Camping vacations were growing in popularity before the pandemic, but they have jumped exponentially in the past year. It’s the ultimate socially remote getaway, and truck toppers offer compact all-in-one solutions for those not interested in big, dedicated RVs. CyberLandr is set to enter this market with its nifty telescoping topper for the Tesla Cybertruck, however, there is an elephant in the room which we will discuss later.
So far we’ve only seen renderings of this dizzying motorhome literally soaring above the crowds. CyberLandr took to YouTube with a short 30-second video proving that this idea isn’t just vaporware. Mixed with reminders of how some of the greatest inventions of the past 100 years started in a garage, the clip features a working CyberLandr motorhome prototype shell in real life, and yes, it’s in a garage. .
We don’t see much, as the camper appears towards the end for just a few seconds. At this stage of development, it appears to be a literal shell with nothing inside. The hood slowly extends upward, almost touching the garage ceiling as the four distinct sections we saw in the renderings are revealed. The top two levels have windows, but the prototype doesn’t appear to have an extendable tailgate section yet. The designer may still be busy finishing the garage that this prototype topper sits in.
The aforementioned elephant in the room is, of course, the Tesla Cybertruck. When it debuted in late 2019, the first deliveries were slated for late 2021. However, it’s now mid-September and we haven’t even seen the Cybertruck in its final production form. Tesla recently confirmed that production has been pushed back to 2022, but an exact date in 2022 is still unknown. Meanwhile, there are over a million Cybertruck bookings, though they’re fully refundable if potential buyers get cold feet or just get bored of the wait.
As such, CyberLandr is in a tight spot. No one can blame the booming business as the campervan shell is just in time for Tesla’s original Cybertruck program. And there is considerable interest in this motorhome, as there are over 1,100 bookings according to the company. Of course, all of this is useless without a real truck to use it.