Updated: Aug 15
No lie, creating the power house, rental machine otherwise known as the Wood Cabin Camper has been a head scratcher. Right from the start figuring out the 4 birth layout has been challenging; but as usual the Super Cool Campers team have done it after many a sleepless night. The Wood Cabin Camper is real testimony to the power of Super Cool Campers passion for van based engineering.
The design incorporates a bench seating area (behind the drivers seat) with a double bench swivel seat. The bench seating houses the Truma 4E boiler and has plenty of additional storage space. A removable pallet wood table allows the family to sit, eat lunch or play games whilst enjoying the scenery though privacy tinted windows. At night the bench seating pulls out to form the kids double bed.
The kitchen boasts a Waeco CXR50 compressor fridge, 2 pull-out drawer units, 2 x 500mm width cupboards and overhead storage, all finished with hand-built shaker doors. A Dometik combination 3 burned hob and sink with hot and cold 'on demand' water is skilfully set into an oak worktop and wonderfully coloured hand-made tiles creates the character.
The shower room features an ultra trendy, bar mixer and shower with 3D vinyl metro tiles forming another super-slick splurge of character. The shower room has a Dometik Micro Heki skylight allowing taller people to stand up fully as well as bathing the shower room in natural light during daylight hours. Night time lighting is provided by a super-swish dimmible LED strip light. Lastly having a Dometik flushing cassette toilet means that every renter experiences luxury accommodation whilst enjoying the #vanlife movement.
The rear of the van has opposing bench seating and another larger table allowing the family a generous space to gather in the evenings to watch TV from the 21" LCD or simply chat, eat, read or play games. Amply overhead storage with funky, mobile phone controlled, LED strip lighting creates the ambience whilst a Deluxe Maxx Fan provides ventilation and comfort. For sleeping, the 2 tables form the 1.8m bed with the seating cushions that slide down horizontally to form the bed...ingenious... if I do say so myself!!
A 3.9kg Calor LPG bottle fuels the Truma 4E boiler that powers hot water and hot air in the van; some of the hot air even dries the shower room out! With the electrics PAT tested and gas safety certificate your family can rest assured the van systems are safe.
Lastly, the Wood Cabin Camper is equipped with a Fiamma bike rack and has a rather useful outdoor shower point with hot and cold mixer tap allowing you to wash off muddy shoes.... or children...or adults!!
More Technical Information
This 4 birth campervan is built inside a 2017 LWB Sprinter (314 CDI) boosts fully off grid capabilities, with 4x100W Renogy Solar panels and 2x110AH AGM leisure batteries powering a multitude of DC features.
Touch ceiling lighting
Dimmable directional lighting
Dometik Flushing toilet
Mushroom vent and Deluxx Maxx Fan roof vent
Cirulation air blower
The 240v AC is supplied by either campsite electric hook-up or from the leisure batteries via a 2000w Sunshine Solar inverter allowing laptops and other devices to be plugged in as well as powering 4x USB-C ports. The Epever solar charge controller makes sure the AGM leisure batteries are topped up efficiently. Mains charging capability and a Durite Smart VSR allows the batteres to be topped up either from campsite mains supply or through the engine alternator.
The 75L fresh and 50L grey water tanks are under the van maximising the water storage capacity. The loaded weight including 1 adult is 3.26 ton, giving 240kg for passengers and luggage.