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Old 02-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Tuk tucked up in bed: The one-man camper

[h=1]Tuk tucked up in bed: The one-man camper van that is perfect for the lonely traveller
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  • Vehicle contains fold-up bed, sink, kitchen, running water and fridge
  • Design based on Piaggio scooter and is similar to tuk-tuk rickshaws


Travelling long journeys all by your lonesome can be a chore paved with uncomfortable motels and bad service station food.
Single camping often means sleeping in the back of the car, or going to through the effort of putting up a tent by the side of the road.
One designer’s dream of ending the pain for lone campers has resulted in the Buffalino, a three-wheel mini-van similar to tuk-tuk rickshaws which are seen across Asia and Africa.

The fully furnished camper contains a fold-up bed, a sink, a kitchen with refrigerator and running water and, of course, a place to hook up your laptop.
German industrial designer Cornelius Cormanns modified a three wheeled Piaggio scooter to create the Buffalino, which is set to meet the requirements of a single individual.

Mr Cormanns wanted to design a vehicle that would offer greater flexibility during travel, while also creating an economic and fuel efficient ride.
The Buffalino serves as a greener alternative for long solitary journeys as well as offering a way out of fast foods and motels.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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I don't know if I like the three wheel concept with the handlebars like a bike. That and I might just go crazy because it's too damn small. I guess I'm spoiled traveling in my Newell.

Maybe it could be an alternative type of tag along, ya think?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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When I was much younger and going thru my anti-establishment phase, I'm sure I would have been quite comfortable in that, now, I bought a Newell for a reason.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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For a one man gig that would work. I'm glad I have the luxury of stretching out in my Newell.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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That's quite the little rig...
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #6
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What a cute little guy! Don't think my old back would handle it much and there wouldn't be any room for the misses. It really kind of reminds me of a Cushman or older Harley Davidson mail carrier.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
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I showed this to my wife and she told me I need one for when I'm in the dog house LOL!!!

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I'm too claustrophobic for that. Neat though.
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Nope! When I can no longer take care of and drive our Newell I'll simply start using our Airstream!!
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Hey Steve put a towbar on it, a couple dog carriers on the roof, and when Patti kicks you out you'll be set!
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Nope! When I can no longer take care of and drive our Newell I'll simply start using our Airstream!!
Steve I didn't even realize you owned all those toys you have listed in your signature until you mentioned in this post about your airstream. Wow! You have quite the list of toys! How do you have time for them all?
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I don't. I do however prioritize Cabin 1st, Newell 2nd and so on.
PS this doesn't include other hobbies
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Steve I told Randy not to get any ideas. We no longer have a home to keep all that kinda stuff. And Randy already has what I think most would consider an expensive hobby! He sure doesn't need anymore.
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