You can’t help but notice all the innovate European RV models released this past year. They seem to be making RVs smaller, lighter, and a whole lot funkier than our stick-to-tradition American RVs. Take the British-designed Campal ForTwo, for example. Europe has been releasing many camper-in-a-box kits over the last few years, but the ForTwo has way more space … for less money ($1,400!).
At first glance, the ForTwo might seem like the simplest box-kit on the market, but look again. The wood inside the camper folds up and down several ways, creating a bed, a dining area, and a reclined sofa.
Campal has also added a large cutout in the center of the camper, allowing the sofa and dining nook to wrap around extra floor space, so, though it won’t be as spacious as your plush fifth wheel, it’ll do the trick. The dining table has a removable leg and tabletop, which allows you to set the table up outside if the weather allows for it.
Where’s the kitchen? It slides out! There’s a slide on the left side for a one-burner gas stove, the middle section is for a wastebasket and a washing station, and the right side holds a large storage bin for all your cooking gear.
The ForTwo kit fits in the back of any compatible vehicle, which means you can drive the van as your car, then set up camp in roughly 5 minutes, with the driver and passenger seats untouched.
Do you know anyone that would want something like the ForTwo? Will American manufacturers take inspiration from these small, affordable European models and start producing them at their factories in the states?