Easily set up by one person, the Camp365 folding trailer is the “Transformer” of ultralight RVs
The Camp365 from Minnesota-based AWOL Outdoors is the true Transformer of the tiny-trailer world. One person can turn the wedge-shaped trailer into a spacious cabin on wheels in less than 10 minutes, according to CEO and coinventor Kevin McGregor, who says, “It’s Grandma-approved.” The aerodynamic 15½-foot-long trailer (in tow mode) folds outward and upward into a spacious four-season cabin that can sleep up to six, depending on the bed configuration. In addition to its Transformer-like setup, the 1,495-pound (unloaded vehicle weight) trailer is easily towed by smaller cars and crossovers.
The 700 cubic feet of living space of the unfolded Camp365 is encapsulated by a hard floor and sides made from an insulated composite, while the front and rear walls and the roof are constructed from two air-gapped layers of marine-grade fabric; the air barrier provides insulation. The lockable side door in the hard wall provides added security. Five windows bathe the 7½-foot-high interior in plenty of light.
Fold-down twin beds/bunks, a queen bed or a combination of both supply sleeping space. A triangular-shaped table (the rear hatch in tow mode), divider rails for curtains, LED lighting, and an available marine-style toilet and wall slide-out for the sink or camp stove provide accommodations in an open space that’s nearly 8 feet wide by 12 feet long. It’s airy, comfortable and roomy. Included are two zip-on side awnings and solar prep.
Kitchen and Storage
The 2020 model is offered in three trim levels ranging in price from $23,400 to $36,000. The full-featured model includes an integrated water system, on-demand hot water, 12,500-Btu propane heating system, air conditioning, and the aforementioned sink and two-burner stove. A 12-volt DC refrigerator is also available. There’s 5½ cubic feet of hidden storage in the floor, and double that externally when the trailer is in travel mode. Plus, it has 12-gallon fresh- and gray-water tanks for dry camping, along with city-water and 12-volt DC connections.
The Camp365 has an aluminum-alloy steel-reinforced frame and seven-point leveling system for setting up camp in rugged terrain. Another innovation that caught our attention is the unique hand-cranked adjustable-wheelbase that spans 48 to 72 inches. The narrow track allows the trailer to be stored in a single-car garage or storage unit.
For winter camping, the manufacturer can even outfit the Camp365 with skis that attach to the 12-inch (15-inch optional) wheels so it can be towed on snow or ice by a side-by-side off-road vehicle or snowmobile. The optional waterproof, heavily insulated marine-grade zip-on side room makes an excellent accommodation for ice fishing.
Exterior Length: 15′ 6″
Exterior Width: 4′ (storage mode), 5′ 11.5″ (tow mode), 11′ 8″ (camp mode)
Exterior Height: 6′ 8″ (tow mode); 10′ (camp mode)
Freshwater Cap.: 12 gal.
Gray-Water Cap.: 12 gal.
LP-Gas Cap.: 5 gal.
UVW: 1,495 lbs.
GVWR: 2,200 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 160 lbs.
Base MSRP: $23,400
A respected automotive and RV journalist and longtime Trailer Life contributor, Bruce W. Smith has held numerous editorial titles at automotive and boating magazines, and authored more than 1,000 articles, from tech to trailering. He considers his home state of Oregon a paradise for RVing and outdoor adventure.
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