Scout ebike camper trailer conjures up two-wheeled micro adventures
Bikepacking normally entails tenting in a backpacking tent or different simply carried ultralight shelter, however bike-sized tenting trailers have been popping up as an attention-grabbing various. With electric bikes persevering with to develop in energy and recognition, sure bikepacking journeys are beginning to resemble RV tenting a bit of extra, backpacking rather less. The all-new Scout camper presents one other manner of hitching collectively an ebike tenting rig, towing as an unassuming field trailer earlier than flipping open right into a solo camper that is good for a sheltered night time of sleep and cozy indoor/outside basecamp during which to loosen up away the morning, afternoon and night.
The Scout joins a tiny however eclectic bike camper area comprising the likes of inflatable trailers, remodeling teardrops, and even amphibious e-trike micro-motorhomes. The Scout itself is simply the boxy camper module with out the trailer, and CreaCon presents its Robust trailer for the duty of carrying the Scout from dwelling to campsite and again once more. The cut up camper/trailer design turns into a bonus when you end up needing a bicycle trailer for issues apart from tenting – the light-weight Scout removes to go away the Robust trailer free for duties like hauling work instruments or groceries.
The Robust/Scout combo tows as a reasonably compact field that stands at roughly bicycle saddle top. The midsize Scout “Middle” mannequin measures 144 cm (57 in) lengthy, by 95 cm (37 in) broad, by 99 cm (39 in) excessive when packed up on the Robust and able to tow.
The duo weighs 47 kg (104 lb) collectively, with the Scout module accounting for simply 19 kg (42 lb) because of its light-weight composite sandwich-panel building. That leaves 81 kg (179 lb) of payload for carrying alongside tenting gear, garments and different necessities.
To assist cyclists put the payload to make use of, CreaCon organizes space for storing right into a three-level system that begins with devoted area beneath the mattress for smaller gadgets like meals, water and cooking gear. Issues like folding tables and sleeping baggage can retailer within the largest area between the mattress and closed prime. A small 30-liter prime storage hatch is definitely accessible from outdoors, protecting issues like snacks, rain gear and water bottles inside simple attain – no have to assemble the complete camper for entry.
At camp, the Scout’s outer shell folds up 90 levels to face 180 cm (71 in) tall as a high-ceilinged rear entryway. Two different structural parts swing round to attach the excessive rear roof with the low entrance field, including onerous sides to create a wedge-shaped dwelling module. The method takes just some minutes, and the sped-up clip beneath reveals precisely the way it will get performed.
Scout stop- and stay-Camper – Aufbau in Stopmotion
As you may see above, after the primary physique is ready up, the Scout’s massive rear hatch door swings open and serves as an entryway awning with assist from the telescoping help poles. The optionally available annex tent equipment hangs three particular person items of waterproof canvas round these poles to encompass the entry with a tent. Any one of many material panels might be arrange as an awning extension, as proven within the picture beneath.
Inside, the mattress measures 190 cm x 90 cm (75 x 35 in), practically as massive as a regular twin-size mattress, offering sleeping area for a single grownup. An obtainable awning extension equipment creates a bigger annex tent that may home a cot for a second individual.
Past in a single day tenting, CreaCon pitches the Scout trailer camper as a shady shelter for the seaside, a spot to take pleasure in a guide or snack on the park, a non-public escape from the weather whereas fishing, a miniature vendor cart for companies and extra. The hatch door can shut and lock to guard valuables.
The Scout Middle mannequin described prices €4,700 (approx. US$5,700) for the camper module itself. Provided that it is designed to work hand-in-hand with the Robust trailer, we might think about many consumers will go for the €6,580 ($7,980) camper/trailer bundle. The Robust trailer features a hydraulic overrun brake and connects to the bike through a lockable Weber coupling. The annex tent is on the market beginning at €405 ($500), and CreaCon presents a wide range of different equipment designed to work with the Scout, together with a PVC tent flooring, roof crossbars, a folding desk, a cot, a photo voltaic panel equipment and collapsible storage crates.
Under the midsize Middle mannequin, CreaCon presents the smaller, 15-lb (6.8-kg) Compact mannequin for €4,400 ($5,350) as only a camper field or €5,980 ($7,250) when bundled with the Robust trailer. This mannequin has a narrower physique that matches between the trailer wheels and homes a slimmer 60-cm (24-in)-wide mattress. The corporate plans so as to add a bigger two-person Consolation mannequin sooner or later.