This is the Cyberlandr! It’s a truck camper designed for the Tesla Cybertruck.
It’s an incredible concept that’s designed to collapse into the bed of the truck and expands when you want it to. Inside: a bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchenette, multi-functional queen bed, and apparently, even a corner office with a view. I don’t know, it seems unfeasible, but I suppose we will see. What do you think?
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CyberLandr EV Truck Camper
How about a micro house that expands and collapses in the bed of your electric pickup truck?
That’s what the people behind Cyberlandr are doing. They’re in the process of developing this incredible micro home!
It has a kitchen, bathroom, and a multifunctional queen bed that transforms into seating.
And yes, it’s all designed to hide away when you’re not using it.
Is this something you would consider?
It even features 500watts of solar on the roof.
Incredibly enough, when the camper is not in use, it looks like it’s not even there.
VIDEO – The CyberLandr Design In Action
VIDEO – The Kitchen
VIDEO – Bed Transformation
VIDEO – CyberLandr on Now You Know
- Disappearing camper design
- Designed for the Tesla Cybertruck
- Dry weight 1,200 lbs, 1360 lbs wet
- 40-gallon freshwater, 20-gallon greywater
- 4 stage water filtration
- 500 watts solar panel
- Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children
- Wireless Internet Connectivity via Starlink
- Seats transform into a queen bed
- Corner office with a view
- Bathroom with shower and dry toilet
- Kitchen with a smart faucet, drying rack, cutting board, expanding porcelain countertop
- Invisible induction cooktop
- 32″ 4K UHD Smart TV
- Surround sound audio
- Alarm security and 360-degree surveillance
- $49,995 (does not include Cybertruck)
- Interested? Email [email protected]!
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Or buy five used Paek Model RV’s in areas you want to visit..
Well, that would be a better option for a vacation home than a camper replacement. Campers can go to much more remote location and allow actual camping trips, along with allowing exploring, which you can’t do with a Park Model RV… But they can complement each other to give much more options and conveniences as a Park Model RV can make an excellent home base for the camper…
While people may want to visit other areas and if they’re not going to revisit an area later then it may be better to rent than buy…
Joking James, although the pricing IS a bit silly except for those with more money than good sense. You can pick up a 20-year-old RV with all the working fixtures for less than $10K off many sites and be WAY ahead with comfort and save enough to buy 30 years of fuel if you shop around.
Well, that’s debatable because pricing of new vs old applies to everything. So it’ll eventually apply to this too and it’s only really relevant to compare it to its equivalent, which would be a new RV of the same type. Otherwise you’d have to consider all the differences like how older RV’s won’t have warranty, can be harder to service and cost more to insure, may have outdated technology, RV’s of this type can have a lot of wear and tear because they are often taken out to off road locations and through rough terrain, etc. that won’t be the same or equivalent as what you get with a new model RV…
While compared to other new expandable RVs, the price is right in the range that many of them can be at… They’re generally not the cheapest type of RV! You can often easily get a larger RV for less, it just won’t support the same type of features like being able to become super compact and be able to be towed through even rough terrain like these can… But most of these types are on their own trailer and needs to be towed behind the vehicle. While this is stored on the truck itself for a bit more convenience and ability to get to hard to reach camping spots…
Most others are also manually expanded and set up, while this is automatic… There is a question of range with a EV, especially if you’re not in a state like California that has yet to set up a network of charging stations, but it easily provides power silently versus a loud generator for more peaceful camping experience. So probably not as clear a choice as it may first appear…
Besides, 30 years is a long time and choices may progressively be forced towards this type of option, as gas is going to become more and more expensive. Especially, as they’re going to be trying to ban gas vehicles world wide and push all of us to use only EVs. Starting in 2025 with Norway and in the States there’s over 12 states that are pushing for 2035 through 2040 to be when they’ll effectively ban gas vehicles and more immediately the present Administration is already in talks to start significantly increasing the gas tax, while pushing for renewed tax breaks for EVs…
Though, hopefully with more appealing designs in future models ;-p
All valid points….with the key ingredient being time…After 75 a certain amount of expectaion diminishes and you tend to look at what is available. I am a Hemp/Battery/ Solar nutbag fanatic as you are likely to find out in the wild.
Nothing wrong with that, a lot of us are fellow nutbag fanatics too, just with some different varieties… ;-p
Waaayyy too many moving parts.
I appreciate the desire and need behind the engineering, but I do not believe that it is necessary to create something that is ugly and post-apocalyptic-looking. This may qualify as cool but is actually clearly pollution when seen in the beauty of the natural surroundings shown. Sorry folks, please try again.
Its sterile looking like dead looking. No thanks, too much death metal feel.
Anyone here old enough to remember the episode of The Six Million Dollar Man called ‘Death Probe’? 😀
I will admit, clever idea. Just needs a bit of refining. I do like the sliding top solar panels.
Yes, just old enough to have been around when the series first aired, and despite being very slow it definitely gave Steve a lot of trouble, both times. But imagine if they updated it to this, which can go 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds…
But they are making a movie remake, updated for inflation, the Six Billion Dollar Man, Mark Wahlberg playing Lee Major’s role… Haven’t seen the plot yet for it, may just be the origin story, but it would be cool if they had this in the movie just for a hmm, that looks familiar, scene… or have it look like the original but then shed the extra parts and turns into the truck for high speed chase…
Though, several old series comparisons to make, like the old pirate ships from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century series, ground vehicles in the original Battlestar Galactica series, etc.
Yeah, I’m still a kid at heart…
No thanks. I prefer rounded corners and nothing that could electrically fail. Looks too much like a sterile environment to me.
If the company gave me this free of charge, I would immediately put a For Sale sign on it and sell it for whatever I could get.
Instead build an aero camper shell that can turn the CT aero from .45cd to something like .30CDA and costing 20% of this thing while improving highway range from better aero.
And have the interior slide out so it can be used for cargo.
And this is a maintenance, leak prone way too costly fiasco if there ever was one.
Um, it compacts completely into the bed of the truck and allows the truck to have its normal shape, which the Tesla Cybertruck’s aerodynamics have been tested and, for a truck, it’s aerodynamics are considered very good… Just not as good as a regular car but you generally aren’t going to get a truck that will be that aerodynamic. Most of the drag coefficient is from the sides and tires, which is characteristic of most trucks and an aero shell camper wouldn’t be changing those…
The drag over the top decreases consistently towards the rear, pushing down on the rear window. Forcing the truck to move forward, similar to a wing wedge, which counteracts some of the force at the front. So is basically already pretty aero in that regard… It’s essentially already engineered to perform well, just with a shape people aren’t used to… Remember, Elon Musk also owns Space X and has actual rocket scientist and engineers at his disposal, etc. What’s engineered just won’t always be what we are used to…
While the camper is just not meant to be moved in its expanded form but that’s true of pretty much all expandable campers, which are intended to be very small in compact form but can be up to multiple times larger in its expanded form that can also be larger than what is possible with slide outs…
As for leak prone? Hardly, every section overlaps the section below. So no way for any leaking unless the water defies gravity. Making it much more leak proof than slide outs…
And all RV’s require maintenance… So that’s not really saying anything about this in particular… It remains to be seen if it’s average or worse… Especially, as other expandable RV’s tend to be similar pop-up types as well for apples to apples comparison…
That said, it’s definitely for a specific niche and unless you are in that niche then there’s of course other options and definitely cheaper ones that quite a number of people will probably like the appearance of better as well…
It’s not like Tesla is the only one making EV trucks, after all. Ford will soon come out with an EV version of it’s F-150 and already has a hybrid out, etc. and those will be compatible with traditional truck campers…
But regardless of what we think this is apparently going to sell well as within the first 15 days of announcing it they got over 1000 pre-orders. The first 20 getting it for $40,000… So at present the company is conservatively estimating they’ll likely reach 10,000 units sold in 2022…
Like the old saying goes, there’s no accounting for taste but there definitely appears to be a market for it… While both the truck and the camper are being manufactured in Texas…
I love the concept, however it is a fantasy. It is being developed by a couple veteran software developers with virtually no experience developing, manufacturing or supporting consumer products. If Musk can do it…
It upsets me to see these guys taking peoples money when there is such low likelihood of them being able to deliver. They should learn from Elon Musk’s lessons on the complexity he insisted on incorporating in the Model X. It is very difficult to produce a reliable system with so many moving parts, especially safety-critical components like doors. I am really curious to see how they plan to make the roll up doors operate between through nesting wall panels. On the positive side, this product has inspired me to revisit the RV and solar trailer concepts I was working on inspired by the Cybertruck reveal.
That is neat!! If they can really make it do all that and then disappear I would buy it in a heartbeat. Well if I had the money anyways 😊
I appreciate it as a conceptual art piece. As a practical matter, I’m a little concerned that, though everything folds up neatly and tucks away, would there be space in the car for blankets and pillows, food, cooking pot, clothing, etc?
It’s actually a truck, so it’s a bit bigger than a car and has a pretty high payload capacity of up to 3500 lbs… You can always add a small trailer to store additional supplies, though that will likely cut into the 500 mile range it’s limited to… The solar panel is nice but it’s not going to be able to charge the vehicle for travel but should be plenty for running the camping gear, TV, etc.
While similar size camper units that expand can store most of the basics. They’re just not usually meant for long getaways but day trips and maybe a weekend trip are what they’re usually ideal for most of the time. Along with maybe long A to B distance trips if you can plot a route with appropriate charging stations along the way to avoid needing to make stops at motels, etc.
They’re continually improving the technology, though, so next iteration will likely add more range, capabilities, and features… But this caters to those who want flexibility, a vehicle that can be used as a daily driver, and have it all easily stored in a normal single car garage, which is helpful in places you can’t park an RV out in the open, dealing with HOAs, etc…
In my opinion, this is a ridiculously priced toy ! While it is a unique design, there are many drawbacks to this ‘camper’ from my viewpoint. First, once installed, you no longer have the capacity of your truck . This camper takes up the storage space of the so called cyber locker built into the truck also so you loose this space too.. The bed looked short to me, they claim it’s 60″ wide but shorter than 80″??? Why not say what the length of the bed is? Oh, because they don’t even know the finalized dimensions of the truck! There is currently no way to remove and install this toy, they say they are working on a dolly. They want to install this for you so apparently it’s going to cost you more to purchase the as yet shown dolly for this thing. You will have to put a hitch on the truck (none available yet either9) to carry bulky items like bicycles. Lets put some bicycles on the back of the truck and take it to the wind tunnel. The camper weighs an approximate 1/3rd of the truck (gonna have to be a hefty dolly) but they claim an ‘estimated’ 5% reduction in range? Hmmm. They say the camper will have HVAC but they are still working on the details. The camper is powered from the truck batteries so there is another loss of range. The batteries are being depleted the whole time you are camping. They estimate 500 watts of solar capacity but, do you camp in the shade or the full sun? If you’re parked in the sun all day in the summer, I believe whatever you gain from the solar will be mostly used up with air conditioning and of course the reverse for cold weather camping with heating. It is not actually insulated either! Well, I did like the fact that it recycles the gray water via a 4 stage filtration system that also use UV for sterilization. The RV builders out there should be utilizing a similar system. Some might be but I haven’t heard of any. UV and high quality filters aren’t that costly.————————————————–
Then we come to the fact that it’s an electric vehicle. While I think electric vehicles are a worthy pursuit, in the context of the entire country, it seems a pipe dream to me. Ok for short commuting, not so good for travel. First, our electric capacity and distribution is fairly maxed currently and there are no serious upgrades to our electrical infrastructure in place. Only an estimated 5% of the trillion+ infrastructure plan of the current criminals in charge is slated to be spent on actual infrastructure projects so, sorry folks, we aren’t getting a huge increase in electrical capacity anytime soon. Can you even fathom having 100 million electric cars on the road and what is needed infrastructure wise to accommodate this? And yes, there’s a lot more than 100 million gas burners on the road in this country. Then there’s the problem of charging stations for EV’s. There just aren’t that many. Let’s have a look.
Charging Statistics By State – April 5, 2019
As of December 31, 2018 there were 1,046,840 electric vehicles (BEV and PHEV) in the United States and through April 5, 2019 there were 21,324 charging locations and 62,153 charging connections. The following table shows the number of charging locations, charging connections, EVs sold through December 31, 2018 and ratio of EVs to charging connections per state and the District of Columbia.
State Charging Locations (1) Charging Outlets (2) Outlets Per Location EV Stock (3) EVs to Charging Outlets
Alabama 115 268 2.33 2,487 9.28
Alaska 16 26 1.62 534 20.54
Arizona 454 1,223 2.69 18,129 14.82
Arkansas 72 196 2.72 1,194 6.09
California 5,095 19,687 3.86 506,608 25.73
Colorado 692 1,857 2.68 19,738 10.63
Connecticut 335 814 2.43 10,916 13.41
Delaware 49 159 3.24 1,895 11.92
District of Columbia 122 340 2.79 2,321 6.83
Florida 1,165 3,010 2.58 40,548 13.47
Georgia 773 2,335 3.02 33,947 14.54
Hawaii 265 523 1.97 9,539 18.24
Idaho 70 163 2.33 1,459 8.95
Illinois 487 1,255 2.58 22,475 17.91
Indiana 207 507 2.45 6,047 11.93
Iowa 127 316 2.49 2,799 8.86
Kansas 185 777 4.20 2,621 3.37
Kentucky 115 251 2.18 2,186 8.71
Louisiana 91 213 2.34 1,803 8.46
Maine 155 288 1.86 2,456 8.53
Maryland 593 1,598 2.69 17,900 11.20
Massachusetts 597 1,758 2.94 22,824 12.98
Michigan 401 1,112 2.77 18,434 16.58
Minnesota 326 793 2.43 8,845 11.15
Mississippi 56 152 2.71 649 4.27
Missouri 408 1,720 4.22 6,676 3.88
Montana 44 110 2.50 1,033 9.39
Nebraska 79 207 2.62 1,816 8.77
Nevada 247 721 2.92 6,296 8.73
New Hampshire 110 215 1.95 3,375 15.70
New Jersey 290 745 2.57 25,945 34.83
New Mexico 68 183 2.69 2,100 11.48
New York 1,190 2,828 2.38 46,397 16.41
North Carolina 582 1,331 2.29 13,054 9.81
North Dakota 19 29 1.53 291 10.03
Ohio 432 996 2.31 12,820 12.87
Oklahoma 67 169 2.52 4,918 29.10
Oregon 605 1,462 2.42 21,433 14.66
Pennsylvania 433 1,029 2.38 18,248 17.73
Rhode Island 85 251 2.95 1,966 7.83
South Carolina 234 500 2.14 3,447 6.89
South Dakota 33 89 2.70 424 4.76
Tennessee 404 1,054 2.61 6,684 6.34
Texas 1,134 3,109 2.74 34,239 11.01
Utah 210 602 2.87 6,767 11.24
Vermont 212 550 2.59 3,307 6.01
Virginia 578 1,356 2.35 16,505 12.17
Washington 874 2,383 2.73 41,459 17.40
West Virginia 87 212 2.44 746 3.52
Wisconsin 285 542 1.90 8,271 15.26
Wyoming 51 139 2.73 269 1.94
Median 234 550 2.58 6,296 11.15
1) Locations: Number of sites where 1 or more charging outlets exists. Source: Alternative Fueling Station Locator – As of April 5, 2019
2) Outlets: Number of individual charing plugs/sockets/connectors. In some cases there may be more than 1 plug per charging station – so plugs are counted, rather than “stations” Alternative Fueling Station Locator As of April 5, 2019.
3) Cumulative EV stock 2011 to December 2018 – Source: (Alliance of Auto Manufacturers/IHS Markit, Advanced Technology Vehicles Sales Dashboard)
Charts: States with Most/Fewest Charging Connections
A bit surprisingly, Missouri and Kansas have the highest ratio of EV charging connections per location, with California not too far behind.
Contrast this by over 160,000 filling stations. Not sure what the % of carbon based fuels are powering our grid but I think it’s at least 60%. I will stick to my petro fueled vehicles and used or homebuilt campers than you. I wouldn’t buy this toy if I was filthy rich.
Yeah, as of 2021 there’s 40,582 charging stations with 97,589 charging outlets… Though, those are all public and doesn’t include everyone who has their own private charging stations. So actual number is higher in total, there’s just a long way to go before it’s truly wide spread. But, in a pinch, Level 1 (120 volt) charging is possible to get you by but you’d be stuck for a few days if you had to do a full charge that way. 6-30 hours with Level 2 (240 volt) charging, and 30 minutes for near 170 mile range with Level 3 (480 volt) Supercharging or DC fast charging… Like an RV, you just have to take the appropriate charge connectors with you for the different options but this is also for charging stations as not all of them will have the same rated outlets and is where using a EV is more complicated than a gas vehicle.
More critical is updating the grid to support that energy demand but it’ll take more than 12 billion to update the grid that still relies heavily on fossil fuel but that isn’t stopping states like California forcing it and creating problems like rolling blackouts, among other problems, because they can’t generate enough power just so they can say they went green.
While 12 states are pushing to ban gas vehicles by 2035, with the present administration hoping to push that agenda nationally…
Even the diesel vehicle emission control is a bit of a joke, consuming 50% more fuel to clean 19% of the exhaust. While most diesel engines run cleaner than gas already… Cutting off the pipeline similarly raised emissions instead of lowering them.
We should be more focused on hybrids right now but the EVs are improving, criticism aside, there’s early adopters who can take advantage of them for niche uses.
Overall, it technically makes about as much sense as traditional truck campers with expandable designs on a half ton truck, which is what the Tesla Cybertruck was modeled after for most of its specs, final product in real world reviews are still pending. So we can only speculate right now…
Though, the final dimensions of the truck were known since the original public launch event. Since, Tesla released their 3D models of it for people to download and analyze… Truck bed is 100 cubic feet, length is 6.5 feet… The truck itself is 231.7 inches long and 79.8 inches wide and 75 inches tall. So within the realm of a crew-cab, full-size pickup truck with a shorter bed… Tesla plans to offer the Cybertruck in three flavors: A short-range, single-motor rear-wheel-drive version; a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive medium-range model; and the king-of-the-hill three-motor all-wheel-drive version. The later version being the full spec’ed and capable of the 14,000 lbs towing capacity. While the base model is stated to be able to handle 7,500 lbs and all three are rated for 3500 lbs payload capacity.
So, if it wasn’t for the range limitation, it would be pretty comparable to your typical half ton truck and is a step up from your typical Tesla car that people have also been trying to use for RV usage. Like the model 3 has been used to tow Teardrop campers for up to 150 miles at a time.
Definitely falls short if your expecting a heavy duty truck performer or just want a lot of range but for the average person who uses a truck more for daily commute driver and the occasional light duty truck usage in a pinch to get by, there are worse things on the market that are priced even higher… Just will be a long time before it can really replace gas vehicles, definitely solidly in the early adopter category, provided we aren’t forced to make the switch before then…