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Old 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
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Default New camper pod thingy

This looks like it would fit perfectly out in Moab.

http://www.core77.com/blog/transport...avel_25773.asp
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that's pretty killer. built by the same guys that did this one.

http://www.crickettrailer.com/index-v2.php

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It looses much it it's appeal once you see the price. I checked out the Cricket very briefly. At that level I'm going Adrenaline or used Kimberly.

The build quality looks great. Something that can not be said for most USA campers.
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Not much bigger than a good 2 man tent.
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Park that thing in the desert and the tin foil hat crowd will start flocking your way.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:18 AM
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looks pretty cramped. Think I'll stick with my Kimberley. The Conquer Commanders are sweet and the only one in the US is for sale on Expo for $42K. That's the camper I would give up the KK for, but only if it was closer to a price swap
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I don't think his design has finished evolving, so I'd like to see where it finally ends up.
I just think its a fun concept that looks like a landing pod, and being set up in the Maze would be hilarious looking.

That said, I applaud someone trying to come up with new concepts for "campers". This guy is way, way out there, but he's at least exploring new feather-weight concepts.
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I agree pretty cool and different. I like the Cricket, it was at REI for a month or so in the spring this year.

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That said, I applaud someone trying to come up with new concepts for "campers". This guy is way, way out there, but he's at least exploring new feather-weight concepts.
I agree to a point. But it seems like this guy is exploring a design that has very little practical demand.

The Flippac has way more useable space, less of a wind profile and based on the quote I got for the Cricket I'm going to guess is less than half he price.

Mounting this thing on a trailer seems pointless? If your going to tow a trailer then why have something that is removable from said trailer? Pulling it from your pickup in the backcountry seems much a novelty as well.

Commercial applications could be different. My favorite picture in the link is the last. It's set up in the desert with a Subaru Outback in the background. How did the Subaru get it there?

Seems like this idea would be more desirable if he utilized a pop top of some sort and included the space over the cab of a pick up. As it sits once price is factored in I'm guessing 99.99999999999999999999999% opt for a standard pick up shell.
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I agree to a point. But it seems like this guy is exploring a design that has very little practical demand.

Mounting this thing on a trailer seems pointless? If your going to tow a trailer then why have something that is removable from said trailer? .
I do this constantly. I have a Canadian military trailer that regularly hauls lumber, soil, stone, parts, furniture, you name it. When I go camping with the wife, I fill the bottom with firewood and camping chairs, and I put the RTT on top of it by just clamping to the top rails. I don't have the space for both a utility trailer and a camp trailer, but I have a "need" for both.
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