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fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes

elevate your camping experience with the BunduTRAIL

 

South Africa- and US-based camping brand Bundutec recently launched BunduTRAIL, a towable vehicle that quickly expands into a living space in under five minutes. Shaped like a chuckwagon, the trailer sports a built-in electric roof system that lifts when needed to make room for an outdoor kitchen, a sleeping pod (BunduTOP), a 360-degree awning (BunduAWN), and a standalone dressing room (BunduSUITE). The starting price for a BunduTRAIL is reported at $28,000, but the company has yet to confirm the number on its website. 

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
BunduTRAIL | all images courtesy of Bundutec USA

 

 

from chuckwagon to fully functional living space 

 

To set up camp, users can follow Bundutec team’s two-minute-long video, shared above. It starts with the electric roof tent lifting to its full extent, making way for a snug bedroom (BunduTOP) holding a 206 x 124cm mattress, four ceiling fans, and two LED lights; all four sides open onto views of the landscape ahead. Next, campers can unzip a bag at the top of the passenger side, letting a BunduSUITE tent drop down to serve as a private dressing room. Complementing the tent is a 360-degree awning that unlocks at the opposite side and swings around to meet the ends of BunduTOP, casting ample shade over the kitchen, front, and rear.

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
towable and expandable BunduTRAIL

 

 

The kitchen, meanwhile, is stored as a large cabinet that slides out horizontally from the driver’s side before swiveling upwards. When fixed on its vertical axis, the cabin’s lower section folds down to accommodate a mini ‘countertop’ with a portable cooking stove. Two panels then open sideways, revealing fully-stocked ‘shelves’ with cutlery for six people and cooking utensils (pans, containers, kettle, mixing bowls, bottles, tongs, etc.). Moreover, campers can store food inside a fridge/freezer compartment that slides out next to the kitchen area. At the towing front, a collapsible sink basin with slotted shelving expands to make room for washing dishes, hands, etc.

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
a 360-degree awning swings out and joins the bedroom tent on the opposite side

 

 

Power-wise, the BunduTRAIL holds a 105Ah deep cycle battery, one National Luna solar panel, external 220V plugs, a 70L freshwater tank, and several gas appliances. Additional features include a 6″ tire, spare wheel carrier and bike rack at the back, and, as mentioned earlier, a standard BunduTOP to accommodate four people. The company currently promotes two weight class models of the trailer on its website: the GVM 750Kg (1653lbs) or 1.1T (2204 lbs).

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
fully-stocked outdoor kitchen with a ‘countertop’ and portable stove

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
a BunduSUITE drops down to accommodate a changing / dressing room

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fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
initial shape, before the electric pop-up roof lifts

fitted with an electric pop-up roof, the expandable bunduTRAIL sets up in under 5 minutes
a double mattress bordered by four openings that frame the landscape ahead

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