|30 Seconds To Camp EPS (Expandable Pod System)|
I've always had a fondness for teardrop campers. I've casually shopped them more than once over the years, thinking they'd be a great way to extend a day of fishing into a weekend. I mean is this Camp-Inn Teardrop pictured below not a thing of beauty? It will also run you $5,000, $10,000, or much, much more, depending on options.
|A sweet teardrop trailer from Camp-Inn|
On the flip side, the 30 Seconds To Camp is a teardrop-esque camper, but rather than being trailer based, it's hitch based...compatible with a Class III hitch. And since there are no wheels, there's no need to have the camper tagged or licensed.
Once at camp, you just extend the legs, unfold the cabin, and you've got a micro-camper that sleeps 2. Not too much different from one of those campers or tents you can get for the bed of a pickup truck, but this one won't take up the storage room your truck bed provides. More room for toys! Pretty slick.
The company's evidently based in DeLand, FL (about an hour and a half from my house), so may be worth checking out the next time I'm down in the Daytona Beach area...
Rad or Lame?
Your thoughts are welcomed in the comments below...
I think it's RAD. ( When I commented on FB, I didn't know it was a "hitch" mount! ) Super cool. How much are they? This may be something to invest in! :) LOLReplyDelete
They're still about $3K, but way less expensive than a teardrop.Delete
I vote RAD. A cozy, bumper hitch, pup-tent. The only bad thing I see is it interferes with Uncle Boogers Bumper Dumper. http://www.bumperdumper.com/ReplyDelete
Uh oh, I wasn't aware of the conflict. That might be an issue. Especially after campfire franks & beans...Delete
Now that is Rad! Need to check it out more.ReplyDelete
Maybe there's a yellow one. Could pretend you're in the yellow submarine.Delete
I'm not quite sure about this... Claustrophobic is my middle name. But, could be a good idea for others.ReplyDelete
Yeah, probably not for those with space issues. Plus, I'm guessing that fabric panel isn't bear-proof!Delete
RAD! I had a chance to check one one of their models while doing a write up about it.. Very spacious once folded out. http://frugalfloridafun.com/30-seconds-to-camp-pod/ReplyDelete
Great site you've got there. I'm still exploring Florida, so that's an excellent resource. (And thanks for making that video)!Delete
Wait til you see the Camo one. Stay tuned!ReplyDelete
If I can see it...Delete
I'd say it definitely has promise! I'd have to see it in action before purchase but I like the concept.ReplyDelete
I think I'm in the same boat...uh, camper....as you on this one.Delete
You must have big pockets.ReplyDelete
No, just empty ones.Delete
This is an interesting concept. I bit the bullet this year and bought a teardrop camper. It has made traveling and camping really easy. It is a super fast and easy setup plus it beats sleeping in a tent. It also makes a great base camp for those fishing trips.ReplyDelete
Cool. I've always wanted a teardrop. They seem really slick. Especially the ones with the fold out camp "kitchens."Delete