VIDEO 3: Conqueror Popup Hits the ‘Off-Road’

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May 7, 2014 by   Comments Off on VIDEO 3: Conqueror Popup Hits the ‘Off-Road’

Editor’s Note: The following is a column appearing in Treehugger offering a review on the new popup trailer from Conqueror Australia. To read the entire article and view accompanying pictures click here. To view a video click here or scroll down the right side of the home page.

Travel trailers offer a lot of lessons for living in small spaces, using fewer resources and creating multifunctional spaces. TreeHugger has shown a lot of them, but never one the astonishing UEV440 from Australia’s Conqueror. UEV stands for Urban Escape Vehicle but this thing looks like it could go to the moon.

The kitchen pulls out of the side, and has a two-burner stove and a double sink made of two drop-in bins.

The plates are designed in the shape of the sinks, which makes total sense. All the pullouts are designed to cantilever, so that if the trailer is on soft or uneven terrain they are self-supporting.

When all set up, there are tarps and flys and all kinds of protection from bugs and rain. Since it is Australia and can be dusty, every door is gasketed but there is also a fan that pressurizes the interior so that dust can’t get sucked in.

They really think of everything; the cover over the spare tire is a barbecue.

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