SylvanSport VAST: A Camping Trailer Like No Other
Enjoying outdoor living with uncompromising comfort, convenience, and efficiency.
Hitting the open road with a camper has just become more convenient than ever before. Outdoor enthusiasts are being wowed by a totally new design concept and innovations that make the SylvanSport VAST modular camper, a real home away from home. An engineering feat, VAST is the company’s first travel trailer, completely reimagining comfort and convenience to maximize the enjoyment of the great outdoors.
At the drawing board, every detail from the vehicle and residential systems to the manufacturing process underwent scrutiny. The resulting towable is lightweight and versatile to suit any camping preference. VAST accommodates gear for all types of outdoor activity and can haul 500 lbs. of cargo. Compact yet roomy, VAST’s multi-functional design lets you configure your own living and storage spaces quickly and easily.
“Just like we re-invented the pop-up camper with our SylvanSport GO, we set out to reinvent the travel trailer with our VAST,” said Tom Dempsey, CEO and lead designer for SylvanSport in a press release. “It’s so elegantly forward thinking in how it combines comfort and total functionality.”
SylvanSport has redesigned what a camper really should be, focusing on hauling gear, flexibility, and comfort for the modern camper. VAST is ideal for people who want to experience the great outdoors but prefer creature comforts with all the conveniences of home. Less expensive than a luxury RV, VAST offers a welcoming, comfortable camp experience after a day’s outdoor adventure.
Constructed with premium materials, VAST consists of a modular lounge with sleep systems that measure 21.5 feet long by 7.9 feet wide by 9.5 feet high. A precision track system adjusts to maximize the living and play spaces. The entire lounge area moves forward, increasing interior cargo space for storing gear while maintaining comfortable seating. The lounge cushions convert into a queen-size bed. A second bed is stowed away and lowered from the ceiling with a motorized lift mechanism. Both queen-sized beds are premium quality with the highest degree of comfort not previously seen in travel trailers.
A convertible indoor/outdoor kitchen is a first in the RV industry and enhances the cooking and dining experience. SylvanSport’s patented “easy-slide” system allows the kitchen unit to glide out and down effortlessly and self-adjusts to optimal cooking height. High-quality kitchen appliances include a 2-burner gas stove, portable refrigerator/freezer, an integrated sink, a bamboo prep area, and a modular storage system. The lounge dining table can partially slide out of a side window, creating a walk-up bar connecting indoor and outdoor activities. Cook and dine in or out, the choice is yours.
The VAST travel trailer is impressive, both technically and aesthetically, but it is also practical. Equipment storage is convenient and secure. A side-mounted carrier system on the driver’s side features built-in rails for secure mounting of large cargo such as paddleboards, kayaks, or canoes. Plus, there’s more large storage space in the rear to protect valuables while the lounge area remains fully functional.
A secure and well-protected anterior storage pod provides 18 cubic feet of extra storage and slides forward to access two propane tanks, two batteries, and a spare tire. The large rear hatch provides shelter for loading and unloading and features a built-in screen and sunshade. The bathroom includes a toilet and space-saving fold-away sink. A residential-size shower/spa with an on-demand water heater is accessible when the kitchen is fully extended to the outdoor position.
Every square inch of VAST has been given particular attention to space optimization and utilization. “From the exclusive, multi-functional slide-out kitchen to the lounge’s cool lighting system to the side-mount boat racks, we created the Vast to deliver a super-fun, unique camping experience, inside and out. If you’re looking for adventurous, comfortable camping, then this was designed for you,” states Kyle Mundt, SylvanSport’s VP of new product development.
When VAST made its debut at the 2019 RVX show, judges voted it as #1 RV for Outdoor Adventure. VAST also received an Edison Award in 2020 for Outdoor Adventures. Pre-orders are being accepted for VAST, which has an expected selling price of about $48,000. See all of VAST’s unique features by watching this short video:
Built to Last
VAST is manufactured using a proprietary construction method. The outer shell consists of a custom composite skin laminated onto an insulated wall structure and joined using a proprietary extruded aluminum framing method. With its double-capped corners, VAST is solidly constructed, lightweight, and leak-proof. The exterior highlights the structural composition material, giving a distinctive tech appearance and has superior strength over conventional lamination.
Brevard, North Carolina based SylvanSport, was founded in 2004 with an idea to build pop-up campers with a focus on high-quality standards and innovative design. The company has evolved to produce an award-winning product line of camping and gear trailers. Local sourcing of much of their production materials come from within 70 miles of their Brevard factory. For more information about SylvanSport’s VAST, visit sylvansport.com/vast.