If you are interested in buying a new motorhome, one of the cheaper options will be choosing a regular van, adapted for camping use. Such kind of vehicles is offered by a German company Domo ReiseVan.
Although there’re many companies on the market that rebuild vans for the motorhomes, there are some features which are distinguishing the brand Domo. Firstly, the manufacturer doesn’t base on the most popular Fiat Ducato, but on Mercedes Sprinter. Secondly, he uses some practical solutions, which aren’t commonly used.
Since the base for the camper from Domo campervan are cars in a factory size, the manufacturer focused on how to make the most of the space inside. Everything has been designed in order not to lose even a centimeter of space that can be used for passengers. Therefore, very useful would be bed lowered electrically, suspended from ceiling.
Is it possible to find a place for a toilet, sink and shower in this small van? As it turns out, yes. Standing in front of the bathroom, we may get the impression that we’re standing in front of the closet. And what’s more – not too capacious closet. It’s because the equipment inside is folded. With one hand we can lower the hanging sink, with the other place a tap above it.
What about the shower? Shower tray slides out from under the toilet! Then, from the side you can pull out the wall of the shower (only for the time of your bath)!
Domo bases its offer on modular building - which is why in certain variants you can choose different options. For example, in the kitchen you can use gas burners, and such a solution is recommended by the manufacturer, but there’s also an induction hob.
Equipped like a motorhome
Domo campervan comes in nine basic variants. The shortest one is model 520 B, which is available in Germany for 67,900 EUR. This version has a length of 5245 mm. Other campers Domo are available in lengths of 5910 mm and 6945 mm. The width of all cars is the same - 1993 mm. If we won’t decide to increase the maximum permissible weight (which is possible in case of the longest vehicles), it will amount 3.5 tons.
Standard equipment of the basic model includes tinted skylight (70x50 cm) with protection against mosquitoes, roof fan, heating and big, electrically lowered bed (size 165x200 cm).
In the kitchen we have a stainless steel sink, chrome battery, two-burner gas stove and a 65-liter fridge-freezer. Fresh water container has a capacity of 70 liters, and the waste water container - 60 l. The vehicle has 12V and 230V outlets (one is hidden under the mirror in the bathroom).
For comparison - in the model 700 Comfort containers are much bigger. There are two clean water containers (external and internal) - 75 liters each, while the sewage container has 95 liters.
Since some models are available with an additional sleeping place, created by folding armchairs, Domo camper can accommodate up to 3 people.
It must be admitted that Domo offers cars that are well-equipped already in the standard, being no worse than bigger campers in this respect. Domo looks like a normal van, but with thoughtful solutions provides a lot more opportunities.