Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer

In earlier posts on vogeltalksrving.com, we introduced the Dub Box USA retro-style campers.

Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer
Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer

Dub Box USA is a new twist on the tailgate camper, family camper, and food or event cart. While it may appear that the company buys up all the Volkswagen camper vans remaining on the planet, Oregon-based Dub Box USA manufactures campers, food and event carts from new fiberglass shells — so don’t worry, VW lovers, your VW camper van may still be out there.

And as an added bonus, the Dub Box probably floats like a VW.

The initial design was born from the American vintage trailer, merged with retro styling and modern conveniences for style and comfort. And the rest of the design is up to you.

Dub Boxes appeal to a wide range of buyers. They are simple, fun, stylish campers that can be enjoyed traditionally at a destination campground or customized for small business and corporate use.

The food and event cart models are perfect for the entrepreneur looking for an eyecatching independent business on wheels. And, if a business is looking for a portable event cart to strengthen their brand awareness, there is no better marketing tool than a Dub Box.

Dub Boxes are light enough to be towed by most vehicles, compact enough to be stored in a garage, the exterior and interior decor is customizable, and the layout can be altered to suit its intended use.

Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer
Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer

Ideal for weeks away for two people or as extra space for a family of campers, Dub Box has a spacious dining area that easily seat four adults, a converted double bed, and a kitchenette with ample storage.

Customization is another reason why Dub Box stands out from the crowd. Not only can you choose the colors for the upholstery, but also the work tops, cupboards, flooring, and blinds. The entire Dub Box is tailor-made to enhance the camping experience.

The company also offers a model for do-it-yourselfers who want to design and build their own Dub Box.

Dub Box Camper Specifications

Overall length including towing frame 16 feet

Body length including bumpers approx 12 feet 3 inches

Overall width including bumpers approx 5 feet 8 inches

Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer
Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer

Overall height approx 6 feet

Internal head height approx 4 feet 4 inches

lnternal head height with the lift top approx 6 feet 5 inches

Weight including spare tire, battery, and gas bottle approx 1,800 pounds

Maximum personal payload approx 1,000+ pounds

Completed camper price starts at $19,500

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Dub Box USA 

Dub Box USA is a new twist on the travel trailer.

Oregon-based Dub Box USA manufactures campers, food and event carts from completely new fiberglass shells—and just a little added bonus….it probably floats! So don’t worry VW lovers, your VW camper van may still be out there.

Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer
Dub Box: Multi-Functional Vintage VW Retro-Styled Trailer

The Dub Box concept is the brainchild Matt Clay, Dub Box Ltd UK.

In February 2012, Dub Box USA started manufacturing operations in Portland, Oregon. The initial design was born from the American vintage trailer, merged with retro styling, and infused with modern conveniences for style and comfort.

And the rest of the design is up to you.

Dub boxes appeal to a wide range of buyers. They are simple, fun, stylish campers that can be enjoyed traditionally at a destination camp ground or customized for small business and corporate use.

Dub boxes are lightweight enough to be towed by many vehicles, compact enough to be stored in a garage, the exterior and interior decor is entirely customizable and the layout can be altered to suit the needs of its intended use.

Address: 13665 Holcomb Blvd., Oregon City, OR 97045

Phone: (971) 2DUB-BOX (238-2269)

Website: dub-box-usa.com

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Midwest Introduces Custom Built Class B Motorhomes

Elkhart, Indiana-based Midwest Automotive Designs introduces its line of customer designed and built Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Class B motorhomes.

Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs
Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs

Midwest Automotive Designs is a Mercedes Benz premier approved upfitter of Sprinter vans. Its offerings include the Weekender and Daycruiser floor plans featuring hand rubbed wood finishes, high quality seating, and electronic options. The company also produces a variety of interior colors.

Purchasing a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter RV from Midwest is purchasing factory direct.

The Sprinter RV Camper Van built on the fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis is ideal for those looking to travel and sleep in style. With a sleeper sofa, refrigerator, marine toilet, microwave, and wardrobe closet, this Sprinter Camper may be what you have been looking for.

Features include:

  • Soft Touch Automotive Color Keyed Walls
  • Complete Insulation Package
  • Complete Privacy Shade Package
  • 30Amp 110v Shore Line Power Hookup
  • Power Awning
  • 12Volt/110V Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Heated Dr and Pass Seats
  • Custom Dash and Door Wood Treatments
  • Folding Rear Sofa Beds/Dinette
  • Inverter/Charger/Transfer Switch
  • Convection Microwave oven
  • Under Sofa Storage
  • In-Dash GPS Navigation
  • Reverse and side cameras
  • Power Roof Vent w/Remote
  • Electronics Package including 2 TV Monitors, DVD Player, AM / FM – CD – IPod – Touch Screen – USB
  • 16,000 BTU Furnace
  • Refrigerator 12v/110v
  • 13,500 BTU Roof Top AC (shore-line)
  • 2.5 KW LPG Generator
  • 13,500 BTU Roof Top AC
  • 2-Burner Cook Top
Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs
Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs

The Midwest Sprinter RV Camper Van model is designed for both RV use for short trips by the practical traveler and for those wanting a more maneuverable Sprinter Camper for camping and travel, boasting all of the necessary amenities hand crafted for the finest quality.

Midwest offers a high level of quality and customer service, as each Camper Van is crafted and assembled one at time; it’s not an assembly line of questionable quality. As a customer you are very involved in the design and build process, as you can design the interior layout of your Sprinter Camper to best fit your needs.

Midwest Automotive Designs, Corp. offers a 3 year/36,000 miles warranty covering all Sprinter Van Conversion parts and labor for personal Sprinter Conversion Vans and a 1 year/unlimited mileage warranty for all Sprinter limousine and commercial use Sprinter Conversion Vans.

Midwest Automotive Designs will display its Class B motorhome models at the Elkhart County RV Open House, at the northwest corner of County Road 6 and CR 13 in Elkhart, one mile west of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, September 17 to 19.

Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs
Sprinter-based custom built Class B from Midwest Automotive Designs

Details

Midwest

Automotive Designs, Corp.

Midwest Automotive Designs is a Mercedes Benz premier approved upfitter of Sprinter vans.

Its offerings include the Weekender and Daycruiser floor plans featuring hand rubbed wood finishes, high quality seating, and electronic options.

Address: 4251 Pine Creek Road, Elkhart, IN 46516

Phone: (574) 522-4878

Website: midwestautomotivedesigns.com

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Dub Box USA Introduces Retro Campers

When longtime friends and business partners Heather Bauccio and Shane Medbery learned about the Dub Box, a retro-style camper created in the United Kingdom, they saw an opportunity.

After connecting with Dub Box developer Matt Clay, the pair decided to bring the 12-foot-long fiberglass campers to Oregon.

In February, Dub Box USA began manufacturing campers and food carts in Oregon City, according to an oregonlive.com report.

“I thought there was an opportunity to be one of the few offering something that is fun, gets people outside, and encourages family time, camping, and doing sporting events,” Bauccio said.

“One of the great things about the Dub Box is it doesn’t require a gas-guzzling SUV to haul it. It’s really light. It provides an opportunity for people with small cars to be able to enjoy (it.)”

The Dub Box resembles the Volkswagen trailer and weighs around 1,300 pounds.

Dub Box is a customizable camper now manufactured in Oregon. (Source: Dub Box USA)
Dub Box is a customizable camper now manufactured in Oregon. (Source: Dub Box USA)

They come in a variety of layouts, from a camper with a double bed starting at around $18,000 to a do-it-yourself rolling food cart shell for nearly $9,000. The standard comes with a gas burner, sink, and retro refrigerator.

The first Dub Box was made from two Volkswagen camper vans, but Bauccio is quick to mention they now use a fiberglass mold to make the shells.

“It’s very important the Volkswagen lovers know we’re not buying up all the camper vans and chopping them up,” she said.

Bauccio said the amount of interest from the food industry, in particular, has surprised her.

She’s heard suggestions of putting them on college campuses or in food cart pods in Portland.

Bauccio and Medbery recently moved from an office in Lake Oswego to Oregon City, near their manufacturing facility on Beavercreek Road.

Next, they hope to find a showroom to display models.

Dub Box Camper Specifications

Dub Box camper specifications include:

  • Overall length including towing frame 16 feet (towing frame can be adjusted to fit into standard size garage)
  • Body length including bumpers approx 12 feet 3 inches
  • Overall width including bumpers approx 5 feet 8 inches
  • Overall height approx 6 feet
  • Internal head height approx 4 feet 4 inches
  • lnternal head height with the lift top approx 6 feet
  • Technically admissible maximum laden mass 1,950 pounds
  • Unladen weight including spare tire, battery, and gas bottle approx 1,323 pounds
  • Maximum personal payload approx 627 pounds
  • Completed camper price starts at $17,990

Details

Dub Box USA

Ideal for weeks away for two, or extra space for a family of campers, Dub box has all you need. (Source: Dub Box USA)

Dub Box USA is a new twist on the travel trailer.

Oregon-based Dub Box USA manufactures campers, food and event carts from completely new fiberglass shells—and just a little added bonus….it probably floats! So don’t worry VW lovers, your VW camper van may still be out there.

The Dub Box concept is the brainchild Matt Clay, Dub Box Ltd UK.

In February 2012, Dub Box USA started manufacturing operations in Portland, Oregon. The initial design was born from the American vintage trailer, merged with retro styling, and infused with modern conveniences for style and comfort.

And the rest of the design is up to you.

Dub boxes appeal to a wide range of buyers. They are simple, fun, stylish campers that can be enjoyed traditionally at a destination camp ground or customized for small business and corporate use.

Dub boxes are lightweight enough to be towed by many vehicles, compact enough to be stored in a garage, the exterior and interior decor is entirely customizable and the layout can be altered to suit the needs of its intended use.

Address: 311 B Avenue, Suite 0, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034

Phone: (971) 2DUB-BOX (238-2269)

Internet: dub-box-usa.com

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One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.
—Edith Wharton

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Meet Mehrzeller: The Multi-Cellular Caravan Trailer

Mobility and living on the move are very important themes of our fast-moving age.

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If you don’t like to follow current trends and prefer to stand out from the crowd then this bizarre shaped caravan trailer with sleek angular lines, the Mehrzeller, may be the recreational vehicle for you.

This creative concept has come from NONSTANDARD, a design firm based in Graz, Austria, who states that people want to be mobile but at the same time, have a strong desire for a lasting home and their own personal four walls.

With stylish interior features, including high spec kitchen and bathroom facilities, dishwasher and flat-screen TV, this caravan is similar to a normal caravan, reports Caravan Times.

Scattered throughout the trailer is LED lighting which will definitely come in handy as, save for the back door, the caravan has just two windows. This will definitely save on curtain fabric but also might make for a slightly claustrophobic feeling.

The interior also somewhat resembles Superman’s fortress of solitude, all smooth clean white lines with white leather upholstery and recessed fittings.

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This would definitely make for a cool atmosphere on a hot sunny day.

The outside can even be tailored to customer’s wishes with a selection of graphics.

There is strong demand for new design and personal, tailor-made solutions in the recreational vehicle market.

Individual campers desire a caravan that is made just for them, according to a company news release.

The solution is offered by the Mehrzeller—the multi-cellular caravan.

The design can be entirely personalized by each customer resulting in an attractive one-of-a-kind trailer.

The configuration is generated by a computer using the customer’s inputs, and then the final design is done by parameters from the architects to yield an attractive and practicable result. The caravans are produced using the principles of “mass customization”: this allows both the individual wishes of the customer to be accommodated while producing the caravan with series methods.

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The company NONSTANDARD explains the process: “Using our Configurator, we set up a design that is unique for our customers, including their own layout that they can identify with. The configuration is generated by a computer using the customer’s inputs, and then the final design is done by parameters from the architects to yield an attractive and practicable result.”

The Mehrzeller thus introduces a new generation of mobile living.

The project, which began as a degree project in Architecture at the Technical University of Graz, can be realized thanks to the support of many respected companies such as Design Composite, Alko, Truma, Dometic, Waeco, Alphatronics, Alugas, Jokon, Fiamma, Cleversolar, Simona, Moralt, Reimo, BMW, and others.

We are always open to new and innovative caravan ideas, whether or not it becomes the caravan of the future is up to the consumer, concludes the news release.

Copyright © 2009 by mehrzeller

Details

NONSTANDARD

Address: schoenaugasse 8, A-8010 graz, Austria

Phone: +43 (0) 664 3911753

Website: mehrzeller.com

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

—Albert Einstein

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