The Opus folding camper trailer, developed for the British and Australian markets by Purple Line, is now being built in the U.S. with amenities designed for the American consumer.
The trailer is only 13 feet long when closed but can be expanded at the campsite with a tent structure that folds out to form a large living space with a ceiling that is 7 feet, six inches high.
Paul Liner, Purple Line USA managing director, said British and Australian designers created the Opus for glamping (glamor camping) in the United Kingdom and to handle the rugged terrain of Australia. For the American market, the chassis and running gear have been upgraded and the interior has been redesigned. A steel chassis supports the aluminum frame, and the absence of wood in the body structure keeps the weight low so the trailer can be easily towed.
The trailer has a refrigerator, stainless steel sink, gas cooktop, water pump, two double beds with inner privacy tents, and a club lounge that converts to an extra bed. Other features include an awning, windows and skylights, heating, lighting and interior and exterior storage.
Liner said, “Opus provides all the comfort any family could require, with the ruggedness needed to get off the beaten path and explore the American wild.”
Liner said it takes about 15 minutes to unfold the trailer and set it up at a campsite. The trailer is strong enough to transport kayaks, bicycles and motorcycles on top. The Opus Moto version can support two motorcycles and includes a loading system to take them on and off.
The trailers are built in Pittsburg, which is located in the Bay Area east of San Francisco. The list price is $17,999. For information, visit opuscamper.com