Gourmet glamper van packs slide-out Big Green Egg BBQ and minibar

In the United States, it is more durable to discover a camper van that does not price over $100,000 than one which does. Over in Germany, although, camper vans costing below half which might be frequent, so when a camper van instructions a six-figure price ticket, it tends to be loaded with a formidable stage of luxurious. The new Loef camper van does not disappoint in that regard. The stretched-out MAN TGE hosts an opulent glamping expertise that churns out five-star meals on its slide-out ceramic grill, cocktail-crafting minibar and full indoor vary. Dual eating areas permit as much as 10 folks to take pleasure in these meals contained in the van partitions.

As good as a built-in grill is for tenting and highway journeys, it is a luxurious for which the restricted space of a motorhome or caravan does not normally permit. Since a range is extra versatile for day-to-day cooking, it is the usual inclusion, leaving campers to deliver a conveyable fuel or charcoal grill on their very own or do with out.

The extra-long 739-cm base MAN TGE van offers Loef the space it wants so as to add all the standard four-person camper van gear, together with a second eating lounge and out of doors cooking/bartending facilities


One solution to make room for each a conventional camper van kitchen and a slide-out grill is to build your camper on one of many longest vans on the highway. The prolonged MAN TGE’s 739-cm (291-in) bumper-to-bumper size makes it longer than some Class C and even Class A motorhomes, inching previous the also-massive, two-bedroom Mercedes-based Alphavan by roughly 3 cm (1.2 in). The Loef consists of 284 cm (112 in) of peak to go together with all that physique, providing loads of room for the standard facilities, with some left over for uncommon ones.

Loef designers carve out a chic rear lounge flooring plan that places a eating lounge with wraparound five-person couch simply contained in the rear load doorways. This space affords the choice of al fresco eating with the doorways open or a extra non-public expertise with them closed. Lower the desk and reconfigure the cushions, and the lounge turns right into a 175 x 195-cm (69 x 77-in) longitudinal grasp mattress.

The Loef camper van's primary bed is a roomy longitudinal bed atop the convertible rear dinette

The Loef camper van’s major mattress is a roomy longitudinal mattress atop the convertible rear dinette


Most camper vans discover their fill with a single eating lounge, however the Loef camper has two, providing seating for a complete of 10 folks in search of shelter to interrupt bread or whereas away wet days. The entrance of the van has its personal five-seat dinette comprising an L-shaped driver-side bench, swivel cab seats and single passenger-side bench seat set neatly round an adjustable-height desk. Just like within the rear, the desk drops right down to create a sleeping space, this time supporting a smaller 120 x 175-cm (47 x 69-in) traverse mattress designed for 2 kids.

Like typical European camper vans, the Loef carries a mixture of galley and rest room amidships, but it surely equips them with the next spec of apparatus than common. Instead of the standard dual-burner range, the galley comes with a Thetford vary with four-burner range and oven. The metal sink wears a matte black end to match the tap that extends elegantly out of the wall. A wide range of cupboards and slide-outs present for dry storage, whereas the 90-L Thetford compressor fridge/freezer throughout the aisle retains meals recent and drinks chilly.

The kitchen includes a four-burner stove, oven, sink and a compressor fridge across the aisle

The kitchen features a four-burner range, oven, sink and a compressor fridge throughout the aisle


Just subsequent to the fridge, the moist rest room homes the electric-flush cassette bathroom, ceiling-integrated rainfall bathe paired with hand sprayer, and mirrored cupboard. A Truma Combi diesel heater warms each the camper inside and water on the taps.

Strolling again to the Loef van’s pièce de résistance, the Big Green Egg Mini Max ceramic grill slides out the rear doorways from below the couch lounge, able to host every thing from ritzy wine-and-cheese picnics to overindulgent tailgating buffets. Loef additionally features a assist body for the Big Green Egg, in order that customers can take away it from the van and prepare dinner exterior, whether or not below the painted-blue sky or the out there Thule facet awning. The body will most likely turn out to be useful for cooling and cleansing, too.

A primary LPG grill would have been a pleasant sufficient addition, however a high-quality ceramic grill just like the Big Green Egg is a specific spotlight for nomadic cooks, giving them the flexibility to grill, roast, bake and smoke over charcoal. The larger slide-out platform has space to carry an non-obligatory out of doors desk and four-chair set.

The Loef invites outdoor living like few other camper vans, packing a side door minibar to complement the rear BBQ

The Loef invitations out of doors residing like few different camper vans, packing a facet door minibar to enhance the rear BBQ


If a slide-out BBQ grill/smoker is not sufficient to push a tailgate celebration into excessive gear, the Loef van additionally serves the drinks. Step round to the sliding passenger-side door and you may discover that the bench seat simply contained in the doorway doubles as a minibar. Fold the surface panel down and reveal the fashionable wooden cupboard designed to carry two liquor bottles, 4 tumblers, a bottle opener and a waiter’s corkscrew. The fold-down door doubles as a worktop for prepping substances and mixing drinks, and the unit consists of built-in ambient lighting and USB ports.

To energy its myriad electrical gear, Loef wires in a 100-Ah lithium battery, 2,000-W inverter and 320-W photo voltaic charging system. The van has a mess of USB and 230V retailers across the inside and additionally features a good house management system with cell app connectivity. An LTE antenna delivers onboard web.

Loef says that its camper van will vary between €110,000 and 125,000 (US$131,575 to $149,525), relying upon gear. It’s constructed atop a 3,500-kg MAN TGE with 178-hp 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, eight-speed computerized transmission, adaptive cruise management, hill begin help, and entrance and rear parking help.

Source: Loef

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