The Happier Camper Stuffs Huge Capability in a Small Package
Next to time and money, space is one of the biggest limiting factors in our daily lives. We’re constantly gauging if our cars can squeeze into parking spaces, where weekend guests can sleep, and if the refrigerator can swallow one more tupperware container of food. Space is usually at a premium, which is why this camper—the HC1, built by Los Angeles’ Happier Camper—makes so much sense. The retro-styled towable weighs only 1,100 pounds, fits into most parking spaces, yet offers a highly-customizable interior, with 70 square feet of flexible space for all your work, play, and hauling needs. RELATED: The 2015 Sealander is Part Boat, Part Camper, All Amazing
The Happier Camper “Adaptiv” interior features a modular cube-based setup, which can be reconfigured on the fly in just about as many ways as one can imagine. The modular cubes stack and stick together similar to Lego bricks, allowing users to shift from a completely empty cargo space to arrangements like a mobile office with tables and seating, a commercial kitchenette area, five-person sleeping quarters, or the typical camper setup. The array of cubes include everything from simple bench seats to counter tops, kitchen sinks, and even a toilet.
For those with camping intentions but day-to-day hauling needs, the Happier Camper HC1 features six D-ring tie downs in the floor, which can help secure your cargo—whether it be a pair of motorcycles or maybe a few kayaks. The HC1 also features a large 55-inch by 54-inch rear hatch and folding ramp to make loading that cargo easier.
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In its most basic form, the Happier Camper HC1 retails for $15,950 though they can be equipped with additional gear packages and add-ons up to $24,000. These ancillaries include a roof-mounted solar panel and air-conditioning unit, Bose sound system, 3100 watt generator, propane heater, Sunbrella outdoor awning, and shower, among others.
The HC1 rides atop a rugged torsion axle suspension setup, though the company does say the trailer isn’t meant for hardcore off-road use. However, the firm is working on one that is more in tune with the off-road enthusiast.
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