Introducing the RUV by Adventure Wagon
I've always wanted an adventure wagon. What can i say, I am blessed with the wanderlust bug. Yet when i finally bit the bullet and ordered a new Sprinter van I didn't realize at the time how vast and unchartered the world of Van upfitting has become. And expensive.
I bought a sprinter crew van because that felt what was right for me, but that also meant the that back of the van was largely unfinished. No problem i figured because I could always get someone to finish it for me. Yet when i looked at getting the van finished i found only a few very expensive worlds out there:
(1) companies that wanted to turn my new van into a full fledged RV or
(2) companies that wanted to specialize my needs around a specific set of sports i had in mind... namely biking.
And these companies wanted over $40k more than what i paid for the van... and I really wanted a jack-of-all-trades van. One that i could store 4 bikes in (because they are expensive!), camp in the summer, Haul the family for skiing in the winter. My current SUV carries all of this stuff on the roof. I figured what i needed was the equivalent of my Yakima cargo and sports rack on the roof to be brought inside the van. along with storage, safe seating and a bed when i needed.
Ready to give up I met Chad, the owner of Adventure Wagon. After talking to him it was clear to me his Van-life vision and my needs are aligned around a concept he calls the RUV or recreational utility van. Welcome to my world RUV.