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The Cambee Story

It’s More Than Just A Van

 

We love the fun you can have with campers and have always been inspired by the classic split screens and bay windows, still putting in service after 40 to 50 years on the road, albeit with a little help from their enthusiastic owners…

Our mission is to build the next generation of classic campervans, combining safe, economical and hard-wearing modern shells with beautiful retro-cool interiors made from sustainable birch ply,

durable Formica and the latest mod-cons. It’s an investment built to ensure long-term value, but a Cambee is so much more than a practical and comfortable home on wheels. Like the original trusty split screen, a Cambee takes on the personality of its owner.

Our customers name their campers, as they become a cherished friend, loved for life.

In the beginning. . .

Cambee founder and designer Matt first began looking for a camper for his own family, to explore their home turf of Devon and recapture some of the fun he’d enjoyed in his grandparents’ bay window Dormobile as a child.

Having just passed her test, Matt’s wife Saori didn’t think she’d manage the school run in a big old bay, and with Matt’s weekly commute to a London TV edit suite, a bus was off the cards for him too. Without space at home for 3 vehicles, it fell to Matt’s trusty old Golf to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of a T5. When, van sorted, it was time to find the right conversion, perfectionist Matt struggled to find anything “off the shelf” to fit the bill. So, he dusted off his carpentry tools (from a past life as a furniture maker), called in some favours and, before long, the Cambee Grand Tour was born.

Family tested. . .  (to destruction?)

As campervan enthusiasts, we know first hand what your van is going to go through, because we’ve taken our own vans there. Every piece of Cambee that ends up in your van has been designed from the results of a real world testing environment!

From demands for more storage to house an ever-growing collection of toys, games and beach swag, to the unquenchable thirst for power of device-crazed gadget masters, our growing families have been chief testers from the beginning.

The no-nonsense, practical conversions that roll from our workshop come from a history of being clambered upon, bounced through and splattered, and will serve your family of explorers on many expeditions for years to come.

 

 

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