15 Favorite Camper and Caravan Designs (concept)
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15 Favorite Camper and Caravan Designs (concept)


– [Narrator] Just as much as I like seeing a final product hit the market, I also like to see the imagination, inspiration, and ideas that came about but never saw the light of day. I’m Reacher, and here
are 15 of my favorite camper and caravan concepts. (techno music) – [Woman] Number 15. – [Reacher] This first
entry is named after its ability to open and fan
out to a 252 degree radius. Each one contains a living
room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and office, with
each of the components set up on rails allowing it to be opened by just one person. There’s also a protective
screen that encloses the house providing protection from the elements. – [Woman] Number 14. – [Reacher] This one gets a high five due to the intended
nature of the camper shell being made from fully
recyclable materials. Not only does this one
include plenty of room to maneuver, it has a pop-up roof for increased headroom, and twin beds that convert to sleep three people. The rear offers a slide-out deck area with a roof, mosquito
netting, and fold down seats. That in itself is a
feature I’d like to see on every trailer. – [Woman] Number 13. – [Reacher] Slide-outs
are a common feature on camper trailers these
days, so it’s no surprise that this one would have them. But these aren’t your normal slide-outs. A crank-based mechanism is used to open wing-like structures that rotate out from a central point on
one end of the trailer. This increased space houses a living room, full size kitchen, and room to sleep up to four people. – [Woman] Number 12. – [Reacher] Intended as
a mobile office space as well as a camper, this
one has a raised floor that serves as a sitting
area with a circular table. It also converts to a sleeping area as the table can be lowered as needed. In addition to having storage
space underneath the floor, there’s a mini-fridge
hidden in there somewhere which means you’re never far from having plenty of nice, cold
tasty beverages on hand. – [Woman] Number 11. – [Reacher] Designed with
the modern city in mind, this one is small enough
to fit in a normal sized parking space. It consists of two areas,
one in each half of the pod. A wraparound system connects both halves serving as both an entryway and protection from the elements. One side serves as the
living and sleeping area while the other houses
storage compartments and a bathroom. – [Woman] Number 10. – [Reacher] Not much is known
about this collaboration between BMW and the North
Face clothing company. It consists of Futurelight
fabric stretched around a carbon fiber
geodesic dome shaped frame. Although it doesn’t
seem to be very spacious it does provide room to sleep two people. How someone plans on getting the trailer up a mountain is anyone’s guess. – [Woman] Number nine. – [Reacher] Like I mentioned earlier, slide-outs are a common
feature in campers, but putting them on a
teardrop is a new one for me. If it has been done,
feel free to let me know in the comments where and when. Although there is a lack of interior shots on this one, I think it’s safe to assume it looks like most
teardrops do on the inside. From what I can gather in the photos the expandable sections not only double the usable space, but
they operate independently of each other, so this one
officially gets my cool vote. – [Woman] Number eight. – [Reacher] Although this one is intended for short distance, short stay usage it still has most of what
is needed for longer trips. It’s split into two main
areas, the front living space containing the bed, a
mini-fridge, and cooker as well as the rear space
which houses a large bathroom complete with a stand-up shower. Power comes from a transparent solar panel on the roof which also
serves as a skylight. – [Woman] Number seven. – [Reacher] This upgraded VW Westphalia is the brainchild of
French-Canadian designer Alexandre Verdier. The goal was to create a vehicle both eco-friendly and
stylish that made use of all the available space. Each one runs on a four
cylinder hybrid engine as well as having a 170 watt
solar array on the roof. The greenest feature by far
are integrated containers for recycling and composting. Add in the choice of five different models and what’s not to like? – [Woman] Number six. – [Reacher] One of the
coolest things about concepts is the ability to incorporate a feature that might not make it
on a production model. In this case it’s the expansion system that has the rear half
fanning out from the front giving the camper roughly
a 90 degree angle. In its expanded form the extra space forms a lounge area with
an adjustable canopy. The front half of the trailer houses the sleeping area and living room while the back has a standard size kitchen and bathroom. – [Woman] Number five. – [Reacher] This next
entry is a collaboration of more than twenty
different industry experts and companies over a two year period. An ultramodern aerodynamic exterior houses two single beds
arranged in a v-shape that could be turned
into a large double bed, a large shower and vanity, as well as a living room and kitchen. A large fold-out deck on
the rear of the trailer offers extra space to
allow you to stay connected with nature while being inside. In addition to all the
app-controlled technology it also includes fingerprint activated biometric access, truly making
it the caravan of the future. – [Woman] Number four. – [Reacher] The name of
this one is an acronym meaning Colors Of Life In Motion. It’s composed of a car and caravan combo which allows the vehicle to be used independently of the
trailer once it’s set up. Its design offers more
on the inside than out, having a dinette and large
cab-over sleeping area in the front with a
kitchenette and shower area taking up the rear. Personally, I think the
vehicle camper combo has a lot of potential,
but like everything it has its pros and cons. Let me know what you think about that one in the comments as it
makes for a good topic of discussion. – [Woman] Number three. – [Reacher] Another
collaboration, this one isn’t actually commissioned by MINI, but draws heavily from
the automaker’s style with a bit of Airstream
thrown into the mix. The high end pod opting
for a more luxurious and modern aesthetic, offering
all the amenities of home. Incorporating a design
mimicking a hotel suite, a large bed and sitting
area are at one end while a bathroom with a full
size tub is at the other. Separating the two is a counter area that serves as a minimalist kitchen. All of this is surrounded
by large panoramic windows and skylights which makes
the already open spaces seem even bigger than they are. – [Woman] Number two. – [Reacher] GMC came up with this one as a modern alternative
to the ever-changing housing market intending for it to be a mobile urban loft. It runs on a diesel electric hybrid system while an additional solar
panel provides power for onboard resources. Using integrated resource
management technology allows a person to
utilize onboard supplies for weeks or months as needed. Since this six-wheeled behemoth looks like an RV on steroids, I’m
guessing the only problem you may have is parking. – [Woman] Number one. – [Reacher] The Romotow distances itself from other campers in many ways, having a ridiculously modern design that is classier and more modern than most apartments. Not only that, but it’s different in the way that it functions. It swivels outwards increasing
its overall size by 70% while allowing access to a covered deck. The front contains a
dining area and kitchenette that is highlighted by wraparound windows. A short hallway leads to
a large master bedroom that has circular vented
windows on each side while a centrally located
full size bathroom separates the two areas. Like the others on this list,
this one too is just a concept but the company is currently searching for manufacturers that are
interested in its design. – Hi everyone and thank you for watching. I’m Chandni with Mind’s Eye Design. We’d love to hear your feedback so please leave some comments below and let us know your
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89 Comments

  • Derrick Duffy

    Love your video love your work keep up the great work look forward to seeing new ones when they come out you rock first to leave a comment 👍❤️🤘

  • Derrick Duffy

    I know it's early in the year but maybe when Halloween comes around you guys can do the most scariest places on Earth for a new video

  • Kitterll Singleton

    Wow 1 thru 6 yes it would be perfect for my blazer hook up and go💯💯🤗🤗😎😎👏🏽👏🏽

  • Mary Hinkley

    I love #6 and like #7 and #5. I would love to own #3 or #4 and I think these are a great idea as well each could be made into a handicapped user and friendly style

  • Edward Mallory

    Your channel is great thank you for the great content and I really like the Volkswagen van camper it is off the chain.

  • Buck Naykid

    Too bad some of those designs didnt make it to production. The one with the rear boat deck looked amazing.

  • SNOW GORILLA

    I love the idea/concept of included tow vehicle but unfortunatley I don't think the market would agree Not much different than driving your pickup all year long and using the trailer once

  • Lungele Mvulana

    Pod home concepts are one of my favorite but I like detachable car concept. I thinks its going to catch on.

  • St Myles

    All the designs we interesting concepts. But it seem they were attempting to be like an independent house, rather a fun get away camper. I guess it you wanted to lay out a bunch of moduals for a group of glampers.

  • K Allen tornadohunter006

    You would never get anyplace as a manufacturer. I don't believe any would sell all that great to produce a profit.

  • LangeLS Sing Praise

    #14 has the deck head space..#13 has the wings that expand very cool #7 has everything is ever want BMW so cool!! The camper combo is great but the wheels would not be off road capable!!

  • Monkey Pig

    Great video. But she with rest of comments…. Not practical, not economical and one would have to be a billionaire to own one of this

  • Drew

    The Quikup truck camper shell is a very cool completely hard shell pop out concept with a prototype that was actually made.

  • Azureecosse

    Some of these designs are ridiculous and impractical and clearly designed by people who have never experienced or camped in a Caravan in a real life scenario, these concepts are selling a lifestyle to city people with money to burn ( Glampers), who could not cope with real life camping roughing it in the wilds for more than a day . The short comings of these designs would play out quickly when these townies find themselves in a field that has had 24hrs of rain creating sodden and muddy conditions, some of these designs look so heavy they would sink into the mud and the nice light expensive designer interiors would look scruffy after the dirt and damp brought in from outdoors spoiled their sleek city apartment look.this is like choosing high heels over sturdy walking boots to climb a mountain trail. laughable and mad. If you are dumb enough to buy any of these concept there are queues of people ready to sit back and laugh at you.

  • Kelly Kelly

    I love #4 and #1. Love the way #1 swivel out creating indoor and out door deck patio! Greatly expands you living space. Everyone loves a covered patio with great views and air flow…this patio also gives a protected feel with a little privacy without spoiling the out door feel. Your indoor living space is just steps away. This is the very best trailer/RV/Tiny home I've ever seen. I hope they find someone willing to manufacture it/invest in the production. Brilliant design.

  • Nelson West

    Super cool..and makes going off grid that more appealing..and fun the designs are mind blowing..I loved the last 3

  • 1968CudaGuy

    Number 5 is my favorite.. Most concepts are loosely based on current engineering and manufacturing technology and this one is the closest to being potentially built.

  • Ania Aitchison

    Number 4 .his cool
    Number 1 also .needs
    Pop up side when turned
    If needed like tent then also
    Could be used as a bedroom and day room

  • Greg Bumgardner

    With the six wheel camper, which is the front end? Other than that some crazy but cool designs. 😀

  • Greg Bumgardner

    With the six wheel camper, which is the front end? Other than that some crazy but cool designs. 😀

  • Lirael

    I love #1. It is so sweet and I could definitely see myself in it. Too bad it's only a concept atm. I also love #7. Having so many options of a VW is just sweeeet!

  • Victoria Jackson

    I think these are so cool! I am looking forward to seeing more in the near future. I like the idea of the vehicle attached and can detach, handy when with my elderly parents or kids or grandkids. I would live in one now.

  • Martin Menge

    The future of campers should be airships! No wheels. Just an air-yacht with retractable feet and a deflatable balloon area. Now if only we can find a cheap supply of helium… Or an additive or balloon design that make hydrogen a safe contender. Hell, something you can use in a fuel cell to power your journey would be awesome. You travel to your destination starting with a high altitude. As you travel you use the gas in the balloon and as the hydrogen (for example) turns into the fuel cell exhaust compound (e.g. water) you lose altitude. Then when you are at your destination, over the course of your stay the compound (e.g. water) is split via photo-electrolyses. That is to say, using the sun's radiation to split the fuel cell exhaust compound. This technology is known as a photogeneration cell.

    I think the global push for load balancing/grid storage technology is moving in such a direction that photogeneration cells might become a feasible and economically viable option.

  • francois roussel

    the 4 is interesting but it has to demonstrate many mecanical aspect. how the attachment system can handle vertical impact from the road, the kind of engine ,the autonomy and over all the capability to look less toy'r us than it is now. it doesn't look cozy, you know.

  • Beverly Balius

    I like the Last one BUT….. it must be able to be operated MANUALLY OR Technically…. things break and you want a Manuel switch on it,,,, it wouldn’t be good to be stuck in the woods or middle of nowhere and the switch breaks,,,,

  • House Of Bowles Lost Tribe

    From a Planning Governance , Engineering , Rv'ing enthusiasts Perspective the GM monstrosity is Ethically Reprehensible and Environmentally Irresponsible.
    Quite Frankly I find GM as a Company to be Bankrupt in those areas in General as Practice in all its Business Practices .
    Don't mind me ; I'm just a HF Autistic w a R Business Advisory Council Award for Businessman of the Year and I'm not even a Republican lol . I earned my spotless reputation in Business for understanding what the True meaning of To Contract was and that A Handshake is all is what is that is necessary when You Deal Honorably in a Bonafide Manner.
    We need a return to Common Law Maxims , Rules of Equity and Civics again taught in Our Class rooms to Restore Society .
    Bar Law Corporate Fiction is FRAUDULENT by Design and Solely owned by the Vatican (Fact)
    How can We expect IP /Patents ie designs be upheld here or abroad w so much BAR Fraud Afoot .
    I'm still waiting for that something special ; and quite upset that galvanized frames or aluminum are not standard as the painted ones don't last Even 1 yr in Any climate ..they should at least use a 2 part epoxy marine grade .

  • Casimir Hoke

    The hybrid camper would be amazing for those who travel but want to leave their camper in one spot but doesn't want to tow a car

  • Generic Avatar

    Australia had the Gidget tear drop trailer with a slide out bed that slid out towards the tow hitch. The company went under some time in 2018, but you can still find videos of the trailers on YT.

  • putheflamesou

    Detachable car idea not new. Wish it would come back for many many uses with elec assist wheels on larger trailers for hills and accel so we don't have to drive 400 hp to haul groceries. Also the small camper with storage under a great idea. Cooking(if still relevant) should not waste space/atmosphere inside as well as showering and potty. After all it is camping and easy to get used to even full time unless handicapped.

  • Charles DeMay

    I thought a couple were NEAT!😁 I liked the idea of having a small vehicle that can be separated from the living area section! It makes it easier to go shopping for supplies while on the road or just being handier !🤔😁😎😚

  • Lavern Mowatt

    I love number 4, it looks easier to maneuver, and I can drive the car without the rest of the camper. I think it's cool

  • Teresa Fields-Pena

    Hello, First of all you all are totally amazing, And i appericate you taking time to put awesome videos out for us to watch THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Okay my question is how come they didnt show the insides of some just curious 😁😁😁😁

  • Propwash FPV

    Here in Australia there’s a teardrop camper that has a slide forward not slide out I think there called Noosa teardrops really cool lookin drop as well

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