Collapsible Bike Trailer Has Comfortable Bunk for Camper (Jul, 1935)

I’ve always wanted a bike with an attached sleeping coffin.

Collapsible Bike Trailer Has Comfortable Bunk for Camper
A COLLAPSIBLE bicycle trailer which can be converted into comfortable sleeping quarters has been built by Joseph Do-rocke, 25-year-old Chicago youth. With it he intends to make an 8-months bicycle tour of America, retiring at night in his ingenious sleeping compartment.

The trailer resembles a box camera with an extended bellows. Ready for travel, the 50-pound outfit measures only four feet long and two feet square. It is supported on the road by two standard bicycle wheels.

When an inner compartment is pulled out, the enclosed bed extends to eight feet, furnishing sufficient space for the average person. The roof is hinged and may be closed in case of adverse weather.

5 comments
  1. Stannous says: June 22, 20069:16 am

    Uphill into the wind this would be like dragging 3 cement blocks.

    I carry a tent, sleeping bag, and food on my bike and it doesn’t weigh half of that.

  2. MAKE: Blog says: June 22, 200610:31 am

    Collapsible bike trailer has comfortable bunk for camper…

    One more oldie from the 30′s today… a bike trailer bunk – good project to (re)make – Link…….

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    A Camping Trailer For Your Bike…

    Why waste time pitching your tent on your next cross-country bike trip when you could have this, the ultimate in biking accommodation. Never mind that it looks like a coffin, this bad boy will keep you comfortable, secure, and best of all dry when …

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