Budget-conscious adventurers who enjoy venturing off the beaten path prefer smaller and lighter rigs that allow them to traverse challenging landscapes with ease and offer them a comfortable space to sleep after a full day of exploring.
Built with adventurers in mind, VanMe's new Bobo product is just that - a squaredrop camper trailer based on an empty cargo trailer that can be filled with the company's array of sliding modules and standing on off-road tires. Modularity is baked into the very core of this camper's design, enhancing its customizability and maneuverability. Modularity continues on the exterior, where it also features a tie-down track for mounting accessories and a top rack for installing a rooftop tent or additional cargo.
During weekdays, owners can use the trailer as a cargo hauler, and then, when adventure calls, they can install the in-house developed modules, slides, and drawers to turn it into a comprehensive mobile habitat. With a payload of 1,323 pounds (600 kg), the VanMe Bobo is able to satisfy most cargo needs.
To turn the trailer into a full-fledged base camp, the company has created five modules that fit seamlessly inside the cargo box like puzzle pieces. This ingenious system basically allows each owner to selectively deploy specific modules and customize the interior of their campers as they see fit, based on their needs and desires.
The five key modules include a slide-out kitchen container, a power and electricity box, a cargo slide that VanMe calls the "underground parking garage," a sliding module for water canisters, and a block designed for holding a cooler box/fridge and BBQ system.
The second module holds all the electrical hardware and sits above the kitchen unit. It is basically a custom-built power station boasting a 100-Ah lithium battery, a Victron inverter/charger, a 20-A charging booster, shore power connectivity, electrical outlets, and adaptable lighting. A hatch door offers access to this power block from the outside, allowing owners to power their kitchen tools and personal gadgets.
The next three modules are all about enhancing the trailer's storage capabilities. Module 3, which the company calls the "underground parking garage," can be mounted on the trailer floor and is large enough to hold luggage, camping gear, and other belongings.
All the compartments will be secured to the tie-down track on the floor of the trailer with hardware built into the modules themselves. When your journey is over, you can remove them the same way and go back to using the trailer as a usual cargo hauler.
Due to its compact size, when all the modules are neatly packed inside, the Bobo camper can be towed through the narrowest of places in the wild and also allows for easy parking and storage. Moreover, the company says the trailer's robust design means you can even leave it at your campsite and enjoy day trips with just the tow vehicle.
As you can see, the VanMe-designed modules endow the trailer with exceptional storage, cooking, and power capabilities. But what about overnight accommodation? An optional Airhome Maggiolina hardshell rooftop tent can be attached to the roof rack to serve as a sleeping area. It measures 51 x 91 inches (130 x 230 cm), so it's spacious enough for two individuals. There is also a bathroom option in the form of a deployable shower room with a dry separating toilet.
VanMe offers two versions of the Bobo camper, with all five interior modules included. The base Bobo L model is available for €11,999 (approx. $12,715), while the XL version sells for €13,499 ($14,304). The Maggiolina tent will add another €3,793 ($4,019) to the starting price, and customers can also opt for a side awning, roof vent, or solar charging add-on for the electrical kit.
The VanMe Bobo is a great camper trailer for those looking to travel the world and taste the freedom of immersing in nature's beauty. It allows owners to live the outdoor life to the full, and its unique design and unmatched modularity set it apart from the competition.