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Peugeot Boxer motorhome punches above its weight as a light, compact second home on wheels

Peugeot Boxer motorhome punche...
Orange Camp turns the Peugeot Boxer into a nifty, new motorhome
Orange Camp turns the Peugeot Boxer into a nifty, new motorhome
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Orange Camp gives the Boxer T 740 EB a nice kitchen with four-burner gas stove, oven and 146-L fridge
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Orange Camp gives the Boxer T 740 EB a nice kitchen with four-burner gas stove, oven and 146-L fridge
The rear bedroom includes a split double bed
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The rear bedroom includes a split double bed
A ceramic toilet and sink in the washroom
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A ceramic toilet and sink in the washroom
Separate shower
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Separate shower
The T 740 EB isn't exactly the Dog-Liner, but it looks like the heated rear storage area could be a nice kennel
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The T 740 EB isn't exactly the Dog-Liner, but it looks like the heated rear storage area could be a nice kennel
Peugeot shows the Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB at the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon
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Peugeot shows the Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB at the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon
The 740 EB measures 24.4 feet (7.43 m) in length
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The 740 EB measures 24.4 feet (7.43 m) in length
Inside another Groupe PSA camper – the Citroën Type H WildCamp
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Inside another Groupe PSA camper – the Citroën Type H WildCamp
Citroën Type H WildCamp concept camper van
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Citroën Type H WildCamp concept camper van
The Type H WildCamp has a dual-purpose bathroom/hall/kitchen floor
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The Type H WildCamp has a dual-purpose bathroom/hall/kitchen floor
The circular door closes the WildCamp's bathroom off
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The circular door closes the WildCamp's bathroom off
The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 concept is a smaller, more rugged camper van concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show prior to its appearance here at the Caravan Salon
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The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 concept is a smaller, more rugged camper van concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show prior to its appearance here at the Caravan Salon
Citroën adds some retro flair to the Caravan Salon with its WildCamp concept camper van
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Citroën adds some retro flair to the Caravan Salon with its WildCamp concept camper van
Another Groupe PSA motorhome, Citroën shows the Type H WildCamp concept camper van
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Another Groupe PSA motorhome, Citroën shows the Type H WildCamp concept camper van
The Boxer T 740 EB sleeps two or four and seats up to five around its expanding dining table
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The Boxer T 740 EB sleeps two or four and seats up to five around its expanding dining table
Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB bedroom
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Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB bedroom
A peek inside the Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
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A peek inside the Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
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Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
Floor plan and dimensions – B (Breite) = width
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Floor plan and dimensions – B (Breite) = width
Inside the Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
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Inside the Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB
In the bedroom
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In the bedroom
Orange Camp turns the Peugeot Boxer into a nifty, new motorhome
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Orange Camp turns the Peugeot Boxer into a nifty, new motorhome
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Just steps away from the Citroën Type H WildCamp and Jumper Biker Solution concepts at the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Groupe PSA showed a different style of new motorhome – one with less flash, more practicality. The Peugeot Boxer Orange Camp T 740 EB lives much bigger than its compact size lets on, offering an available smart home system, full kitchen with four burners and an oven, and enough sleeping space for a family of four. Out on the road, it capitalizes on lightweight, wood-free construction and BlueHDi diesel engine technology for a lighter, more efficient ride.

German motorhome specialist Orange Camp turns the Peugeot Boxer van into the 24-ft (7.4-m) semi-integrated T 740 EB. With two individual single beds in the rear, it rides standard as a two-person motorhome, but an available lift-away bed adds an extra two sleeping berths for families and other adventurous quartets.

We checked out more Class B and C motorhome interiors than we'd care to count in Düsseldorf, and Orange Camp's Boxer T 740 EB stood out because of its large four-burner gas range and the beautiful wooden lids that rest on top of the burners and sink.

Orange Camp gives the Boxer T 740 EB a nice kitchen with four-burner gas stove, oven and 146-L fridge
Orange Camp gives the Boxer T 740 EB a nice kitchen with four-burner gas stove, oven and 146-L fridge

Interestingly enough, while that multi-tone wood stuck out in our mind, the T 740 EB's main claim to fame has to do with its lack of wood. Plywood features in the interior fit-out, but the motorhome cabin is built around a wood-free strategy that swaps in lighter structural materials – polyurethane framing in place of wood, XPS foam insulation instead of EPS, a fiberglass roof, and aluminum sides and floor. In fact, Orange Camp lists the model as the T 740 EB "OHO," or Ohne Holz-Technik (Wood-Free Technology).

Back at the spacious four-burner stove, an oven fills out the range, adding some meal preparation flexibility, while travelers who don't need an oven on the go can swap in a storage unit below the stove. A sink and 146-L refrigerator/freezer complete the well-equipped kitchen area.

A central dry bathroom layout puts a shower room next to the kitchen block and a washroom with ceramic toilet and sink on the other side. Up in the front of the living cabin, the dining area seats five around an expandable table.

The Boxer T 740 EB sleeps two or four and seats up to five around its expanding dining table
The Boxer T 740 EB sleeps two or four and seats up to five around its expanding dining table

The Boxer T 740 EB also includes a Truma Combi heater/hot water boiler, a 95-Ah battery and a heated rear garage. The optional Homesmartsystem adds mobile internet and an alarm/video surveillance security system, while the Red Chili package displayed at the show brings a variety of interior and exterior upgrades, including a 24-in LED TV with satellite, 160-watt solar system, 6.2-in touchscreen navigation system, reverse camera, and remote controlled awning.

The rear bedroom includes a split double bed
The rear bedroom includes a split double bed

The T EB 740 starts at €53,990 (approx. US$62,150), as listed in Orange Camp's 2018 price guide. Peugeot's 129-hp (96-kW) 2.0-liter BlueHDi diesel engine comes standard, and a 160-hp (119-kW) BlueHDi engine is available optionally. Orange Camp also offers the more compact €52,990 T 690 QB and the €53,990 A 750 GT alcove four-sleeper, both also based on the Boxer.

Groupe PSA had a few interesting camper vans and motorhomes on show in Düsseldorf, and we've added photos of a couple others to the gallery, including the retro-modern Type H WildCamp, a show highlight.

Sources: Peugeot, Orange Camp (both German)

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