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Whether you’re looking to run away to the beach or would rather stake out a secluded campsite high in the hills, there are plenty of trailers and even tiny homes to help you go off-grid.
But one particular type of RV has shed its stodgy reputation amid a new surge in popularity: the Class B van. Packed full of amenities and with way more functionality than the stuffy motorhomes of yesterday, new Class B vans are easy to park, get better gas mileage than many other RVs, and can easily tow small boats or toy haulers.
Below, take a look at five inventive camper vans you can buy in North America right now.
Off Grid Adventure Vans are designed for travelers, digital nomads and adventurers. OGA Vans is a new conversion van company that aims to produce a more environmentally sustainable, budget-conscious van. Made up of team with skilled designers, carpenters and electricians who appreciate vanlife, Off Grid Adventure Vans’ mission is to produce the most affordable, turnkey vans on the market.
Each van comes with a Murphy-style full size bed, a spacious dining and living room area in the rear with bench seats and a removable table that can seat six, and a fully functioning bathroom with shower and optional toilet. Other amenities come standard, like loads of storage cabinets, hardwood floors, a roof vent, wood panel walls, and 100 watts of solar panel for power on the roof so you can live comfortably with minimal use of fossil fuels.
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Designed specifically for active outdoor enthusiasts, the all-new Winnebago Revel takes a no-nonsense approach to adventure, with a straightforward design and function-driven features.
Billed as the first mass-produced, manufactured 4×4 RV in the United States, the Revel uses a 144-inch Mercedes-Benz 4×4 Sprinter as the base and comes with a 3-liter turbo diesel engine, all-terrain tires, and an on-demand four-wheel-drive system that has a high, low, and “hill descent” mode for added off-road capability
Inside, there’s a full kitchen, wet bath, and the van sleeps two on a rear-mounted power-lift bed that, in its highest position, allows for 140 cubic feet for bikes, surfboards, or whatever other gear you want.
With safe, comfortable seating for 5 and removable RV components, the ModVans CV1 is a full featured camper van, family van and work van all in one.
European motorhome manufacturer Hymer is now building Class B vans—based on the Ram ProMaster chassis—in North America. The van can sleep up to four with a rear queen bed and a dinette that transforms into an additional sleeping area. There’s also a full kitchen, entertainment system, under-bed storage, and a spacious full bathroom with shower.
Airstream might be best known for its chic designs of the classic “Silver Bullet” trailer, but a new line of touring coaches is upping the ante on Class-B mobile luxury. The Interstate Grand Tour van sleeps two, can haul seven people in seat belts, boasts a top-of-the-line kitchen, and includes other luxury amenities like heated seats, remote-controlled shades, and adjustable LED lighting.
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Modern, modular and surprisingly affordable
With seating for five people and removable RV components, the more affordable ModVans are billed as “full-featured camper vans, family vans, and work vans all in one.” Using the Ford Transit van as its base, the ModVan CV1 sleeps up to four adults and two kids while also boasting a 2-burner propane stove, an under-mount sink, furnace, air conditioner, fridge, and toilet. All of the cabinets and RV components can be completely removed so that the van can also be used as a cargo van. Head over here for more.
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Carlos Perry’s passion for outdoor activities can be traced back to 5 years ago when he spent a significant time to conquer beautiful pristine lands and experience different cultures with his best friends. Currently working as a blogger, he takes pride in providing comprehensive contents about camping knowledge, survival skills based on his own experience. A lot of his work was published on well-known travel magazines like: Travel+Leisure, Thrillist