• Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
  • Image Credit: Dub Box
Whether known as the Transporter, Kombi or simply the Bus, the Volkswagen Type 2 became almost as much of a style icon as the Beetle, but it just went out of production. However, a couple in England is keeping the design alive with its Dub Box camper. Mixing the classic, '60s VW look with retro interior design and some modern features, the result is a very attractive little trailer. For about the past year, they have also been available in the US.

With an insulated interior, gas stove and electrical hookup, the Dub Box has everything you would need for a fun weekend of camping or tailgating. The body is made from fiberglass and rides on a steel frame, and they can even be specified with a pop-up roof and a double bed. The standard Dub Box (pictured above) is just about 16 feet long, a little over 6 feet wide. Prices start at around $22,000 in the US. There is also a food cart version starting at about the same price that offers a really cool available power-extending roof.

Dub Box USA produced its first trailer at its Oregon factory in January 2013. The company offers similar products as in the UK, but they are entirely made in America. According to Shane Medbury, one of the people who founded the US arm, the food cart market has been the most successful here. He told Autoblog that it already sold around 20 carts. Its success seems to be growing because it also has 20 pending orders. "We've shipped them all over," he said, including to Michigan, New York, Ohio and more. Scroll down for videos showing how Dub Box UK builds its campers, an overview about the company and the food cart's roof.






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      Jim R
      • 10 Months Ago
      OK that's actually kinda cool.
      JonZeke
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm floored by the love for these yet VW continues to not revisit the idea. With Mini Countrymen now found everywhere, who wouldn't rather see a modern one of these instead? Simple German lines, fun color breakups, and space for days - with turbodiesel power!
      hemusbull
      • 10 Months Ago
      Whit its anemic engine VW can't move even itself with dignity...
        Jim R
        • 10 Months Ago
        @hemusbull
        It could probably pull that trailer, once. Actually I've heard any number of old air-cooled Porsche engines fit in the back of those Type 2s...so the power problem CAN be fixed.
        Jake
        • 10 Months Ago
        @hemusbull
        Yeah, that's along the lines of what I was going to say. Those things can barely accelerate themselves to highway speed. I can't imagine pulling a trailer, until the thing breaks down on the side of the road.
        Robert D
        • 10 Months Ago
        @hemusbull
        Put an engine in the camper/trailer to help it along!
      Level4
      • 10 Months Ago
      i would not be caught driving that death trap...
      jonnybimmer
      • 10 Months Ago
      Very cool, but better stay away from any hills! If anyone's really serious about getting one of these, hopefully they'll put some money into the Bus's drivetrain/brakes first.
      RUEL P
      • 10 Months Ago
      You could get in as big of a hurry as you want, just remember your VW Bus will not.