Hope all goes smoothly.
Originally Posted by nomad-col
The Above route makes sense as it will get you well south of the cold weather.
Don't try to do and see too much, en route. Treat this trip as a shakedown cruise. You'll need time to get used to your new van... That won't happen overnight.
I'm afraid that you'll be extremely lucky if you don't discover a snag or 3. Modern vans are so complex that something will probably arise.
Save the ambitious stuff for later, relax and have fun.
To the pure in mind, all things are pure