I've got a 91 weekender with the fold down seats. there is plenty of room for camping. There is also tons of online support for the Vanagon. Its a lot like owning a 240. Plenty of people willing to help out if you have questions or problems.
we take our 83 country homes conversion to concerts and then stay overnight in the parking lot of the venue and miss the traffic out. it's been out to colorado and back from vermont. only advice: get a watercooled vanagon variant, it's nice to have heat. past vw's in the fam: 80 vanagon (dribble of heat), 79 transporter (zero heat), 04 passat, 99 cabrio, 98, 83 jettas, 86 golf, 82, 80 rabbit convertibles, 82, 80, 79, 78, 75 sciroccos, 79, 75 rabbits. a love affair with german steel is much more satisfying than british iron. enjoy