In addition to the classic VW bus formats, the entry into the world of caravanning is represented by the campervans, converted delivery vans with windows cut into the sheet metal shell and which are expanded accordingly on the inside.

They currently make up a good half of sales of new vehicles.

Six meters of exterior length is a good, compact measure and does not put too much of a test on newcomers when it comes to handling and parking.

The Bürstner Campeo Black Forest described is also such a six-meter van.

But it is also available with a length of 6.40 meters.

A classic mobile home dimension is seven meters.

Boris Schmidt

Editor in the "Technology and Engine" department.

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We admit that we have never been on the road with less than these seven, so you can enjoy the comfort of a rear garage for the bikes and sleep lengthways and not across.

Smaller means more modest, and that doesn't have to be a bad thing.

But the campervans still have their gullwing doors from their former purpose as delivery vans, in contrast to this, classic motorhomes are closed at the back.

If the wing door is open, you can see the lying surface halfway up, with space for luggage underneath.

Children up to a height of 1.55 meters can sleep lengthwise on the bed, two adults can get along well across.

You shouldn't be taller than 1.90 meters.

Disadvantage: It is hardly possible to get up at night without disturbing the other person.

The bathroom is on the left in the direction of travel.

"Smaller than an airplane toilet," the partner grumbled.

But it's very functional.

The folding door can be closed when you sit on the little place, showering works better than expected.

The water gets nice and warm, but the jet is a bit weak.

In general, it is important to be very organized, because otherwise living together quickly ends in chaos.

Tight storage space on longer trips

To the right of the bathroom is a half-height, small closet for three to four jackets.

Storage space is limited for longer trips.

In the "bedroom" there are four small hanging cupboards, two more can be found upstairs in the kitchen, which with three large drawers under the two-burner stove and the small sink unit offers enough storage space for cooking utensils and supplies.

The refrigerator, which closes the kitchen block, also has a fine size (90 litres).

The door opens in the direction of travel, which may be perceived as a disadvantage on the one hand, but on the other hand you can reach for a drink from the outside (sliding door on the right).