So much of the mainstream motorhome market is the same – same layouts, same vehicles and same compromises. I suppose that these big converters must cater to what people want, but when visiting the big motorhome shows, it is often a struggle to find anything interesting or different, especially in the panel van conversion market.
That’s why I was interested to learn about Terra Camper via the Stone174 blog. Terra Camper is a German firm that provides modular and customisable conversions that can be fitted into Volkswagen Caddy and Transporter vans and a variety of large 4x4s – the company’s products have a definite off-road bias, although they are suitable for general camper use, too.
The Terra Camper conversion units appear to be available separately or as part of one of the company’s two factory conversions – the Terock (based on a VW Transporter) and the Temax (based on a VW Caddy). Both look high quality and cleverly designed and the ‘double popup‘ roof on the Terock is very neat, providing extra headroom and a the equivalent of a large sunroof if opened fully (it can be flipped back to lie flat on the main roof).
Removable, modular units like these offer several benefits – they are quick to fit, several different configurations are possible and they can be removed to allow the van to be used as a van again.
Terra Camper isn’t unique in offering such units – Amdro has a different take on the idea and SwissRoomBox offers a solution that’s aimed at cars. All of these offerings are eminently suitable for DIY converters – fitting these units is much simpler than building your own!
Here are a few pictures of the Terra Camper Terock (images copyright Terra Camper):
For more pictures, prices and information, visit www.terracamper.de.