So, why the heck should you devote the next few minutes to this machine? Simply because it's that unique and amazing. As I mentioned, this camper is a bit different, and all that starts with the way it's integrated into your vehicle, all the while "retaining your vehicle's off-road performance." what more could you want? Oh, you want a place to store your gear? A place where you can cook, clean, relax, and enjoy a breath of fresh air? Yup, all that's possible with a Hard Lid.
Now, this thing is a "slide-on" camper, meaning that you'll need to undergo some modifications to your vehicle, but it'll all be worth it in the end. Heck, because an array of vehicles are used as the base for the Hard Lid, you can simply pour most of your cash into tuning the suspension, chassis, and engine of your beast, not a trailer too. Once you've made the necessary modifications, which would require a series of articles to unravel, you're ready to grab your habitat.
Regarding the sleeping space I mentioned, it typically lies hidden until you really need it. So unveil the bedroom, the roof, and adjoined rear hatch, lift, exposing tent canvas, insect-proofed windows and entry, and above all, a mattress and a pair of pillows. First of all, you don't have to unload any gear or mess with any of the other spaces to access this feature. Just lift the hatch and climb in. No joke, Carry Me makes a very big deal in the fact that their units are up and ready to go in under one minute. Inside, an innerspring bedding, LED lights, and 12 V and USB ports are available, but so is access to your portable toilet. Have a good night.
Take all that, throw yourself in the middle of it all, and what do you have? One hell of an experience. Take a moment to imagine you and your loved ones loaded up into your dominating off-road machine and, on its back, the place you'll call home for the next few days or until you run out of resources. Go ahead; make a mark on your map and trust in the modifications you made to your ride.
Upon your return, batteries will have recharged, so put away the portable solar panel and arrange your campsite. Take out some lawn chairs or throw up a hammock, maybe even make a fire. Be ready with an extinguisher in case things get out of hand. Whip up a quick meal, and enjoy it with your feet hanging off the cliff's edge and your loved ones by your side. That sounds like one hell of a way to live your life.
But how much is all this going to cost? Well, like any other camper, it all depends on who your middleman is and what sort of features are in place. Typically, they start around the $40K mark. But that's in Australian Dollars, meaning around $26,000 American. Not bad, considering you'll be stepping into a new chapter in overlanding exploration.