Three former Marines have joined forces to create a camper that can handle even the most difficult of terrain.
Ray Gore designed the “UGOAT” camper to withstand tough off-road conditions while still providing the comforts of home. According to KTVB, nearly half of the materials used to create the trailer are recycled from discarded military equipment.
“It’s equipment that the military has gotten rid of and put back out for the public’s use and we’re trying to repurpose it so the public can enjoy it again,” Gore explains.
The largest version of the camper features a table, bed and outdoor shower, which is powered by solar panels installed on the side of the trailer. Gore and two of his friends and fellow veterans have spent two years perfecting the UGOAT, and now want to start producing them for the masses.
“Our goal was to create a camper that could stand up to the abuse of off roading with no plastic, something that’s military grade and USA made,” Gore says.
The trio hope to sell two different models of the camper, with the smallest priced near $10,000 and the larger around $20,000. They are currently raising money to jumpstart their production through a crowdfunding campaign, which needs $32,000 to help them achieve their goal. You can find out more about the UGOAT at their Kickstarter page.