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Old 10-01-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Westfalia in Europe has introduced an interesting new model based on the 6 meter (20 ft) VW Crafter chassis, named after Swedish explorer Sven Hedin:
Sven Hedin | Westfalia Mobil GmbH
Features a very functional looking folding rear bed/storage area:
http://westfalia-mobil.com/__we_thum...SH_hom_538.jpg
With an intriguing window size slide-out that makes cross-wise sleeping practical for taller users:
http://westfalia-mobil.com/bilder/20..._hom_333_0.jpg

Of course we'll likely never see VW Crafter vans this side of the Atlantic but a similar layout on the 20ft Ram Promaster certainly seems viable.

And as a long ago VW Westy owner I always drool at the Teutonic efficiency of modern European campers. Of course I also cursed that old air cooled VW's mechanical foibles, so I'm glad they've updated their base vehicles!
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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It looks like a Hymer Active with a bed option. It removes the cabinetry and has a bed that raises. Personally, I prefer the cabinetry, but helpful for those who want to stick bikes in there I guess.

Many wouldn't like the permanent sink in the bathroom taking up the limited space.
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Thanks for sharing. Were those refrigerator drawers? Very sleek! If only VW could/would export those to the US. From another former VW-Westy owner.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:07 PM   #4
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Very sleek. Similar to the Safari Condo XL Flex.
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