The annual Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, essentially Europe’s major RV trade show, is well underway in Germany and that means that some of the coolest new motorhome designs are rolling out. One such announcement is the Lume Traveler, a fun new tow-behind camper that sports a few unique features that help it standout from the pack. More below.
Right off the bat, you can tell that Lume has opted for a simple design on its Traveler camper. There are some AirStream vibes here, although it’s much more rectangular than the smooth lines you’d find on the iconic brand. The Traveler is available in three different styles, with the ‘No. 1’ version getting the most attention at the trade show. One quick look, and it’s easy to see why.
For me, it’s the convertible top that really makes the Lume Traveler standout. Imagine being out in the mountains or by a lake with the ability to roll back the top of your camper to view the stars at night. That’s a nice setup. The canopy comes in at six- by four-feet and is made of canvas to handle any weather conditions that might pop-up.
Founder Hein van de Laar does not like camping, but he does enjoy being in nature. Despite his 1.98m length, he has designed a small, practical, and compact traveler; the LUME Traveler No.1. Thanks to its aluminium ‘sandwich construction’ and the elements specifically designed for the trailer, the LUME Traveler is not only properly insulated, but also has a real character of its own.
Lume has also included a set of 100W solar panels on top, which is perfect for powering all of your gear while away from home. It won’t quite provide enough juice for all of your accessories, but it’s enough to handle lights and small electronics. Any step towards renewable energy on-the-go is a positive one in our eyes.
In hopes of offering more room to sleep, Lume has put a kitchen on the outside of the Traveler. It includes three cabinets, two gas burners and a 40L fridge. Obviously, there will be times when cooking outdoors isn’t ideal, but the trade-off for more space is a welcome one at night. You won’t find a bathroom or toilet on the Traveler, yet another trade-off for its sleek design.
Rounding out the list of features on this sleek aluminum trailer is an integrated Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV. If you’re interested in picking up one of these new campers, you better act fast. Lume is only planning on construction 50 units total. It’s slated to be listed at €46,500 which equates to around $53,000. You can learn more about pre-order on this landing page.