Thursday, November 30, 2023


RV has rooftop swimming pool

It’s true, this travel trailer has a rooftop swimming pool. For those RVers who refuse to swim in lakes or rivers or, heaven forbid, public pools, here’s the solution. We assume the pool would be emptied before heading down the road.

But wait, here’s the rest of the story.

This one-of-a-kind recreation vehicle is the creation of French artist Benedetto Bufalino, who plays with the perception of everyday objects by altering their original function.

His best-known projects include a sedan-turned-jacuzzi, a police car converted into a chicken coop and a cardboard faux-ferrari.

mobile phone booth

Oh, yes, we can’t forget to mention his truly mobile phone, well, actually a mobile phone booth.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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John (@guest_104826)
2 years ago

I read the article, yet I couldn’t resist calculating the weight of the water, estimating a minimum of 1000 gallons at 8 pounds per gallon plus the trailer! Ha

Tommy Molnar (@guest_104792)
2 years ago

I just noticed the door on the trailer isn’t open. Unusual. I’m thinking this isn’t even a real trailer. It’s ‘parts’ on a sturdy framework of some sort designed to support the wading pool and LOOK like a trailer. Like everyone else mentions, water weighs too much to simply sit on a flimsy RV rooftop. Just sayin’. And look at that tow vehicle. Really?

Last edited 2 years ago by Tommy Molnar
Sink Jaxon (@guest_104841)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I think you missed the “joke”…

Tommy Molnar (@guest_104888)
2 years ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

You might just be right, Sink . . .

Bob p (@guest_39407)
4 years ago

I’m sorry to have to say this but that looks like a millennial design, it looks like it would be nice with very little thought as to the consequences. Just the fact that it’s on a single axle trailer is a dead giveaway as to the intelligence level of the “artist”. At least use common sense, oops that’s something they don’t have, and use a platform big enough to support it.

JB (@guest_39286)
4 years ago

Watch out for the weight police!

Edward Price (@guest_39188)
4 years ago

The devil is in the details. Lets say 6′ wide by 14 feet long by 3 feet deep is 252 cubic feet, which is 1,885 gallons, and that weighs 14,000 pounds. Notice the 2′ by 2′ pads under each of four jackstands? The force on each jackstand is about 3,500 pounds, about the same as an individual wheel weight on a typical 34′ Class A coach. And lets add about 750 pounds per jackstand for the trailer weight itself. Even those big pads are sinking into the grass. If you can pump 6 gallons per minute to that 10′ head, then it will take you a bit more than 5 hours to fill that pool. That sure isn’t river water that they put in that pool, so does the trailer have on-board filtration? Hmm, it would be a great trailer fire extinguisher.

Jaysee5 (@guest_39129)
4 years ago

Just guessing on the dimensions, the water alone would exceed 10 tons. That might just crush the roof of most rv’s

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Jaysee5

I’m picturing a rather short and quick water slide. 😀 —Diane at

martlin c chambers (@guest_38987)
4 years ago

I think they are over the GVWR don’t you?

RVSeattle (@guest_38965)
4 years ago

Wow joke or not when RV manufacturers can’t even do a good job right now of keeping rain water out of leaking through our brand new RV’s I can’t even begin to image the nightmares with this idea coming to fruition….just don’t let THOR get their hands on this for a future design LOL ??

Snayte (@guest_38919)
4 years ago

It says click to enlarge. It doesn’t.

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  Snayte

Well, shoot! Thanks, Snayte. It worked last night. I just fixed it and it worked for me again. Let me know if it doesn’t work for you. Thanks for letting me know! 😀 —Diane at

Dave J (@guest_105306)
2 years ago
Reply to  Snayte

After clicking Snayte, expand it by the “reverse pinch” method…

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