While I applaud them for trying, since lord knows America needs more small RV's, this is a dismal failure in my opinion.
First of all, if your RV can't comfortably sit 4 or 5 people for beers, you're doing it wrong.
And did I miss it or is there no kitchen?
And as someone who's been camping on the California coast for years, let me tell you that if you pop that top in a non campground at night, you're going to get a knock from mister officer, and he doesn't knock softly...
That thing is a frickin minivan with a couple of accessories that vaguely resemble a campervan, all of which will probably be broken in 6 months. And calling it a "California camper" is downright embarrassing.
Lots of people start with these Westphalia type campers, as I did, but they all move on.
But hey what I do I know, all just my opinion.
Had my westy for many, many years. The thing kicks ass.
Westies are definitely nice, but have you ever owned any other type of camper? First off, not having a place to take a piss ###### of the night isn't good for the girlfriend comfort level. And not having a shower sucks too.
I consider Chinooks much more highly evolved. They're small (18 feet), I swear I drive down more dirt roads than the average 4 Runner, and they're as intelligently designed as a Westy but with lots more space and features. Here's a picture of mine from a hotsprings trip last month:
The best thing about them is they don't get what I call the "Westy Disease", where people keep everything stock. What on earth is the point of having a camper if you can't customize it? I firmly believe that if you can't sink a screw wherever you want, its not yours.
And that's not even mentioning the special sensors that all Westies have that detect exactly how much money you have in your bank account so they can break down and completely drain it with German precision.