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Don’t forget to tow your… helicopter?

We found this image on the CampingRoadTrip.com Facebook page and first gasped, then chuckled… could this be real? A few Facebook commenters mention they’ve seen this helicopter-towin’ RV around the country before, so it must be!

The owners of this rig and ‘copter combo are lucky when they need to scout out a new campsite, or see what the traffic jam up ahead is all about. “Honey, fly the ‘copter up ahead and see what’s going on!” Or, “Honey, site number 32 is still available to book next week… let’s fly on over and see what it looks like from above.”

They’d be good friends to have if you were visiting the Grand Canyon together though… free ride, anyone?

##RVT959

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Some Dude
1 month ago

Ironically the Robinson R22 quite possibly cost less than the RV. Before the secondhand aircraft market went crazy some mid to upper time examples could be had for less than six figures. When the tail-boom does hit it’s TBO (time between overhaul) I think it’s nearly a six figure sum, or perhaps nowadays it’s more than that.

Doug L
11 months ago

This is my brother’s Trek and Robinson R-22. He’s retired and travels a lot with his wife, who is also a helicopter pilot. Last summer they went up through Canada and flew into the Arctic circle, then cut over to Alaska for a couple of weeks before coming home. He’s had the setup for several years and traveled all over the country. One thing that works out really well if you are towing an aircraft — you can often park in the secured tie-down areas at airports (for free), rather than needing to find a campground. Downside is that they can’t take along a toad, and flying over to the laundromat isn’t a great option.

Faye
1 year ago

We ran into a couple that was towing a helicopter when we were in the Keys a good while back. It was used for their site seeing business. Very cool.

KARL PLITT
1 year ago

Love helicopters but not qualified to fly one. Love the Safari Trek (By Monaco) doing the towing. I have one of those, complete with a custom mural like the one pictured. Great small Class A.

Dave J
1 year ago

Hmmm kayak on each side…pontoons perhaps? …Just joking.. too small.

Lago
1 year ago

What is the white thing in the back of the trailer? A jacuzzi?

David Shipp
1 year ago
Reply to  Lago

based on the facct they seem to have every thing else, it must be a one man submarine.

Matt L
11 months ago
Reply to  David Shipp

This is my uncles rig. The white thing is a pod that attaches beneath the Robinson helicopter that they use to haul their fly fishing poles to remote streams among other things that they put in there.

Boatiac
1 year ago

Several years ago, cruising down the main channel on Lake Powell we noticed a houseboat coming towards us with something rather large on the top of it. Once we got closer, it was a helicopter. Have seen many things on top of houseboats, that was a first!

Tom
1 year ago

Yep whatever happened to Rich the Wanderman?

Julia Elliott
1 year ago

Two kayaks, a copter n RV towing… Excellent combo – “land, sea, n air” coverage …

Julia Elliott
1 year ago
Reply to  Julia Elliott

Also – these minis are just plain awesome …
http://www.redbackaviation.com/two-seat-mosquito-swift-helicopter/

Shirley Perry
1 year ago

We passed a motorhome towing a pickup with a small helicopter sitting in the bed. We thought wow, way to RV!

Wolfe
1 year ago

Before he joined the quickly growing former RVT Writers Club, Rich “Wanderman” towed his helicopter. I’m not sure how much he towed it “usually” or just the one trip he wrote about on here.

Dan
1 year ago

Rich, the Wanderman has one also, though that isn’t his rig.

dave
1 year ago

Wasn’t there a writer on this site that had a helicopter. I kind of remember his adventures trying to get it home after he purchased it late in the year ????. Maybe it was just one of those memories that aren’t !!!!

Fred
1 year ago

He’s not the only one that tows a helicopter behind a class A. There’s another guy that does the same behind an older class A than the one in this pic.