Air Opus - Test Preview | 18 Jul 2019
The Air Opus is an impressive composition, whichever way you look at it…
by Allan Whiting of OutbackTravelAustralia.com.au
Melbourne-based Opus Camper Trailers has released a joint China-UK-Australian product that is said to be the world’s first self-inflating camper. The canvas roof section is fitted with 'air beams' that are electric-pump inflated to form a camper trailer tent, without the need for booms and poles.
The unit converts from a compact trailer into a luxury camper in around three minutes. With the air-beam annexe attached, set-up time is around seven minutes. And, yes, to back up the inbuilt electric air pump, a manual air pump and a puncture repair kit are provided with every Air Opus camper trailer. Air beam technology has been available in the marquee and premium tent industry for some years, but as far as we can ascertain this is its first appearance on a camper trailer.
Air Opus is the latest enhancement to the Opus Mark 2 dual-fold camper, adding innovation to what is already a breakthrough camper design. Unlike traditional camper trailer designs that have forward, rearward or side-fold lids, the Opus has two lids – one forward opening and one rear opening – that form the base for two tent-covered double beds. This leaves the trailer body space available for a large dinette/lounge area. The beds are on the short side for tall people, so an option is an extendable forward bed, with more leg room.
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