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Type 2 Campers Debuts The T2.3, Their VW-Styled Camper Model

Published February 19, 2024

Type 2 Campers addresses the evolving needs of outdoor enthusiasts with the introduction of the T2.3, a VW-styled camper model that blends nostalgic Volkswagen charm with innovative design.

Type 2 Campers, a fresh face in the camper industry, has unveiled its latest innovation – the Model T2.3 camper. With a seamless blend of Volkswagen nostalgia and contemporary design, the T2.3 sets a new standard in recreational vehicles (RVs), combining durability, style, and functionality.

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“It was clear to me that the camper category was ripe for an evolution. We needed faster production times, lightweight and durable materials, and a form factor easier to tow and store.”
—Heather Gardella, president and co-owner of Type 2 Campers

The brainchild of Type 2’s president and co-owner, Heather Gardella, the T2.3 camper represents a culmination of years of experience and dedication to camper innovation. Gardella’s journey began over a decade ago with Dub Box USA, where the market witnessed the success of the Dinky Dub and Adventure series campers, reminiscent of the classic VW camper van. However, limitations in traditional RV manufacturing processes prompted the inception of Type 2 Campers.

“There is not a single other RV on the market that is being built like a car. VW buses and airstreams continue to be popular not only for their compelling design, but for their durability. We are literally using stamped metal that is following the engineering and the structural integrity of the now 60-year-old VW bus.”
—Ryan Schassen, co-owner of Type 2 Campers

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The T2.3 camper is engineered with automotive-grade stamped steel panels to ensure unparalleled road durability and safety while still weighing under 1,000 pounds. Its compact size, measuring 9.6 feet in length with over six feet of headroom when the pop-up roof is extended, allows for easy towing by a variety of vehicles, including electric cars. Moreover, its lowered roof position enables convenient storage in standard garages.

“Our goal is to extend the VW culture to those who seek the charm of a VW vehicle without the intensive mechanical upkeep or storage and hauling limitations of a traditional RV. The Model T2.3 camper is our way of sharing this iconic legacy in a modern, accessible design, with functionality that opens up the market to a broader range of customers.”
—Heather Gardella, president and co-owner of Type 2 Campers

The versatility of the T2.3 appeals to camping novices and experts alike, offering opportunities for various outdoor activities such as tailgating, festivals, weddings, and sports tournaments. Furthermore, the camper pays homage to VW’s rich heritage, with the “T2.3” name serving as a nod to the iconic VW Beetle and subsequent bus, symbolizing the cultural significance of the brand.

The T2.3 camper comes in five color options and three distinct packages: Sleeper, Sleeper Plus, and Kitchenette, catering to a wide range of preferences and needs in the camping community.

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Type 2 Campers continues to redefine RV standards with the introduction of the T2.3 camper, embodying innovation, quality, and a commitment to delivering unforgettable outdoor experiences.

About Type 2 Campers

Type 2 Campers, headquartered in Woodburn, Oregon, traces its roots back to its affiliation with Dub Box USA. With a steadfast dedication to pioneering advancements in the RV industry, the company distinguishes itself by seamlessly integrating nostalgic designs with innovative functionalities tailored to meet the demands of today’s outdoor enthusiasts. 

Under the leadership of Heather Gardella, Type 2 Campers has emerged as a beacon of ingenuity, committed to redefining the camper experience. The company’s transition from Dub Box USA underscores its evolution towards crafting camper solutions that transcend conventional standards, offering a blend of timeless appeal and contemporary practicality. By embracing the spirit of adventure and a passion for craftsmanship, Type 2 Campers continues to shape the landscape of outdoor exploration, one camper at a time.