RV Review: 2021 Camp365, a most unusual folding trailer

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Camp365
The Camp 365 trailer - the left one is closed for travel, the right one is ready for camping

By Tony Barthel
The 2021 Camp365 is such a different concept that it doesn’t really fit any mold, but it would fit in most garages and may take so little space that you can get it in there alongside your tow vehicle. At about 1500 lbs. it’s easily towed even with some passenger cars and smaller SUVs. 

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The Camp365 is a narrow pyramid when folded up but the sides come down and form the floors while other miracles of folding magic give it a roof and back wall. After only a bit of time, you have a camper that offers almost 7’ of headroom that is actually insulated with two layers of Aqualon, providing an air gap which undoubtedly also keeps some sounds out.

Love it

You can actually get the Camp365 with an outdoor shower, forced air furnace, air conditioning, bunks for up to six adults, a camp stove and more. The mostly aluminum and Aqualon structure means no wood to rot.

Another truly unique feature of this trailer is that the axles are adjustable for width so you could tow this to the edge of a forest and then retract the axles down to 48” in width and literally tow this into the backcountry with an ATV. Those adjustable axles can extend back out under racks where you could put bicycles or kayaks on the sides of the trailer, much easier than lifting these onto the roof as in other trailers. 

While many convertible and folding trailers offer very little space in the event of a rain shower or other unpleasant weather, the Camp365 is pretty spacious. You could fold up the beds and bring the camp chairs in, crank up the heater and have game night inside. 

I was so intrigued by this trailer I went to SeeGrins RV where they had them on display. There, I got to see the trailer get folded from triangle-towing mode to camp trailer in just a few minutes by a single individual. The ingenuity and engineering that went into this are impressive, as is the quality of the construction. I like that there is no wood used in the construction. 

Owing to the uniqueness of this trailer, the metal triangle that forms the front cap of the trailer when it’s folded is also the dining table when it’s opened. You can also bring this table outside and hang it for use there. 

Several models were on display including one that featured a smaller air conditioner that can be run by a single 1600-watt generator. All models include a Truma heater, which is very efficient, and there is also hot and cold running water including a shower, albeit this is outside the main compartment of the trailer. 

There is also a cassette toilet available.

Lastly, the interior, although stark, is also very flexible. Rather than fixed structures, the interior is comprised of flexible structures and open space. If the layout doesn’t work for you, it’s easy to change or adapt depending on your needs or who’s going with you. It’s pretty slick. 

Leave it

This trailer has a more industrial feel than some and you do have to fold it, although that’s a relatively easy process. It’s not the luxurious trailer that some are but it absolutely fills a need and is built of materials that will last for a very long time.

In Summary

While I wouldn’t think this would be a camper for people who travel all the time, this is a great camper to have in the garage that is part of an adventure package. Considering that it can be towed by Jeeps and Subarus, those with an active lifestyle may love that you can easily bring along adventure gear and head out into the backcountry for Instagram-worthy fun. 

I was very surprised by how spacious and usable this camper is, yet how very towable it is, too. While there are less expensive campers, this is also built of materials that will last a good long while and be less susceptible to water damage. If you have a chance to see one of these, I think you might be impressed too, and it could be the right camper for many who seek adventure in their travels – or just want a very towable camper.

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billh42
1 month ago

Interesting concept. I’ll bet the designer liked to play with Transformers when he/she was a kid. Not really sure how practical it is with all those moving parts. More stuff to break!

M j
1 month ago

I wounder how well it would tow in a strong cross wind, like the 50-60mph one’s we get in the southwest

Last edited 1 month ago by M j
Joyce G
1 month ago

Looks like a great alternative for fishermen & hunters as opposed to tenting. The price tag is a little expensive, but alas if you fish or hunt it is not a “cheap” hobby.

Rich Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Joyce G

Agree whole heartedly with your comment, .. up to the price. The two concepts are not conjoined at the hip. On the surface, this RV concept is too expensive for what you get. Might be different if I saw it in person. But $32k for what I see in the pics, vs. $32k for a hard sided TT. No contest,… hardsided.

Donald N Wright
1 month ago

tony, this is really cool ! Where is it built ?

WEB
1 month ago

It was mentioned this was origami, so then I would say Japan! But digging into stories on this puzzler, all I could find was a reference to Eden Prairie, MN but don’t hold me to it.

Bill T
1 month ago

Do people actually by these? I would think that $19995 – $32995 is rather expensive to spend on a piece of “origami” that would spend 90% of the time in someones garage.

Bull
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill T

“Do people actually by these?”

Why Not???

No different than regular RV’s folks buy everyday, let sit in their driveway or PAY STORAGE for 90+% of the time they own it.

At least this RV takes up far less room!

Robert Cameron
3 days ago
Reply to  Bill T

Would have to agree RV tech 20+ years and ill say it, “what you pay for a concealed pos is ridiculous to say the least,but concept functionality awesome but where is my 30,000??? A little bit of Aluminum stock k be generous 5,000… Appliances, cassette toilet lighting2,000…suspension1,000 exterior bling awning prefab assy.2,000 k missed items fabrics fasteners3,500 start up licenses facility breakdown % per unit 8-10,000 very generous estimations per unit 19-25,000 the man hit it on the button its a shame more start-ups that what to change the industry don’t pay attention to the fact people want quality at respectable prices…. Fallow Tiffin s sister start up 5th wheel division at right around 70,000 for something considered to be custom high end….just saying…thanks for letting me vent. Rob rc mobile rv…