Saturday, November 17, 2012

Malaysian campervan builder (update)

Wing Campervan has recently updated the JinBei based model with a more usable layout. Gone were the original seats that cannot be converted into bed. Now there are proper bench seats that can be converted into sleeping berth for three person with ample space, there is also a fully enclosed bathroom equipped with a portable potty and shower. Other amenities include a washing basin and cabinet for cooking with a portable stove. The camper comes with clean water tank and a grey water tank that stored the used water which can be drained and disposed off properly at the appropriate facility. The water supply is powered by a pressure sensitive 12v water pump. The standard interior height is 165cm, which means anyone taller will have to stoop slightly when standing up, but it is sufficient for one to stand up to change and move about inside the van. The

This is an exciting development for campervan lovers in Malaysia, because Mr Chan of Wing Campervan is building conversion kits for standard JinBei Van, which itself is a clone of Toyota's older HiAces high roof model. As such the conversion kit will fit the old HiAce as well.

Mr Chan of Wing Campervan cam be reached at 0102266456.

The base vehicle is a standard Jin Bei high roof windows van. It is dimensionally identical to the older Toyota Hiace van.
A 12v fan is included at the rear

The bench is also a storage compartment.

The interior lights are LED for low energy cosumption. The grey coloured door is the door for the bathroom/toilet.

The kitchenette is equipped with a washing basin with a faucet.

When the table tops are lowered, the benches are converted into sleeping berth
Benches in day time configuration

The bathroom/toilet is equipped with porta-potty with self-contained flushing water tank and black water tank.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A modular camper

A US based company named Teal Camper takes an innovative approach to campers. Instead of fully built up units, it provide components that you need to build the campers to the size that suits you.

The unique modular concept enable campers to be built in Lego blocks-like fashion. The basic parts consist of the wall sections ( with windows or without ), corner section, flat roof or pop-up roof, single door or double door. The beauty of this concept allows you to start with one configuration and then you can upgrade and expand to something bigger.

The built up unit can be mounted on a flat tray trailer to be a caravan or mounted onto a pickup truck cargo bed to convert it into a campervan. Or it can be a standalone structure if you so desired. Teal also supplies interior fittings like cabinets, benches, table, washing sink and even a bathroom.
An example of a built up Teal camper
The basic components of Teal camper

The pop-up roof. It is complete with lifting mechanism, windows and netting, it's size can be altered by adding middle sections.

Modular interior fittings

Cabinet and washing sink

Unit mounted on a flatbed trailer
Unit mounted on the cargo bed of a pickup truck