Ideal for buyers looking to fill up the rear with outdoors kit, the Globecar Campscout Revolution packs a lot in by using its 6.36m body length very wisely.
Build quality is impressive, and because you can add up to four extra berths, this flexible ’van can adapt to the changing needs of its users.
It’s a flexible layout on a compact body
There’s great space for outdoor kit and sports equipment
There’s no oven or grill, and just two gas burners
Although space efficient, the washroom is small
Despite being a major player in the van conversions market, Globecar has the focus of a small converter: it builds just one type of motorhome, which has allowed it to perfect its offering over the years.
Indeed, many widely seen van conversion innovations had their origin in Globecar’s design studio.
Based in southern Germany, the brand is a veritable super-producer, with 5100 units carrying the badges of Globecar and sister brand Pössl rolling off the line in 2016.
The portfolio sports two distinct vehicle types: D Line (high-tops; 11 models) and H Line (vans with raised roof sections; six models).
Six Globecar dealers are based in Britain, including SMC in Newark, which acts as the brand’s UK agent.
The Campscout Revolution is one of four 6.36m-long models in the D Line range.
It’s based on the Fiat Ducato and offers two rear berths as standard, arranged as a longitudinal double (sibling ’van Campscout has fixed twin single beds).
Although supplied in right-hand-drive, the side sliding door is on the UK offside and the conversion follows the Continental configuration.
The large rear storage area makes this model the obvious pick if you tour with lots of outdoor kit
Lounge space in the Globecar Campscout Revolution centres on the forward-facing travel seats, partnering with swivelling cab chairs to provide four seating places.
The lounge table hooks onto a rail under the nearside window, and has a sliding section to service the driver’s seat.
Plenty of light can enter through both side windows and from a wind-up rooflight.
A basic side kitchen is sited just inside the sliding door. Two gas burners sit alongside a square sink in a unit that also contains two wide drawers and a narrower one for cutlery.
No oven is fitted, but one popular workaround for this is taking a Remoska electric mini-oven on tour.
Food preparation space is limited, but a worktop extension flap and the lounge table provide options for expansion.
Globecar’s ‘through washroom’ is a clever use of limited space.
There’s a swivelling toilet and sink, the tap of which doubles as the shower head. A mirrored cupboard sits above a side window, and a wooden inlay protects the shower tray from feet passing through.
As standard, the Campscout Revolution opts for an electrically operated longitudinal drop-down double bed that measures 1.93 x 1.9m.
An additional double bed measuring 1.8 x 1.6m for the rear storage area is available as a £573 cost option; this packs away when not in use.
But another sleeping position is also available in the dinette, if buyers specify the ‘cross bed’ (£286), which will take the berths count to six. It’s most suitable for two children.
The large rear storage area, accessed via almost-flush-opening barn doors, makes this model the obvious pick for active motorcaravanners who tour with lots of outdoor kit.
In addition, there are overhead lockers in the bedroom and lounge, and cupboard space in the under-bed wooden units.
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