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Byron Kinnaman 10-25-2012 05:08 PM

New Mini-Mini or Micro Motor Home
Check this out.

DannyH 10-25-2012 05:14 PM

That's a pretty cool design.

Anne H 10-25-2012 05:28 PM

Well designed! I saw an actual conversion of a VW Bug once - passenger seat was removed for a storage bin and bed (the bed extended into back). Very crude in comparison but it did cover all the bases, including a little porto-potty.

Mike Magee 10-25-2012 05:55 PM

Give me 4 wheels, or count me out!

Donna D. 10-25-2012 06:06 PM

Even has a clothes line :loltu

Mimi Lee 10-25-2012 08:57 PM

It's Fred Flinstone's RV! The handlebars weirded me out then I realized it was a bike! No more worries about fuel economy, or finding time for exercise. :loltu

Carol H 10-25-2012 09:26 PM

It is a cool design but I cant figure out if it is a bike as suggested or a 3 wheel car as it says it is a at the top. Also cant figure out where the 2nd person is suppose to sit or sleep

Steve Hammel 10-25-2012 09:45 PM

I'd love to take it to Sturgis!

mrscottyg 10-25-2012 09:50 PM

Looks like it has a 50cc two-stroke gas engine. For what it's worth, I think my walk-behind lawn mower has a 160cc engine, so I would guess the thing gets good gas mileage. I guess they went with the handlebar steering design since the driver appears to straddle the column.

If you really want foot power power, try Kevin Cyr's Camper Bike. Or if you prefer walking versus pedaling, maybe the Camper Kart is for you.

mrscottyg 10-25-2012 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by Carol H (Post 341833)
Also cant figure out where the 2nd person is suppose to sit or sleep

I was wondering the same thing; another article says it is a one-person camper based on the Piaggio APE 50 as its platform.

Jim Bennett 10-25-2012 11:35 PM

More of the same photos, plus a few others.

cornelius comanns: bufalino

David Tilston 10-26-2012 12:08 AM

Both pages mention a fridge, where?. Also, what is the seat made of? Cardboard? Lastly, why all the wood? It's gota be cheaper and easier to use fibreglass.

Great concept though. It would be fun, for one person to tour around in.

rgrugg 10-26-2012 05:57 AM

If you could find a Nash (car) they advertised that the seats made into a bed. One guy I worked with years ago said he and his wife went on their honeymoon in a Nash.

honda03842 10-26-2012 06:04 AM

The APE50 is available with either a gas or diesel engine (60-70 mpg) and a top speed of about 40 mph.

Francesca Knowles 10-26-2012 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman (Post 341786)
Check this out.

Interesting concept!

Are there any pics somewhere of one that's actually been built?


Andrew Gibbens 10-26-2012 12:31 PM

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I think the 'Buffalino' is pure vapour-ware, showing how good computer graphics are these days.

But one German trailer/motorhome manufacturer, Dethleffs, has made a real prototype (I think in a Skunk Works sorta way) on a Piaggio Ape:

Piaggio Ape Moca camper

And here is a nice extendable Ape homebuild

If you want to get an idea of the size of an Ape, the attached photo helps!

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