.”