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THIS TAXA MANTIS TRAILER IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CAMPER

 Get Wild With The Mantis Trailer

Last week we covered a great little teardrop trailer, and it got us looking into the different versions of what I like to call ‘ the cars best friend’ that are out currently out there on the market. We found ourselves wishing for an off-grid trailer that looked great but could cope with some serious (and we mean serious) adventuring . Then we found the Mantis, and all of our prayers were answered.

Here it is, the Mantis Adventure Camper from TAXA Outdoors. With its cool steel exterior, Praying Mantis logo and distinctive orange pop top it certainly looks like the adventure camper that we’ve been dreaming of.

The Mantis Trailer is ultra-lightweight (it weighs under 2,300 pounds, which means it won’t guzzle your petrol) and measures 18-feet-long! TAXA also say that there’s enough room to comfortably sleep four adults (or three and one dog if the picture above is anything to go by!)Mantis Trailer - Outside 2

First impressions are that theres definitely plenty of room to live comfortably in it without feeling cramped. It’s might not be as homely as the teardrop we covered, but inside it packs a punch with its space saving ideas.

What’s Inside

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Well we’ve already mentioned the pop top, which means that you can stand up and move around without having to pretend you’re Gollum. For me thats a must in any van or trailer!

There is also a queen-sized bed for two adults, which can be converted to a couch, as well as two adult-sized bunk beds at the trailer front. Other nifty features include integrated plumbing and electrical system, a wet bath, fully-equipped kitchen, plenty of storage space, as well as a Thule cargo deck and rack on the roof.

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Just past our lovely assistant there is the wet room. Now I think this is pretty cool and a great use of storage. You’ve got your toilet and shower area in a box that comes up to waist height, with a flip down lid that probably turns into an extra ten beds or eighteen chairs. The Mantis Trailer really does makes the most of every inch of space.

Final Thoughts…

It’s clean, it’s as rugged as Tom Sellick’s moustache, and its as light as a trailer sized feather. All in all an awesome bit of kit. I found one online for just over £24k, which considering how much space you have and the amenities include inside is pretty good value.

What’s more, with all that space you can crack out your best Yoga moves. Now if I can just figure out how to remove my leg from around my neck I can work on the Praying Mantis pose….

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The “Back To The Future”Themed VW Bus

 

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While this vehicle is more reminiscent of the counterculture movement of the ’60s, this particular 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon has been revamped to incorporate a Back to the Future theme.

We all love a good custom VW bus, be it a pub in a dub, a shorty bus or even a well designed off-road T3.

You’re most likely thinking “this looks nothing like the DeLorean!” but that’s the whole point. The artist wanted a challenge and wanted to create a replica car with something as far from a car as possible, and it’s so good it makes us think it should have been the original.

The stunning gun metal paint scheme, gullwing doors and bright orange interior makes it look real special, and if you take a closer look you’ll see a flux capacitor behind the seats.

It’s a remarkable piece of memorabilia, and as a VW Bus addict we can see that it has been incredibly restored with a reupholstered and reworked interior, a pristine condition engine and a rugged roof rack for the adventure junkies out there.

The best bit… it’s for sale. If there are any bus enthusiasts and Back to the Future fans out there this could be the chance to get hold of your dream bus, just make sure you have £65.000 ($89,000) saved up.

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FIAT’S NEW 4X4 EXHIBITION CAMPER VAN LOOKS UNREAL

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When you think “Camper Van”, you probably don’t think of Fiat right? Well that could be about to change. Early this year Fiat announced this incredible masterpiece, the Fiat Ducato, a 4X4 Exhibition camper van built for the mountains and crafted for the true adventurers out there.

Fiat teamed collaborated with 4×4 specialist Automobiles Dangel, body customizer Olmedo Special Vehicles, and interior specialist Technoform. This beast features a custom LED light bar, a front winch, new oversized wheels, crazy storage space and a solar panel on top for all you gadget junkies.

Inside is where it gets real fancy, you have a custom built modern dining area, a kitchen with a stainless steel sink and glass top stove, a FULL SIZED bed which features a television for those netflix and chill kind of nights. And our favourite and certainly under appreciated feature is the four seater dining room, with leather and spinning seats! It has enough space for you and 3 friends to eat and prepare food, plus it’s a great place to get your work done too!

The Ducato hides a 2.3L MultiJet-2 I-4 diesel engine which contains 150hp with its combined four-wheel drive, which will help you tackle those rough roads while you venture your heart away. We’re in love! 😍

Kabe’s Royal Tower: the lord of the trailer park

The Royal Tower is a unique double deck trailer! Wagon equipped with Air conditioning  on both floors, dishwasher, wine cooler, bar and a surround sound music systems. The Second floor lounge has an amazing outdoor terrace area.

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It seems whatever you want to buy, there’s somebody out there making a bigger, more luxurious, more expensive version. Caravan travel has always been about bringing a few creature comforts from home with you on the road – and if your home happens to be a bit of a palace, we’ve found the caravan for you! KABE already make the longest caravan around with their enormous Hacienda – and in 2008 they brought out the tallest too. The double-storey Royal Tower might not fit under certain bridges, but it’ll guarantee you’re king of the trailer park, master of all you can survey from your cushy balcony view… that is, if you’ve got a car that can tow it!As impressive as the monstrous exterior of the KABE Royal Tower might be, the interior is pretty staggering, looking more like the sort of appointment you’d find on a luxury mega-yacht than a caravan. Both storeys are air-conditioned, fitted out with leather seats for eating and entertaining, and the whole thing’s very tastefully decorated. There’s a surround sound system to keep the party happening and the kitchen features a dishwasher and full 4-burner gas cooktop, and the full-height second floor houses the lounge room and a large balcony. What, no hot tub?

At four and a half meters high, and more than eight meters long, you’ll be needing a fairly decent sized garage (or aircraft hangar) to keep this rolling Swedish symbol of excess in. The EU105,000 price tag  will ensure that only a select few will know what it feels like to pull this behemoth down the freeway. We’d imagine it feels rather like being chased by a freight train.

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