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– [Reacher] It’s been said
that there’s a fine line between genius and madness, and some of these creations
definitely fit the bill. I’m Reecher, and today we’re bringing you 15 more of our favorite crazy campers. (fast-paced music) – [Narrator] Number 15. – [Reacher] This mini version of an RV was designed with practicality in mind. It provides all of the
conveniences of a larger RV but at six feet wide and 21 feet long it’s still small enough to
fit in your average garage. The Vixen was smoother than most of its
competitors on the market. With it’s folding windows and hinged roof that provided over six feet of head room. Three different models were
offered between 1986 and 1989, but only 587 of the vehicles
were actually produced. – [Narrator] Number 14. – [Reacher] This next entry
on the list may look like a cartoon fire engine on steroids, but it’s what’s inside that counts. The interior has all the creature comforts in the right places. A kitchen with dual refrigerators, a queen sized loft bed, and a full size bathroom with a shower. It measures in at eight
feet wide by 21 feet long, and comes in your choice
of six color schemes. – [Narrator] Number 13. – [Reacher] The ShamRockAway
is a homemade RV in which two 1962 Buicks gave their life to create. It’s built on the base
of both of the cars, with one of the cars chopped in half and the two pieces attached
to the respective ends of the other car, while the
top is supported by metal beams to give it the yacht-like shape. There isn’t much about this
vehicle on the internet, let alone any photos of the interior, so it remains a bit of a mystery. – [Narrator] Number 12. – [Reacher] Dubbed the fastest camper car in the world at the time,
the Citroen CX Penthouse is a lengthened version
of the Citroen CXI car. Though it doesn’t quite
resemble a luxury suite at a swanky hotel, the
penthouse has a fully insulated rear compartment, complete
with a toilet and living area. It has the distinction of having two doors on the right side and
only one on the left, as well as an electrical folding roof. – [Narrator] Number 11. – [Reacher] The 80s was the period for transforming passenger
cars into campers. With this next one, it’s no different. Bischofberger built many models, converting Audi C2s and C3s. For the next caddy campers,
the Audi’s rear axle was built into the converted bigger cars, such as the Audi 200 type 43 and 44. – [Narrator] Number 10. – [Reacher] Back in the day,
if you had the problem of wanting to go on vacation
and pull both a trailer and a boat, the 1968 Corvair Ultra Van might have been the solution
to all your problems. Aircraft designer Dave
Petersen built this one to make his dream of a motor home powerful enough to pull a boat come true. One year after the Corvair was released, Petersen set out on adapting
one of the first ultras, going on to build at
least 15 early ultra vans. The van’s rounded edges and white paint with a mustard yellow stripe, are definitely reminiscent
of the time it was made. – [Narrator] Number nine. – [Reacher] This next one
looks like something you’d see if you were teleported to the future. The space-capsule looking camper would look at home among the stars, and just happened to be built a year before man landed on the moon. Starting out as the dream of avant-garde designer Anthony Pusterla, the Murrumba MiniStar was,
sadly, too ahead of it’s time, and only a few were made. Sporting an unusual oblong shape, the camper can sleep up to four people with enough space for a kitchen
with a fridge and a stove. The very first brochure
for this futuristic vehicle marveled at its 800-pound weight, despite the fact that it’s made up of 35 miles of continuous fiberglass. – [Narrator] Number eight. – [Reacher] This Japanese
camper may look like someone has stuck a poorly designed
house on the back of a truck, but you won’t believe how
creative it actually is. The two story mobile home
measures just 15 feet in length, but still has room for a
spacious kitchen and bathroom on the lower floor, as
well as a fold-out deck offering 21 and a half
square feet of usable space. The upper floor, which
raises on air cylinders, houses the sleeping area. – [Narrator] Number seven. – [Reacher] Wanna go on vacation but don’t wanna leave
your swimming pool behind? No problem. The Executive Flagship
boasted the biggest trailer in the world at the time of its invention. Not only did it have a portable pool, it also had a helicopter pad on the roof. This motor home was nothing
short of luxurious at the time, with a price tag of $75,000. – [Narrator] Number six. – [Reacher] This next entry is another futuristic looking camper
to add to the list. The all aluminum Bowlus Road Chief looks like a huge silver bullet. It has a low center of gravity,
efficient interior space, and a lie away design
sharing similar features with iconic Airstream trailer. And while Airstreams
became a household name, only 80 of these were ever
built in the mid 1930s. Fast forward 80 years, and we now have a newer, longer version
paying homage to the original. – [Narrator] Number five. – [Reacher] This off-road Revcon RV is not your standard camper. The Revcon Trailblazer
was the first of its kind when it hit the market in 1992. The 32-foot long four
by four is all terrain, all season, and comes equipped
with a fully insulated interior fiberglass shell,
with a white outer shell built from aircraft grade aluminum. The 1994 model was built
on a Ford F530 Chassis with an extra set of wheels on a tag axle to handle the added weight. – [Narrator] Number four. – [Reacher] It’s not
everyday you come across a vintage camper van with
corrugated body work. This beloved classic is agelessly cool, with its boxed nose and
stand-alone headlamps. The Type H Camper Van was
built between 1947 and 1981 and is now being reproduced
for the 70th anniversary but with a modern twist. Fiberglass body panel kits allow you to transform a modern van into a retro-looking
H Van and still retain all the features of a new vehicle. – [Narrator] Number three. – [Reacher] The Peacemaker Bus is the ultimate hippy machine. It was built and remodeled by
a family who turned it into an amazing RV, with all
of its interior handmade. This vehicle is made of
two buses merged together, a GM Motorcoach and AeroCoach, giving it an unusual
caterpillar-like design. – [Narrator] Number two. – [Reacher] Just when
you thought we were done with the bizarre-looking camper vans, this one popped up. And of the many crazy campers on the list, this one possibly tops them all. The Coaster Trimmer Van is
a one-off that was built in 1982 by a British couple. Although it does have a compact design, the hard edges do leave
something to be desired. – [Narrator] Number one. – [Reacher] This odd little
bug of a motor home was the first AirStream that was
not pulled by another vehicle. Measuring in at 20 feet long,
the Argosy hit the market in 1974, but was discontinued in 1979. Even though you can’t get
one of these brand new, there are a ton of restored
models up for sale. While some of these crazy
campers were a great success and others are just one-off custom builds, there seems to be something for everyone. Would you want to make
your very own motor home? Would you own one of the
vehicles from this list? Be sure and let us know in the comments. – This episode of Minds Eye
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