This 2017 Ram 1500 Promaster conversion is a rarity, in that it seats and sleeps four, safely and comfortably. The conversion was done by Colorado Camper Van and features an insulated pop top.
As we intended to use this as our family home for the summer, we needed seating and sleeping for at least three. As it was our only vehicle at the time, we decided to make sure we could take four people on daily, and extended trips. This van conversion was done to maximize passenger and storage space. With two removable, and comfortable captain seats in back, plus two large over wheel storage bins, this van can carry people and gear for whatever trip you have in mind. We added a sturdy 2" receiver hitch in order to carry a bicycle rack, plus we had roof rails installed on the pop top for carrying roof boxes or solar panels.
The interior was done in fabric, as opposed to wood, to keep the sound down. The combination of fabric interior, insulation, and sound deadening, makes for a pleasant ride, especially on extended trips. The van is also comfortable in a wide range of temperatures, with us experience everything from the low teens to 100+. The fabric panels are also removable for running wiring for any future upgrades.
The pop top is insulated for three seasons, at least. There are six zippered windows, that provide almost complete blackout at night, or a completely vented rooftop tent. Each window is three layers, an insulated inner layer, a plastic window middle layer, and a screen outer layer. The windows can be closed completely, opened to let light in, opened to let air and light in, or completely opened to the outside. This is great for sunrise, sunset, and star gazing at night.
With this setup you can carry four seasons of clothing, two stoves, a large cooler, food, cooking gear, a tent, three bicycles, two sets of skis and ski gear, many pairs of shoes, photography equipment, four skateboards, many books, a large bin of legos, and three laptops on a four month trip.
With the all terrain tires, a lift kit, and a set of traction chains, you can get through just about anything. We never used the chains, and made it up steep, rough dirt roads, and through snow in Yellowstone without a problem.
The van has 44,500 miles, and has had regular maintenance along the way.
The van features:
Motorized pop top
Insulation and interior fabric wall panels
Two removable rear passenger captain seats
Two side t-vent windows with screens
A high convertible platform bed with two large storage bins underneath
LED lighting in both the main portion of the van and the pop top
Roof rails for a rack and/or solar panels
VanCompass front lift to level out the van
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 LT225/75R16 115S tires
Curt 2″ receiver hitch