21 Pop Top Camper Vans for Epic Family Adventures

Sleep even more people with a pop top camper van. You can either go with an RV off the lot or a custom build.

If you’re interested in living the campervan lifestyle, you may be wondering which rig is best for traveling the country. While you could go all out on a massive Class A motor home, pop top camper vans can be a much more affordable and versatile option.

In this article, we’re going to look at the best 17 pop-up camper vans on the market, as well as show you why they can be so valuable and rewarding.

1. ModVans CV1

Interior of a Modvans Ford Transit RV conversion, a pop top camper van
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  • Dimensions: 18′ 4″ long
  • Amenities: Portable toilet, two-burner propane stove, mini-fridge, full-size convertible bed, rooftop A/C

Using a standard Ford Transit van chassis, the ModVan CV1 pop top camper is an excellent way to get on the road. With seating and sleeping for four (technically five), you can bring the kids along with no issues.

The pop-up top on this van is spacious and easy to get into, making it an ideal choice for spending the night underneath the stars.

Inside, the CV1 popup van has all the essential amenities, including a two-burner stove, kitchen-style sink, and a mini-fridge.

There is a toilet, but be aware that it does not connect to a black water tank. So, emptying the rig can be a bit off-putting at first, but you’ll get used to it. Just make sure that you have some extra water handy to help flush your waste, and you’ll be fine. You should also invest in some high-quality toilet tablets to make the job even easier.

Since the CV1 pop top camper van uses a modern Ford chassis, you get all the usual refinements you’d expect in a brand-new vehicle. A backup camera, Bluetooth stereo, cruise control, and rain-sensing wipers are all par for the course.

Learn more about Mod Pop Up Campervans.

2. ModVans MH1/X 

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  • Dimensions: 18′ 4″ L 11’H
  • Amenities: two double beds, seats up to seven people, wet bath, kitchen with electric cooking, furnace or floor heaters, rooftop A/C

The MH1/X is an “extreme upgrade” to the MH1. It comes with 1100Ah (13kwh) or 2100Ah (26kwh) LiFePO4 batteries, allowing you to run the electric furnace, floor heaters, or A/C for days and weeks, so you can stay off-grid for longer. 

This adventure-ready RV can seat up to seven people and sleep up to four – two in the back and two in the pop top. In the front, there’s a removable table that goes between the front and passenger seats, so everyone can eat inside when the weather isn’t great.

Built on a Ford Transit full-size van, the MH1/X is available with a twin-turbo direct-injection engine, AWD, 4×4, 400 foot-pound of torque, and advanced driving assistance features.

The cool thing about the MH1/X is that you can easily remove the seats, cabinets, and accessories and use the vehicle as a family hauler or work truck. You can store 4×8 inch sheets of plywood and thousands of pounds of tools or materials in the back.

Check out the MH1/X here.

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3. Winnebago Solis

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  • Dimensions: 19′ 9″ L, 9′ H
  • Amenities: Murphy or convertible sofa bed, wet bath, removable table, dual-burner stove, rear double doors

When choosing the best pop up camper van, there are some significant advantages to buying an “off the lot” model.

The Solis from Winnebago is much more fully-loaded than a converted rig like the CV1, meaning that you can enjoy the benefits of indoor plumbing. Yes, you still have to empty the black water tank (and use tablets), but the experience can be more enjoyable than emptying a portable potty.

As far as sleeping arrangements, you can pick between a convertible sofa bed or a fold-up Murphy-style mattress. The sofa is helpful for when you want to just relax inside your popup van, but the Solis comes with plenty of seating and table space, so either option is comfortable and versatile.

This rig also comes with tons of storage options, meaning that you can bring all the supplies you need for a weekend or full-time traveling.

Learn more about the Winnebago Solis.

4. Roadtrek Zion Slumber

Gray Road Trek Zion popup van in a parking lot
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  • Dimensions: 20′ 9″ L, 9′ 5″ H
  • Amenities: Wet bath, swivel TV, removable dining table, dual-burner and kitchen sink w/convertible countertops, full-size fridge, closet, outdoor shower

One standard limitation of pop top camper vans is that they often only have enough room for a toilet and maybe a sink in the bathroom area. While that is true for the Zion Slumber, you also get an outdoor shower so that you can stay clean during your travels.

Even for its size, the wet bath in the Zion is sufficient for most individuals and makes it easy to maintain impeccable hygiene.

Another primary selling point of this popup van is its abundance of storage space. You get overhead compartments, under-floor storage, and even a full-size closet for all of your clothes and other accessories.

If you’re traveling as a pair, you can use the pop-top as a makeshift attic, giving you even more room to bring all your belongings.

Check out the Roadtrek Zion Slumber.

5. Roadtrek Play Slumber

Roadtrek Play Slumber
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  • Dimensions: 20’ 9” L 9’ 5” H
  • Amenities: sleeps and seats up to 5 people, kitchen, wet bath, huge dinette, outdoor shower, A/C

The Roadtrek Play Slumber has lots of the same features as the Zion, but it’s cheaper. Just like for the Zion, you can choose between a king-size bed or twin beds in the back. There’s also a single bed in the front, across the driver and passenger seats.

The front swivel seats can turn around to face a small removable table, but if you’re traveling with three buddies – or kids – you can all eat and relax in the huge dinette in the rear of the van. 

The kitchen is quite small, but it features a 5-cubic-feet refrigerator, a propane stove, a microwave, and flip-up counter extension with an integrated charging station. You can cook up a storm easily with these amenities.

Find out more about the Play Slumber.

6. Winnebago Roam

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  • Dimensions: 21” L 9’ H
  • Amenities: wheelchair-accessible, wet bath, motorized sofa/bed, kitchen, flip-up dinette, AC, air and water heat

The Winnebago Roam is a fully accessible RV with a wheelchair lift, wheelchair tie-downs, lowered countertops and controls, and bathroom grab handles. It’s amazing to see an “off the lot” wheelchair-accessible RV on the market. There aren’t many out there.

The Roam is built on a Ram ProMaster with a 280 horsepower 3.6L V6 gas engine. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable camper that’s designed to be lived in by a person in a wheelchair. The countertops are low, so you can cook, chop, write, and work while sitting in a wheelchair.

The kitchen galley features a stainless sink, a microwave, and a pull-out countertop extension. In the bathroom you’ll find a swiveling cassette toilet and a shower with a wall surround and a flexible showerhead. There’s a big couch in the back, which turns into a double bed via a motor. Next to it, there’s also a flip-up dinette.

You can add a pop top to the Roam, so it can sleep four people. If you add the pop top, you lose the A/C, but you retain the roof fan and the air and water heater. That’s a fair compromise in our book.

Learn more about the Winnebago Roam.

7. Pleasure-Way Tofino

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  • Dimensions: 17′ 9″ L, 8′ 2″ H
  • Amenities: Single-burner stove, swivel front seats, stainless steel sink, interior climate control, roll-up canvas screens, convertible sofa bed

At just under 18 feet, the Pleasure Way Tofino is one of the smallest pop up campers on this list. However, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and security just because a couple of feet are missing on the back end. This popup camper van is ideal for couples, but it can sleep four easily, thanks to the convertible sofa bed in the back.

Overall, the best part about this cheaper Class B RV is its open-air interior. While this rig doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles of some other models, it feels more spacious and relaxing inside.

Plus, it comes with roll-up screens, meaning that you can leave the doors open to get a cool breeze without inviting all the local wildlife inside.

Learn more about the Pleasure Way Tofino.

8. Grit Overland A/T

Go A/T
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  • Dimensions: 14’ 8” L 7’ 2” H
  • Amenities: Murphy bed, stowaway bench seat, full kitchen, open rear gear garage, hidden toilet and shower, outdoor shower, two-in-one water and air heater

Grit Overland builds four-season vans with fast-charging batteries that can go anywhere and are safe to drive on rough terrain. The GO A/T can be built on an AWD Transit Trail or AWD Transit base. Every detail of this camper has been designed to offer the comforts you need while off-grid while leaving enough space to store big gear.

When folded up, the Murphy bed at the back allows you to carry motorbikes or bikes. There are no bed legs, so you can access the area under the bed at all times. 

The bench seat in the front stows away so you gain another huge open storage area. The kitchen is compact but when the Murphy bed is not in use, there’s a very long countertop that extends to the rear. The foldaway indoor shower and toilet are hidden under the kitchen unit. There’s also a two-in-one water and air heater.

You can add a pop top and a roll-away front seat mattress, so the A/T can sleep up to five people.

Learn more about the GO A/T here.

9. Grit Overland Baja

Grit Overland Baja
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  • Dimensions: 14’ 4” L 6’ 4” H
  • Amenities: Murphy bed, stowaway bench seat, full kitchen, open rear gear garage, hidden toilet and shower, outdoor shower, two-in-one water and air heater

Grit Overland has adapted the A/T floorplan to a Sprinter. The Baja can be built on a Sprinter 144 high roof AWD or 4×4 van. It comes with the same amazing features and floor plan as the Go A/T.

Learn more about the Baja on the Grit Overland website.

10. Grit Overland Terra

Grit Overland Terra
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  • Dimensions: available for multiple vans
  • Amenities: Murphy bed, kitchen, foldaway indoor shower, two-in-one water and air heater, overhead cabinets

If you’ve got the budget for it, Grit Overland also makes the Terra – an upgraded version of the A/T and the Baja. The floor plan is virtually the same, but the camper comes with improved structural integrity. 

The Terra features a hidden aluminum infrastructure that allows for a steadier ride and stronger attachment points. It’s ideal for anyone looking to drive on harsh terrain often.

The Go Terra camper can be installed on:

  • Sprinter 144 high roof AWD
  • Ford Transit Trail 148 high roof AWD
  • Ford Transit 148 high roof AWD

Check out the GO Terra here.

11. Thor Tellaro

Thor Tellaro pop top camper with top raised
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  • Dimensions: 20′ 11″ L, 9′ 5″ H
  • Amenities: Wet bath, dual-burner stove, swivel front chairs, swivel TV, dinette area, full-size fridge available

When comparing pop up camper vans, most new models allow you to choose between multiple floor plans. Typically, these plans will enable you to select each amenity placement, but the Thor Tellaro pop up van allows you to customize your rig a little more.

The primary element to pay attention to is the sleeping arrangements. Beyond the pop top on this campervan, you can choose between a pull-out sofa bed or convertible bench seats. The next option is whether you want a full-size fridge.

The 20KT model allows you to pack more food, while the others only come with a standard mini-fridge.

Another highlight of the Tellaro pop top camper van is the inclusion of a wet bath. This term means that the whole bathroom serves as a shower, enabling you to stay clean without having to leave the van. You do have to get used to a wet bath a little, but it’s worth it for the convenience.

Learn more about the Thor Tellaro pop up camper.

12. Airstream Rangeline

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  • Dimensions: 21’ 9’ 5” L H
  • Amenities: wet bath, rear storage, Murphy bed, full kitchen, dinette 

The Rangeline is a European-inspired Class B RV built on the RAM ProMaster 3500 chassis that you can upgrade with a pop top.

As you walk in, you see the dining area with a removable expandible table right behind the swiveling front seats. To its left, there’s a wet bath that’s cleverly designed to offer a lot of space to shower while keeping access to the rear open. 

In the back, there’s a Murphy bed that allows you to store large items, like bikes, during the day. The galley kitchen is on the right-hand side of the vehicle. It’s space-efficient, yet incredible. It features a 3.2 cubic feet refrigerator and freezer, a microwave, a portable 1,000-watt induction cooktop, soft-close drawers, and sleek open cubbies.

Find out more about the Aistreat Rangeline here.

12. Mercedes-Benz Metris Getaway

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  • Dimensions: 16′ 8″ L, 7′ H
  • Amenities: Sleeps four, rear bench seating, swivel front seats, optional solar paneling, roof racks, and rear pull-out kitchen

When it comes to pop-top camper vans, the Metris Getaway is more of a sleeper van than an RV. Mercedes has simply converted its standard Metris minivan camper into a popup van, meaning that it allows you to sleep in it overnight.

Otherwise, the amenities are limited, although you can choose add-ons to give you more versatility. The base model only has a convertible rear bed, a pop-up sleeping area, and a central table. So, if you have to use the bathroom, you need to either find a bush or find a toilet.

Overall, the Getaway is ideal if you just want a simple and easy-to-use popup camper. However, if you want something you can live out of, it might not be the best choice.

Learn more about the Mercedes Metris Getaway.

13. Thor Sequence

Thor Sequence
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  • Dimensions: 21’ 1” L 9’ 5” H
  • Amenities: large living room with expanding sleeper couch, wet bath, generous kitchen, swivel table

The Thor Sequence is a Class B RV built on a RAM Promaster 3500 XT window van chassis. While it’s not available as AWD or 4×4, it’s equipped with everything you need to go on a long adventure on the road. The standard package includes a 200-watt solar power system, a roof rack system, a Re(Li)able Battery System, and a roof ladder. You can add a bike rack as an option.

The Sequence is available in four floor plans – all equally luxurious. The 20A features a rear living room that turns into a bedroom, a small dinette behind the front seats, and a wet bath. The 20J comes with a rear dinette that turns into a double bed, a couch behind the front seats, and a wet bath. The 20K features a wet bath in the back and an expanding sleeper sofa in the front. The 20L comes with a rear wet bath and a bigger couch that turns into a bed next to it.

The Sequence also comes with a Winegard ConnecT™ 2.0, which provides a 4G hotspot, WiFi, and TV antenna. 

To expand the sleeping capacity of the Sequence, you can add a SkyBunk option.

Take a look at the Thor Sequence on the Thor website.

14. Field Van Summit Series

Field Van
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  • Dimensions: available for multiple vans
  • Amenities: full kitchen, couch bed, storage cabinets, gear garage

Field Van is a company with warehouses in Reno, Nevada, and Fresno, California, that converts a variety of van models into campers. Their Summit Series campers feature a pop top. 

The Summit S1, Summit S2 and Summit S3 come with a couch that turns into a bed or a platform bed, a rear gear garage, a small kitchen, and plenty of cupboard storage. 

Even though the S3 is for long-wheel base vehicles, it doesn’t feature an enclosed toilet. The guys at Field Van prioritized the living space over a permanent bathroom.

Take a look at the Summit conversions here.

15. Entrega Coach Ethos

Entrega Ethos
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  • Dimensions: 21’ 1” L 9’ 5” H
  • Amenities: wet bath, kitchen, dining area, solar system, furnace heating, water heater, A/C

Entrega Coach is well-known for making some of the most luxurious RVs on the U.S. market. The Ethos is no exception. Both the interior and exterior look premium. 

The Ethos is available in three floor plans. The 20A features a galley in the rear, and sleeper sofa and a wet bath in the middle, maximizing the space in the front and creating a generous dining area. The 20D plan looks exactly the same but comes with a pop top. The wet bath is at the back in the 20T, while the kitchen is in the front, so most of the interior space is taken up by a large living room that turns into a bed.

While the bathroom doesn’t have a separate shower stall, it comes with a magnetic shower curtain, which helps keep the toilet and wardrobe dry. The kitchen comes with a refrigerator, a convection microwave, a 2-burner gas cooktop, a stainless steel sink, and a pop-up USB outlet.

Check out the Ehots on the Entrega Coach website.

16. BTR Outfitters 

BRT Outfitters
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  • Dimensions: available for multiple vans
  • Amenities: kitchen, double bed, cartridge-style hidden toilet, A/C, heater

With headquarters in Abilene, Texas, BTR Outfitters manufactures custom van conversions with and without pop tops. The floor plan changes based on the van model. The guys convert Transits and Sprinters that sleep up to six people. 

Their dual lift system in the pop top creates one of the biggest roof bedrooms on the market. The best part? It’s electric and you can operate it remotely. On top of the roof, BTR Outfitters also fits a handy roof rack.

Learn more about BTR Outfitters.

17. Sportsmobile

Sportsmobile camper with pop top
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Sportsmobile is one of the oldest van conversion companies on the market, and they specialize in installing pop tops on vans. Or, you can get a custom build with a pop-top already installed; most of their vans come with pop-tops.

These penthouse-style pop up campers can be installed on a low roof van like a Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit or Dodge Promaster.

Learn more about Sportsmobile van pop tops.

18. Colorado Camper Van Conversion

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There are two ways that you can convert your van into a pop top camper. First, you can simply add a sleeping area to the top of your rig and keep everything else the same. The second is to take advantage of interior conversions that provide kitchenettes, extra storage, and additional sleeping space.

Colorado Camper Van can convert most van models, including Sprinters, NVs, Transits, and even Eurovans (where applicable). If you’re feeling extra industrious, you can get a conversion kit and install the pop top (and other amenities) yourself.

Learn more about Colorado Campervans.

19. Ursa Minor ECamper Conversion

Ursa Minor pop top camper on a Honda Element
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While Colorado Camper Van can convert almost any mini or full-size van, Ursa Minor specializes in only two models – the Honda Element or the J30 Jeep. So, if you have one of these vehicles, you can get a pop-top conversion.

Ursa Minor does offer a few extra add-ons, including solar panels, racks, tie-down mounts, and mini-fridge installation. However, since these vehicles are light on space, there are not many upgrades you can expect.

Learn more about Ursa Minor pop top campers.

20. Field Van Pop Top Installation

Field Van Summit Series
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Field Van specializes in installing electric pop tops on a variety of van models. Their pop tops expand the full roof of the van into a rectangular bedroom, offering the same headroom throughout.

Here’s the current list of vans Field Van works on:

  • Sprinter 144” standard roof
  • Ford E-Series 
  • Ford Transit
  • Chevy Express / GMC Savana
  • RAM Promaster 136” low roof
  • Metris 126” cargo or passeger

You can add a Fiamma awning, crossbars, and a Raptor liner top for camping in the winter.

Find out more about Field Van.

21. GTRV Pop Top Conversions

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GTRV converts new and used vans into Class B RVs. Their pop tops are low profile to keep your rig stealthy while being sturdy and reliable.

They work on:

  • Mercedes Sprinter
  • Ford Transit
  • Ram ProMaster
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Mercedes Metris
  • Other small and medium stealth vans.

If you like the look of their pop tops, check out the GTRV website. They also design and build custom floor plans.

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  1. Marta Krissovich says:

    I appreciate this very informative article. Please comment on how well the full popups like ModVans and the front lift popups do with rain, wind & cold.

  2. Zachary Tomlinson says:

    My uncle is looking for a new adventure that he can try out during his retirement. I love your suggestion of trying out camper van travels since it’ll allow him to lodge anywhere he wants on the road. Perhaps finding a car dealer that sells these kinds of vehicles is a good idea. https://voyagerconversions.com/products/weekender-camper

  3. Jenn Garden says:

    The former west store of Sportsmobile in Fresno, is no longer affiliated with Sportsmobile because I heard the owner did not like them only allowing people to buy packages for the poptop if someone only wanted a poptop but they do a variety of vehicles, it’s called Field Vans. When I talked to Ursa Minor they no longer install pop tops, there is a company in Washington state that does poptops but only on VW vehicles. I think it was someone I talked to at Field who told me that not many companies who install the poptop because the major manufacturer of them wants the installer to go through a thorough training class. He also said that unless you somehow get a used one yourself, the manufacturer will NOT sell to the general public, it is NOT advised to do it yourself as there are many factors to consider in installing the top, it’s not simply cutting a hole in the top.

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