Motorhomes are practical solutions for people who want to go anywhere without having to pull an extra vehicle behind them. Better suited to off-road, their only drawback is space. Now ioCamper has a solution in the form of a motorhome that opens, providing the space of a motorhome.
The ioCamper truck features an expandable body that can be attached to a double cab pickup like a Toyota Tacoma or Ford Ranger in 15 minutes. It is made from fiberglass reinforced PE material with high density insulation and is completely waterproof and windproof. Starting from the size of a standard motorhome, the enclosure slides out, providing space for up to five people.
Inside, the ioCamper looks like a caravan with a substantial sliding section. Closed, it measures nearly 14 feet long from front overhang to back wall and is 7 feet wide. Fully expanded, it spans over 19 feet in length, increasing living space by approximately 30%. Buyers can choose between a shell version of the motorhome or a complete fully furnished model.
The complete model is well appointed, with a double bed in the front and two sofas in the back that convert into single beds. Furnishings include a dining table, kitchen with hob, sink and small fridge/freezer. A small bathroom is closed next to the kitchen with a sink, a shower and a small toilet. The motorhome also has a lockable door, four windows with mosquito nets and blackout blinds and roof ventilation. Power is supplied by a 12 volt battery and includes sockets, USB sockets and LED lighting.
The shell version of the ioCamper is basically four walls that the owner can build as needed. Like the full version, it includes a double bed, lockable door, roof ventilation and windows.
Based in Europe, ioCamper is a small company whose products are distributed by Richter-Manufactur in Germany. The company’s website advertises “worldwide distribution” but does not appear to have a US delivery network. That could change, given the popularity of pickup trucks in America. Or, at the very least, it might inspire a national company to start offering a similar product.