How to transform your pick-up into a motor home in a few seconds? The company A&A Explorers provides the solution. 

Anthony and Adrien are two young engineers with a passion for 4x4s and outdoor life. So when Adrien was looking to fit out the back of his pick-up to sleep in, they discovered on the internet a 10-year-old American concept that had never been used in France before: the Weekender Camper Package. The system is simple: thanks to four electric jacks powered by the car’s battery, the Weekender Camper Package raises the pick-up’s hardtop by 45 cm. The openings on the sides and rear of the pickup make way for tent material, turning the rear of the vehicle into a cross between a van and a roof tent. Seduced, the two young people contacted the American company that had developed the concept and became its exclusive dealer in France and Europe.

Easy to install

The system is easy to install (according to two engineering school graduates). If you follow the video tutorials prepared by A&A Explorers, you can expect to spend a day or a day and a half equipping your pick-up with the Weekender Camper Package. The jacks must be attached to the bottom of the bed and to the hardtop. However, if you are not a handyman, you can always take the installation option and let Anthony and Adrien do it. Once in place, this system will only slightly impact the weight of your vehicle (less than 40 kilos).

Holiday and daily use

The Weekender Camper Package has a dual purpose. You can, of course, use it in its holiday mode, with the tent canvas stretching over the sides and rear of the vehicle. It is attached with Velcro and can be easily removed. All that remains are the jacks, which significantly increase the rear volume when the hardtop is raised. Practical if you have bulky things to transport. It fits all pick-ups on the market with a rear bed of 1.5 m to 2.1 m. The tent can be adjusted by means of adjustable Velcro fasteners so that it is always taut.

A comfortable living space

Once the hardtop is up and the canvas are stretched, the Weekender Camper Package offers a comfortable living space with a living height of about 1.4 m. On the length side, a tent pole is fitted to the rear of the vehicle, increasing the length of the bed by 40 cm. The Weekender Camper Package does not include the interior equipment, so you can customise it to suit your needs. For occasional use, it can be combined with products such as the Duvalay bedding. With its large windows with mosquito nets on the sides, it offers a good compromise between the pleasures of the tent and the needs of travelling campers who like to have a system that is quick and easy to set up. As you can see in our video, it takes only a few minutes to set up or close the hardtop.

Price: 2600€ for the whole system and 1570€ just for the four electric jacks
To order : www.aa-explorers.com

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C'est parce que nous aimons le camping traditionnel que nous avons pensé à ce site. Parce que nous regrettons parfois que le mobile-home occupe désormais tant de place sur les campings, nous avons voulu mettre en avant les terrains où les tentes, les caravanes et les camping-cars restent majoritaire. Et offrir à tout ceux qui partagent notre amour de la vie en plein air, un site avec des idées de voyages, des conseils techniques et surtout un choix de campings où il fait bon venir poser sa caravane ou planter sa tente.

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