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BeauEr 3X Compact Extendable Caravan

It's great to see innovative ideas in the caravan market, so when the inventor of the BeauEr 3X sent the UKCampsite.co.uk details of his expanding caravan we were intrigued! The BeauEr 3X is an amazing concept, a caravan which whilst being towed is only the width and size of a small car, but which, when on site, expands to three times it's towing size, giving all the luxuries, comfort, and space of a normal modern caravan. Read on for the details and photos of this fab new caravan, and don't miss the video of it in action, below.

This 8 feet 8 inch long caravan is mounted on an AL-KO chassis and incorporates two telescopic modules within a fixed central unit - which extend like an accordion from 1.80 metres (5.9 feet) to 4.60 metres (15 feet). This provides a staggering 12m (129 square feet) of living space.

How the BeauEr 3X Came About

French inventor Eric Beau tells us how the caravan came to be : It was whilst I was enjoying the small caravans of the sixties that the idea came to make a little caravan in a market that has known no real innovation in years.

But our way of life today requires a minimum of comfort with separate bedroom, a kitchen and a toilet. So the concept of having a small caravan on the road, and big caravan with all the amenities on arrival at site, was born thanks to the telescopic slide assembly of modules. The requirements were:
  • Easy to install (nothing to assemble or disassemble) to use more often: Cylinders powered by the battery or mains can open and close it automatically without any handling or installation. A manual system to open or close in case of failure is also a feature.
  • Simple to manufacture: Making use of composite materials such as polyester to reduce weight and recyclable materials such as hemp for insulation of the walls.
  • Modern - to rejuvenate the image of this market: The round shape is reminiscent of the trendy sixties style, much like the car with models like the Fiat 500 or Mini. Inside are 3 rooms. The colours white, blue or taupe add a touch of modernity.
  • Small on the road for better manoeuvrability but able to accommodate up to 4 people: The width when folded does not exceed a classic car. The bedroom and living room when converted into a second large bed can accommodate up to 4 people.

With this is mind the BeauEr 3X was born. 3X because the original area in the closed position is multiplied by 3 when the caravan is open expanding 4m to 12m in less than 20 seconds.

Where can I get them from?

The BeauEr 3X is designed and manufactured in France, and it's inventor is planning for it to go on sale in Europe in 2013. It will be sold through dealers, so please check out their website for updates

The selling price will be fixed around the 24,000 with taxes and without options (awning, solar panels, heating, bike racks ...)

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