After a trip through Morocco in 2012 we decided to sell our VW T4, and look for something a little larger so that we could have a bed in it which did not have to be made every night by folding down the rear bench seat. The list of must haves soon grew and grew. A separate seating area in case of bad weather and a table to eat at. High enough to stand up in. A fridge and last but not least it had to be a 4X4. The nice to have list was no shorter. If possible under €10,000, no rust, low mileage, plenty of storage, max 3,5 tonnes, a cooking surface, sink, shower tub, hot pressurised water and of course leisure batteries with DC, AC and solar charging. We searched for two years and then eventually found an ex fire brigade Iveco that was affordable and filled the no rust low mileage criteria. The rest we would have to fix ourselves.