From teardrop trailers to other custom caravans, we're big fans of smaller, lighter campers when it's time to hit the road. Resembling something like the Australian Conquerer, New Zealand company Ecombo is offering a rust-proofed version of the all-terrain, towable camper that is also conveniently solar-powered.
Protected by an aluminum chassis and measuring 13.8 by 6.9 by 8.2 feet, the Ecombo's boxy, compact exterior hides a variety of interior features like a full-sized bed, storage, a large window that opens up and a roof ventilator fan. There's an optional tent extension that expands space to a more spacious 269 square feet.
On the other side of the bedroom wall is the galley kitchen, with a stove, sink, prep space, a small refrigeration unit and kitchen storage. There's tanks for fresh and greywater, and while there's no bathroom, there is a space for a portable toilet and hot outdoor shower. There are also optional racks to let you carry bikes and other outdoor stuff.
The 2,425-pound (dry weighted) Ecombo comes standard with roof-installed 100-watt photovoltaic panels and a 130 Ah battery, which powers the LED lights and appliances. It seems a bit on the heavier side, given its size.
The standard solar power, rust-proof exterior and tent extension make the Ecombo an interesting design that is sure to make the camping experience comfortable but still outdoorsy. Costing about NZ $60,000 (USD $39,000), the Ecombo is only available in New Zealand currently. To find out more, visit the Ecombo site.