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5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion


This is a 5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion. This model is called the Illusion. From the outside, it almost looks like an ordinary Dodge Caravan Minivan, doesn’t it?

When you go inside, though, you’ll find a kitchenette, storage, and a dining table that converts into a bed. The van also features a pop-up roof so you can comfortably stand up while inside. Pretty cool, right?

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5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Images © 5MarsRV

From the outside the van looks pretty normal aside from the pop-top.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Going inside, it’s no ordinary minivan at all!

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

The interior is like a modernized VW hippie van, isn’t it?

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

There’s a kitchenette and all.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Everything seems to be designed and built to perfection in this little van.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

The seating easily converts to sleeping quarters.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

As shown below.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

The well designed kitchenette makes use of every centimeter.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

What do you think so far?

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

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Looks pretty comfy to me!

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

I wouldn’t mind having a van like this at all. 🙂

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

So nice how the passenger seat swivels, too!

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Looking back at it…

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Okay, where did this massive table come from?

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Maybe it is stored up top? Either way, it does seem useful.

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

Is this enough camper for you, you think?

5 Mars RV Dodge Caravan Motorhome Conversion

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In sleeping mode. You could, of course, sleep upstairs too.

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Images © 5MarsRV

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  • gale
    February 3, 2016, 12:50 pm

    How cool is that!!

  • Amalie Lopez (Amy)
    February 3, 2016, 1:20 pm

    Wow, almost unbelievable. Love it.

  • Theo
    February 3, 2016, 3:51 pm

    And if you want something from the fridge in the middle of the night? Didn ‘t see a loo either.

  • Nanny M
    February 3, 2016, 8:45 pm

    What a nice job!

  • Lorraine
    February 4, 2016, 5:37 am

    Reminds me of the Westfalia…love this!

  • jo chanin
    February 4, 2016, 9:32 am

    Very nice. Didn’t see a loo tho.

  • kevin
    March 17, 2017, 10:18 am

    I think I would take the seats out and replace with a twin bed. also would put a composit toilet in the back with a shower attachment on the back door so that when the door opens you just need a curtain, and voila instant shower

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 20, 2017, 10:43 am

      Brilliant, Kevin!

  • eric Lauriol
    January 3, 2019, 5:34 pm

    Hi,

    I am the owner of a Dodge Grand Caravan 2016 Crew
    How much to transform the vehicule completely with the kit Illusion Mars 5?
    thanks
    Eric

  • Theresa Perdue
    February 12, 2020, 4:00 pm

    When I see the word home in the description it implies all the features of a home including a bathroom or at the very least a toilet. Otherwise it’s just a camper.

  • Brian Short
    August 3, 2020, 3:17 am

    I have a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. I’m 5’7″, so I have chosen to sleep width wise between the two sliding doors. I have heard that if you sleep lengthwise you should always have your head behind the front seats as opposed to at the back gate door in case when you are parked, someone hits you from behind. Obviously, this matters more if you are stealth camping on a street as opposed to being at a campsite somewhere. Anyway, if you are sleeping that way, park so you protect your head.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      August 3, 2020, 12:06 pm

      Very good advice, Brian!

  • Kitty
    November 29, 2020, 10:33 pm

    Not bad for a Dodge Caravan. Now is it a hybrid I can leave in READY all night with the AC on in the summer, and the heat on in the winter? That’s what I do with my Prius, and it kicks on every hour or so to recharge the drive battery. Less than half a gallon of petrol for all night heating or cooling.

    • RW Force
      February 12, 2021, 5:31 pm

      They have the Pacifica Hybrid for about $70K US.

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 30, 2020, 11:41 am

    This is great! You have all you need to tour the country economically and comfortably. After all, most of the time you will be sightseeing, right? There is room for a Hassock (small and round) portable potty for midnight runs. Does it have outside hookups for electricity for use in a campground, or is there an internal power source besides the car battery because I don’t think a car battery would run all those things all night and during the day. Is that a type of AC unit over the seats on the ceiling? If not, is there a fan and ventilation of some type for sleeping? It’s pretty cool overall. I was surprised to see so many amenities in such a small car. Pretty cool!

  • dallas
    December 17, 2020, 12:17 pm

    What did you do to convert the front passenger seat to swivel?

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