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Travel: “MyBusHotel” Converts School Buses Into Luxury Campers

Our expertise in converting buses started with a 39’ school bus named Natasha. Converting a school bus into a home on wheels was part of an ambitious project : the road trip of our life. We converted our bus with the help of some of the best craftsmen in South California.

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MyBusHotel Side ViewOnce completed, we drove off to South America and traveled around 16 countries, for what was going to be the best road trip ever ! Before we drove a single mile, we had to build Natasha and after doing all the cabinet-making, welding, dovetailing and decking, we became specialist ! The art and craft of building the best home on wheels is now our job ! Every square inch of the skoolies we build is up to convenience, comfort, functionality and aestheticism. We only build skoolies we would live in, and we are pretty demanding. Working with wood and metal experts, we put our heart and passion in every project we have, eager to create something meaningful for our adventure-seeking clients.

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Top Motorhomes: “2021 Wonder Rear Lounge” By Leisure Travel Vans

Introducing the all-new 2021 Wonder Rear Lounge, built on the 2020 Ford Transit Chassis featuring 2 living spaces, modern design, advanced technology, a spacious three-piece dry bathroom, and expansive galley. https://leisurevans.com/wonder-rl/

Inside the compact Wonder, an innovative dual-zone floorplan features a spacious rear living area that emulates the comforts of home while being surrounded by nature.

Travel: RV Vacations Just Might Be The Safest Option This Summer (WSJ)

From a Wall Street Journal article (May 16, 2020):

Wall Street JournalOriginally, we were going to make it a six-day trip,” said Mr. Goble, “but we were honestly having such a good time we extended it four times into an 11-day trip.” Normally, rental companies’ full calendars preclude such spontaneity. Thanks to the motorhome’s self-sustainable features, they stayed overnight at a campground just twice on the trip. Most of the time they’d “boondock”—that is, stop at places without water or electrical hookups, or nightly fees. Say, creekside clearings off fire roads deep in the forest.

RV Vacations - Wall Street Journal - Steve Scott Illustration - May 16 2020

“We have been flooded with new inquiries, and an unusually high number of longer rentals (lasting from one to three months in duration),” said Mr. Ward. “I think this is going to be the trend for the remainder of 2020 and 2021, at a minimum.” One couple, he said, just booked their RV for a three-month loop around the deep South on short notice. “Neither have work to do right now due to the virus, so they’re like, ‘There’s no better time. We’ve always wanted to travel in an Airstream. This works for us now.’”

In a season when the urge to escape home will only be matched by the need to be flexible, getting lost in America in an RV works for a lot of people right now. Mr. Rybak and Ms. O’Hara are still hoping to tick at least one national park off their list in the next few months. They even have a campsite reserved. If you see them, say “Hi.” From a safe distance.

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Top New Camper Vans: “2020 Unity Island Bed” – Amazing Layout And Walk Around Bed (Video)

Take a tour through the 2020 Unity Island Bed; a non-slide floor plan with seating for up to 4 people, pass-through exterior storage, a 3-piece dry-bath, and a full-time walk-around 58″ x 74″ bed. 

 

 2020 Unity Island Bed shown in Chestnut Cherry cabinetry, Fog Ultraleather, and optional Bianco White Fenix glamour upgrade

 2020 Unity Island Bed shown in Chestnut Cherry cabinetry, Fog Ultraleather, and optional Bianco White Fenix glamour upgrade

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Top New Camper Vans: “2020 Storyteller Overland Mode 4X4”

The all new MODE 4×4™ is built on the rugged Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 144 4×4 platform. Authentically designed with daily drivers, weekend warriors, full time vanlifers, and long-range overlanders in mind… with an infinitely adaptive floor plan.

The MODE 4×4™ is equipped with a forward thinking, user friendly feature set that includes the industry first LiveFree™ OTG sustainable, automotive grade energy management system (powered by Volta).

With this 12kw clean energy lithium battery system you will have all the power you need to enjoy life on the road and off the grid without the noise, inconvenience, and fumes that accompany the fossil fuel generator setups of traditional RVs.

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Top New Camper Vans: “2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender”

Built by Driverge Vehicle Innovations in partnership with Peace Vans as part of our MasterSolutions™ program, the new Weekender draws inspiration from glorious Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender Camper Van Interior 2020camper vans of the past while incorporating the latest safety, reliability, and convenience features — taking the pop top van to new heights.

  • Seats five, sleeps four. With an elevating roof, swiveling front seats, integrated table, a rear bench that converts to a bed, an extra battery for more power, and much more, the Weekender comes standard with enough features to go from day-to-day life to adventure mode with ease.
  • Power up your weekends with optional features like integrated solar panels for more power, a 1.5” suspension lift for greater off-road capabilities, upgraded navigation features, roof racks, and camping upgrades like an 8’ awning, mosquito screens, rear lift tent, and a pullout rear kitchen.
  • The Weekender is built on the tried-and-true Metris platform: Tow rating of 5,000 lbs., excellent safety and fuel economy, up to 15,000 mile service intervals, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Crosswind Assist, rearview camera, load adaptive ESP and ECO start/stop, and much more.

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Top New Camper Vans: “NOVA EB” From La Strada Is Luxury Spaciousness

The NOVA EB is a rolling space miracle offering every comfort. Driving or living is therefore no question at all, because the cockpit belongs to the living space and the standard SKA seats with 180° rotation provide 2 absolute favourite seats. Especially in bad weather you will love these prime seats of your NOVA. Precious materials underline the perfect travel feeling, because everything that has to work should also have a special value.

Nova EB from La Strada Sprinter Camper Van 2020 picture collage

The special highlight of the Nova EB is truly to be found in the rear. The floor plan with 2 single beds provides unhindered access to each bed and thus creates an unusually generous feeling of space. We have made every effort to ensure that you can enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep in the new NOVA EB. And thanks to the inviting and spacious bathroom of the new NOVA EB, the day can start in a refreshing and relaxed manner.

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Camper Trends: “Beauer X-Van” Telescopes To Larger Size With Push Of A Button

From a New Atlas online article:

French company Beauer has earned a lot of attention over the years for telescoping teardrop caravans that grow double or triple their size at the push of a button. Now the company’s bringing its tech to van life, launching a plug-and-play module that grows to create a large camper at camp and a smaller, nimbler van on the road. The X-Van installs in 10 minutes and extends the length of the van to add comfy sleeping quarters for two, giving a mid-size van the length of a full-size model.

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After popping the tailgate, the owner merely hits a button on the pillar next to the driver seat and watches as the electrically actuated module sets up within a minute’s time. The only thing left to do is pop the expansion panels on the module’s sides to increase elbow room inside. The 25-mm sandwich construction keeps the temperature comfy inside.

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Top Camper Vans: “Yama Nomad” – Tiny 4X4 Homes

From the Yama Nomad website:

Yama Nomad Camper Van InteriorThis sophisticated and badass 2018 Mercedes Sprinter van conversion is the ultimate #vanlife test drive. The 170” wheelbase allows for all the necessities of a tiny home, while the 4X4 will keep you safe on the road (or off).

THE CAB

  • Custom, handmade leather seats (for those long road trip days)

  • AUX, Bluetooth, USB

  • Backup Camera

Yama Nomad Camper Vans

THE KITCHEN

  • Pine Magazine
    Click to Read

    Farmhouse sink with pull-down faucet

  • Dual burner cook top

  • Kitchen utensils, pots, pans & coffee maker

  • Freezer & Refrigerator

  • Outlet

  • Control center – van monitoring

  • Skylight

THE BATHROOM

  • Shower with removable shower head

  • Composting toilet

  • Baby skylight

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