Cube Series Campers Explode Into Four-Person Homes Fit for the Smallest of Trucks

Over the past few years, the camper industry has really taken off. With that in mind, we're now seeing more and more machines pushing the limits of on-road and off-grid living. One company looking to break the norms is Cube Series.
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Folks, Cube Series sounds like an odd name for a manufacturer of anything, really; it sounds more like a lineup of, well, cubes. However, don't let the name deceive you. Cube Series is into making one hell of a truck camper, and that's precisely what we'll be exploring today.

Before I hop into all that is this truck camper, it should help to know a bit about the minds and hands behind the magic. I'll be honest: until today, I'd never heard of Cube Series, but come to find out, this crew comes to the RV table with over 40 years of experience. However, what makes their camper so dang special is the way they design and craft each unit.

Cube Series doesn't just stand apart from other manufacturers by the way their units look but also by how they're built. For example, each unit is built to be light, durable, waterproof, and, above all, doesn't include any tent canvas material. In short, it's a hard-shell camper and one built with composite, metal, and some renewable resources.

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Now, to kick things off, let me start with the price tag for a standard camper, no less than $43,509 (€40,600 at current exchange rates). While most folks may feel that's a price outside their budget for a camper, keep reading to understand why you should consider one of these mobile half-shells.

I mentioned that these units are light, so we can start with that. For example, depending on the size of your unit, features, and options in place, a Cube Series camper can weigh as little as 1,206 lbs (547 kg). That's pretty darn good and sure to appeal to those of us who own smaller trucks but still want to enjoy the off-grid game. As Cube Series states, their camper is designed to fit "in the bed of most sub-compact pick-ups like the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, etc.. and fit almost all full-size pick-ups as well."

Furthermore, Cube Series designed their own tie-down system, which eliminates the need for other external systems, and once you make it to your destination, you can unload this bugger and let your truck loose upon the local landscape, allowing you to reach even more remote areas.

Now, there's no denying that Cube Series' camper raises some questions, like how it transforms into the large habitat we see in the image gallery. Well, it's all rather simple and much more familiar than you'd think.

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Once you've made it to your destination, you'll get out of your truck, stretch your legs and back, and then head to the rear of your vehicle, open the entry door, reach your hand inside, and press a button. From here, take a step back and watch the magic happen.

After you do, you'll notice that the roof begins to lift, and as it does, the port and starboard walls also begin to rise from the center of the camper. If you've seen an A-frame camper in action, it's a similar mechanism. Once this stage is set, climb inside, lift the rear wall into place and the forward wall, secure them into place, and enjoy your stay. Honestly, it doesn't look like it gets any easier than this.

Once inside, it's time to look around and get acquainted with your temporary abode. Upon entering from the rear, the left of the unit is reserved for part of the galley, mainly the fridge, the toilet, and more countertop space than you could ever need.

To your right, the galley is brought to life, along with a microwave, cooktop, sink with running water, and some of the system control panels you need to ensure everything is working properly and within parameters. Be sure to take note of all the floor-level storage.

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The remaining half of these miniature and truck-mounted homes are reserved for a large dinette that can support up to four hungry folks, but come nighttime, this is also the place where you'll lay your head, made possible by a queen-size area. An additional sleeping cot can be added above the dinette and may be suitable for another two guests.

Now, there's so much we can't see; if I tried to cover all that the manufacturer includes in the features and options list, we'd be here for a few hours. However, some essentials you need to be aware of are the winterization system - not a kit - granting four-season capabilities, an outdoor shower, DC to DC charging of batteries, a 16,000 BTU furnace, and a water heater. Beyond that, you can grab an optional solar setup, a TV, an AC unit, a larger fridge, a bigger microwave, and even a space for a BBQ.

For the next few minutes, take everything I've just talked about, place yourself in the middle of it all, and feel the sort of magic that Cube Series can make happen. Just be warned; once you do, you may find yourself picking up the phone and making some calls, all aimed at helping you get your hands on this on-road living machine.

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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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