I thought I would share a AstroCamper design that I've been playing around with - something just for me as my wife and kids no longer join me at star parties
The design is based on an popular style of off-road campers but given my needs to keep in parked in my garage, I've designed it as a pop-top camper. It has a wet bath (e.g. a cassette toilet and shower combo). The "L" shaped lounge/dinette folds out to a little larger than a extra long twin (34" x 80") more than enough for one person to sleep quite comfortably. It has a slide out kitchen with sink and camp stove. The slide out electric refrigerator is also accessible when slid into the camper. The rear storage/food pantry is accessible from both the inside and the outside. All cooking would be outdoors.
Two 100ah AGM batteries would power the rig and could be kept charged via solar panels, plugging into 30amp shore power would also be possible. I can fit a 21 gallon fresh water tank onboard as well. I would use a truma-combi water heater and furnace unit to provide both hot water and heat at night. I have not designed A/C as part of the unit as I find most of the time I can get by with just good ventilation from a Fantastic Fan and open windows. Thought I could install a similar 6,500 LG A/C unit link the one in my Aliner to provide more than enough cooling to such as small space.
A wrap-around 270 degree awning would provide plenty of shade more than enough shelter on rainy days.
I would use both white LEDs and red LEDs as lighting options inside and all windows would incorporate blackout shades.
Now, will I even build it or get help building it? Who knows but it would take quite some time just working on it evenings and weekends.
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In travel mode - front view: