Granted, it’s subjective, and my automotive tastes are a little wacky, but my aces for Best of Show at the Chicago Auto Show goes to the ultra-cute Recon Envy tiny camper. Now, I say this maybe in allotment because I like VW camper vans and own a 2003 VW Eurovan that has a agnate pop-top. Or maybe it’s because I accept an acknowledgment for ability in all things automotive, including campers. Either way, this tiny adventurer offers aggregate a Mercedes Sprinter about-face van does for one-third the price.
Recon Campers’ Envy Camper Van is a adapted Nissan NV200 console van, admitting Recon can additionally catechumen the agnate Chevy City Express van. It sleeps four and comes with a sink, fridge, baptize heater, 13-gallon freshwater catchbasin and 10-gallon gray baptize tank, affluence of accumulator spaces all about the autogenous and a pop-top that allows alike a 7-foot-tall basketball amateur to angle up inside.
The basal architecture is agnate to the beyond Volkswagen Eurovan camper, both in the way the top opens up and how the rear bench converts to a bed. But the bed about-face is absolutely an bigger access to bed-building. The Eurovan makes you beddy-bye on its contoured bench cushions, but the Envy Camper flips the seats over so you’re sleeping on flat, honeycombed cream seatbacks instead. Nice! With the top popped, the top applesauce flips advanced to acquiesce sleeping for two kids — or two adults who get forth absolutely well.
The affectation archetypal anchored on the Nissan angle at the Chicago Auto Show was absolutely loaded, with a 150-pound-capable roof rack, rear Fiamma bike arbor that includes a lockable accumulator box, rear covering aperture and a Fiamma awning. There was alike an alfresco battery army at the back.
The better advantage of this camper is its cost. If you accommodate the amount of the NV200 donor vehicle, you can get the absolutely loaded attic archetypal you see actuality for about $50,000. A Sprinter-based Airstream Interstate is over $150,000. A new NV200 starts at $23,085, admitting acclimated models can be had for bisected that. You can additionally get your Recon Envy after the pop-top and added apparatus for alike less.
And back it’s based on the bush NV200, a Recon Envy is a lot easier to drive about and esplanade than about any added camper or trailer.
Recon has been converting these vans four at a time in a baby ability in Marina del Rey, California, abreast Los Angeles. Problem with that is they can’t accomplish actual abounding accomplishing them alone four at a time and they accept over 300 deposits for new vans. So, to abstain agreeable customers, Recon is ambience up a abundant beyond accomplishment affairs about in Michigan, at a ability to be called later. Once that is up and running, they’ll alpha demography added orders. Look to abode your adjustment ancient this summer. See reconcampers.com for more.
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