Demountable motorhomes are not a new concept – and neither are fifth wheel trailers. However, they are usually on the large side and definitely don’t look like this:
This is the Colim – a kind of cross between a fifth wheel caravan, a demountable motorhome and a normal caravan and car combination.
In reality, it is a caravan and tow car that have been designed together and carefully integrated. The concept is that you can drop the accomodation section where you like and scoot off in the city-sized runaround car to see the sites, do some shopping or whatever.
The Colim design is the work of German designer Christian Susana, who is currently looking for a manufacturing deal for the Colim.
Colim is an acronym – ‘Colours Of Life In Motion’ and the Colim is designed to bridge the gap between caravans, campers, lifestyle and business, according to Susana. The accomodation module can be customised to include different living modules such as a kitchen or bathroom and will sleep 2-4 people.
The tow vehicle only has two seats but does have a far safer and more stable hitch mechanism than conventional car-caravan setups – again, rather like a fifth wheel setup, with the pivot point just above and in front of the rear axle, rather than behind it.