I apologize upfront if this is in the wrong forum - I apologize if it is - I couldn't figure out which vehicle forum would be appropriate.
My wife's mini-van will be paid off shortly, our youngest son is almost six months and I'm looking ahead to the future for some family trips. We have 6 people in our family and while its current TBD - we will certainly top out at 7. I'd like to find a vehicle for some overland/adventure drives that can comfortably carry 7. I know thats a tall order but I have hope/faith/madness that a capable vehicle can be found. This is helped by the fact that all but 2 of the passengers will be children under the age of 8.
To help open the floor - any and all trips will - at least for the foreseeable future - in North America. At that they will most likely be in the United States and Canada. With a large group like this the plan is to be doing a lot of camping out of vehicle. I'd like something extremely capable so more wild trips like Moab is still possible (not sure its thats an option but I'd like it to be).
So seatbelts, storage options, roof rack etc. And um... yeah. So thoughts? Thanks in advance.