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Bicycle-towed caravan due to begin shipping next month

Bicycle-towed caravan due to b...
The Wide Path Camper will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900)
The Wide Path Camper will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900)
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The Wide Path Camper will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900)
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The Wide Path Camper will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900)
The fiberglass body has been swapped for molded composite
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The fiberglass body has been swapped for molded composite

Almost two years have passed since we first saw the Wide Path Camper: a folding, bicycle-towed caravan that sleeps two adults and a child. The design has received a few minor upgrades in the interim and is finally set to roll out of the factory next month.

Last time we caught up with the Wide Path Camper, it measured 99 x 130 cm (39 x 51 in) when being towed, or 99 x 260 cm (39 x 102 in) when folded into position for use. Company boss Mads Johansen told us these dimensions are still about the same for the upcoming production version.

Overall weight has remained around the same too, at 45 kg (99 lb), which is remarkably light for a caravan, but still sure to be tough going when pedalling up a hill. Or in anything but the lightest breeze, for that matter.

The fiberglass body has been swapped for a molded composite. Insulation foam is now installed on the interior and an inertia brake has been added. A slot is installed in the back of the caravan to accommodate a tent or awning when parked up.

The fiberglass body has been swapped for molded composite
The fiberglass body has been swapped for molded composite

The optional solar package has been upgraded to a 47 W model, paired with a battery, that the firm says will be adequate to charge two phones, power a light and fan for up to 12 hours, depending on conditions.

The Wide Path Camper will be available in Europe, US, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere from September, and prices start at €3,500 (roughly US$3,900). Options include a red model, window tinting, a "Lux" package which features a better mattress, and a kitchen package with pots, cups, and pans.

Source: Wide Path Camper

7 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I wonder if one could tow that with a scooter? There are some small scooters and some capable of highway speeds. I have no doubt that a motorcycle or a tiny car could tow that. Inside looks cramped. One would have to see it in person to see how roomy it is.
BillConrad
This would be useful for homeless folks. It might ease their lot a bit until some better solution is found.
Joe Blough
Many places you would want to go with this are not flat. Unless you have thighs the size of your upper body, this thing is a non-starter. Love to watch this being towed on a nice long hill into the wind.
Leonard Foster Jr
Not bad the price is in line, and used with a ev bicycle would be neat.
Bob Stuart
Why no "folded" pic? Does it stay that tall? Given that length is irrelevant on the road, why fold that way - storage concerns? What is the difference between fiberglass and "a molded composite?" Did they just start using a mold for their fiberglass?
Nik
A flat trailer, and a pop up tent would do the same for a lot less, be lighter and have a hell of a lot less wind resistance.
TomKvalvagnes
If you choose a bicycle - witch is a genial way of getting around - why in the he... connect it with a campingwagon??? A small packed trailer with tent etc - i get that - but to transport a lot of airspace on a bike - get a car.