Ultimate Toys is an Ohio-based company that proudly says that all its products are designed and hand-crafted by Amish artisans. Thus, of high quality both in terms of the materials used and the handiwork. Gary Green, the founder, used to own a Prevost luxury bus when he worked at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. After that experience, he came with the idea of Sprinter conversions came to him. What if he could deliver the same kind of comfort and luxury as a Prevost, but within a more compact and more manageable footprint?
The latest addition to the Ultimate Toys lineup is also the most surprising. The company is leveraging accumulated experience onto a different type of platform: the teardrop trailer. Ultimate Camper measures 15.3 feet (4.6 meters) in length. Still, it is 12 inches (30.5 cm) wider than regular teardrop trailers, so it offers more space inside. In addition, the total weight is under 2,500 pounds (1,133 kg), which means it’s easy to tow and maneuver and poses no serious challenge in terms of parking or storage.
Step inside the Ultimate Camper, and you walk into the dinette. It offers seating for up to five people, though we’d say it would be a pretty tight squeeze based on photos from the manufacturers. The kitchen is next to it, which is equipped with a two-burner stove, microwave, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, and cabinets for storage. When you turn the dinette into a bed, there is still some space left, allowing the use of the kitchen without much trouble. The bed, by the way, sleeps two adults, so either a family of three will have to smoosh together, or one member of the party will be sleeping someplace else.
The wet bathroom, somewhat of a rarity in a teardrop trailer, has a cassette toilet and shower, and a tiny custom-made sink. There is a secondary shower outside to wash up after off-road adventures. The second kitchen is at the rear and has a gas grill, a sink, and removable cooler, and a pass-through window to the interior for ease of use. The idea is that this one would work for throwing together a quick bite in good weather, while the interior one would be suitable for fancier meals or when protection from the elements was necessary.
The Ultimate Camper has AC and adjustable-speed roof fan, a 12,000 tbu LP Furnace, a Bosch 2.5-gallon (11.4-liter) water heater, LED lights, and custom screen and shade system. Soft-close doors on the cabinetry and premium materials for all the finishes add an extra touch of glam to regular camping. As for electronics, Ultimate Toys lists Bluetooth media center with inside and outside TVs, speakers in and outside the cabin, and a vague “so much more.”