You might have the perfect company, unbelievable weather, and the best road possible, but without an amazing and iconic camper van, it is impossible to create the perfect road trip.
Luckily, at this point in time, there are tons of fantastic options for people to purchase ahead of a road trip, and whilst there are some brilliant modern camper vans that are packed with luxuries, there is something about an iconic, classic van that really stands out.
Everyone wants to get that idyllic shot, driving on the road in an incredible camper, so within this list we will rank 10 of the most iconic campers to create a perfect road trip.
10 Volkswagen Transit
Let's start off the list with a truly iconic camper van, the Volkswagen Transit, which would certainly be a smart choice to get any road trip off to a great start and is a vehicle that people would certainly be looking at as you drive by.
It might not have the room and modern elements that many of the newer camper vans now boast, but if you are wanting to throw it back and drive a more classic camper, from when times were a little more simple, then this would be an ideal choice.
The camper is reliable and has remained a popular choice for road trippers for many years, and will likely remain the same for the foreseeable future.
9 Volkswagen California Ocean DSG
Let's face it, when it comes to campervans, Volkswagen are the kings and the California Ocean DSG might just be the perfect example of why they are the best in the game when it comes to elite vehicles for road trips.
This camper has absolutely everything that anyone could possibly need to make a road trip perfect and whilst it might not be as old and vintage as some other examples on this list, it has quickly become iconic due to its popularity.
From the kitchen in the back to the fact it can comfortably sleep up to four people, the California has everything that someone might need for a perfect road trip and is a camper people will be using for years to come.
8 1986 Fleetwood Bounder
This iconic campervan became even more popular due to the hit television series, Breaking Bad, where the main characters would use the van to create their product and since then has been an even bigger hit.
For those who cannot get enough of the show and want to step foot into the world of Walter White (without the drugs), then using the 1986 Fleetwood Bounder could be the perfect drive for a road trip.
With plenty of space for living, whilst also being a reliable drive, this could be the ideal camper and would certainly turn a few heads along the journey.
7 1963 Ford Econoline Van
It might not be the most visually pleasing vehicle in the world, but the 1963 Ford Econoline Van is certainly an iconic ride that is easily distinguishable and would be ideal for the perfect road trip.
With plenty of space for a long road trip, the Ford Econoline is a reliable enough van that it would certainly do the job on any road trip, no matter how long it might be.
Plus, for those who don't like the design of it, there is no reason that it cannot be changed, with a lot of Scooby Doo fans often using this vehicle to change into the Mystery Machine, if you're that way inclined.
6 Boho Camper Vans
The Boho Camper Vans was originally founded as a camper van rental company and they provide some of the most incredible photos, as can be seen above, which provides people with a very Instagrammable road trip opportunity.
With wood finishes on the interior, the camper looks stunning, with a kitchenette and a full-size bed, this camper has more than enough to keep everyone happy on a road trip.
Another reason why Boho Camper Vans could be the ideal choice is the price, with the van only costing around $35,000 and it is already prepped and ready to go without any work needing to be done.
5 EarthRoamer XV-HD
For those who are a little more adventurous, the EarthRoamner XV-HD is likely the best possible option, although be warned, it comes at a very steep price. However, for those wanting a wild road trip, this might be the perfect option.
The 'van' is actually built for being off road and is an incredibly tough vehicle with 330 horsepower and a V8 turbo diesel engine, whilst it is still stylish enough to be seen driving around the highway.
This camper, which is based in Colorado has different floor plans as well, meaning the vehicle can be custom ordered to suit you best depending on what amenities are needed and how many are sleeping.
4 SS Agile
This camper van, by Roadtrek, is another incredibly popular and iconic choice for any road trip, although it only comfortably sleeps two people, which is far less than some other options that are available.
However, if there is only two travelling then this would be perfect, featuring a spacious bed and bath areas with a standing or sit-down shower, which really helps bring an extra level of comfort and homeliness to the trip.
The camper is actually built on a compact sized Mercedes chassis and also has lots of storage space, making this one of the most comfortable campers available for people who want a little more room.
3 1968 Dodge Xplorer
Another very iconic option that people could choose for their road trips is the 1968 Dodge Xplorer, another classic camper that has been getting the job done since the 60s, and is a perfect camper for anyone wanting a classic road trip.
With the vintage brown and white colors, the Dodge Xplorer has a great old-school look about it that often attracts people to it, although they tend to look a little less beaten up than the example pictured.
Like many of the more classic options, the camper isn't packed with modern technology, but that is what is most appealing about it.
2 Volkswagen Type 2
When it comes to iconic campers for a road trip, it doesn't come much better than the first-generation Volkswagen Type 2 which was, and still remains a much-loved vehicle amongst motor enthusiasts.
Production on this vehicle, which is also known as the Microbus, officially came to an end after the 1967 model year, but it continued in select markets such as Latin America and even continued production in Brazil until 2013.
Because of this, the Volkswagen Type 2's are not the easiest thing to come by, however, the vehicle is an incredibly iconic one that would be ideal for any good road trip.
1 Compact RV
When it comes to an iconic camper van, the Compact RV is arguably the first image that comes to mind thanks to how often the vehicle is used in movies and television when people are doing a road trip.
The reason it is used so much is because of how good the RV is, which is the reason why it is so popular. Whilst it might not be as flashy as anything else on this list, it is a reliable vehicle that will get the job done.
It may not have as much space as other campers, but it is one of the original vehicles that helped grow the trend of road trips to the point that it's at today, and is a perfect choice for anyone looking to go on a brilliant trip.