Trakka campervans – so much to love

Why I love Trakka campervans

Ever since I first came across the Trakka campervans about a year ago, I’ve been in love with them.

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I have always been taken with RVs that are the smallest size possible, but have everything you need: a bed (preferably permanent), cooking facilities & food storage, a toilet and shower, and somewhere to sit inside.

That’s a lot to ask for in a camper van, so to also ask for a nice looking interior as well as some innovation in design and features; well that would just be too much to ask!

Trakka deliver all of that, in spades.

What are Trakka campervans or motorhomes

I notice that Trakka make a slightly different distinction in their vehicles. They have 5 main models: a campervan, 3 van motorhomes, and a coach motorhome.

What they call a van motorhome, is what I (and I think, most other people) would call a campervan.

I suspect they’re making the differentiation because many people would still think of a ‘campervan’ as a small van for backpackers; with a bed, sink and storage built in.

Whereas the campervans that are standing height, have a toilet and shower and full solar set-up etc may be considered more a motorhome than a campervan.

Anyway, I think that a ‘van motorhome’ is the same as a ‘campervan’, just on the more fancy end of campervans!


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    Innovative features

    What I love most about the Trakka brand, is the innovative features that they’ve come up with.

    If you’ve spent any amount of time looking for a campervan to buy (or just dreaming about buying one, like me) you’ll already know that so many campervan all look the same. So. Many!

    They have the same layout, the same fridge, sink and stove top, the same kinda ugly decor.

    It wasn’t until I found Trakka, that I finally found some innovative ideas and products.

    Here’s some of the things I’m talking about:

    Thin tabletops – Trakka call them SlimTec tablestops, a high pressure laminate which means that you get a product which is thin, strong, heat resistant and, most importantly, light weight.

    Inside view of Trakka campervan showing seats turned around

    Dual opening fridge door – the double hinged door means that you can open the fridge from either side, without needing to change the hinge.

    Switch mode bathroom – the bathroom is still a wet bath… which normally means that you barely have room to stand while doing gymnastics over the toilet to have a shower… except the switch mode bathroom slides the toilet seat out of the way, under the basin.

    Just plain genius, in my opinion.

    Slide away toilet fits under the basin in the Trakka campervan

    Inside / outside fridge drawer – this might be a bit on the gimmicky side, but there is an option to have a fridge drawer installed on the end of the kitchen counter. This can be accessed from either inside or outside the van, making it a good drinks fridge if you’re entertaining outside. It can also be used as a freezer, which would be more practical for me.

    Trakka campervans

    The 3 campervans / van motorhomes that have a toilet & shower onboard, but still fit that ‘campervan’ criteria.

    Trakka Torino

    https://trakka.com.au/models/torino

    A great option for a single or couple, not looking for off road adventures, but a comfortable (luxurious) holiday vehicle.

    The north/south bed configuration ensures that no one has to climb over another person to get in and out, and taller people can stretch out (more than the east/west configuration at least) but it is still only 190cm long.

    Outside view of the Trakka Torino campervan Inside view of the Trakka Torino campervan looking towards the bed in the rearTrakka Torino campervan floorplan Specs

    Vehicle Fiat Ducato XLWB
    Length 6.36m 21’
    Height 2.68m (2.8 with air con)
    Internal height 1.93m
    Fresh water 140L
    Grey water 80L
    Toilet cassette 19L
    GVM 4,250kg
    Payload approx. 800kg
    Max towable 2,500kg

    Price $140,000

    Trakka Akuna

    https://trakka.com.au/models/akuna

    There are 3 different layouts of the Akuna model, the one below is the A2M and is the smallest.

    At just shy of 6m long, this campervan fits into a normal car park and would make that transition between city and country easily.

    With the east/west bed configuration I think it would be great for a solo traveller, or a couple that aren’t too tall (185cm bed length).

    Outside view of the Trakka Akuna campervan
    Inside the Trakka Akuna campervan showing the fridge open
    Floorplan of the Trakka Akuna campervan

    Specs

    Vehicle Volkswagen Crafter MWB
    Length 5.99m 21’
    Height 2.67m (2.77 with air con)
    Internal height 1.93m
    Fresh water 140L
    Grey water 80L
    Toilet cassette 16L
    GVM 3,550kg
    Payload 609kg
    Max towable 2,500kg

    Price $150,000

    Trakka Jabiru

    https://trakka.com.au/models/jabiru

    I think the Jabiru has got to be my favourite of all the Trakka campers.

    5 different sizes of Trakka Jabiru campervan

    There are 5 layouts for the Jabiru model, 3 of which are off road capable; and the one I’m looking at below is the J2 AWD. Outside view of the Trakka Jabiru campervan showing the rear and passenger sideInternal view of the Trakka Jabiru campervan showing the bedTrakka Jabiru campervan floorplan

    Specs

    Vehicle Mercedes-Benz Sprinter LWB
    Length 7.125m
    Height 2.85m (3m with air con)
    Internal height 1.92m
    Fresh water 140L
    Grey water 80L
    Toilet cassette 16L
    GVM 4,100kg
    Payload 610kg
    Max towable 2,000kg

    Price $200,000

    Trakka have a video that I found really helpful in understanding the differences between the models, but the biggest benefit of a video is seeing the proportions of the space with a person inside it.

    I think you’ll find this helpful too:

    Trakka Van Motorhomes

    So what do you think of the Trakka camper van / van motorhomes?

    It’s a high spec product, so I’m not at all surprised by the price of these units ($140,000-$200,000+) but it does currently put them in the ‘tell him he’s dreaming’ price range for us.

    If ever there was a Trakka campervan I could rent to try it out, I’d be straight onto that!

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