A traditional 30th anniversary would ordinarily include pearls, but Great West Van Conversions (greatwestvans.com)
has leaned toward steel, glass and aluminum. They are the primary
components in the company’s Sprinter-based Legend van camper, available
with special paint, and embroidered headrest and sofa armrest covers in
recognition of the company’s milestone anniversary.
Â In addition to the noteworthy tones and stitching, the conversion van
offers travelers two-zone living quarters. Granted, such arrangements
are fairly commonplace in the RV industry today — but usually,
manufacturers have a lot more than 22 linear feet to work with.
Great West designers managed the feat by incorporating
swiveling driver/passenger chairs that double as dinette seating. “With
two-zone living, your bed can stay made in the back because it’s not
part of the dinette,” noted Wade Wilken, Great West’s general manager.
“That’s a big issue for a lot of people.”
Built on the 10,040-pound gvwr Dodge Sprinter chassis and
powered by a 2.7-liter, 154-hp Mercedes-Benz turbodiesel, the Legend is
available in multiple floorplans, including fixed king- or twin-bed
configurations, and an electric tri-fold sofa/bed mounted on a track
system that moves the sofa from front to back to increase storage — and
access to the sub-floor storage trunk incorporated into all 2006 Legend
models. The bathroom also optimizes space with its unique hideaway
vanity, which disappears inside the wall when not in use.