Luxury Campervans

Campervans have always had their appeal, but by installing some of the many things modern technology has to offer, it is now possible to have a luxurious home away from home.

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

Camping has become a common option for many people who had never tried it before, as they realize how enjoyable yet affordable it can be.

Campervans have always been popular, particularly as a project among men who like to tinker, reports JustLuxe.

However, by installing some of the more fabulous things that modern technology has to offer into the traditional shell, it is now possible to have a luxurious home away from home while on the road.

VW California Campervan

The Volkswagen California is the ultimate all round compact camper.

The VW California is the first and only factory built, purpose built camper van by Volkswagen. Despite the Volkswagen brand being synonymous with camper vans, all previous incarnations were after market conversions.

With two gas hobs, its own sink, a movable folding worktop that doubles as a table, an extremely handy fridge, and room for all the pans and utensils you’d expect at home, you can tour safe in the knowledge that you have all the equipment you need to enjoy your mealtimes while you take your next vancation.

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

What makes this camper different is the easy pop-up electrically powered roof, which becomes a ventilated but cozy second bedroom. No more three-in-a-bed situations! While sleeping, the side and front curtains ensure maximum privacy for your family.

You also get heated seats, plenty of storage including a wardrobe, double glazing, heating (which is just for the living area—there’s air conditioning up front), and all the safety features such as airbags, traction control, and ABS, JustLuxe reports.

For those who opt to restore their own camper, the possibilities are endless. It is very important to most that they keep the original features as well as adding their own.

Many get very creative, installing accessories such as fold out flat-screen TVs with surround sound systems and even satellite connections so they can watch their favorite TV programs while on the road. In some, they have high gloss kitchen units with marble effect counters, just like you pay thousands for in your own home.

Carpets with a deep pile are popular, as is the use of leather for the seating area, and they help to keep the vehicle warm while maintaining a luxurious feeling.

It’s not just the VW that makes a fabulous home on the road—Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit vans with the longer wheel base also lend themselves well to the job. The extra height allows for the installation of pull-out awnings, extra beds, and more storage space. In one Sprinter, the person doing the conversion was able to fit a washroom with a separate shower cubicle.

Gone are the days when camping meant having a bad hair day. With a luxury campervan, it’s possible to tour in style while keeping the spirit of camping with the family.

Details

Vancations

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

Luxury campervans (Source: vancations.com)

Vancations is the cooler cousin of Benfield Motor Group, an independent family owned business that was founded in the North East of England in 1957.

Website: vancations.com

The VW California Owners Site

The VW California owners’ site for all your California accessories new and used, classified ads, Thule accessories, ‘Vanorak’, funky carpet and sisal sets, bicycle carriers, luggage carriers, kayak carriers, and mattress toppers.

This is the only site dedicated to The VW California, designed and published by California owners for California owners.

The pages on this site provide an information resource for owners, dreamers, enthusiasts, and potential owners.

Website: thevwcalifornia.com

Worth Pondering…

Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.
—John Muir

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