All aboard the world’s tiniest caravan… that at 6ft long can be towed by a mobility scooter..
All aboard the world’s tiniest caravan… that at 6ft long can be towed by a mobility scooter
Last updated at 10:17 AM on 29th May 2011
This might be the world’s tiniest caravan, but the 6ft 6ins long mobile home still boasts a bed, drinks cabinet and flatscreen television.
The £5,500 QTvan has been fitted with a full sized bed, a 19in TV, tea making facilities and even bookshelves.
Yannick Read invented the petite home, which is small enough to be taken on the pavement while being towed by a mobility scooter at a top speed of 2mph.
Off we go! Meet the world’s tiniest caravan - so small it can be towed by a mobility scooter along a pavement
The inventor, from Kingston, Surrey, decided to create the compact caravan for mobility scooter users and plans to put it into production, according to The Sun.
He said: ‘It gets some strange looks but I’m really pleased with it.’
It was launched last month and was named QTvan because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans.
The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) was happy to develop the trailer to highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover.
Special features: The £5,500 QTvan has been fitted with a full sized bed, a 19in TV, tea making facilities and even bookshelves
Yannick, who is an ETA spokesman, said: ‘An increasing number of people rely on mobility scooters, but if you develop a fault or run out of battery power and don’t have breakdown cover – or a tiny caravan in tow – your only options are to push something than weighs the equivalent of two men all the way home or call a relative with a car.’
The ETA warns that the QTvan is best-suited to local trips.
They said: ‘If it is used to venture further afield, extra time should be allowed.
‘For example, a trip from London to a popular caravanning destination like the New Forest would take two days, while a journey to Whitby would take a week.’]
Snug as a bug: Inventor Yannick Read snuggles into his bed in the tiny trailer
The caravan was named QTvan because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans
The association also claims it is the world’s most environmentally-friendly caravan for a ‘staycation’ within Britain.
And if the electricity used to charge the mobility scooter is bought from a green provider, the QTvan is entirely carbon neutral.
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Extra options for the little caravan include Solar roof panels, an air horn and an extra-wide wing mirror for mobility scooter, satellite dish, gaming console, central heating, external luggage rack and bespoke paint.