The pandemic has left families at home with fewer routine activities on their plates and more time to dream about life in the great outdoors. Hence, travel is on the rise and every season of the year has become ripe for road travel.
Coinciding with this happy time for caravan manufacturers, Los Angeles, California-based Hpier Camper has released a new trailer for 2021, which he calls the Traveler. The company, which first launched its other range of caravans called the HC1 in 2014, is promoting the new Traveler as a tool ideal for longer adventures (thanks to its size than the HC1) and optimal flexibility (thanks to its reconfigurable designs), also shared with the HC1).
The Hpier Camper Traveler (HCT) trailer is super light, weighs 1,800 pounds dry and approximately 2,500 pounds loaded, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3,500 pounds. The reason it is so light is twofold: physical size and construction materials. Its total length is a dainty 17 feet with the bowl itself only 14 feet long. It’s tiny compared to some of the mega-trailers out there, but it’s all relative. For example, Hpier Camper’s HC1 is even smaller at 13 feet from tip to tip and 10 feet for the shell. Next, the Hpier Camper Traveler features 100 percent fiberglass double-hulled trays, a lightweight, durable solution that doesn’t expand and contract as much as wood and metal.
The biggest advantage of a lightweight trailer like the Traveler is that it can be pulled by a variety of trucks, SUVs, and sedans so owners don’t have to scale up their towing vehicles to accommodate the trailer. There is little chance that the painful, common problem of “not enough trucks” for the trailer will arise. As a bonus, fuel economy should be pretty good with such a conservative load.
The coolest parts of the Hpier Camper Traveler are the queen-size bed in the front and full-size bed in the back of the interior, which can be reconfigured thanks to Hpier Camper’s “Adtiv” technology. Easy-to-move modular rotomolded plastic cubes can be stacked and reconfigured to create beds, bunk beds, benches, workstations, lounge areas, tables and storage spaces. The cubes fit exactly on a honeycomb fiberglass floor grille – similar to Legos. Take out all cubes for maximum storage. If you don’t like the layout, all you have to do is blame yourself. It’s a real Tetris game that can make your dreams come true (or drive you crazy). The portable modular parts can be removed from the trailer for outdoor use as part of camp setup.
In addition to its modular sections, the Hpier Camper Traveler has a fixed 75 “x 35” bathroom (with a dry-flush toilet, shower, and fan) and a kitchenette (with a double burner, sink, and DC drawer refrigerator). There is a total of 85 square meters of accessible floor space. It has a humble 17 gallon fresh water tank and a 17 gallon gray water tank. Integrated upper shelves, custom-made kitchen shelves, mounted leveling jacks and cool mood lighting ensure functionality and flair. The five picture windows allow the user to connect with nature without actually being in it, and the round window in the door is a perfect mix of modern and vintage.
Hpier Camper is a pioneer in modular caravan solutions that allow users to fully customize the camper to their own specific (and changing) needs. Spicy colors such as mammoth white, pacific blue, bishop red, topanga turquoise, pismo sand, silver sea gray, forest green and mojave sage pay homage to the iconic natural landscapes of the traveller’s SoCal stamped terrain. The traveler demands attention with its sleek, modern exterior and is at the top of the coolness category – but everything has its price. Interested owners should be prepared to spend at least $ 49,950 on this fiber optic travel trailer. The premium package, which includes the bathroom, kitchenette, lithium battery, off-grid solar package, and all the bells and whistles you really want, is $ 59,950. The smaller HC1 starts at $ 29,950.