Kimberley Kampers introduces rugged Kube camping trailer built for off-road expeditions in luxury

We love introducing the Yanko community with campers that are built for downsized living on the road without compromising basic comforts and security. If luxury is also on offer it’s the cake with a red cherry on top when it comes to exploring unknown terrain. Kimberley Kampers has been doing this for the last three decades in the land down under, satisfying adventurers with their family-size camping trailers that look way ahead of their time.

Now, the Australian company has introduced the Kube, an off-road capable teardrop camper boasting a luxurious quotient for two people. It comes with an expandable pull-out kitchen, compact refrigerator, king-size bed and a chassis protected by underpinnings. Looking more like a concept design, the camper is available to buy for a starting price tag of $44,675.

Designer: Kimberley Kampers

The company calls it the Kube, but it is more rectangular-shaped than its namesake.  It has a round-nosed front for a spacious two-person layout, a flat roofline, and a vertical rear to comply with the size compliances. The 5.2-meter-long camper trailer is at its core a blend of Kruiser line’s smooth composite construction and the DNA of the closed Karavan model. Owners can tag this teardrop camper to their high-performance vehicles and head confidently to any inhospitable terrain. The absence of a tailgate galley means you have more interior space to fit a large bed. An overhead skylight and large windows on all sides give the owners 270-degree views when parked for the day.

As I said, luxury is not dry in here with a front cabin having a full-width console loaded with a mini bar, cubbies, drawers, top shelf surface, and a 85-L freezer. Standing upright for getting dressed/undressed is not a problem either, thanks to the floor space between the bed and console. Extra storage space is provided in the form of overhead cabinets wrapping around the bed section. There’s also space in the drawer below the bed foot.

Behind this section is the concealed slide-out kitchen that can be pulled out of the left rear corner. The sturdy stainless steel unit opens up in multiple directions to reveal the storage drawers, sink, dual-burner stove, compartments and prep area. Buyers can also opt for the stainless steel table that can be hooked to the kitchen unit. This whole section is positioned under the awning to dine in the shade if the sun is beating down or inclement weather conditions prevail.

The kitchen setup comes with a faucet fed by cold water and hot water from a Webasto diesel water heater. This very system feeds the shower too and users can opt for the shower/toilet tent as well. Essential fittings include a 200-Ah lithium battery, 120-L fresh water tank, and a 450-L UniPod front storage box. Optional fittings like the 70-L secondary fresh tank, heating, air conditioning, solar charging, and satellite internet prep can also fitted.

For now, Kimberley Kampers will be selling the Kube camping trailer in the country with plans to sell it in the US as well. They’ve now revealed any details but considering they have US distribution in place for other models, the Kube should be coming any time soon.


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MINK-E all-electric teardrop trailer in vibrant blue theme is an oasis of comfort for off-grid camping

The idea of hitting the open road, exploring rugged terrains, and getting up close and personal with the wonders of nature is a dream many of us share. For an adventure with a similar mindset, the right camper can make all the difference, and Icelandic company Mink Campers has set its sights on redefining the way we experience the wild with their latest creation, the MINK-E.

Mink Campers has made adventure-based mobile trailers interesting with its aerodynamic teardrop styling. And this image is carried forward in the MINK-E, which is delivered as an eco-friendly, all-electric teardrop trailer designed to tag behind an electric vehicle. This reimagined trailer not only boasts a vibrant ‘electric’ blue color theme but also introduces a host of features to make living in the great outdoors comfortable and interesting.

Designer: Mink Campers

At a compact 13.5 feet in length and weighing just 510 kg, the MINK-E is the company’s lightest camper. Its classic teardrop shape is aerodynamic, making it the ideal companion for electric tow vehicles with minimum drag. Built to endure the rigors of the road, Mink- E is made from ABS plastic and a solid shell structure with 1.2-inch-thick walls, providing both strength and insulation.

One of the most exciting aspects of the MINK-E is its power source. Unlike traditional campers, which rely on gas or diesel, the MINK-E is powered by electricity. This eco-conscious approach allows you to explore nature while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Charging the MINK-E is effortless, thanks to its EV charging socket, and with an onboard battery and integrated solar charging, you can venture into the wilderness with peace of mind.

But Mink Campers doesn’t stop at an eco-friendly power source. The company has used recyclable materials in the buildup; around 25% of the trailer’s content is recyclable. Thus, MINK-E embodies a fusion of sustainable design and off-grid living, setting a high standard for the industry.

Inside, the MINK-E is also an oasis of comfort. Its round doors and windows, and large skylight, bring the beauty of nature right into your living space. The camper features a mini kitchen under the tailgate, complete with a 36-liter ice chest and an induction cooker, allowing you to whip up delicious meals while camping off the grid.

The cabin features an RV queen-size mattress, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of adventure. If you’re traveling with family or friends, a cot-style bunk can be mounted to the walls, serving as a child’s bed or a convenient storage shelf. For a tag of about £25,328 (approximately $30,800), the pretty capable MINK-E is now available in the UK, Iceland, and few other European territories. So, if you’re someone ready to invest in an eco-conscious, adventure-packed trailer, Mink-E an opportunity not to be missed.

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This bicycle towable teardrop trailer is made for solo camping adventures!

The popularity of e-bikes and bicycles around the globe is soaring high, and at the other end of the spectrum, RVs have gained so much attention during the pandemic-ridden 2020. A very niche segment – the bike camper market is expanding beyond just the DIY creations – giving eco-conscious users reason enough to explore this undeniable proposition. Scout Camper by CreaCon is a good example of clean energy commuting and adventure on the open trails, and yet another one caught our attention.

The Mody bicycle caravan by Rösrath, Germany-based ModyPlast who have their expertise in making composite race car components, have turned to a very different kind of side hustle. Creating a compact caravan that can be hauled behind a bicycle. Since it’s going to be towed with the pedal-powered effort of the rider, the makers have kept the teardrop camper’s weight to the minimum. That said, pulling it behind an electric bicycle is going to be a more practical option, and Mody is made for that kind of road adventure. The mini caravan’s body is crafted out of vacuum-sealed foam-core carbon fiber or fiberglass, the teardrop shaped-caravan doesn’t need the assurance of a metal chassis and internal frame, thanks to the structurally strong composite design. That means the two bar and axle are bolted to the aluminum inserts in the floor – made from load-supporting composite foam construction. There’s a roof vent, ventilation for the door, wall paneling for the interiors and a small window on the sides, and a bigger one on the front. As an option, the user can also opt for the roof-mounted solar panel and outdoor awning.

Mody is available in three variants – one which is a Tourer model fitted with 26-inch street wheels, the second one being the hybrid Trekking variant having off-road and city commute capability, and the third one being the pure outdoor model that comes with higher ground clearance. All of them can propel forward at a speed of 15.5 mph which is the European Union’s speed limit for pedelec bicycles. On the inside, there is enough space for the rider to take a rest break or maybe even sleep overnight. There is the option to get a collapsible kitchen, outdoor table, chairs, and a choice of coolers that can be strapped along with the eyelets. When you’ve arrived at your destination the trailer stands firm on the support legs that can be deployed for a night camping adventure!

Designer: ModyPlast

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