All-weather RVs have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Every other manufacturer is targeting the domain more scrupulously. Latest name to catapult from tiny RVs to the go-anywhere expedition truck is Canada-based Wilderness Vans, which launched the Grid Series.
The tough new off-road vehicle with the comforts of a home onboard is not any ordinary RV you’d plan. It’s meticulously engineered to carry all the possible gear you’d want on a ski adventure, a mountain bike expedition, or perhaps a leisure day fishing by the lake.
Design: Wilderness Vans
The Canadian camper conversion specialist, Wilderness Vans, is not a very old name in the industry. In fact, it has just started building campers – start to finish – in 2017. Yet, in this short time, the company has marked a few milestones. After giving us incredible van homes for everlasting memories, Wilderness Vans Grid Series defines a more formidable change in approach yet offers the same comforting experience on the journey.
Based on a 2021 Ford F-550, the GRID series expedition campers offer premium off-grid capability and comfort. Based on the duty truck chassis is a strong aluminum contraption housing a slide-out and some recognizable compartments for your wet and dry gear.
Unlike most expedition-ready RVs that require you to hang the bike on the back, the Grid Series allows you to store up to mountain bikes within its body. The gear storage on the outside moreover ensures the wet equipment doesn’t travel into the cozy environment inside the camper, yet remains safe from the elements.
In addition to a slide-out compartment to accommodate bikes within the camper body, the Grid can store luggage, camping gear, snowboards, skis, fishing poles, and more. The interesting scheme of things on the outside is nicely complemented on the inside with the lively living area.
Designed for off-road, off-the-grid adventures in the same breath, Grid has a luxury-packed interior with a queen bed and convertible seating that provides for additional sleeping space. The wet bathroom onboard features hot/cold shower and composting toilet, while the kitchen across the bathroom (separated by a sliding door) has a sink, fridge, and cooktop.
To take the occupants off the grid, the Grid is powered by a 400-W solar-powered system connected to 540-Ah lithium battery. A 3,000-W inverter for pairs for additional energy requirement, while water needs are taken care of by large volume water storage. Wilderness Vans has priced this blue-colored 2021 F-550-based Grid for $350,000.