The camper industry may still sell a fair number of giant RVs, but people are increasingly foregoing luxury behemoths for compact Class B vans and trailers. As reported by Curbed, smaller campers and trailers allow for easier travel, are more economical, and can be a good option for anyone who needs to fit their camper in a garage or storage facility.
To deliver more compact trailers with the amenities of larger RVs, the camper industry is finding new ways to maximize space. Innovative campers can expand at the touch of a button, spin to reveal more bedrooms or unfold to fit a family of four.
The latest take on the expandable camper is the Tipoon. Made by a French startup and called a compact “travel machine,” the Tipoon at first glance looks like a normal travel trailer: Small and short, with a style that is reminiscent of the Airstream Basecamp thanks to a poly-composite shell construction and aluminum trim.
But instead of having to crawl in and stay lying down your whole camping trip, the Tipoon features two slide-outs on the side and a rising roof. Press a button on the remote control and step inside to find 6 feet, 2 inches worth of head room and 10 1/2 feet wide of living space.
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