Volkswagen mostly began submiting “pop tops” on its camper vans. In the decades since, the soft-sided interior height-extenders suffer become a ubniquitous sight on VW vans parked in campgrounds all throughout the world. Now, Welsh organization Overlander Motorhomes is presenting how it sees as the rational compliment to the pop top – it is the DoubleBack, a sliding insulated pod so extends the interior length of Volkwagen‘s T5 Transporter van.
The company starts investing in a supply 2.0TDI 140PS Long Wheelbase T5 van, later adds its patented DoubleBack pod package. When on the road, the pod stays tucked up inside the coming back of the vehicle.
Once the driver stops and decides they would covet to come to an agreement minimal someplace, however, it electrically extends out of the rear in beneath 45 seconds, inserting about two meters (6.5 feet) of useable interior space.
Two legs moreover fold out out of the ground of the pod, that make it easier for it to substantiation up 600 kilograms (1,323 lbs), and to self-level on uneven terrain.
T5 Transporters obtaining the DoubleBack treatment in addition insert an elevating roof, a fold-out dual bed in the pod itself, a kitchenette, and supplementary home-on-the-road features. It’s unclear how the interior of the van is affected when the pod is pulled in, while Overlander alleges the present one of its persuaded vans can accommodate either a driver and one passenger in captain’s seats, or a driver and two passengers if the bench seat opportunity is some by the buyer.
If the concept of an extending rear pod sounds at all familiar, that is because Nissan floated the thought on its NV200 thought cargo van, uni decades ago. The feature never assembled it with to the creation version of the vehicle, however.
The DoubleBack T5 Transporter van is accessible now, for GBP54,995 (US$86,988). For a appear at what else can be completed to craft a T5 a good amount accommodating, probe out the SpaceCamper. Featured providing two folded legs on the foot of the pod the current extends and becomes self-leveled on uneven terrain is able to support more than 600 kilograms of weight. T5 DoubleBack comes equipped amid a fold-out dual bed in the pod, an elevating roof and a kitchenette along in other residential structure arrangements essential on the road. The general sliding system is visually impressive, and it just recently takes 45 seconds. The firm performs customization to be your car just recently the way you ask for it.
However, it’s even unclear if the pod makes the interiors of the van, but the firm alleges so a driver and one passenger can be accommodated in captain’s seat, or a driver and two passengers can sit if the customer selects the bench seat option.