Dethleffs has designed an electric caravan that assists the towing car with motors

Just when we thought that caravans (or campers) that have to be towed with a car were practically forgotten, Dethleffs believes they may have a future as electric vehicles. The German company has introduced a concept caravan called e.home coco that has its own solar panels, batteries, and curiously, electric motors that assist the towing car to pull the caravan.

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Attached on the roof of a car, iKamper X-Cover tent lets you carry other things on it

Having a tent on the roof of a vehicle that is used for camping trips is handy. The setup time of the tent is typically a couple of minutes only, and you don’t have to worry about bugs, rocks or water on the ground. iKamper X-Cover rooftop tent has one additional feature that makes it attractive: other things can be carried on it.
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An innovative expandable camper that you don’t have to tow behind your car

Towing a caravan is a painful, difficult and slow method of making a road trip to a camp site. For instance, on European roads, a vehicle towing a caravan is a quite rare sight nowadays. If you like the idea of having a separate place to sleep in (outside your vehicle), Hitch Hotel is an innovative expandable room that can be carried at the rear of a vehicle.
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Nissan e-NV200 electric campervan available in Europe

Nissan has introduced an electric campervan e-NV200 in Europe (in Spain in early June 2018) that the company says will be available for summer 2018. Nissan Iberia urges people who have been waiting for an electric camper van to contact a Nissan dealer for customizing a road trip vehicle for them.
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Toyota pick-up truck converts into a camper with Leentu popup tent structure

Making use of a pick-up truck’s platform for camping purposes is an old trick, but a startup called Leentu believes it has a winning proposition. Leentu has designed a compact, light-weight camping system for Toyota pick-up trucks.

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Motorhome and campervan trends at the 2018 Caravan and Camping fair

Around the year, the Mediterranean coast of Spain attracts camper van travelers, motor home drivers, and all types of vehicles designed for long road trips. The city of Alicante in a central location along the Spain’s long coastline is a perfect place for a fair that’s all about road trips and camping with a campervan or motorhome. Here is what I discovered at the 2018 show.

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Bath2go bathroom can be attached outside on the back of a campervan

A campervan is perhaps (depending on the model and the way the owner has modified it, if at all) the most flexible vehicle for touring, or living and working on the road. Often, however, campervans are lacking a bathroom. A German company has introduced a product called Bath2go that includes a toilet and a shower, and can be installed to many vans.

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Design camper provides solar power for wilderness camping

Towing a camper (trailer, or caravan) to a camp site or a motor home park, and plugging it into the electricity grid gives travelers all the conveniences the caravan was meant to provide. What if you have discovered a lovely place in the great outdoors where you can camp but there is no electricity? You need a caravan that has solar panels, like the Homegrown Timberline.

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The iconic VW hippie van returns as an electric campervan by 2022

A van known as the hippie bus, or as the original camper van, will become available as an electric van by 2022. German automaker Volkswagen has confirmed that it will start manufacturing a modern, all electric version of the old hippie van. The decision was made after a prototype of a van known as the I.D. Buzz had won several awards at car shows, and customers kept asking when the vehicle will be available.

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