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Glampervan multi-use camper van doubles as a mobile office and observation deck


It may be called "Glampervan," but this San Francisco company doesn't build the most luxurious camper van out there. Its Promaster MUV (multi-use vehicle) is all about getting the most fun out of both the ride and the destination, and what it lacks in full-blown glamping amenities it makes up for in smart, compact multipurpose design. Switch gears between weekends out on the open road, weekdays of intermittently punching the accelerator and the laptop keys, and chore days hauling big cargo. No matter which type of day it is, wind it down by enjoying the views from your own rooftop deck.

The Glampervan Promaster MUV is a smart, compact camper van with a roof deck for scenic...

The seats show a little extra pivot beyond the 90-degree dining configuration in this one

A look at Glampervan's under-bed and kitchen drawer space

The standard and deluxe packages come with a kitchen with 65-L fridge and sink

The Promaster MUV appears to be heavily influenced by the digital nomad lifestyle, helping owners untether from the 9-to-5 grind to take to the road for both work and play. Its layout promotes 1-on-1 power meetings as much as quiet, starry nights, miles away from the worries and headaches of worker bee life.

Interestingly, Glampervan skipped over the largest Ram Promaster in favor of the medium 136-in (3,454-mm) wheelbase model with high roof. This leaves less room to stretch out, but the company feels the enhanced maneuverability, nimble handling, and ability to park, blend and stealth-camp more than make up for it.

Glampervan offers a full interior and exterior lighting array to keep things visible at night

"Glampervan's mission is to get more camper vans into the hands of urban dwellers, where cost, size, drivability and potential for day-to-day use is important," Glampervan president and "chief excursion officer" Rob Novotny explains. "We want to be a huge upgrade from your tent/car camping life, but unlike a lot of RVs/camper vans, we have no desire to compete with the comfort and features of your house or Airbnb."

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