Kate Taylor
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Van conversions remain popular with couples in the current economic climate and one that has visitors to the NEC queueing up to step inside is the Chameleon.

This small camper has a slide-out section at the rear, enabling the convertor to fit in a comfortable U-shaped rear lounge that turns into a decent double bed at 4'6" x 6' (1.35m x 1.99). If you choose the long wheelbase version, you actually get two double beds.

Van conversions remain popular with couples in the current economic climate and one that has visitors to the NEC queueing up to step inside is the Chameleon.

 

This small camper has a slide-out section at the rear, enabling the convertor to fit in a comfortable U-shaped rear lounge that turns into a decent double bed at 4'6" x 6' (1.35m x 1.99). If you choose the long wheelbase version, you actually get two double beds.

 

The other great surprise in this innovative new camper is that what looks like normal light wood laminate furniture turns out to be printed aluminum.

 

It's an accomplished van conversion built on a Mercedes Sprinter 313 MWB panel van, powered by the 2.1 CDI engine, delivering 129 bhp. It's 5.9m long, 1.99m wide, 2.97 high, with an interior height of 1.9m. It has five mains sockets, an 80-litre fridge, four-burner hob/grill and combi oven, plus a nice little washroom.

 

Unfortunately all this comes at a price – from £58,000. Chameleon is in Hall 9, Stand 9 at Birmingham NEC's Motorhome and Caravan Show, which runs until Sunday, October 16.

 

Chameleon is based in Gloucester; click here for their website.

 

Kate Taylor, Practical Motorhome

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