ETRUX, the lightweight vehicle and conversion specialist has applied its technical knowledge and engineering expertise to create a brand new adventure van for the holiday market. 

The large new, long wheel based 3.5t MAN TGE Adventure Campervan has been specially designed for families, students and active holiday makers transporting 5 people and easily accommodating 4 adults or a family of 2 adults and 3 kids.  

Incorporated in the camper is a large garage area with durable slide out runners making it easier to store bodyboards, bikes, luggage and camping equipment. To boost storage capacity, the Adventure Campervan also features a full-length Rhino roof rack, ideal for transporting surf boards, kayaks, canoes and bulkier luggage. The vehicle even has a Thule bike rack mounted on the rear doors for bicycle transportation. 

Contrary to most campervans of a similar size, the inside living space is airy and spacious with all the basics expected including a dining table, gas stove, microwave, kettle and portable chiller box. A swivel TV/DVD player, touch controlled led reading lights, a shower unit and PortaPotti as well as a powered washer hose at the rear of the vehicle for washing sand off equipment are extras not normally found in a vehicle of this type. 

The living quarters are powered through an auxiliary battery system that is constantly charged when the vehicle is running or via an external hook up when pitched at a campsite. A solar panel mounted to the roof provides a constant trickle charge to the independent battery system and this ensures that the van battery is protected, and the vehicle starts every time. Positioned above the garage area at the rear of the van, a full double bunk provides for a spacious and comfortable bed which can easily accommodate 2 adults or 3 kids. The M1 crash tested bench seat in the living area also opens into another small double bed which in total allows for a 4/5 berth camper. In addition to all this, a full length, 4 metre Fiamma awning has been fitted over the sliding door of the vehicle to create additional outdoor living space.

A number of Adventure Campervans have been produced and sold to Belfast retailer Jans Lifestyle where they are available to rent and also to purchase.

Gerry Galvin, MD of ETRUX said: “ETRUX’s experience and capability in the application of precision engineering allows us to modify and manufacture vehicles that not only are best in class, but that out-perform other contenders on the market. 

Our ability to rethink and repurpose performance, space and functionality means that we can offer exceptional vehicle modifications that are truly bespoke.”

Gareth Pinkerton, Lead Engineer, Automotive said: “ETRUX was approached by Jans Lifestyle to build a new adventure van that would not only appeal to today’s aesthetically focused youth and family market but would set new standards in technical efficiency and functionality. ETRUX’s highly skilled automotive engineering team took a fresh approach to the task despite the obvious space and architectural challenges. Pilot trials have been very successful with an ongoing contract for more vehicles put in place.”

The new range of Adventure Campervans are designed for adventure holidays and off grid living and can be driven on a normal car licence.

For more information on ETRUX’s vehicle modification service please contact 0330-165-1467. 


ETRUX is delighted to be a part of the first European round of the 2021 FIM MXGP World Championship. Our top of the range Mercedes Sprinter chiller vans have been hired by Monster Energy for the famous Motocross event on 26th-27th June. 

ETRUX’s vehicles will be keeping a full load of Monster Energy Drinks perfectly chilled for an estimated 4000 spectators providing them with the energy they need to keep up with this high-paced and exciting event. 

ETRUX’s versatile temperature-controlled vans are not just excellent for chilling drinks but are great for safely transporting food even allowing medicines to be delivered to hospitals and medical facilities.

Find out more about our temperature controlled vans by calling us on 0330 912 1467


ETRUX has recently added Gareth Pinkerton to its team to make real its vision to offer a one stop shop for companies who want to make the transition from diesel to electric fleets and its vehicle modification business. 

Gareth joins ETRUX as Lead Engineer where he is responsible for new product design and providing technical leadership to teams encompassing design, quality and vehicle conversion. His appointment brings the total number of ETRUX employees to 35 across the company’s head offices in Staffordshire and Antrim.

The new appointment and wider team forms part of the company’s three-pronged strategy to build its own rental fleet operation, developing high quality vehicles conversions and leading the way in the EVolution to zero carbon fleets.

Gerard Galvin, Managing Director ETRUX, said: “Our goal is to fully harness the potential of each of our operational areas by building a team that can support the business to grow at its current phenomenal rate.

The government has set clear timelines for its Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. Over the next decade the journey of switching away from fossil fuel combustion to low carbon alternatives such as electrification will be fast tracked and ETRUX is in a prime position to play a leading part.”

With a well-established career in automotive engineering, Gareth is a fantastic addition to our team and brings a wealth of knowledge. Our strength is our people and by adding the right people we will continue to increase the pace of our business in the months and years to come.”


If you have any questions about our van conversions or any of our other services and solutions please do not hesitate to get in touch.