Few automakers do camper vans quite so well as Volkswagen. From factory additions to aftermarket conversions, models like the Transporter seem perfect for on-the-go living. Now a company in the UK has taken the camper conversion one step further with the Doubleback. In addition to a large pop-up roof tent, the creation boasts an expandable aft section than can increase the vehicle's length by an additional 6.5 feet. The conversion is said to add just 286 pounds to the Transporter, and the mechanism expands in under 45 seconds to nearly double living space. Unfortunately, you'll be splitting all that extra room between you and only one other friend. The swap nixes all but the front two seats.

If this all sounds familiar, it certainly should. We first caught a glimpse of the Doubleback a month ago, but the company has released a few videos showing exactly how the conversion works here in the real world. With a load rating of 1,323 pounds with the legs extended, the structure is engineered to sleep even the biggest boned campers out there. Unfortunately, snagging one will cost you. Look to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $87,975 for the Doubleback if you like what you see. Scroll below to check out the videos for yourself.





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      xenagirl1
      • 2 Years Ago
      like the idea; don't like the price.
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      88 grand???? Thanks but I'll take a new Roadtrek or Pleasureway Class B dually van w/Mercedes diesel drivetrain for not much more.
        Terri Belford
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Worx2749
        Aren't those Roadtrek or Pleasureway Class B dually van w/Mercedes diesel drivetrain about 120,000?
      omgcool
      • 2 Years Ago
      That inside is surprisingly nice, but I'd take a Durango and a lightly used pull-behind any day.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is so cool, but $87,000 is a bit stiff.
      Travisty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah........... Neat concept and all, but if I'm going to drop $87k on something to sleep in at races I'm just going to get this: http://www.campingworld.com/rvsales/Class-C-Motorhomes/2012/THOR-MOTOR-COACH-Freedom-Elite/199116/ And a $3k trailer to tow behind it. Although I would assume that the $87k is "UK pricing including VAT, blah blah blah", so it might not be *that* much here, but it's still a lot of money for a sleeper van that doesn't include a kitchenette or shower. Or a real bed.
        Terri Belford
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Travisty
        ACtually, it's 55,000 UK so about 85,000 USD. Still, compare it to the Sprinter Mercedes Airstream Campervans and it's a steal. The last Eurovan Campervans were in the high 30s ten years ago.
      Joe K
      • 2 Years Ago
      87,000.00? There are so many more better equipped motor homes that can do the same job that have a kitchen and a bath for that money. Maybe has its advantages in Europe but can't see it in the states.
      Ramrod77
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, not sure if I would buy it but I like it....
      Timbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      If money was not an object how much do you think it would cost to buy one of those and have it delivered to the US of A? Very cool I say.
      JR
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd much rather see a diesel powered walkthru or double cab w/ diamond plate ramps/floors , for dirtbikes, jetskis, mowers etc. at an affordable price.
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought of this a long time ago! I really should get off my butt and register trademarks! LOL
      MountainBike
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Joe K
      • 2 Years Ago
      87,000.00? There are so many more better equipped motor homes that can do the same job that have a kitchen and a bath for that money. Maybe has its advantages in Europe but can't see it in the states.
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