Who needs room service and fancy bedding when you can rent your own mobile suite, complete with kitchenette and two full-size beds for the same price? Our writer spent several nights drifting off to the serenades of alpine streams from the cabin of his rented VW.

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Even since VW stopped making its European Winnebago in 2003, options for small, capable campers have dwindled in the United States. Meanwhile, Japan is producing dozens of the vehicles. What gives?