The High-Tech Trailer of Your Dreams

Bill Weir, Andrew Lampard, David Miller, David Kovenetsky
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The High-Tech Trailer of Your Dreams

Last week, at the annual Dusseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany, one trailer made its mark by not resembling a typical trailer. A luxurious boat, or space ship, would make for a better comparison.

Introducing the Caravisio (“Cara” for Caravan; “Visio” for vision), the trailer of the future.

Fabricated by German campervan-maker Knaus Tabbert, the Caraviso packs such technical features as a full HD projector in the ceiling, a finger scan security system that renders keys obsolete and a rear veranda. For a full tour, watch the accompanying video above.

“Most caravans, you know, they are very conservative,” said Wolfgang Speck, CEO of Knaus Tabbert,” so we said, therefore, we have to do something completely different.”

“Completely different” translates to flowing walls without right-angle corners, “air-spring” suspension that lowers the trailer to the ground and window shades that can be controlled with your tablet device.

So far, the Caravisio is a promotional vehicle and not slated for production. But after crowds swooned for it at the Caravan Salon, Knaus Tabbert is considering incorporating some of Caraviso’s features into its upcoming trailers.

“People at the fair wanted to buy it,” said Alexander Wehrman, Knaus Tabbert’s chief marketing and communications officer. Even though its amenities exist, the Caravisio isn’t for sale. Were they to produce it, Wehrman said it would retail for the price of a high-end car, roughly $75,000.

Watch the video and tell us if you think this is the best trailer you’ve ever seen. Would you choose it over a luxury sedan?