What are Telescopic caravans and motorhomes?

Is this the future of caravanning or even motorhoming?
Is this the future of caravanning or even motorhoming?

Friday, 03, Mar 2017 06:12

by Daniel Cartwright

Right now, most of the news in the caravan and motorhome world is focusing on how best to use your leisure vehicle all year round or during our long winter months. But whilst us Brits are out enjoying ourselves the French are being industrious.

These videos show an ingenious telescopic caravan:

For those not fluent in French here is the English version of the website:

www.beauer.fr

So, is this the future of caravanning or even motorhoming? Probably not. The website has very nice pictures but little in terms of specifications. It's worth remembering that the hottest topics in the world of caravans right now are weight reductions, body shell integrity and reducing water ingress. A telescopic caravan is likely to be heavy, have poor integrity laterally or horizontally and has lots of moving bits and joints for water to get in.

Whilst it might be super cool and look like a space ship it is going to be a while before you notice one next to you at your favourite site.

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