Nomad Bicycle Tent Trailer
THIS COULD BE AN IMPORTANT ITEM IN YOUR DISASTER KIT, AND WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEXT "BIG ONE" TAKE TIME OFF TO GO TRAVELLING!
SERIOUS TRAVELLERS ONLY NEED APPLY- PAYS FOR ITSELF IN A FEW WEEKS OF TRAVELLING
THIS MODEL IS THE ORIGINAL DESIGNED AND BUILT IN 2005, with the trailer opening up to a tent-covered cot.
But why not come here and pick it up, save some money
and enjoy some of the best cycling in the world!
It's originality and practicability created worldwide interest and sparked an international design competition that drew a record breaking 4038 entries from more than 60 countries.
We now have a well proven addition to our line of trailers ready to cruise the trails or the worldís highways. Fully self contained, light and stable, tows like a dream. Converts to a tent in minutes(the wheels stay on) for a comfortable nightís sleep on the cot, or a mid afternoon respite from the weather.
Basically maintenance free.
The tent is a 2-person model but the cot is basically for one person so there is lots of room to store your gear securely and under cover when the tent is up
There is room for all your gear in waterproof containers at all times.
Watch the YouTube Video Switching Nomad trailer to tent .
How it works:
Vic Lindal on his odyssey to Manitoba. See his website www.viclindal.ca for his journal. Note: Vic-great family man that he is- is having fun explaining and showing his 6 year-old grandson how to erect the tent. It actually takes less than 5 minutes from applying your brakes to getting inside the tent and snugged down. Watch a video of Vic setting up the Nomad on Youtube!
What our Customers are saying about the Nomad:
"While I am always trying to simplify and downsize I am not sure I am ready for this...but I am really interested in it. I've often thought that if I were homeless (and maybe I will be someday) I would want to own a bike for easy transport, but it would be even better if I had one of these mobile shelters (a tent on a trailer by Tony's Trailers). They are inexpensive and could carry all your stuff. " from Urban Simplicity.
"Sleeping above the ground
My idea of luxury camping is to turn up on any campsite and know that I donít have to worry too much about the state of the ground. Stony, hard, muddy or even concrete. I would love a tent that could handle it all Ė just like a caravan or a trailer tent does. And then someone comes along and designs something that exactly meets my needs. That man is Tony Hoar of Tony's Trailers. Heís a Canadian designer/maker based in British Columbia. Tony loves designing things and has come up with lots of ideas and designs for bicycle trailers. My favourite of all of though is the bicycle tent trailer (or trailer tent as we might say here in the UK). Itís called the Nomad and yes it just makes you dream of a truly nomadic lifestyle! You pull it behind you, you arrive at your campsite and you put down the legs. You unfold the tent (which is attached to the trailer) and, hey presto, you have a tent and a secure sleeping platform - and you donít have to worry about the ground beneath you! During the day, the trailer obviously carries your luggage and acts in the same way as an ordinary bicycle trailer. Pulling a trailer isnít difficult for a cyclist and an ideal way to carry larger amounts of camping gear. So is there a downside to the trailer? Well, the first of course is cost. No trailer is cheap: most are about £2-300 and a bicycle trailer tent from Tony is about twice that price. Having said that, it is a bespoke, specially made trailer tent and carries Tonyís personal guarantee. Weight will be an issue for some cyclists (as all trailers are) but the trailer tent will replace the weight (and the cost) of panniers, racks and of course your tent. Tony makes all kinds of bicycle trailers and now has an international reputation amongst utility cyclists." - Posted by Nick at cyclecamp at 22:17, October 13 2012.
"Tony's Nomad is a more conventional flatbed trailer with open sides that attach to a cot and are covered by a two-person tent. If you're running errands, you can leave the cot and tent behind and use your Nomad to carry all kinds of loads. For all-around versatility, you can't beat it." Read more at Trails.com: Comparison of Bicycle Trailers | Trails.com.
"Ultimate Bike Camping Trailer - Tony Hoar is a Canadian who builds and sells bike trailers. He created a model called the "JourneyMan ô Mobile Shelter" originally for homeless people. But the design of this trailer is so brilliant that I'm thinking of either building or buying one myself. It's really the ultimate for bicycle camping -- kind of an Airstream for bikes. Absolutely ingenious. For a motored bike, you would probably have to modify the hitch, but it solves two problems of bicycle camping: carrying a lot of stuff, and sleeping on the ground (especially in cooler weather). Sleeping off the ground is so much more comfortable... "-Sam
"Itís called the Nomad and yes it just makes you dream of a truly nomadic lifestyle! You pull it behind you, you arrive at your campsite and you put down the legs. Ready for the night. You unfold the tent (which is attached to the trailer) and, hey presto, you have a tent and a secure sleeping platform - and you donít have to worry about the ground beneath you! During the day, the trailer obviously carries your luggage and acts in the same way as an ordinary bicycle trailer. Pulling a trailer isnít difficult for a cyclist and an ideal way to carry larger amounts of camping gear." Posted by Nick at Cyclecamp.
"Things are great. Me and the dog have put quite a lot of miles on the trailer with no issues aside from general upkeep. We're having a great time and the weather has been on our side for the most part. Aside from the humid heat of the south, I have no complaints!" - John Condon.
"As my friend Mark Canizaro has pointed out, I'm not really "into" bike trailers. In general, I like to travel light. But Tony Hoar makes a bike trailer you can get into. Literally. It's a camp trailer with a really nifty design. One thing that I really love about this tent is that Tony started this project thinking about homeless folks. Tony has been helping people who need help and having those same people help work out details of the design.." - Solsom.com.
Tony's Trailers of Canada are available for most anything. Grocery getters, single wheelers, cargo trailers, kayak trailers, vehicles for the disabled, dog trailers and myriad custom bicycle trailer designs, like one for a gardener who humps their wheel barrow around by bike! It was, though, the Nomad that fascinated us the most. This touring trailer's frame folds out, to form both a stretcher bed and an outrigger frame for pitching a tent."
"Ever wish you could have a pop-up tent trailer while bicycle touring? This is a similar concept, but in trailer form. The same fellow also makes the highest-quality canoe trailer for bikes that I have found." - from Canadian Canoe Routes
"An excellent idea for travelling people: a trailer that doubles as a bed/tent support. Basically take your home with you on bike, itís lightweight and has a huge storage capacity." - from TheCycler
Background by Tony Hoar on the concept and design.
Build your own RV on a custom chassis by Tony Hoar. As a guide only, use the Flatdeck pricing. Let us quote you.
If you would like to contact Charles, please e-mail him at email@example.com.
"That's Alexander Main in the above photo in the midst of building his bicycle RV, which he now lives in. When he parks it at night he refers to it as 'lawn surfing'."
From "A Collection of Custom Teardrop Trailers."
You too can build your own, Nothing like starting off with a good foundation. Call for quotes.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.