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Sleek 30-second pop-up camping trailer gains more versatility

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Easy Caravanning TakeOff pop-up trailer
Easy Caravanning TakeOff pop-up trailer
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Use the TakeOff by itself, with an entryway awning or with a full auxiliary tent
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Use the TakeOff by itself, with an entryway awning or with a full auxiliary tent
The TakeOff trailer pops into camping form in 30 seconds, making for an quick, easy start to the trip
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The TakeOff trailer pops into camping form in 30 seconds, making for an quick, easy start to the trip
Another new addition to the 2022 lineup, the TakeOff Infinity is a solar lid option
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Another new addition to the 2022 lineup, the TakeOff Infinity is a solar lid option
The new semi-fixed bed floor plan has the kitchen directly inside the entry way, a small convertible dinette farther ahead, and the fixed part of the bed in the very front
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The new semi-fixed bed floor plan has the kitchen directly inside the entry way, a small convertible dinette farther ahead, and the fixed part of the bed in the very front
Towing the Easy Caravanning TakeOff into the wild
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Towing the Easy Caravanning TakeOff into the wild
The TakeOff ducks low during towing and pops to life in seconds at camp
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The TakeOff ducks low during towing and pops to life in seconds at camp
The pop-top provides a max 6.7 feet of headroom
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The pop-top provides a max 6.7 feet of headroom
The TakeOff camping trailer combines easy towing, fast, hassle-free operation, and, now, two floor plan options
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The TakeOff camping trailer combines easy towing, fast, hassle-free operation, and, now, two floor plan options
A look at the conversion of the new floor plan
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A look at the conversion of the new floor plan
Easy Caravanning TakeOff pop-up trailer
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Easy Caravanning TakeOff pop-up trailer
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The Dutch-designed TakeOff trailer from Easy Caravanning first caught our eye in 2020, reminding us of a camper van pop-up roof on wheels, albeit with a complete floor plan including a kitchen. The stylish, little pop-up was always a versatile powerhouse, offering a low, aerodynamic ride height for driving, a spacious, indoor/outdoor living area at camp, and a mere 30-second set-up process separating the two. With its latest floor plan, the TakeOff brings even more versatility to the hitch, offering users flexible interior day use and fast, simple day-to-night transitions.

The TakeOff's original and primary floor plan remains attractive enough, centering around a front dual-sofa dining lounge that transforms into a large 63 x 81-in (160 x 205-cm) bed that's a few square inches bigger than a residential queen. Easy Caravanning is now adding a second floor plan that it calls the semi-fixed bed plan, a hybrid design that splits the bed into an upper fixed section and lower convertible section.

The new semi-fixed bed floor plan has the kitchen directly inside the entry way, a small convertible dinette farther ahead, and the fixed part of the bed in the very front
The new semi-fixed bed floor plan has the kitchen directly inside the entry way, a small convertible dinette farther ahead, and the fixed part of the bed in the very front

The lower bed segment converts over into a small dinette during the day, leaving the fixed section in place full-time. So one person can lounge in the bed (with their legs bent or dangling over a dinette bench) while the other person does work or enjoys a meal at the dining table. That flexibility isn't possible on the original floor plan since only the bed or the dinette is set up at any one time.

The new layout makes a lot of sense for those using the TakeOff as a two-person camper, since they wouldn't need such long dining sofas on a regular basis but might like bed access during the day. At night, campers move the dining table and add on a few cushions to create the full 63 x 81-in bed. They can also leave out the center cushion at the foot of the bed to create a dual single-bed-style layout that makes it easier for each person to get up out of bed and also provides better access to the dining bench door that accesses the storage area for the optional portable toilet.

A look at the conversion of the new floor plan
A look at the conversion of the new floor plan

The new layout also packs a large storage area under the strut-assisted lift-up fixed bed area. Other than that, it doesn't change the remainder of the floor plan, leaving the same indoor/outdoor kitchen option in back, with a cool box console on the right side of the entry door and a dual-burner cooktop box on the other side.

Towing the Easy Caravanning TakeOff into the wild
Towing the Easy Caravanning TakeOff into the wild

Easy Caravanning doesn't list an updated weight for the new 16.1-foot (4.9-m) TakeOff floor plan, but the originals weighed 1,300 lb (590 kg) or less, so the latest versions are certain to be lightweight. Easy Caravanning designed the TakeOff with small and electric vehicles in mind.

Easy Caravanning introduced the new semi-fixed bed platform during the European RV show season last fall and plans to have it at dealerships this spring. It will cost an extra €495 ($560) over TakeOff base prices, which range between €15,595 and €20,795 (approx. US$17,700 and $23,600) based on equipment level.

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3 comments
3 comments
Bodger
Toilet? Shower? If not, why not just use a tent?
Knut
They can fit a toilet in one of the seats and a washbasin on the other side. But, this is 4.90m x 2.1m close to 10 sq. meters, where solar panels can generate 2300 Watt, 10KWh on a sunny day. When you have no dinner to make, no water to heat, you can charge the car - 40miles/ 60 km of "range", a week for the return drive.
BlueOak
So it is what we in the US call the ubiquitous "popup tent trailer"... but minus the space-increasing flip-out bed extensions.