We have graduated to larger and larger vehicles over the years. Our family is so big, even a 15-passenger van seems crowded. This is what we drive: a 15-passenger van. (Chris has a smaller Ford Explorer for work.) We like to have the back seat out for storage, allowing us the ability to haul all of us around. We place the farthest seat in the back, sacrificing the storage, to get us all in the van. With 13 children at home, we fill up the entire 15-pass van.
This makes a bus most comfortable. In 2009, we retired our favorite travel vehicle, our 1984 GMC 65-passenger school bus. We converted it in 2004 into a registered and totally legit RV. Traveling around in this beast has been a lot of fun, but the bus does get only 5 or 6 miles to the gallon. We sold it to a family from Alabama, but we still keep the webpages up for “schoolie” enthusiasts.