If you were designing a camper with everything you need in a compact space, you’d do well to draw your inspiration from NASA. Those scientists and engineers are charged with sending people into the great beyond—no convenience stores to run to there. Your next camping trip might not be on the dark side of the moon, but you don’t want to be within walking distance of civilization either. The Taxa Mantis Camper utilizes the space-saving innovations of space exploration to allow you to camp in comfort.
The Mantis measures in at 18 feet and folds down to a height of 6 foot 9 inches. As a tow-behind, this camper comes in at 2,300 pounds and can be stored in a standard garage. Don’t let its size fool you, though. The Mantis sleeps 4 adults with room to spare for kitchen and bathroom areas. You can run the Mantis off two 12-volt batteries stowed in the kitchen, or hook it up to exterior power. With a 30-gallon freshwater take as well as a 30-gallon gray water tank, you can head into the boonies and not worry about hydration or bathroom use. Step it up a notch with the Trek Mantis, which comes plumbed for propane for the stove, water heater, propane-powered refrigerator, and even an optional furnace.
If your mission is to boldly go where no man has gone before, take a note from Nasa, and get your hands on the Taxa Mantis Camper.