Canadian camper van specialist Roadtrek Motorhome Inc. has launched the all-new Zion, a compact camper built atop the Ram ProMaster. According to a report in Gizmag, the Zion’s open interior layout accommodates gear like bicycles and kayaks in a wide center aisle, then serves as a roomy home away from home at camp. The camper van seamlessly combines feature-packed shelter with toy-hauling utility, no racks or trailers necessary.
How to get you, your spouse or best friend, and all your favorite sports gear into the great outdoors for a long weekend or week-plus vacation? It’s a question that gets answered with a lot of innovative camper designs, from small, lightweight trailers like the Mogo Freedom, to truck modules like the XPCube, right on up to bus-sized RVs with sports car-engulfing drawers, like those from Volkner and triple-axled expedition vehicles with hydraulic bike lifts ala the Global XRS 7200.
Roadtrek proposes something sitting smack in the middle of those small and XXL extremes: a camper van with an extended center aisle designed for gear-carrying utility. Unlike Roadtrek’s other Class B motorhomes, based on vans like the Mercedes Sprinter, the ProMaster-based Zion does away with the rear furniture, allowing the center aisle to extend right to the double rear doors. This provides easy loading for bicycles, kayaks and other gear. The extended center aisle isn’t a brand-new feature, but Roadtrek tells us that it’s been a long time since it’s offered a camper van with such a layout, so it’s essentially revived the feature for the Zion.
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