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Fold-Out Trailer Looks Like A Swiss Army Knife

Fold-Out Trailer Looks Like A Swiss Army Knife
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Design firm W2 has created the Romotow, a convertible mobile home that pops out to create a comfortable living space.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 december 2012

New Zealand design firm W2 has created the Romotow, a contemporary trailer for mobile living that pops out from its sheltered exterior using an automated swivel to reveal a space with up to 70% more floor area.

Fold-Out Trailer Inspired By A Swiss Army Knife

It features aerodynamic and lightweight construction for increased fuel efficiency and towing stability, power assisted braking, pneumatic shocks, gyro assisted self-levelling pads and struts, and a rear mounted camera. W2 director Matt Wilkie said:

Often the negatives of campervans and RV’s (compared with larger tents) are the expense and lack of covered transitional space. While looking at the movement of a Swiss army knife at our picnic, an idea came to us on how we could create this covered area. We then sketched a ‘mobile living’ unit that could be anything: a caravan, a mobile café, a home office, a weekend escape, or a new lifestyle of discovery and wonder for retirees – and from that moment the concept took on a life of its own.

You can see a full animation of the Romotow in the video below:

Romotow

 

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