The simplest and easiest camping solution on Cybertruck so far, the Space Camper turns the Tesla pickup bed into a microdome and at the same time makes the Cybertruck look like a normal pickup … well, almost. The fully electric camper not only runs on Tesla batteries, but also plugs into the built-in air compressor to open its roof in seconds and relies on a height-adjustable suspension for easy removal. A modular ecosystem with add-ons such as a kitchen, outdoor bathroom and solar triple roof charging system promises to fulfill the creator’s vision of the levels of the Swiss Army Knife for multifunctional performance.
From fragile accordion huts to ultra-tall amphibious gadgets, the sharp, unconventional corners of Cybertruck’s bed have inspired some really weird campers … or at least images of campers. Space Campers simplifies things with a simple design, similar to existing products made for traditional pickups.
Space Campers starts with the best way, designing a wedge-shaped bed cap for a wedge-shaped truck. The Space Camper will be mounted to the walls of the pickup bed, just like the other toppers, turning the floor of the pickup box into the floor of the camper. As a bonus, the camper’s flat roof makes the Cybertruck look a little less like a post-apocalyptic B-movie prop.
To create a space beyond what a fixed-top cap can offer, Space Campers adds a wedge-shaped pop-up roof, similar to Tesla in quickly rendering a potential Cybercamper. The roof of the Space Campers rises much higher than that of Tesla, with the intention of freeing up to 8 feet (2.4 m) of standing space when the roof bed measuring 50 x 80 inches (127 x 203 cm) is pick up from the road. Space Campers plans to make this bed movable so that it can be mounted on the frame and serve as an outdoor couch, and the smaller panels and pillows on the sleeping platform work like other furniture, such as a desktop / mobile work table station and soft bench.
The basic design of the Space Camper leaves the Cybertruck bed wide open, which means that owners can use it just like a pickup shell to secure the cargo stored in the bed. They could also easily remove the camper body by attaching the open door to a stand that Space Campers plan to offer both as a product and as a set of DIY instructions, breaking the bracket and removing the adjustable air suspension. the truck so that the camper can be lifted immediately.
Prospective buyers who want to build their Space Camper in a more complete mobile home will be able to choose from a full range of modular components – or Swiss Army-style tools if you prefer. One option that is sure to be popular is the kitchen unit, which is neatly attached to the front wall of the pickup box. It will include a sink with hot / cold water and storage space for dishes and utensils. The initial images show bed platform panels that double as side worktops to hold the portable induction hob and provide space for preparation. A stand-alone cooler-style refrigerator / freezer is located on the floor of the pickup truck.
Outside the available shower cabin would be unfolded from a rack-mounted cover and would provide privacy for the hot / cold shower and portable toilet.
Space Campers intends to integrate its camper more fully and more cleanly with its base truck than the average pickup or camper, relying on existing Cybertruck equipment. All available electrical equipment, including the induction hob, refrigerator / freezer, water heater, indoor and outdoor lighting and electrical outlets, will run on the truck’s rugged battery, which Tesla aims to provide up to 500 miles (805 km). So there will be no need for an LPG tank or a separate leisure battery.
Meanwhile, the pop-up plan envisages working with pneumatic struts powered by Cybertruck’s on-board air compressor. The system will operate at the touch of a button, raising the roof for about 30 seconds. Closing the roof will also require a simple push of a button and will take approximately two minutes. The main manual opening / closing, supported by props, would probably be faster and easier, but it can be difficult to control, given the tall and sloping design of the Space roof.
Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Space Campers plans to assemble its campers off the coast of Central California from “aerospace class composites”. He estimated the base weight at 470 pounds (213 kg), but eventually waited for Cybertruck’s final specifications to finalize his own design and specifications.
Space Campers starts at $ 24,000, and reservations are now available at various levels of refundable deposits between $ 100 and $ 10,000, each with its own level of production priority and benefits (or lack thereof). Accessories such as the kitchen and bathroom will be determined at a price closer to the market.
Space Camper promises some standard features that not all toppers do, such as side wall storage cabinets and an L-shaped roof rack for mounting crossbeams, shelving and other accessories, but its price is much higher than others. Camper hardware prices are rising rapidly based on the current state of supply / demand, but other pickups still tend to fall below $ 10,000 to $ 16,000 initially. We imagine that Cybertruck owners will have to deal with this type of premium for a while … maybe always, as they will be buying products specifically designed for Cybertruck that don’t work well with other pickups.
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