Whether they’re called caravans or campers, there’s a universal appeal to hitching up and hitting the road that never seems to fade. This week, we take a look at the fascinating world of the caravan, from vintage cubbyholes to modern behemoths.
Writer Chris Haddon doesn’t use his 1963 Airstream Globetrotter for camping. Instead, he converted it into the perfect office?one that happens to be parked in the middle of his garden.
Richard Potter hasn’t just collected five classic caravans. He’s also restored them with original items from the ?50s and ?60s, including ?deck chairs, radios, plates, cutlery, kettles, anodized drinking cups, Eskys, folding tables, caravan magazines, and appropriate paint colour schemes.?
Serious vintage-trailer enthusiasts will enjoy this clip. Ken Faber has collected some unique trailers, including a one-of-a-kind Airstream prototype and an early 1930s covered wagon trailer. Step inside?just watch your head.
Let’s see: a 53-foot trailer, solid wood floors, copper country sink, a convection oven, electric fireplace, solid maple cabinets, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, satellite dish, sound system, and a queen-size bed. Oh, yes?and It’s a horse trailer with a place to park your ATV.
It’s not technically a trailer, but if you want to go ?camping? in style, there’s nothing quite like this motorhome featured on Top Gear. If You’re not impressed by the granite floors and table, in-floor lighting, and recessed plasma TV, you may still enjoy the remote-controlled car carrier.