A VW Beetle Towing a Fifth Wheel Camper

Love camping? Hate big, clumsy trucks? Just try this ingenious contraption! It’s 360 degrees of nimble travel adventure!

A friend just sent this along. I have no idea who made it or where the clip comes from. Anyone familiar with this contraption?

I did find this clip of a similar trailer being offered as a prize on Let’s Make a deal. Look at that Buick move!

(NOTE: The Retroist, Inc. does not warrant the roof of a VW Beetle as a load-bearing structure. )


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One thought on “A VW Beetle Towing a Fifth Wheel Camper

  1. I like this general idea, though they should make one that’s built to go together from the factory (a standard car having all that weight on the roof is never a good idea).
    It reminds me of jetto’s truck from the 1980s “highwayman” tv series (who here remembers that?): http://i.imgur.com/aLOy6uV.jpg

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