r/interestingasfuck • u/unbold • Mar 23 '23
VW Bug Gooseneck Trailer Camper. Full 360 movement
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u/Rickyspanish33 Mar 23 '23
He had to be about the only guy to ever drive a beetle while wearing a tie
u/PuzzledRaise1401 Mar 23 '23
No, Ted Bundy did.
u/AnEvenNicerGuy Mar 24 '23
A tie in a VW bug? I don’t know who this guy is but he sounds like a monster
u/PuzzledRaise1401 Mar 24 '23
He was just trying to get a head.
u/dfk70 Mar 23 '23
Beetles can barely get out of their own way. I can't imagine how bad it would be dragging this trailer.
u/wigg1es Mar 23 '23
The trailer has to made of paper mache and balsa wood.
u/ChoripanesAndHentai Mar 23 '23
It had to weight almost nothing... the hitch is only supported by 4 screws to the sheet metal roof.
u/motor1_is_stopping Mar 24 '23
So just like every other camper on the road?
u/Fit-Pop531 Mar 24 '23
u/Icameforthenachos Mar 23 '23
Just the dude sitting in it exceeds its weight capacity.
u/74orangebeetle Mar 24 '23
Can confirm (username relevant). I live in a hilly area too...I've had my foot to the floor doing 25mph up a hill while apologizing to the person behind me in a 35 zone...in an old beetle you learn to build up your momentum to get up hills....haven't had that thing for a long time, but a fast car it was not....
u/floridaman1467 Mar 24 '23
Had an old Tercel like this. There's 2 pretty big hills I'd have to go up to get to school every day, and I'd have to get up to like 60 to be going 30 by the top. 4 gears and practically no weight.
u/74orangebeetle Mar 24 '23
Yeah, my beetle was a 4 speed, weighed around 1800 pounds....I think mine would've made 48 horsepowerish brand new, but with it being over 30 years old when I had it, who knows.
u/Von_Moistus Mar 24 '23
First car was a Geo Metro. I share(d) your pain. I had to plan routes based on how hilly they were.
I miss that car. I hate how the trend these days is for bigger and bigger cars.
u/74orangebeetle Mar 24 '23
There are some small ones out there...They just discontinued the Chevy Spark/made through 2022, but I'd say it's kind of like a modern equivalent. I used to have a co-worker who drove a geo-metro and I was kind of jealous/I think small cars are cool.
u/iscashstillking Mar 23 '23
Not only that but beetles don't have the best brakes either. Imagine having to stop all of that extra mass with 4 drum brakes.
u/Garth_M Mar 24 '23
The handling and the braking are the most important parts ! If you can’t get up to speed, it shouldn’t kill you but the other two things might very well
u/jayradano Mar 23 '23
I can imagine what this would fetch at an auction today.
u/npopular-opinions Mar 23 '23
At least 3 quarters and whatever’s in my left pocket.
u/Kazczyk Mar 23 '23
u/Dan300up Mar 23 '23
It all seemed fine enough until they tried stopping it on the highway.
u/Test-Fire Mar 23 '23
18 miles to the gallon at 45mph...lol
u/Magnahelix Mar 23 '23
My family owned a campground back in the 70s. Never saw one these. Would have been super cool if one rolled in.
u/s0ciety_a5under Mar 23 '23
VW Bug Gooseneck Trailer Camper
It was never put into production. It was a concept idea that never went past this demonstration.
u/SpectralEdge Mar 24 '23
Damn. That's sad. I want one.
u/USSMarauder Mar 23 '23
Say it with me Transformers fans
u/TheCleverELSD Mar 23 '23
I thought the same thing
u/Warlock2005128 Mar 24 '23
u/bigppgfan Mar 25 '23
u/homelessdreamer Mar 23 '23
Say what you will about this particular set-up But I am in love with the concept. A midsized version of this would be amazing.
u/SkidRowAlbertan Mar 23 '23
A stiff cross wind would flip that so easily.
u/EVOBlock Mar 23 '23
I would love to own this set!
u/jraps26 Mar 23 '23
James May would hate this.
u/SnooPies3442 Mar 23 '23
Because Hitler lol
u/RoraPickle Mar 23 '23
Thats a HELL of a design!
u/kayaker58 Mar 23 '23
Is the attachment to the car just using the rain gutters?
u/fangelo2 Mar 24 '23
I wouldn’t trust that roof rack to hold my 40 pound kayak let alone this trailer. And what are those 2 chains? Safety chains attached to the thing that is definitely going to separate from the car? The only thing safe about this is that I doubt you could go more than 25 mph with this setup
u/StillRunning99 Mar 23 '23
Gotta wonder how the roof didn't just get torn off driving down the road.
u/goinmobile2030 Mar 23 '23
Going camping. Need a new tie.
u/Vast-Philosophy4108 Mar 23 '23
Build more campers like this!
u/Otherwise_Mud1825 Mar 23 '23
Can't imagine you could use it for long before the doors wouldn't open or close, lol.
u/dvdmaven Mar 23 '23
I remember seeing ads for these, but never saw one in the wild. Most people who wanted a VW camper bought a Bus.
u/tiggers97 Mar 23 '23
I hope the roof on that VW is reinforced.
u/SlimDickens69 Mar 23 '23
"If dad performs a few of these gyrations while the family is having breakfast, there could be a trailer-load of trouble" *stupid sexy dad*
u/schnaudad99 Mar 23 '23
u/Toon_Lucario Mar 24 '23
Rise Bumblemus Prime
u/donthateonspiders Mar 23 '23
that is pretty cool
u/J4MES101 Mar 23 '23
The little things are funny
“If dad performs manoeuvres ”
Because no way mum is driving…
u/CM_Bison Mar 23 '23
u/saposmak Mar 24 '23
A freeway accident in one of these would be a ghastly thing.
u/MDEUSX Mar 24 '23
Wait, so you don’t need a 6,000lbs truck to tow a trailer? Wait till Americans find out about this one.
u/Nyrk333 Mar 24 '23
Depends on the trailer....
u/Signal_Level1535 Mar 24 '23
helped a friend who pulled a 16 foot trailer full of logs with a ranger once. what tf is that wiggle....
u/happyclaim808 Mar 24 '23
u/business-sexual Mar 24 '23
u/Responsible_Ad8946 Mar 24 '23
You'd need to reinforce your roof
u/Sir-Farts- Mar 24 '23
It's like playing Farm Simulator?
u/D3vilry_Corp Mar 24 '23
Time to “Bug Out” 🤣
u/DogeyLord Mar 24 '23
Try reverse parking with this shit lmao
u/Away_Plan_7127 Mar 25 '23
We’re can I get this
u/MarcThruTheWeb May 03 '23
Why is this not a thing these days!
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