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The February issue of Tiny House Magazine featured in interview with Kurt Campbell, owner of Caravan Outfitter in Washington. Caravan Outfitter’s Free Bird is a simple, yet comfortable camping van built into the Nissan NV200 and reminiscent of European style camping vans.
Caravan Outfitters has come up with the latest edition of the Free Bird. Named the Black & Tan, this limited-edition model has a black exterior with an old hickory wood interior. The wood is featured on the ceiling, side panels, kitchen box, storage box and table. This model builds on the first version of the Free Bird which was released in 2017. The Black & Tan edition is available at the Edmonds, WA Caravan Outfitter location and can be reserved online for $38,565 plus tax, doc fee and licensing.
The Black & Tan Free Bird is a limited-edition van from Caravan Outfitter.
The Free Bird functionality will still be available in the Black & Tan version. The Slide and Glide floor allows the bed, dinette and kitchen components to be installed by two people in about two minutes. The first component is a storage box that holds a deep cycle auxiliary battery that powers the LED lighting and two USB power ports. The second component is the kitchen box that includes a portable butane stove and a 31 quart fridge that is also powered by the aux battery.
The van features hickory wood and a black exterior.
The two boxes are connected with the dinette table (complete with two cup holders) and the entire system is topped with wood-backed bedding cushions that make a 54” wide by 76” long bed. The cushions can be folded up to be used as the dinette seating; while the van and the bed only fits two, the dinette can accommodate four people. The Free Bird also has the only screened and vented windows available in a Nissan cargo van. The windows can be shaded with the included rollup curtains.