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?
Boys and their toys or girls. That is something to process I must admit.
Cool! I recognize where they are!
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.
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.
Cool set up. Wish them safe travels no matter if they drive or fly. All they need is a larger DP with a washer and dryer and the laundry issue will be solved. Stay safe, Stay well and Happy Holidays to All
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.
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.
Hmmm kayak on each side…pontoons perhaps? …Just joking.. too small.
What is the white thing in the back of the trailer? A jacuzzi?
based on the facct they seem to have every thing else, it must be a one man submarine.
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.
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!
Yep whatever happened to Rich the Wanderman?
From his website.
AnonymousNovember 11, 2019 at 7:22 PM
Hmmm, have not seen any posts since 7/3/2019 here. I hope “wanderman” is OK.
Two kayaks, a copter n RV towing… Excellent combo – “land, sea, n air” coverage …
Also – these minis are just plain awesome …
We passed a motorhome towing a pickup with a small helicopter sitting in the bed. We thought wow, way to RV!
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.
Rich, the Wanderman has one also, though that isn’t his rig.
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 !!!!
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.