Compact campervan from Toyota arrives on the roads of UK and Europe in 2018

Toyota vans are hugely popular in some markets, especially in countries that don’t have vehicle brands of their own. It is, however, quite rare to spot a Toyota campervan on the road, but starting in 2018, the situation may change in Europe. Toyota and British vendor Wellhouse Leisure have designed a compact campervan that is built on the Proace van.

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The only place (at the moment) where you may be able to rent an electric campervan for a road trip

Jucy is a car rental company that started in Auckland, New Zealand, but today has operations in Australia and in the U.S. as well. The company is renowned for its selection of rental campervans and motorhomes. In 2018, the selection is growing with electric campervans that Jucy will be renting to some customers to test vehicles on real road trips.

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GPS navigators that can route motorhomes and campervans via roads that suit large vehicles

Many travelers who drive a motorhome or a large campervan in an unfamiliar territory may encounter roads that are too narrow, have low bridges, or are simply too bumpy and twisty for a large, relatively heavy vehicle. Following instructions of an ordinary GPS navigator may lead the driver to a place where it is difficult to continue and difficult to turn back. Fortunately, a few specialized navigators for trucks are available that can help.

Motorhome on a narrow road in Corsica. Photo by Paul-in-London. Read the story “GPS navigators that can route motorhomes and campervans via roads that suit large vehicles”

Is the Gocycle GS the McLaren of foldable electric bicycles?

Travelers who make long road trips often like to pack a bicycle along for excursions in city centers or old towns. Foldable bikes that don’t take much space inside a motorhome or a campervan are handy, and suitable for short rides. What if the foldable bike had an electric motor and was engineered like a sports car? The Gocycle GS is not only all that, but comes with many other innovations as well.

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A cabin for the Mercedes pickup truck turns it into a small motorhome

Ever since I read My Travels with Charley: in Search of America by John Steinbeck I wanted to know how the author converted his pickup truck into a campervan. Well, in the US, it was possible to buy a readymade cabin on a pickup truck. Now, a company in Germany is making cabins especially for European and Japanese pickup trucks. The latest model fits on a Mercedes Class X pickup, turning it into a small motorhome.

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Bath2go bathroom can be attached outside on the back of a campervan

A campervan is perhaps (depending on the model and the way the owner has modified it, if at all) the most flexible vehicle for touring, or living and working on the road. Often, however, campervans are lacking a bathroom. A German company has introduced a product called Bath2go that includes a toilet and a shower, and can be installed to many vans.

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Opel and Vauxhall introduced a campervan model based on the Vivaro van

It is fairly common and also economical to remodel a campervan out of an ordinary van. You need a van that has enough space for beds, and the rest of the required facilities depend on personal taste and needs. VW Transporter is regarded the most popular van for campervan conversions, but there is plenty of room for other brands to target people who are getting into vanlife, or simply want a car that doubles as a recreational vehicle and as a transporter of people and cargo.

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Design camper provides solar power for wilderness camping

Towing a camper (trailer, or caravan) to a camp site or a motor home park, and plugging it into the electricity grid gives travelers all the conveniences the caravan was meant to provide. What if you have discovered a lovely place in the great outdoors where you can camp but there is no electricity? You need a caravan that has solar panels, like the Homegrown Timberline.

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