We spent the night in the parking lot of the FlyingJ and woke up ever more focused on campervanning. About 10 miles down the road we heard some thunks and then our van lost power. We coasted to the exit and after an eventful hour, we learned that the minivan was DEAD. Long story short, we searched the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh area for a unicorn full size van and we did not find one. Desperate for a vehicle, we purchased a sensible Corolla under warranty.
Our dreams of campervanning our not dead, but our plans are on hold for a bit.