REALLY wanted a tail gate... but then I have no idea WHY. all the reasons you have listed kinda makes the barns seem more appealing and the "cover" you get with the tailgate could be sorted, as you said, with tarp and magnets PLUS you have the side protection.My mum works as an operating department practitioner, so got some of that blue plastic sheet stuff they use for operations, going to fold the edges over and glue a magnet inside the fold so I can just chuck it up and over the top of the doors and use it as a shelter too!.
Barn doors, you can park closer to things without having to worry about having enough room to open the door or scratch the car behind or brick wall!, more privacy if someone is inside nakey or getting changed and you need to access the back, or don't want the world to see all your expensive kit. In winter you don't let all the heat out when opening half a door. And if you remove the window rubber, paint between the doors black it looks like one big window too and much better than the naff window rubbers that go bubbly in the middle. Also barn doors give you side shelter from the wind when sat on the back
Ah what a pain with the screen!, double din looks good though T:
Will be looking at fixing the HU this weekend. I am not too bad with stereos, just finished an install in my car.
So I am hoping that with a HUGE amount of room there is in the van, I will be able to manage something nice too. H: