A camper van is a clever combination of car plus caravan, on the same chassis, which has been continually improved since it was first developed to provide a more flexible alternative to the towed carava
There are three types of camper van:
Overbed vans: these have an overhanging roof at the front (also known as Lutons), which have an extra bed over the driving cab. This type is the most economical kind of camper van.
Semi-integrated vans: these are also known as low-profile vans because they lack the Luton and its bed, and are more aerodynamically shaped. They provide the same facilities and comfort.
Integrated vans: these are vans with no separate cab, which gives them better all-round insulation.
All three types provide everything you need for living and sleeping, including bathrooms with toilets, and fitted kitchens with a fridge and cooker. The reason camper vans are so popular in Europe is that they offer all the comforts of home whilst on the road and offer fantastic, economical holiday opportunities without all the problems of towing and parking a caravan.