The first necessity for a great camping trip is picking the right mode of transportation. Whether you choose an RV, trailer, or camper – you need to select an automotive that will perfectly cater to your traveling requirements, and make you feel at home, even when you’re away from home! I mean, there’s nothing more comforting or exciting than lounging about in a cozy trailer/camper while you explore the countryside. You never feel out of place, because these little vehicles manage to feel like a home on wheels! Fill it up with your dear belongings, and it’s your home away from home. Not to mention the designs today are super innovative and inventive. From the ARB Earth Camper built within a single-piece exoskeleton shell to an off-roading Highland 60 trailer with a queen-sized bed, kitchen, and shower – these fully-equipped and excellently designed automobiles are all you need on your next glamping adventures.

1. The Earth Camper

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Designed by ARB, the Earth Camper is created to support adventurers with their nomadic lives, and off-road expeditions. The camper is equipped with long-travel independent suspension, and all-terrain tires, so it can literally handle all terrains! Tag the Earth Camper behind your truck, and you can explore the deep wilderness with ease.

Why is it noteworthy?

The gray gel-coated fiberglass-reinforced plastic shell of the Earth Camper, inside a one-piece exoskeleton shell, ensures durability and longevity, while 25 mm thick walls offer exceptional temperature and noise control. The camper is completely free from wood in construction, which means it can withstand diverse climates and provide a cozy sanctuary wherever you roam.

What we like

  • Features 120W roof-mounted solar panels
  • Fully equipped to meet all your off-grid requirements

What we dislike

  • Hefty price tag
  • Limited availability, since it’s only available in Australia at the moment

2. Love Campers VW ID. Buzz Camper Van

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

The Love Campers VW ID. Buzz camper van was the result of a collaboration between Love Campers and Wild Drive. The drool-worthy automotive can be rented in the UK and is a fun and quirky-looking camper outfitted with a lime yellow and bright white dual-tone exterior, and matching interior. Stepping into it feels like you’re in a literal work of art!

Why is it noteworthy?

The interior of the VW ID. Buzz is designed to maximize space. The sofa slides out to transform into a snug double bed, and the kitchen area – bang opposite – includes a sink with a foldaway faucet and an induction hob.

What we like

  • Sustainable design perfect for couples or solo travelers
  • Outfitted with a 77KwH battery and rooftop solar panel to take care of the power needs of the electronics onboard

What we dislike

  • It only has a portable toilet, which is not a comfortable option for everyone

3. The BCR Off-Road Camper

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Truckhouse recently launched its latest build – the BCR off-road camper that features the Prospector XL RAM 3500 chassis from the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The BCR off-road camper is a collaboration between the Truckhouse and the AEV, and is meant to be a full-featured carbon fiber hardshell camper!

Why is it noteworthy?

The new BCR exterior is designed to leverage the ruggedness of the Prospector XL and boasts 40-inch tires, a snorkel, a 20,000-pound winch in front, and a 3-inch lift that not only enhances the camper’s off-road capabilities but also contributes to its overall four-season appeal.

What we like

  • Features a large skylight and windows to provide access to the stunning views on the way
  • Amped with solar panels to support an off-grid lifestyle

What we dislike

  • The first deliveries are expected in Spring 2024, so we don’t have first hand experience of it.

4. The Tuktut

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Designed to convert mid-sized pickups into fully functional campers, the Tuktut is a convenient, affordable, and comfortable option to embark on outdoor adventures without compromising on mobility and comfort. The hardtop rig is ideal for seamless integration with mid-sized pickups without creating a big dent in your wallet.

Why is it noteworthy?

Tuktut can be attached to the truck bed, creating a cozy living space that comfortably accommodates two people. It features a lightweight construction, allowing it to remain fast and agile, supporting easy maneuverability, on and off the road.

What we like

  • Features an impressive lithium battery, and a 175W monocrystalline solar panel system allowing you to power your electronics, charge devices, and run essential appliances anytime anywhere

What we dislike

  • Built specifically for the Ford Maverick – it’s a limited design

5. Bush’s Canper

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Bush’s Beans is a family-owned bean company that created the Bush’s Canper, designed to be an exciting and fun promotional idea for the company. It is quite literally a “fully stocked giant bean can on wheel”, and campers have been invited to stay in one of their three park partners: Big Bend National Park in Texas, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Why is it noteworthy?

The camper has water and power already, in case you don’t want to really rough it out when camping. It also comes with food, drinks, camping (canping) gear, and other things you will need when camping. And you also get a private chef to prepare all your breakfasts and dinners plus packed lunches for when you go explore the park.

What we like

  • Equipped with different bean-themed design touches including bedding, posters, and furniture

What we dislike

  • Not ideal for those who prefer a more rough and tough, off-grid camping experience
  • Most of the meals are bean-heavy or centered on beans, so it can get a bit monotonous

6. Yacht-Inspired Travel Trailer

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

This travel trailer is designed to provide you with the luxurious experience of a yacht while you’re camping! Equipped with modern amenities and unique design elements inspired by the elegance and comfort of a yacht, this travel trailer is the love child of a yacht and trailer!

Why is it noteworthy?

The designer drew inspiration from a yacht for the trailer, as she wanted to primarily focus on comfort. The trailer is designed to be a road legal towable amped with the comfort, luxury, and aesthetics of a yacht. It measures about 8 sqm and can accommodate a family or up to four people.

What we like

  • An awning is provided that you can install at the campsite to bask in the sun or chat over a cup of Joe
  • The comfortable interiors provide for a dining area that transforms into a bed and a plethora of storage sections to keep supplies sorted

What we dislike

  • As it is a concept, the actual manufacturing process could bring about fundamental changes in this design

7. The Tune M1

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

The Tune M1 is a lightweight, adventure-ready camper that compromises little on comfort and functional versatility. The innovative camper is designed to take you anywhere you like during the day while providing you with complete comfort and rest within the truck’s pop-top canopy extension by night.

Why is it noteworthy?

The lightweight truck camper, starting at just 360 lbs, allows the cabin to be used for sleeping, cooking, remote working, or even for toy hauling when you’re venturing out for a ski, fishing, or snowboarding adventure.

What we like

  • The camper has a sleeping loft, while the pop-up roof (up to 6ft 10-in of interior headroom) ensures you can stand up in the living area with ease

What we dislike

  • The expanded cloth structure may not be protective enough in case of bad weather

8. Lightship L1

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

The Lightship L1 camping trailer towable is a luxury-packed lightweight towable trailer amped with a 40kWh battery onboard, that can power built-in systems and all-electric appliances.

Why is it noteworthy?

Almost ‘3 times as aerodynamic as a classic trailer,’ the L1 is designed to look different, but the difference is not limited to its openable glass panel windows all around. Constructed from automotive-grade composite material, the trailer derives its aerodynamic shape using a virtual wind tunnel.

What we like

  • The roof and dual awnings are installed with solar panels that produce up to 3kW of energy, which the trailer uses to keep the battery charged
  •  The roof extends upward, by a good three feet in Camp Mode, from 6.9 feet when the trailer is on the road (Road Mode)

What we dislike

  • The interiors are only rendered right now, so we don’t what they would actually look like

9. The Romotow

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Designed by New Zealand-based design and architecture firm W2, the Romotow is an innovative trailer equipped with a fixed chassis that supports a rotating closed living unit that can swivel around the full 90 degrees to offer extra outdoor living space.

Why is it noteworthy?

In transit, the 30.5ft Romotow remains closed and when it’s stationed for overnight camping, the main living unit with panoramic glass windows on both sides can swivel open: this form factor creates two sections, a large deck, and a sleeping/living cabin.

What we like

  • The T8 is powered by a 200Ah lithium battery and also features a 395W solar panel on the roof

What we dislike

  • The trailer needs to rotate a complete 90 degrees, and that free space may not always be available

10. The BR75

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

An off-grid camper built within a single piece exoskeletal shell + more automotives for your camping adventures

Dubbed the BR75, this SUV adventure camper is a Toyota Hilux that has been converted into a comfortable and mind-blowing camper for four people. The Toyota Hilux is an extremely robust and mobile vehicle, which makes for one of the most rugged truck campers there is, making it extremely easy to drive to places that would usually be out of reach.

Why is it noteworthy?

A camper module is attached to the back of the Hilux, creating an all-terrain overland rig that keeps you cozy and comfortable no matter where you travel to! The Japanese SUV Adventure Camper BR75 doesn’t compromise on the mechanics or the form factor of the five-seat pickup.

What we like

  • Laid out with seats and a folding table, which can transform into a double bed on demand
  • Comes with an optional pop-up roof

What we dislike

  • There is no reference to a toilet onboard, you’d probably have to carry a portable seat along

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