While the twin axle TripBuddy looks more like a futuristic spaceship, this little camper from Derbyshire, England is also easily accessible for the disabled. The TripBuddy rear clamshell door not only provides access for outdoor gear like bikes and motorcycles, but a series of ramps and handholds can also be used for wheelchairs or other assistance devices.
The TripBuddy has a stylish design and is wheelchair-accessible.
The TripBuddy was created by engineer and entrepreneur Bill Davis. His love of the outdoors (but dislike of conventional “boxy” RVs) and the style of 1960s campers and luxury yachts inspired him to create this lightweight trailer with top end computer aided design software including CATIA.
An interior inspired by luxury yachts with teak flooring and leather seating.
The camper even has a yacht style folding dining table.
The TripBuddy body is designed as one piece with no external joints, and the colorful exterior glazing is similar to the type used for sports cars and airplanes. A rigid chassis and floor system affixes securely to the camper’s body and that helpful rear door includes its own awning with optional tents for extension of the living space. The interior of the trailer looks more like a luxury yacht with leather trimmed seats (that convert into a bed) and teak flooring.
The dining area and yacht-inspired table turn into a bed for two.
The TripBuddy comes in three models: Urban, Escape and Off-Grid. Both the Escape and Off-Grid models have enclosed wet baths that include a shower and toilet. Each interior floor plan includes sleeping room for two people, counter space with cupboards, storage netting, a small fridge and freezer, three-burner stove and sink with hot and cold water.
An Infotainment Zone controls the stereo and the flat screen TV.
TripBuddy comes standard with a mesmerizing selection of various mood lighting options.
Escape and Off-Grid models have a cool wet bath.
The “Infotainment Zone” is included in each of the models with variations on the amenities. One model, the Off-Grid, includes a built-in multifunctional entertainment system with four two-way speakers, power amplifier, two 12 inch subwoofers and a flat panel monitor.
An awning with optional pup tents can be attached to the rear hatch.
These 17 foot long campers range in weight from 2,425 lb. to 2,866 lb. and other details and options include LED lights, smoke and CO2 alarms, hidden ID tags, and roof storage systems with access ladders.
Another cool feature: TripBuddy’s exterior glaze is similar to the material used on sports cars.
Sales of TripBuddy campers have increased from the United Kingdom to the rest of Europe, the U.S. and South Korea and they can be custom ordered, purchased or rented. Please contact the company for prices in your area.
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