QTvan is the smallest towable caravan in the world
the QTvan is the smallest towable in the world caravan designed by yannick read and the british environmental transport association (ETA). measuring only 2.39m long and 1.53m high, this small trailer beats luck all over the place. jokingly, the name QTvan represents three famous British hobbies: queuing, tea and caravanning. as that name screams “adorable,” what was the point of such a strange invention? this is how this curious project came to life and was finally named the smallest caravan in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014.
the QTvan was named the world’s smallest caravan by guinness in 2014 | image © ETA
a micro-space comfortably packed with the basics
2011 marked the iconic wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. claiming a good place to attend the ceremony was obviously tricky, especially for the elderly who didn’t want to camp and sleep on the pavement floor. when is ETA, with designate Yannick read, has come with the idea of modeling a small trailer that can be moved with a mobility scooter or a bicycle. it would also come with basic amenities to comfortably line up at night and possibly get the best view of the newlyweds getting married.
although small in size, the QTvan is surprisingly comfortable. Priced at £ 5,500, it includes a 19-inch TV, minibar, double bed for one person, bookshelves and an alarm clock. Finally, of course, you can find a kettle for boiling tea while looking at the screen. And that’s not all ; owners can opt for additional features and create a complete ‘home’ experience. these features include solar roof panels, horn and extra large rear view mirror for the mobility scooter, satellite dish, game console, central heating and external luggage rack.
the QTvan can be towed with a mobility scooter | image © ETA
a 240V hookup or battery supplied power to the trailer, giving it a range of approximately 48 km on a single charge. that said, cyclists were allowed to reach a top speed of 5 mph when riding it in a supermarket, sidewalk, or anywhere else where mobility scooters were allowed. per day, a maximum distance of 16 km was also recommended. overall, the QTvan is a cute and cozy place to camp, without the adrenaline pumping quality.
wooden side panels and LED tail lights give the trailer retro appeal | image © ETA
van includes 19-inch TV, minibar, shelving and bed | image © jonathan horde
read lying on the large single bed in the trailer | image © jonathan horde
read while waltzing the mini-trailer around a supermarket | image © jonathan horde
top speed: 6mph
dimensions: 2.39 x 1.53 m
range: 30 miles on a single charge
Power: 240v connection or battery
Approvals: 19 “TV, radio, alarm clock, book shelves, kettle, drinks cabinet
accommodation: large single bed