Fulminant Start for the Camper Module with Rotating Kingsize Bed
The young start-up Good Life Vans is turning the van conversion market on its head and will present itself and its patent-pending camper module to the general public for the first time at the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf.
Not even a year has passed since Tobias Vetter had the desire to convert a VW van in such a way that, in addition to a large kitchen and storage space, there is also room for a real bed with a continuous slatted frame, uniform mattress and maximum width. The business idea to develop the extension as a module for buses of all manufacturers was then born with the self-developed prototype in his own VW bus. Just a few months later – in August 2021 – the young company Good Life Vans has already significantly exceeded the annual targets it set itself for production, sales and business development. The demand is enormous and extends far beyond the German market. “Our customers particularly appreciate our innovative design and the large and comfortable bed. Many of them tell us that they have been looking for such a good sleeping option for a long time. But the quality, flexibility and sustainability of the module are also selling points,” says Tobias Vetter, founder and CEO. This is because the module can be moved from one bus to another if necessary – without leaving any installation marks in the vehicle. This prevents loss of value in the vehicle and makes it possible to convert a leased vehicle into a campervan.
The Module ONE – One Module for all Vans
Thanks to the highly innovative sliding-rotating mechanism of the kitchen block and bed, Good Life Vans makes uncompromising use of the vehicle interior. The living area can be transformed into a bedroom with a 160 x 200 centimeter bed in less than 10 seconds. The specially developed mattress is unsegmented on the surface. It is placed over the entire lying surface on disc springs, which are screwed to a slatted frame. The extra-long kitchen block provides space for a compressor refrigerator, a cartridge stove, water tanks, a stainless steel sink and storage space. A heavy-duty pullout allows for outdoor cooking under the tailgate. Opposite the kitchen block is a two-piece bench seat that provides storage. In the front part is the toilet. The rear part can be filled via two flip-top lids or can be folded up. This widens the center aisle and provides more space for transporting sports equipment (e.g. bicycles) or for everyday use.
Three Patent Applications and three Production Sites
The company has filed three patents. Two for the innovative sliding-rotating mechanism, which allows the entire interior to be used as a bedroom or combined kitchen and living room. The third patent for the specially developed multi-layer cold foam mattress with a continuous surface on the top. This way there are no disturbing gaps and the surface tension of the mattress is maintained.
There are currently three production sites throughout Germany (Augsburg, Cologne, Biebergemünd near Frankfurt) where the modules are built. Customers can view the modules there and have them installed in their bus. Six authorized dealers (VW, Renault and Ford) also offer the opportunity to get to know the Good Life Module ONE.
The Good Life Van PURE – Expansion Partnership with VW and Ford
In addition to the module, Good Life Vans has recently added its own converted van to its portfolio – the “PURE”. As an expansion partner of VW and Ford, the company thus offers new vans that it transforms into campers with its Module ONE. Depending on the customer’s wishes, Good Life Vans additionally equips the buses with camping-specific electrical options and high-quality camper full insulation (VW PURE only) for noise reduction and heat insulation. With the Ford PURE (Transit Custom), camping newcomers get a fully equipped campervan with an unbeatable price-performance ratio under 40,000 euros. With the VW PURE (Transporter 6.1), all Bulli lovers get their money’s worth, regardless of whether it is the Basic, Comfort or Luxury variant.