Winnebago—reputable brand of Class B camper vans like the Solis, Roam, and eRV2—has teamed up with Adventure Wagon to offer the limited edition 2023 Winnebago Adventure Wagon. The result is a super tasteful camper van with an extremely versatile, adaptable, anti-RV interior that’s unlike any other Winnebago van. Basically, it’s an Adventure Wagon interior wrapped in a Winnebago. Van. Nerd. Alert. This collaboration has us so very, very excited.
Created in 2014, Adventure Wagon is a Portland, Oregon-based van upfitter with over 2,000 conversions on the road. The company converts Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit vans, so for this collab, a Mercedes Sprinter (170-inch) dualie was the van of choice. The Winnebago + Adventure Wagon camper van comes in Arctic White, Iridium Silver, and Tenorite Gray. There is a floorplan (70SE), but as we’ll find out, all interior components can be shuffled according to need. An owner could completely “gut” the interior to create an empty cargo van.
The Winnebago + Adventure Wagon ditches the permanent, RV-esque interior (fixed bed, bathroom, kitchen, seating, etc.) in favor of the totally flexible interior offered by Adventure Wagon. The premise is pretty easy to digest: Why be locked into one interior configuration when life’s journeys require flexibility? Why be locked into one layout when you could have infinite?
Let’s expand on the need for a flexible interior. Different trip locations, climates, and durations necessitate different adventure gear, all impacting interior layout. Camper vans are the latest kings of travel and play, after all. But they’re also expensive, making those cherished adventure moments come at a cost that could, honestly, start to kill the fun. To earn their keep and justify their fat butts taking up driveway space, vans really ought to wear more than weekend adventure hats, right? The need to contribute, not just play.
For some families, vans need to contribute during the week to home projects, kid hauling, grocery getting, commuting, and all the other nitty gritty daily grind tasks. It’s all about the daily needs, about real-world application. But even then, different around-home projects necessitate differing cargo load space, and different carpool schedules require different numbers of seats. You need a flexible van for adventure and for work.
Hence, the flexible interior is the Winnebago Adventure Wagon’s biggest selling point, giving it the ability to multi-task. It all works thanks to Adventure Wagon’s Modular Interior System, a configurable interior build kit backboned by a bounty of Logistical Track (L-Track) on the walls and ceiling. The L-Track is strong thanks to an A-frame support foundation. Adventure Wagon components and customer-selected or created things can be attached at desired locations along the L-Track; Every component, cabinet, and appliance is mounted to the L-Track. (Winnebago even shows an L-Track mounted kid swing and ladder.) The L-Track system extends to the safety-rated Smartfloor, to which totally legal seats (big families, rejoice!) and all floor-mounted interior items can be secured accordingly.
Let’s take a look inside. Included in the build are Adventure Wagon’s 65- by 77-inch Queen MOAB elevator bed and Mule Bags. Both are mounted via L-Track and are totally adjustable and removable. The overhead 175-liter soft storage Mule Bags replace the traditional fixed overhead cabinets of most builds. The bed features an upgraded Winnebago WinnSleep mattress. There’s a cooking station with a potable water system. A water faucet allows for running water, and a modest, removable collapsible sink nestles into a fold-down countertop extension. A 12V portable refrigerator/freezer keeps food and drinks frosty. There’s a portable toilet secured in a storage compartment and concealed by a padded sitting seat. It’s not the most glamorous, but it gets the job done just fine. Power needs are handled by a 3.6-kWh EcoFlow Lithium Generator, WiFi and Bluetooth capable and managed by a mobile app.
The Winnebago + Adventure Wagon will be available in early March, and it’ll be covered by Winnebago’s warranty. Pricing has not been announced, but seriously, just take our money and we’ll enjoy the AdWag gear and the perks of the Winnebago name.
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