New Zealand Trailer Expands Via Thumb Drive
It’s summer in the southern hemisphere, and that means RV season for Aussies and Kiwis. But, according to Wired.com, the camper hasn’t been cool for years, save the iconic Airstream trailer.
To combat the boring designs littering roads Down Under, New Zealand design firm W2 has created the Romotow, a convertible trailer that pops out – flash-drive style – into a fully functional and attractive living space with enough extra square footage to lounge. That might not mean much to the North American RV industry, but the caravan motorhome and camping industry is the fastest-growing tourism sector in Australia and New Zealand.
Besides calculated aerodynamics and lightweight construction materials, the trailer comes with power-assisted braking, pneumatic shocks, gyroscope-assisted self-leveling pads and struts and a rear-mounted camera for tricky back-ups. Inside, there’s a kitchenette, bathroom, louvered windows for air flow and built-in shades. Buyers can add on a sheltered BBQ deck area, sliding doors, and furniture.
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