Expandable campers have actually been pushing above and past easy pop-tops into extra superior varieties, like remodeling Cybertruck A-frames, stretchable off-road teardrops, and flip-open truck-top tents. Germany’s ICC Offroad performed a giant position within the rotating Flip90 pickup camper, and it additionally has one other increasing camper design within the pipeline. Its FlexCamp prototype is designed to begin the journey as a primary trailer or pickup-top field, increasing up and out at camp to develop into a comfy micro-cabin for a household of 4.
ICC Offroad is creating the FlexCamp to satisfy the demand for a compact, four-season, off-road-ready tenting answer. With expertise constructing all the pieces from Mercedes G-Class mini-RVs to full-size 7.5-tonne+ expedition Unimogs, it is aware of a factor or two about making campers that maintain as much as all sorts of climate and terrain.
ICC Offroad is positioning the FlexCamp first as an off-road camper trailer, nevertheless it additionally reveals a couple of sketches of it sliding in a pickup truck or mounting on to the again of a truck chassis, which means it might be a multipurpose, vehicle-independent camper pod, a design much like the Tipoon however born from German practicality as a substitute of French artistry. Whereas the Tipoon was created to be displayed neatly and proudly atop a utility trailer, the FlexCamp’s boxy form makes it equally at house inside a pickup mattress.
The FlexCamp’s bidirectional growth system can also be much like the Tipoon. As soon as parked, the system lifts the roof up and pushes the sidewall out right into a full-height growth part. Total peak grows from 200 to 304 cm (79 to 120 in), and general width stretches from 204 to 334 cm (80 to 131 in). Size stays regular at 319 cm (126 in) for the camper physique and 445 cm (175 in) for the complete trailer.
Inside, the FlexCamp’s growth pulls the primary 200 x 140-cm (79 x 55-in) raised double mattress out to the facet, clearing out a multipurpose ground house used for entry to the indoor kitchen and for pulling numerous drawers and slide-outs out from the mattress body, one other similarity with the Tipoon design. A tabletop and benches pull out throughout mealtimes to create a eating space, and a number of other cushioned platforms pull out at evening to create a spare 200 x 120-cm (79 x 47-in) mattress to sleep one or two extra campers.
The kitchen can be utilized indoors or eliminated and affixed to the surface of the FlexCamp for open-air cooking. It features a Dometic dual-burner fuel range, sink and 50-L fridge/freezer.
Simply subsequent to the frontmost a part of the kitchen block, an built-in ground drain catches water for the bathe, which incorporates sizzling water courtesy of the Truma Combi furnace/water heater. A pull-out dry rest room within the mattress body drawer stack completes the deconstructed toilet house, which depends on the kitchen sink for hand washing.
The FlexCamp’s double ground homes not solely essential plumbing and electrical elements but additionally 250 liters (8.8 cu ft) price of space for storing. Different gear and capacities embrace a 160-Ah LiFePO4 battery, 75-L contemporary and waste water tanks, LED inside and exterior lighting, and an non-compulsory air conditioner. Curiously, the drawers under the mattress might be accessed from each inside and outdoors.
ICC Offroad first offered the FlexCamp idea publicly in mid 2019 and, after some delays, shall be persevering with growth of the ultimate model in 2022. We’ll take a more in-depth have a look at the ultimate specs, options and pricing as soon as ICC debuts the production-ready mannequin.
Supply: ICC Offroad