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Transcamper MiniCamp - quick caravan review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Berths : 2
  • Internal Length (m) : 2.57
  • Shipping Length (m) : 3.9
  • MTPLM (kg) : 750
  • Max Width (m) : 1.81
  • External Height (m) : 1.16

The Verdict

This tiny two-berth has an air awning and is simple to tow, quick to pitch and great value

AT A GLANCE

The MiniCamp comprises a single cabin that can be quickly transformed from a daytime living space, complete with seating, fold-down table, electric lighting, storage locker, USB points and mains and 12V electrics, to a comfortable double bedroom.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Transcamper
Class
Range
No Range
Price From (£)
7999
Berths
2
Shipping Length (m)
3.9
MRO (kg)
MTPLM (kg)
750
Max Width (m)
1.81
External Height (m)
1.16
End Washroom
No
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

This tiny two-berth has an air awning and is simple to tow, quick to pitch and great value

Inspiration can come from all sorts of surprising sources, and so it is with the MiniCamp. The idea for this tiny two-berth came from the ambulance sleds used in European ski resorts. Camperlands boss, Dominic Ryder, spotted the potential to take the basic design and turn it into a mini-caravan and the concept developed from there.

The MiniCamp comprises a single cabin that you can quickly transform from a daytime living space, complete with seating, fold-down table, electric lighting, storage locker, USB points and mains and 12V electrics, to a comfortable double bedroom.

The sofa converts into a 2.2 m-long double bed, and, with the memory foam mattress topper, is exceptionally comfortable.

The body of the MiniCamp is good quality, lightweight fibreglass. Even for novices, towing is easy – it’s narrower than most cars – and manoeuvring it when it’s not attached to your vehicle takes virtually no effort. Its manoeuvrability makes it ideal for people who are less physically able.

It’s sitting room only inside the MiniCamp, but for extra living space, it comes with an inflatable awning specially adapted to fit snugly onto the back without any gaps for draughts to get through. With just four pegging points, the awning is quick and easy to put up, especially with an electric pump and is big enough to house camping chairs and a table as well as storage units.

You can fully open the front door can, and it also has a large side door that can be guyed out to create a sun canopy, using the included poles.

Cooking over a gas stove is not recommended inside the awning for safety reasons, but if you do want to cook under cover, make sure the doors are open for ventilation.

The awning has a sewn-in groundsheet and is made from heavy duty, 300 denier polyester with an extremely generous hydrostatic head waterproof rating of 6,000 mm.

You can use the MiniCamp all year round – the cabin roof and walls have an insulation liner, the cabin has a fitted carpet, and the rear window/door is double-glazed. A small electric heater will have it cosy in no time.

For warmer weather, there is roof ventilation and small windows on each side. The compact size means you can easily store the MiniCamp in the garage at home. The A-frame is big enough to hold a front storage box and an optional double bike carrier.

Camperlands, Manchester-based trailer tent and folding camper specialist, exclusively designs, imports and sells the MiniCamp. They have new and secondhand stock too.

Find out more here:

CAMPERLANDS
Leestone Road, Manchester M22 4RN
T 0161 902 3020
W camperlands.co.uk