Teardrop camper

Teardrop camper.

Travelling and lifestyle camping with this teardrop trailer.

 

Product category                Retail, Automotive, roto moulding
Application                            Outdoor, camping
Product link                           www.edgeout.co.za
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Teardrop camper pod

A teardrop trailer is a small, caravan-like camper. It consists of two compartments, a sleeping pod and a rear-located kitchen unit. Evolving from the 1930’s, this design has a futuristic, faceted-like look, in line with Elon Musk’s cyber truck.

The Way

Extreme camping trailers have become compact, but heavy. The choice of material is limited to Aluminium and Fiberglass and in some cases cladded wood. The EdgeOut’s new multi dropped roto-moulded body sets a new standard in the outdoor camping world. This pod is moulded as a single closed compartment, eliminating joints and possible leaks or separation on bumpy roads. Normal camper designs follow a traditional approach of ‘Form follow function’, starting from the inside working towards the outside shape. In this case, the aim was a teardrop shape and we followed the alternative approach, namely ‘Function followed form”.

The Who

The EdgeOut trailer is aimed at a lifestyle small family, that wants to travel light and setup in a few minutes. This could be for a mountain biking event away from home, a road trip through the wilderness, or just a quick weekend away after a busy week. The EdgeOut allows you to just open you pod with your fully equipped kitchen and bedding in place.

The Where

The unit consists of two main roto-moulded components. Each with a separately moulded door that is designed around a water- and dustproof seal. Every available space has been utilized to house accessories and the remaining space transform into storage compartments. The unit is fitted with a kitchen that include, pressurised hot water, a basin, a two-plate gas stove, microwave oven and dedicated space for your own camping fridge/freezer. On the braked chassis we have a 100L water tank, gas geyser, storage space for all your braai gear, ground covers, chairs and foldup table, to name a few. On top we have a fold-out bat-wing awning, roof top tent and rails to hold your sport gear like a MT bike or canoe. Inside the main pod we have a queen size double bed, bedrest (that folds to your ideal angle), cupboards, LED lights, and a privacy cubical that drops down onto your pod door, allowing you to dress into your favourite set of pyjamas before you get into your luxury pod, well isolated and padded against your neighbours’ snoring in the tent next-door.

Our Journey

When 4EVR Plastics approached us to joint this development, we at RKid, knew that this could be a game changer for this rather diverse and exciting market. With a new material in an exciting market, we as designers had the opportunity to do things differently and move the box to a new dimension. This resulted in an exciting journey to design a product, develop a brand, with exciting partners, in a new business venture called EdgeOut.