A new camping season is almost here and the RV industry has gathered in Salt Lake City this week to kick things off right. The new trade show—called RVX—brings together manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers for a 72-hour binge in the world of campers. So far, the biggest debut of the show has been a new camper from SylvanSport. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
You might remember SylvanSport from their first innovative product: the SylvanSport GO. Now, the North Carolina-based company has rocked the RV world with the award-winning Vast, an adventure-minded, hard-sided trailer that offers an array of innovative amenities. Measuring 21.5 feet long and 7.9 feet wide, the Vast features oversized European windows, a full lift back tailgate, and sleeping areas for four people.
But it’s the transformative aspect of the Vast that make it stand out in a sea of travel trailers. A patented all-season, indoor-outdoor sliding kitchen is a trick we’ve never seen before. When traveling, the kitchen fits into the shower area, but once you arrive at camp it unfolds at cooking height to become an outdoor kitchen. And unlike some other outdoor kitchens that store away at your feet when not in use, the Vast can be used both from inside the camper (in the shower area) or outside.
Other thoughtful design elements include the side window, which features a slide-out table so that you can access the table from the outside like a bar. The interior houses an L-shaped sofa area and table that slides forward when you want to load bikes in the back, maintaining its functionality in any position. This means that you can haul gear and still use the interior of your trailer, just at a reduced size.
At night the seating area transforms into a queen-size bed while another queen drops from the ceiling with a touch of a button thanks to a power lift. It’s the perfect solution for people who sometimes travel with two people and other times need space for four. The drop-down bed can either lower all the way down to sleep two, or stay higher up and work as a type of bunk bed.
A toilet area is always available, and then when you pull-out the kitchen you also gain access to an oversized shower that feels much more spacious than most RV baths. The kitchen includes a dual-burner stove, sink, slide-out fridge, bamboo counterop, and folding countertop extension.
Throw in SylvanSport’s side-mount rack system for kayaks and paddleboards, a powder-coated steel chassis, and a base weight of 2,500 pounds, and you have one of the most inspired travel trailers the industry has seen in a while.
The Vast just debuted at RVX so stay tuned for new photos and the expected MSRP will be in the mid to high $40,000s. The show has prompted an array of initial orders for the Vast, and Sylvansport says the plan is to begin delivery in fall of 2019.
We’ve seen the Vast in person and trust us, it doesn’t disappoint. To get an idea of just how cool this camper is, check out the video, below.