A word that has become well versed in the travel industry is “glamping” particularly among those that may never even have considered camping!
Experiencing the great outdoors is incomparable for the sheer joy and beauty one experiences ,but for many they just don’t want the “tent on the ground” thing!
The travel industry has seen the exponential growth of campervans and trailers offering comfort when deciding to go on that outdoor trip. Some have all the bells and whistles, from camping trailers with built-in party decks , to those campervans with a luxury apartment-like interior
We have heard of the American Dream phrase, but this campervan on its 4 x 8 foot steel tube frame trailer takes it to another level. The American Dream Trailer, named for its Oregon based company, boasts a 650 pound fibreglass camper. This is one that will appeal to the road and fishing trip combo enthusiasts. There is even a removable roof! But, that is not all that this camper features – the roof becomes a rowboat.
“The principle of the trailer company is to help people remove themselves from the ruts of daily life. The idea of keeping things simple, small and smart is the framework for spontaneous vacations from the habitual routines of today’s culture.”
This retro camper revives a classic concept of smartly incorporating a boat into a camper
Taking the retro look to another level, this campervan is very attractive on the eye whilst being functional too.
Five hood clasps secure the boat to the trailer and when you are using the boat, don’t worry – there is a secondary roof below the boat so your campervan stays dry!
The boat is designed to carry up to 3 people and can run on a 2 horse power motor.
Apart from the standard inclusion of Bluetooth stereo and light fixtures that are powered from a power supply, there are also interior power outlets available too. An extra feature is that the tailgate flips down to become a serving table and has space for some extra storage too.
“The Classic American Dream Trailer is a blank canvas ready to be customized, accessorized and recognized. Half the fun of teardrops is making your trailer unique.”
Depending on what your budget is and what finishes you choose, the price starts at around $12 000 per unit and can go up to about $16 000 and above. Custom designed specifications can include gel coat colour, spider hub caps, aluminum roof vent and trailer cover, plus any other features you wish to include.
Then again, for those that think this is a ‘new thing’, campers and a boat roof was built in the 1950’s with the most fashionable during that time being the Kom-Pak Sportsman Travel Trailers, designed for the 1954 Ford Courier.
Here are a few images of the original design of the boat-roofed trailer which appeared on different auctions years ago