After you’ve spent somewhere north of £30,000 on your shiny new Mercedes X-Class pickup, the first thing you want to do with it probably isn’t to put a mobile home on the back. But you can, if you like.
German motorhome conversion specialist Tischer has come up with this, erm, thing. It bolts to the structure of the pickup and presumably fits the Nissan Navara as well. It bolts on and can be removed whenever you choose, if you have the equipment to do it.
Pretty it isn’t. It’s like a caravan relic that you’d see going slowly mouldy on an old couple’s driveway. The likes of Airstream and Cowley prove that you don’t have to make portable living quarters look like they’ve been retrieved from a skip, but hey.
On the other hand the ungainly looks mean it’s surprisingly practical. Believe it or not there are two beds on board; a main one in a 150cm-wide alcove and a second that can be made up from three allegedly cosy seats.
The standing headroom is almost two metres and the kitchen area has a three-burner gas hob. Impressively, Tischer has somehow crammed-in a fold-away basin, a swivelling toilet and even a shower. People renting in certain parts of London would kill for luxury like this.
This is apparently just a concept, for now, so there are no prices or production dates. It’s being displayed at the Caravan, Motor & Touristik (CMT) show in Germany alongside another X-Class-based concept.
Let’s just say this one is a bit… more us. Built by VanEssa Mobilcamping, the module turns the X-Class’s load bay into a fully-equipped kitchen. There’s provision for cooking, washing up and storing a vast amount of food and beer. Because, let’s be honest, there would definitely be beer.