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Trakka's latest camper van is a go-anywhere mobile office

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Putting the Trakka Buro Kamp to work
Putting the Trakka Buro Kamp to work
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A look at the Buro Kamp's interior configuration
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A look at the Buro Kamp's interior configuration
Swivel cab seats, a removable multi-position indoor/outdoor table and available camping chairs give the Buro Kamp serious versatility
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Swivel cab seats, a removable multi-position indoor/outdoor table and available camping chairs give the Buro Kamp serious versatility
Trakka's new Buro Kamp mixes business and relaxation
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Trakka's new Buro Kamp mixes business and relaxation
The Trakka Buro Kamp spreads its wings
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The Trakka Buro Kamp spreads its wings
The Buro Kamp's rear bed folds away to clear out the center of the cargo area
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The Buro Kamp's rear bed folds away to clear out the center of the cargo area
Trakka Buro Kamp
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Trakka Buro Kamp
The combination of overhead lockers and cabinets provides plenty of storage
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The combination of overhead lockers and cabinets provides plenty of storage
The large worktop serves as a counter, desk and more
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The large worktop serves as a counter, desk and more
The Buro Kamp includes a microwave, dishes and a systems command center
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The Buro Kamp includes a microwave, dishes and a systems command center
Buro Kamp business users can use the van as its own exibit, interacting with customers and show goers through the side
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Buro Kamp business users can use the van as its own exibit, interacting with customers and show goers through the side
Storage aboard the Trakka Buro Kamp
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Storage aboard the Trakka Buro Kamp
The Buro Kamp's kitchenette is smaller than the average camper van kitchen, but similar to the type of small food prep area you might have at an office
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The Buro Kamp's kitchenette is smaller than the average camper van kitchen, but similar to the type of small food prep area you might have at an office
A sliding privacy door separates the rear bed from the front/center of the van
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A sliding privacy door separates the rear bed from the front/center of the van
The Buro Kamp includes a variety of 240V, 12V and USB outlets for charging
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The Buro Kamp includes a variety of 240V, 12V and USB outlets for charging
50L fridge/freezer
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50L fridge/freezer
Without the bathroom, dining bench, extra beds, etc. of a full camper van, the Buro Kamp business van offers plenty of open space
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Without the bathroom, dining bench, extra beds, etc. of a full camper van, the Buro Kamp business van offers plenty of open space
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Putting the Trakka Buro Kamp to work
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Putting the Trakka Buro Kamp to work

With builds like the Jabiru and Trakkadu 450 S, Trakka offers some of the most rugged, clever camper vans in all of Australia. Now it's putting its expertise into mobile offices that double as efficiency apartments. The first of the line, the Buro Kamp ORP, packages a solar-backed electrical system, functional work space and office-style amenities to become the ultimate solution for traveling salesmen, marketing teams and other 9-to-5 nomads.

More than a new model, the Buro Kamp represents the start of Trakka expanding out from camper vans and motorhomes into special purpose vehicles (SPV). The Buro Kamp itself has been custom-built for Volkswagen Australia Commercial Vehicles, which was looking for a functional work van/display vehicle for events.

Obviously the van had to be a Volkswagen, and Trakka selected the spacious 6-m (19.7-ft) Crafter for this build, working the spacious cabin into a combination of work space and mobile living. Since Volkswagen wanted off-road capabilities, Trakka went with the 4Motion AWD Crafter, upgrading it with a locking rear differential. That differential locker is part of the Off Road Pak that also includes five 17-in wheels shod in 245/70 R17 tires, along with a suspension lift, underbody protection and a snorkel from Seikel.

The Buro Kamp isn’t exactly a camper van, but in its mission to support traveling professionals, it does include a number of camper van features. That starts with a rear transverse bed for overnighters and power naps and a compact kitchenette with a simple, office-style combination of microwave, 50L fridge/freezer, water filtration system and sink. The kitchen is perfect for grabbing a cold drink and nuking a breakfast burrito or lunch leftovers, but it lacks the stove and dedicated counter space of a more complete camper van kitchen.

The combination of overhead lockers and cabinets provides plenty of storage
The combination of overhead lockers and cabinets provides plenty of storage

The Buro Kamp takes a sharp turn away from camper van design with the central cabinet unit that stretches clean across the driver-side sliding door. This creates a vendor-like window that the business can use to hand out information or operate a sales counter. The cabinet includes plenty of drawer space and a worktop that can be used as a desk or food-prep space.

Further creating a flexible, functional workspace, the removable multi-position table attaches to the cabinet and creates a desk/conference table for use with the driver cab swivel seats. There’s no built-in vis-à-vis seating, but the table can be used with portable folding chairs, as shown below. It can also be set up outside for working or dining below the awning.

To keep smartphones, laptops and other critical devices firing, Trakka adds a full power system with a 200-Ah lithium battery and 200-W solar charging. A series of 240V, 12V and USB outlets are available for plugging in.

The foldaway rear bed design allows travelers to easily open up the load area, perfect for carrying boxes of brochures, signs, exhibition booth hardware and other tools of the traveling trade.

Other Buro Kamp equipment includes a 50L fresh water tank, 30L gray water tank, overhead storage lockers, thermal insulation, dual outdoor awnings, LED indoor and outdoor lighting, window blinds and screens, and a command center. The base Crafter brings along a 174-hp 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, 8-in touchscreen infotainment system, rear-view camera, and driver assistance tech like front assist with city emergency braking, driver fatigue detection and crosswind assist.

The Trakka Buro Kamp spreads its wings
The Trakka Buro Kamp spreads its wings

Given that the special project vehicles are built-to-order, Trakka is keeping them “price on application” for now. It’ll work closely with each client to identify just the right layout and equipment package. Available options include a connectivity suite with GSM antenna and iPad holder, diesel heating, camping chairs and air conditioning.

Source: Trakka

1 comment
Ryan French
Hi CC, Thanks for the informative article. What model is the chair shown at the table inside the van? It looks like a Coleman of some sort, but I can't find it anywhere online. Thanks! -Ryan