If you go to YouTube there are a lot of Van lifer electrical videos on there where I think you could find better answersWe currently go camping and use a $30 little Amazon inverter to run a small pump for the air beds. I don't need to power a microwave with my van.
But I want to use this van for lots of camping and adventures, and folks here seem really excited about the inverter, so are there some reasons I'm not thinking of? Is it to be able to charge devices with the car turned off (using the big hybrid battery)? I could see that being valuable, I guess.
Given the limited supply, I'm just trying to figure out how important this option would be (e.g., is it worth giving up the 8th seat because I'd have to get an XLE AWD instead of an LE AWD)?