Three Features That Can Expand The Interior Of A Camper Van

23 March 2023
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One of the things that you will always want to assess when you shop for a camper van is how roomy the interior of the vehicle is. This is a space in which you'll be spending a lot of time, so you want it to feel as spacious as possible. Camper vans vary in size, so certain models have noticeably more space than others. There are certain features, however, that can quickly expand the interior of the vehicle. Buying a van that has one or more of these features can be ideal, especially if you're traveling with one or more people. 

Side Slide-Out

When you see a large motorhome that is parked, there is a good chance that it has one or more side slide-outs. This term describes a section of the motorhome's side that slides outward to make the interior more spacious. What you might not realize is that some camper vans also have side slide-outs. Once you park for the night, you can open up the slide-out to create a spacious sleeping area, expand the size of the living room, or create space in another way. A camper van's side slide-out can be on the driver's side or the passenger's side.

Rear Slide-Out

You will also see certain camper vans that are equipped with a slide-out in the rear. Whereas a side slide-out increases the width of the vehicle, a rear slide-out makes it longer. This type of slide-out can especially be valuable if you are looking for a camper van that has a shorter wheelbase. A shorter van has lots of advantages, including being easier to park in various environments, but you don't want the interior to feel cramped. When you're able to slide out the rear to add several feet to the length of the interior space, your living quarters will feel a lot roomier.

Roof Pop-Up

There are many camper vans that feature a roof pop-up, which means that you can push the roof upward once you park. Doing so will create more overhead space, which can be ideal if you're tall. Even if you aren't tall, having more overhead room will help to create a feeling of spaciousness. Many pop-ups are equipped with vents, which will provide a source of fresh air for the interior of the van.

To learn more about each of these features, contact a camper van dealership in your area.