I was going to be doing a self build based on a 7.5T Iveco truck. Having been fulltiming now for 4 months I am rethinking this. The size of the truck while not a problem for driving may crimp me in other ways that I am starting to rethink. I am now looking at using a small bus something like this or like this.
The down sides to this is that I may not be able to get everything in that I wanted to on my initial plans, but the upside is that it will be cheaper to build, smaller and cheaper to run.
I won’t be able to carry a months worth of fresh water or waste and the washing machine may be out of plans. However due to its smaller size I will be able to get it to places I couldn’t take the truck.
I am starting to price it up and plan the layout to see if I could fit everything in and be comfortable with it. I also need to do research on the base vehicle to find what the common faults are and how long I can reasonably expect the vehicle to last for me.