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Our 5 Favorite Camping Trailers of 2019


December 10, 2019 Cars By

We wrote about quite a few different camping trailers in 2019. Some were tiny, affordable, and efficiently-designed camping add-ons. Others were designed for overlanding. And a few of them were full-on luxury villas on wheels that could — nay, probably should — replace your apartment. But they all brought something interesting to the table.

Below, then, are five of our favorites that we came across this year.

The Airstream Bambi

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“Ask Airstream where the name “Bambi” came from, and they’ll say founder Wally Byam named it after a type of agile deer he saw while overlanding across Africa in the ‘60s. Dollars to donuts he actually named it after a certain Disney movie, but that’s neither here nor there.” —Will Sabel Courtney

The Opus OP 15

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“The hybrid caravan trailer may not be all that large — it’s just 15 feet long and seven feet wide, smaller than even an Airstream Bambi — but clever packaging means it crams most of the comforts of home into that space.” —Will Sabel Courtney

The Polydrop

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“While you can certainly find larger and more capable camping trailers, it’s hard to find one this cool-looking, functional and convenient — at least, for less than $20,000. It also looks like an honest-to-god, NASA-spec space capsule.” —Tyler Duffy

The Bowlus Road Chief Wave Bespoke Edition

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“Luxury Art Deco trailer manufacturer Bowlus Road Chief has announced its newest aluminum camping trailer: the Wave Bespoke Edition. As you might expect of something called a “bespoke edition,” it’s fairly nice.” —Tyler Duffy

Living Vehicle 2020 Series

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“The model is designed for full-time living and spending substantial time off the grid. It’s a luxury apartment on wheels — one that will minimize your energy consumption and water waste.” —Tyler Duffy


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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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