Stay with us -- ignore the whole "boring" Toyota Sienna thing and just look at the stats. All Wheel Drive, pop up roof, Propex heater, heavy duty towing package, and an extra deep cycle battery for goodies. Throw in a factory Toyota warranty and suddenly our interest is piqued.
This Sienna started its life as a near top of the line AWD LE model and was then sent to GTRV builders in California where it was turned into this uniquely-reliable adventure rig. We're more familiar with GTRV's Mercedes-based work but the Sienna makes for an interesting platform.
Out West it received the full blown camper treatment with a pop up tent, a kitchen that's designed to be used from the tailgate (which is a clever way to do it), a stove, 12v fridge, and a 10 gallon freshwater tank.
Along with the Propex heater, there is an extra battery that’s charged off of both the alternator and a 90W solar panel so you could easily operate for a long weekend purely out of this Toyota.
During the conversion the Sienna lost its ability to seat 7 passengers but it still retails 5 seat belts along with a nice swivel front passenger seat.
We're not sure what the factory towing stats are on a stock Sienna, but this one has a trailer hitch with an electric brake controller and adjustable air bladders in the rear shocks so it seems like this it’s loaded for bear.
This conversion is subtle and well done and it won't come cheap. The opening bid is $25,000 with an unmet reserve. We like the overall low-key look with the Thule rack serving as a nod to what lies underneath. We'd be interested in a tiny lift and some beefier tires.
You don't have a lot of options if you're in the market for a "soft camper" like this. You can find a Syncro Westfalia and pay through the nose for a rig that, while undeniable cool, doesn't compare in terms of reliability, comfort, speed, etc. You can send your own van to an outfitter like GTRV, or you can buy this Toyota and be at home at the grocery store, and crawling down a fire road.
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