15 Crazy Campers We’re Sure You Would Love to Try

15 Crazy Campers We’re Sure You Would Love to Try

– [Reacher] The everyday camping trip can get a little crazy by itself, so why not take that excursion in something a little more
fitting than your average RV? This is Reacher and today we’re bringing
you 15 crazy campers we’re sure you’d love to try. – [Woman] Number 15. – [Reacher] This first
entry made its debut at the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show. The Toyota RV-2 is a wagon-style concept that has a pair of clamshell doors forming the rear section of the vehicle. These doors opened out to create a space that could then be covered by stretching a tent between them. The space provided enough
room to sleep two people while the front seats
could fold down flat, providing accommodations
to sleep two more. The rear tailgate could also fold down to provide room for extra seating. Although a fully working
prototype was tested and somewhat well received
by the general public, the RV-2 never saw production. – [Woman] Number 14. – [Reacher] First
hitting the road in 1963, the Mini Wildgoose was a BMC Minivan that had been converted into a motorhome. It was marketed toward retirees who wanted a comfortable and
economical carefree life. The model brand had a telescopic roof that raised electrically, providing just under
six feet of head room. Features included a portable
gas stove, dinette seating, and room to sleep four people. The Wildgoose was only in
production for five years with approximately 60 units being built, leaving fewer than a dozen
that are currently road worthy. The original price for a full rig was the equivalent of just
over $26,000 in today’s money. – [Woman] Number 13. – [Reacher] Built on the extended chassis of an old Army firetruck, this behemoth, aptly named Whatthehellisthat, sits in at 13-feet high
and 34 feet in length. The bedroom is housed in
the front of the trailer, containing rail-mounted twin beds. This area also has a pop-up
roof for increased head room. Opposite that at the other
end is the living room, which is fully surrounded by large windows providing an uninterrupted
view of the surroundings. Off of this is a covered deck area providing even more space for relaxation. In between is the kitchen area which has all of the necessary features including a microwave, fridge, and stove. The full-size bathing facilities are accessed via swing-out wall panels, allowing them to be
hidden when not in use. Extra storage space is
found in the floor areas along with external bays, including one that can house
two full-size motorbikes. All told, the off-road
capabilities of this one allow it to stay out in the wild for anywhere from one to three months. – [Woman] Number 12. – [Reacher] These elaborate trailers produced by International Harvester were used extensively by
Italian explorer Attilio Gatti during his final two
expeditions to Africa. A total of eight trailers were used, with each one measuring 44 feet in length and weighing nine tons. Once on site, two of them
could be joined together to create a five-room living space that had both electricity
and air conditioning. Features included two full-size bedrooms, and a bathroom with a full-length tub. As well as an office
containing a personal bar. Although they weren’t
the easiest to navigate in the rough terrain, they
made up for it in comfort, costing a cool $15,000 each. – [Woman] Number 11. – [Reacher] This one came from
the minds of a Florida couple who decided they were going to
take some time off to travel. It’s built on the chassis
of a 1994 Ford F7 Crew Cab with the box from an ambulance, along with the fuselage of Cessna 310. And it’s an eclectic mix to say the least. Inside you’ll find a full kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, and oven. Next to that is an L-shaped
bench with a swinging table. The bedroom is housed in the
airplane above the cab area. All the energy needs are provided by four 145 watt solar
panels and a battery array. After it was all done, the owner estimated having spent about $60,000
building the vehicle. (rhythmic electronic music) If you’re this far into it then you might want to give
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great videos coming your way. – [Woman] Number 10. – [Reacher] This one from Karacan is simply named the Transform Camper. Built on a Suzuki Carry chassis, the box expands to create a space that is roughly 76 square feet with a height of nine and half feet. This is done by first
manually cranking up the roof and then pulling the sliding portion out. The interior houses bench seating with a wall-attached fold-down table, a small countertop with a
sink, and a mini fridge. There’s room to sleep up to four people using the roof-mounted fold-down bed, and by modifying the
benches to a bed as well. – [Woman] Number nine. – [Reacher] This combination
of an REO Tractor and Curtiss Aerocar was
commissioned in 1938 and nicknamed the Vagabond by its owner. Measuring 50 feet in length, the whole thing weighs
in around 13,000 pounds. Outfitted for use as a traveling office, the trailer included a
kitchen and restroom, seating for eight people,
and an observation deck with an intercom connected to the cab. It went on the auction
block in December of 2017, selling for just under $137,000. – [Woman] Number eight. – [Reacher] The creator of this one said he always wanted to
build his own rolling home, so with a bit of ingenuity
he created the Hippie Shack. Housed on an old Toyota and
built from recycled bamboo, redwood, and foam insulation, it’s now used as a mobile ski chalet. The side entrance opens to
a 98-square-foot interior, housing an L-shaped seating
area, which doubles as a bed, a small stove and oven,
an icebox, and sink. There’s also a wood-burning
stove for heating and a skylight that opens
to help cool it down. The whole thing weighs around 1,350 pounds with an estimated building
cost between 1,000 and $2,000. – [Woman] Number seven. – [Reacher] If the idea
of toting your home around in your van and unpacking it
when needed appeals to you, then the ioCamper is probably
what you’re looking for. The standard model measures
just over eight-feet long and four-feet wide, with the
height of five and half feet, allowing it to fit in the cargo
area of most existing vans. Expanding the unit is done using an app on your mobile device. It expands to four
times its original size, creating a space that includes
a bedroom, two living areas, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The camper can be used
both as a stand alone unit or as a motorhome, providing room to sleep up to four people. The company has a projected
production date of 2019 with no available information on pricing. – [Woman] Number six. – [Reacher] This next entry
by XPCamper is the V2-Compact. It offers the same hard-sided
pop-up design and construction of the V1 just in a smaller form. The upper shell of the camper raises to create a standing area
just under eight-feet high. The rear door opens to an interior that has a dinette area with
seating for two on the left while across from that is a kitchenette that includes a duel-induction cooktop, sink, and a mini refrigerator. There are also three 100-watt
roof-mounted solar panels to provide power. Sleeping accommodations are
provided by a double bed and by modifying the bench seating. Current pricing on this
one, before options, will run you just under $50,000. – [Woman] Number five. – [Reacher] Originally manufactured by Holiday House Geographic in 1961, this Model X is only one
of two known to exist. The factory burned down in 1962 with parts for only seven
units having been made. The existing molds were
discarded soon after, guaranteeing the collectability of this super-limited production. This restore maintains the
beauty and design elements of the original while still being equipped like a modern luxury travel trailer. It features a large lounge area with an L-shaped couch and loveseat that both modify to
sleep up to four people. The kitchenette includes a
stainless steel countertop with a dual-burner
cooktop, a two-door fridge, and a sink with a built-in draining board. The front of the trailer
houses the dressing room and bathroom which contains
a foot-flush toilet along with a hardwood floored shower area. The price when it was
manufactured ran around $8,500. It was fully restored by
Oregon-based Flyte Camp from the frame up. The current list price
for this one is $250,000. – [Woman] Number four. – [Reacher] Before I
get started on this one, I want to point out that
not all of these photos are indicative of what the
vehicle looked like new. Some are from a model that
has been stripped down and needs restoration. But the gist of what it had
to offer should be clear. Built by Uxton Coach Craft Limited this entry combined an 850 CC
Mini, a camper, and a rowboat. Once you were parked, the camper can be extended
toward the rear via a hand crank. This increased the
length to almost 15 feet, providing enough room to
accommodate four people. The interior housed a dual-burner cooker, a sink, and a fold-up table. The roof of the van had a
storage box on top of it with a small rowboat that could be attached to it upside down. As of 2007 only one
model is known to exist. – [Woman] Number three. – [Reacher] We’ve featured a
few of Randy Grubb’s creations in the past, and we’ve
never been disappointed with his work. This one, named the
Decoliner, is no exception. It incorporates a hand-formed framework onto a 1973 GM Motorhome cab and chassis with an overall length of 26 feet. Riveted aluminum panels
form the outer shell giving the vehicle an
industrial retro look. The interior features couches
behind the cab and in the rear which convert to beds
and a small countertop with a Deep Well cooler. Outside is an arching stairway
leading up from the rear to a flying bridge that
offers bench seating for up to five people. The Decoliner can also
be driven from up top using a steering shaft that comes through the roof of the cab to connect to the lower steering column. Grubb sold the vehicle to
a private buyer in 2013 for an undisclosed sum. (rhythmic electronic music) – [Woman] Number two. – [Reacher] This amalgam
of all things camping was created by Ford during
an era when road trips, camping, and most things car related were the happening trends. At first glance, it looks
like just a station wagon with a boat on top, but
one push of a button on the handy remote brings it all to life. The rowboat on the roof flips out and over to reveal a pop-up tent underneath, while a small fan-shaped awning
extends over the tailgate when it’s lowered. A small kitchen-type thingy
raises out of the rear decking containing a dual-burner
cooker, sink, and cooler. Just like most vehicle-related fads, the camper car became a
thing of a bygone era. (rhythmic electronic music) Be sure and let us know after the video which of these crazy vehicles you’d prefer to rest your head in. Heck, you can even tell us about
your craziest camping trip. Just be sure to change
the names of the players to protect the so-called innocent. – [Woman] Number one. – [Reacher] This amazing piece of artwork comes from Indonesian-based Yudi Yumos whose owner has a name I’ll butcher if I try to pronounce it. And I’m pretty sure there are more than a few
hipsters in a state of shock because the designer
modified an existing VW Van to create this masterpiece, but it was originally
wrecked, so get over it. The side entrance opens to a layout featuring a small kitchen area
with a single-burner cooker, a Deep Well stainless steel
sink, a convection oven, and a mini fridge made to
resemble the front of the van. A large bench offers extra seating in addition to the captain’s
chairs in the cab area. This bench can also lay down flat to connect and enlarge the sleeping area located directly behind it. The roof has been modified to
increase the standing room, as well as having a pop-up
roof mounted on this, while additional sleeping
accommodations can be found above the cab area. Everything about this
vehicle implies a skillset that I cannot even
begin to put into words, so I’m just gonna be quiet
and show a few more photos while you hum the Jeopardy
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  2. I like the Jungle Yacht. It reminds me of a Mobile Home my Mother-in-law lived in for a while. The Art Deco design is just beautiful with its functionality.

  3. The Toyota truck with the wood built on it, you said it weighed about 1,300 pounds. I would think that’s the weight of the wood added to the Toyota truck. I don’t see that whole thing only weighing 1,300 pounds. That’s a lot of wood, plus items inside.

  4. Number 11 for me was a just a no no not hating cuz it's all about one's own preference and if it gave them joy and happiness all good but I couldn't see the point on sticking a Cessna shell on the roof of the cabin it just looked like a monstrosity and then to find out it cost them 60bags of sand it would of been cheeper to buy a new one.

  5. Cannot beat Mind's Eye Design for fanastic videos on fantastic creations!!! I subbed my first ever video and have never regretted doing so!!!

    Keep up the great work ladies and gents!!! Awesome research and details!

    Only thing ever missing if there is anything missing is prices/cost of equipment shown when they are in production! But, it doesn't hurt anyone to follow through and research for themselves the info!!!!!

    All of my love and the love blessings and grace of our LORD ALMIGHTY unto you and yours today and for always!!!!????

  6. once again, ad interruptions (3) will keep me from viewing again. dont tell me they "pay" you to do this, as I see many more videos this length with no interruptions.

  7. The What the Hell is That…. guaranteed 6 gallons per mile but gets better gas mileage in the parking lot of Best Western ?

  8. Many years ago, my then spouse and kids went to the river, my Mom and. Dad were already there. We had two small boys then and I got really ticked at their Dad because he wouldn’t help with the kids. My Dad was a big man, spouse was definitely not. He was going to go fish and wanted me to bring the boys so they could watch him. We were watching, all of a sudden he stepped in a hole, the waders belonging to my Dad filled partially with water and that future ex was bobbing along down the river. That was the only laugh I had in that ten year marriage ?

  9. I know which one I'm going to check out. I'll take the family on wonderful camping trips and look stylish doing it. Yep, #5 is for me. What $250,000K ????????????? Well, a used class C is looking better and better.

  10. that Ford Wagon… WOW, see how non-creative they are these days? and that Kraut can looks like an Espresso wagon?

    the Winnebego world is a flat out SHAM!!!

    NO ONE wants to produce anything even remotely efficient so its 6-12 mpg at best and at $4 a gallon really prohibits use for most HARD WORKING Americans, the ones who not only need a much needed break but actually DESERVE a break unlike the uber wealthy who are on vacation 24/7 anyways

    slavery really bites

    several nice rigs unfortunately unavailable or way out of anyone's cost range, especially for the working man, you know the ones who actually deserve a break, these shitheels with more money than brains are the ones you see scattered all over the freeways, again more brains than money..

    my guess would be the last "mogul worthy and capable of actually living off grid for a few weeks was Howard Hughes, the rest? lofl, scattered on the freeway opr burnt up, clueless indeed

  11. RVs are not built like a car, they're not built with the

    same rigid federal requirements nor have

    the lemon laws protection. Most RVs on

    the road are not built or designed for off-roading- boondocking.
    RV’s can wear out much faster when used off road or

    Boondocking. Campers still like to Stealth/

    Boondocks camp; but I

    don't recommend going off-road very far with an RV. Why? Fluids/filter need to

    be changed more often, nut/bolts come loose, framework starts tweaking/cracking.

    Units can warp and bend out of shape. Elect wire can catch on fire, not

    constructed in conduit, so can rub wires bare and catch on fire.

  12. The ioCamper is THE neatest way to use a van. I'd love to know if you could ever get something like it here in the US. I'm sure it's a bit expensive but, what a neat idea!!

  13. Oh my favorite is Cassie. I’ll go camp with her anywhere… snuggle down with that little piece of breeding material. Oh yes my my

  14. Whooooow! Get me THE snail Camper now, please! I will be Happy to spend all of THE savings i dont have! I’am IN Love! Best Regards from DonPedro IN Norway. Can you do a video with 10 best ways to raise your credit cards limits?

  15. Our friend actually built and owns the What the hell is that? truck featured here. I was very surprised and pleased to see it here. The owner has been on the road for at least 20 years.

  16. Hypocrites hangout on every corner. 667 dislikes, probably not one of those girly guys have ever posted a crazy here sharing their name. Losers. Thks for the vid and the search efforts.

  17. “What the HELL is that”, that was my favorite.
    Cause if you were camping and one unfortunate night, should Bigfoot show up, well you could climb up higher & be safe.

  18. Don't let the guys from 'Top Gear' get a hold of #14.

    BTW: #13 WTHIT- looks more at home in an Urban warfare environment, just add camouflage paint.

  19. 6:55 accidently pushes close button on phone while sleeping RIP

    These are all very interesting… I like these kinds of vids ??

  20. @04:00
    They paid $60 grand for this pile of junk,,,,,, GET FREAKING SERIOUS ALREADY !!! !!! !!!

    Not only just a total waste of money, but how embarrASSing would it be to
    drive this pile of crap around the country ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    I guarantee you that I could have built a much nicer unit with for half that money………

  21. I think all of them are unreal, great minds down to I wonder what if? I'm going on 61 and live in my 2001 Ford Hurricane class A " I tell people its like living in a culvert pipe sitten up in bed looking toward the front, I've road out any and all bad weather plus hurricanes by myself, and of course Jesus, I live in Florida born and raised LaDon Reale. What's my real father look like?

  22. Man, I'd love to have that VW camper! I had 2 standard VW buses in the past, and they were both good little workhorses. The camper would be a blast, especially with a modded 2180 cc engine to drag it around at an acceptable speed.??

  23. The JUNGLE YAGHT. LOL Look at the back tire on that thing. It would take 2 men just to change one. But what a nice selection of not from a cookie cutter mass produced line. Thanks for sharing.

  24. You garnered some really cool RV's, but the presentation on each was way too short and not even remotely consistent – some you'd show a fair amount, some it was pretty much just "here it is, our Number 6 from 1957 – and now at Number 7 we have…" I realize that you have to keep it reasonably short, but so much more information, more consistently presented could have been offered and would have gone a long way toward redeeming this effort.

  25. Is that Leno at 10:50? LOL… #7 was slick. I checked their site and for pre-order, some of their questions are out of line. Mother's name, date/place of birth? They don't need that info to sell a trailer. To bad #5 isn't being built … For $250K, I'll build my own. Flying bridge on #3. Now that's something you don't see every day…

  26. i like #3 & #1 for sure! but they all are great w/ their own unique 'form'… which one can i have for free?? 🙂

  27. Definitely the VW Microbus conversion at number 1. I’m still a hippie at heart and I have no objection to the so-called desecration of the holy Vee-Dub.

  28. John 3 (KJV) – ዮሃንስ
    16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    19: And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.John 14 (KJV) – ዮሃንስ
    6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    7: If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.Romans 10 (KJV) – ሮሜ
    8: But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
    9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  29. Thank you so much for a possible future dream. In the very early 1980's we decided on a special vacation. 2 months traveling Florida with our VW camper and young son. We started camping in camp grounds and decided on spots in the middle of no where.
    We saw 2 ruts going into the everglades that ended up by a stream about 2 blocks in
    About 3 am my wife started to open the camper door to jump out. I warned her to take a light because we don't know what's out there. She sat up by the door until day break.
    We camped in a camp ground next to the a highway. It was crowded noisy and everything we didn't want.
    We next stayed at Bahia Honda state park. It was full except a tent site. They let us stay a week and left with new friends.
    Not wanting another camp ground,we found an old submarine pit and meet some of the lost souls of America. We fished together,fish fry's together and shared life's stories together
    We finally ended up at the end of the road. Camped around Key West Walmart…..different streets and parks.
    I wanted to share how wonderful it is even in a basic RV or camper. I'm now 74 and need a new adventure camping.

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