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    "A brand new DoubleBack based on the excellent VW Transporter 2.0TDI 140PS Long Wheelbase costs £54,950 on the road."

    At about $86k it makes a sportsmobile sound cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syncrodoka View Post
    "A brand new DoubleBack based on the excellent VW Transporter 2.0TDI 140PS Long Wheelbase costs £54,950 on the road."

    At about $86k it makes a fully pimped sportsmobile sound cheap.


    Yeeow. That's not including an offroad package?

    To each his own, of course, but personally, for that kind of money, I'd prefer my van, a used '07 Z06 Corvette, a fully restored '70 Dodge Charger, a used 2009 Gas Gas EC 300, and about $5000 to use for a garage addition.

    But it is a kickass van and an A + for creativity.
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    I don't even think these are available here in the states, just figured some of the builders here on the forum could pull some ideas from this. It's pretty ingenious and I haven't seen any other builders taking this route yet
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    Default Doubleback camping slideout for VW vans

    Doubleback is a Welsh company that converts current VW Transporter vans into campers using a popup roof and an interesting slideout rear section. http://www.doubleback.co.uk/


    The bed folds up, leaving open space when the slideout is pulled into the van. So the van can carry stuff while driving.

    An electric motor extends and retracts the slideout section. The slide adds about 300 lb to the weight of the vehicle.

    Doubleback charges about $90,000 for a camper, including the VW Transporter. If you prefer, they will convert your van.

    Autoblog has a photo gallery http://www.autoblog.com/photos/doubl...ersion-camper/

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    Last edited by cwsqbm; 03-31-2012 at 11:02 PM.
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    Nissan showed a similar concept for a show car they made to illustrate the flexibility of the NV200 van.


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    Doubleback reminds me of a camping interior that slides into a Sprinter when you want to use your van for traveling. The company was called Escape Pod RV, of Aptos CA. I think they were a casualty of the economic downturn of 2008-2010, like so many other RV manufacturers.


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    Default doubleback

    not a great site but a good idea that we have seen some try to build here is a production version....probably very expensive but cool anyways.....
    http://www.doubleback.co.uk/

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    Another video:

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