Most of the winners of the UK Which Caravan Awards 2009 are pretty mundane. But apparently not the German Hymer Nova. Indeed, one excitable judge exclaimed that this caravan had “more to say for itself than Barack Obama”.
The usual rule for caravans is that the bigger they get, the uglier they become. But nobody told Scandinavian maker Polar. Their triple-axle Glacier is huge by European standards, at 40 feet long, and pure class.
No, it’s not a new model from the folks at Jackson Center. It’s a beautiful old 69er converted into a cigar-smoker’s paradise—complete with classy ‘Cigarista’ girls to pour your drink and light your stogie.
It’s not the sort of vehicle you want to tow down a German autobahn at 120mph behind your Porsche Cayenne. But for meandering around the Rockies, or visiting friends in the Hamptons, a Martin House-To-Go is perfect.
Houston, we have a travel trailer. Garrett Finney is an architect who used to create lunar habitats for NASA: now he’s come down to earth and designed a lightweight trailer for the twenty-first century.
The whole point of teardrop trailers is that they’re light and easy to tow. So what are we to make of T@B’s new XL behemoth, with two axles and a hefty 3,300 lbs sitting on the springs?
Stuck for something to tow behind your badass, blacker-than-black Audi Q7? Then may we suggest, mein Herr, the new Tabbert Paganini? For just €37,000 ($55,000), 28 feet of Euro RV aristocracy can be yours.
Most innovations in travel trailer design are actually reflections on the past, such as the Airstream and the Shasta Airflyte. So our hearts leapt when we spotted the Mehrzeller caravan concept.
Style mavens and rockabilly freaks rejoice! There’s a new alternative to the Airstream: the very retro and very cool $20,300 Shasta Airflyte 12 from Coachmen.