• Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

Camp Cube 2-in-1 RV drops the camper pod to become a utility trailer

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Aug 8, 2022

The cube appears to be the official campervan shape of 2022. The new Australian-made Camp Cube continues the trend and is perhaps the most practical version yet. A small trailer that functions more like an RV, the Camp Cube features a unique dual-function design that gives owners a complete RV with hard-floor bathroom and full kitchen on weekends, and a cargo trailer during the week. The trailer’s square pod easily removes, freeing up a utility trailer that can be custom-equipped to haul tools, supplies, or motorcycles and other toys.

Camp Cube designers have essentially taken the popular Australian concept of a truck bed + awning and placed it atop a heavy duty single axle trailer with Cruisemaster independent arm suspension. The RV Cube itself is a specially designed tent-top RV box with plenty of storage space and a dedicated kitchen on the passenger side.

The Camp Cube’s hatch-accessible kitchen design is highly configurable and includes options for stand-up or pull-out refrigerator models, an integrated sink, a removable side work table for use with a portable stove and food preparation equipment , and plenty of storage in the cupboards. Even though the largest RV box isn’t designed to accommodate people, Camp Cube insulates it for more efficient, battery-saving refrigerator performance.

A removable table with shelf adds extra workspace to the kitchen

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Walking around the front of the trailer, the Camp Cube features a large nose storage area – it’s split between an open crate for things like jerrycans and propane, and an enclosed hatch compartment. The latter provides storage space and also houses the available deployable shower enclosure which creates an above ground shower room unique to camp, providing both privacy and a hard shower floor which will prove superior to wet ground and muddy. An available water heater provides hot water to the showerhead and runoff can be diverted to a holding tank. The shower room also contains a toilet that serves as a full RV bathroom.

The right side of the trailer doesn’t have enough space for sleeping campers, but it’s not that short. Another full-length lift-up hatch accesses the huge cargo area ideal for hauling luggage, camping furniture, gear and more. Images show a huge front floor-to-ceiling space interrupted only by a rear shelf designed to hold boxes of camping gear. The space can also be configured to hold electrical equipment and other components.

The driver's side of the Camp Cube trailer is a large storage cabinet ready to swallow luggage, gear and more
The driver’s side of the Camp Cube trailer is a large storage cabinet ready to swallow luggage, gear and more

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The Camp Cube roof is designed to accommodate the full range of rooftop tents available, so buyers can outfit the campervan to sleep the number of people they plan to travel with. Camp Cube also offers a heater that can be connected to the tent. Owners can freely choose their favorite awning for mounting on the Camp Cube roof rails.

Buyers can still build the Camp Cube with a customizable AGM or lithium battery electrical system, up to 300 L of water storage, custom drawer and storage systems, and custom colors or wraps. Camp Cube offers solutions for campers and businesses. Both the base trailer and the Camp Cube can be fitted with their own independent water tanks, which can then be connected together to operate as one system.

Pull the trailer out from under the motorhome body
Pull the trailer out from under the motorhome body

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As capable of a motorhome and camping gear hauler as the Camp Cube seems to be, the real beauty of the design is seen when you drop the cube’s four legs, unlock it, and roll the trailer right underneath. , much like you would with an RV.

Most camping trailers would make unnecessarily heavy and bulky cargo haulers, but the basic Camp Cube trailer was developed just for this purpose. The customizable design includes cargo boxes on the sides and a 6.9 x 3.6 ft (2.1 x 1.1 m) open floor between them. Owners can load the center with bikes, dirt bikes, building materials, large tools, or whatever they need to haul, and carry smaller tools and accessories in the cabinets around the fenders. The center floor closes via a rear hatch, and as the campervan carrycot rests on the side bins, the long center storage area remains accessible in campervan configuration, storing items such as folding tables and chairs, firewood or garbage.

The central storage floor of the basic trailer becomes a storage tunnel... ideal for transporting garbage from a campsite without services
The central storage floor of the basic trailer becomes a storage tunnel… ideal for transporting garbage from a campsite without services

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Like the RV Cube, the trailer itself is fully customizable. Buyers can add equipment like a cage, roof rack, removable tool boxes, wall panels and tie downs.

With the camper module and trailer assembled, the Camp Cube is a compact travel trailer measuring 13.1 feet (4m) from bumper to hitch. Dry weight and payload vary by configuration.

The Camp Cube is a heavy-duty, off-road-ready trailer featuring Cruisemaster suspension with the buyer's choice of springs or airbags.
The Camp Cube is a heavy-duty, off-road-ready trailer featuring Cruisemaster suspension with the buyer’s choice of springs or airbags.

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Prices for the Camp Cube vary widely based on individual options, but the company estimates a starting price of AU$45,000 (about US$31,425) for custom versions. It is also possible to purchase the basic utility trailer and the camper box separately. Every Camp Cube is built to order in Australia.

Source: Camp Cube