Following the launch of the Lunar Vacanza Camper Car earlier this year, Lunar has unveiled a new compact trailer and unique inflatable awning at The Motorhome & Caravan Show.
The clever Freetrail trailer will be presented to market under the new Dorma brand; the Freetrail is the first of many new Vacanza accessories which will feature the Dorma name, the company reported.
The Freetrail is available in two model variations—an open trailer and a luxury trailer. Both models feature a funky contemporary style design which pairs perfectly with the Vacanza Camper Car.
The Freetrail is aerodynamic, lightweight and robust. It is easy to tow and offers an MTPLM of just 750 kg (1650 pounds) which makes it an economical choice, according to a company news release.
The Freetrail offers a large amount of storage for its size with a 500 kg (1100 pound) payload. As with the Vacanza, safety is paramount to Lunar, which is why the Freetrail has also been awarded European Whole Vehicle Type Approval, the company notes.
The open trailer model features steel wheels, includes a small door at the front of the trailer and comes with a waterproof tonneau cover for the large storage compartment.
The Open Trailer model is priced from £2495 ($3981); optional extras include alloy wheels, interior courtesy lights, mudflaps, and a solid lid.
The Luxury Trailer model comes with alloy wheels, a unique secure hinged lid, door lights and interior courtesy lights, mudflaps, and a full braking system.
The Luxury Trailer model is available from £2995 ($4780).
Lunar has also launched a new and unique poleless, inflatable tail gate awning. The light and easy to inflate awning employs Vango poleless AirBeam technology that uses robust inflatable tubes in place of traditional poles.
The awning can be easily inflated in minutes with the use of the electric onboard air pump resulting in a strong and rigid structure.
The new multi functional tent style awning is self supporting and can be used as a stand-alone tent that needs no support from the vehicle. The innovative awning can be fitted to the tail gate quickly and easily with the use of a newly developed neo-magnetic fitting. The beauty of the new fitting method is that no costly awning rail is needed and the awning can be easily attached to or detached from the vehicle in seconds, according to the news release.
The awning offers
additional living accommodation with a two-person bedroom compartment. It is fully weather and windproof and comes complete with a ground sheet, guy ropes, and pegs. The awning is extremely lightweight and it can be packed away into a small bag and stored with ease.
The Vacanza awning is available in grey and retails at just £599 ($956).
Lunar Caravans Ltd
The Lunar story reflects 43 years of passion and pride for building caravans that are in the words of the company “undoubtedly the best in lightweight luxury touring.”
From humble beginnings, co-founders Brian Talbot and Ken Wilcock, named their caravan manufacturing business Lunar following inspiration from the 1969 mission to land on the moon. They knew their caravans were exceptional but couldn’t have imagined the size that Lunar has become today.
From the flagship Clubman to the legendary little Ariva, through the years the Lunar ethos has remained constant: build lightweight high quality caravans with luxurious interiors.
When the company was sold to a European manufacturer in the 1990’s it was a milestone when a management buyout, led by Chairman and CEO, Brian Mellor, was finalized in 2007.
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“Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space.”
It could be the theme song of every caravaner, though it’s not likely what Steppenwolf had in mind when they recorded Born to be Wild in 1968.