Wavecamper Camper - how is it different from other models? CampRest test

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The camper is the latest Wavecamper model built on the Renault Trafic Long chassis. This camper is designed to transport 5 people and has a three-person sofa at the back. This car is a really great choice if you cannot afford to buy a separate camper and a separate car for everyday driving.

Wavecamper campers are made with the highest precision, which is something Karol Szymański, the founder of the company, takes great care of. Before leaving the factory, each car is checked for 222 points, according to a precise list prepared by Karol. If something is not right or not working properly, the car is not allowed to leave.

Wavecamper – an everyday camper

Coming back to the vehicle itself, it is a compact camper van that can be freely used on a daily basis, for example for shopping, going to school, going to work, etc. Its length is less than 5.5 m, so it can be parked in the city without any problems . Apart from everyday use, this camper is really great for holiday trips or weekend trips out of the city. You can easily accommodate the whole family in it and go on a longer vacation.

Additional accessories installed in the Wavecamper Camper model

Of course, the size of this vehicle may partially limit the amount of things you want to take on vacation. However, you can always attach a trailer if you can't do without certain gadgets. However, if you prefer to travel without a trailer, you simply need to organize yourself differently.

Awning in Wavecamper

When it comes to accessories in this camper, for example, the Fiamma f-35 Pro awning is installed, which I consider ideal for this type of car, mainly due to its size. This awning is small and compact, there is no crank mechanism to make it larger. It is unfolded manually and takes no more than a minute for two people.

Socket 230 in Wavecamper

Another nice addition is the socket for connecting the camper to electricity, which is located at the back of the vehicle, next to the awning. Thanks to this, when we connect the car to the power supply, we can also connect, for example, a laptop without having to use various extension cords, if we want to charge the laptop outside, under an awning.

Wavecamper on a Renault chassis

While I'm personally a big Volkswagen fan, I think the Renault is a very good chassis, especially because a lot of things come standard there. You don't have to pay extra for full LED lighting or automatically folding mirrors, which is necessary in the case of Volkswagen and involves additional costs. The biggest downside I see with Renault is the lack of available four-wheel drive chassis.

3-seater sofa in the Wavecamper

Returning to the previously mentioned novelty, i.e. a three-seater sofa installed in the car. Karol Szymański listened to his customers and often heard that they lacked such a three-person sofa, especially for families with three children, because the Camper Flex model has single seats. Of course, Camper Flex can be expanded to a 6-person version, but this requires the installation of additional seats, which are heavy and make it impossible to take them camping, as it would make it impossible to install a bed in the back. So Karol contacted Schnierle, which created a very cool sofa that can be transformed into a bed. This sofa has Isofixes, allowing the installation of two child seats, which allows you to travel with small children only as a family of four.

If you want to see a solution with single seats, i.e. the Camper Flex model, I invite you to watch the presentation and test of this car, which was then built on a Volkswagen, but you can also order a Camper Flex on a Renault.

This couch is mounted on the same system that the single seats in the Camper Flex model are mounted on, i.e. on rails that allow the couch to be moved forwards and backwards. We can completely dismantle the couch and install, for example, a bicycle rack. The installation of this sofa brought several interesting solutions and benefits. One of the main advantages of this installation is a completely different use of the trunk.

Unfolding the entire sofa is very easy. Moreover, the difference between Camper Flex and this solution is that you do not have to carry additional mattresses that would take up valuable space in the trunk. Thanks to the new design of the three-seater sofa, the legs supporting the bed could be omitted, which provides easy access to the toilet.

Which Wavecamper model is better?

If you often use this car to transport things and need to remove the seats in the back, the Camper Flex will be a better solution because it is easier to remove individual seats than the entire couch. It all depends on how you use the car. Personally, I would choose another Wavecamper with a three-seater bench seat because it is easier to unfold. It is also easier to use the trunk if you want to transport larger items, because you do not have to dismantle the bed, as in the case of Camper Flex, just lift the shelf. In addition, additional mattresses that are used to spread out on the bed in Camper Flex are already built into the couch.

Wavecamper body, Camper model

On the left side of the vehicle there is a standard structure known from other Wavecamper models. There are spacious wardrobes for clothes, closed with roller blinds, and many other storage spaces. One of them has a permanently installed inductive charger and a practical flashlight holder. There is also one drawer, a portable toilet, a small fridge and a two-burner stove with an integrated sink.

Clothes lockers in Wavecamper

The clothes cabinets are very spacious. In our case, we had enough clothes for all four of us for two seasons - winter and summer, because we travel in the months when temperatures range from 2 to 20 degrees Celsius and it often rains. We can install a very practical table on this rail, which can be hidden in the structure while driving and used when parked, using the tripod in front of the camper.

Water tanks in the Wavecamper

When it comes to water, we have a tank with a capacity of 20 liters for drinking water and 20 liters for gray water, just like in previous Wavecamper models. However, what is new is that now you do not have to remove the tank to fill it with drinking water. Karol installed another system that allows you to connect an external hose to the shower socket at the rear of the vehicle and fill the tank directly. You just have to be careful not to overfill the water as there is no indicator.

Electricity in Wavecamper

The camper is equipped with a compressor refrigerator that runs on electricity, not gas. It can run on 12V or 230V when plugged into camping electricity. The residential building also has an additional battery that provides power to the lighting, heating and refrigerator while driving and standing still. There is a solar panel installed on the roof that can charge the battery when we are not connected to the electricity.

Heating in the Wavecamper

As for heating, a Webasto stove is installed, powered by diesel fuel, which is taken directly from the fuel tank, so you don't have to worry about separate tanks. There is a double bed at the top that can be lowered. It is very comfortable thanks to the Froli system, i.e. springs mounted under the mattress. The camper has three windows, two of which have nets to allow for ventilation on warmer days. There is also a USB socket that can be used to charge your phone or connect a lamp.

Wavecamper is a great car for holidays and everyday use

To sum up, I think this car is a really great choice if you can't afford to buy a separate camper and a separate car for everyday driving. Wavecampers really meet expectations during holiday trips and everyday use. Is it worth buying a Wavecamper? - I answer this question in this article based on 2 years of use.


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