Cricket Travel Trailer Is Half Airstream, Half Vanagon … and All Awesome
by Mike Richard | August, 2010
In my seemingly endless quest for the perfect ultralight travel trailer, the funky little Cricket Trailer popped onto my radar.
The photo above speaks for itself. It’s like the freakish love child of a classic Airstream RV and a VW Vanagon … if that love child got into a few minor car accidents. It’s somehow “beautifully ugly”.
The top of the heap “EVERYTHING” version includes:
- Stainless steel sink with 2-burner cooktop
- Electric, on demand hot water system
- Folding couch
- 3-way fridge
- Multi-position, removable table
- Portable cassette toilet
- Furnace with thermostat OR A/C
- Folding v-berth with foam mattress
- Shade awning
… all in an impressively compact 15′ package.
That’s the upside.
The downside: a stripped down, barebones version starts just shy of $10,000 USD. Starts there. Tricked out with all the essential accoutrements and that price quickly balloons to nearly $17K. It ain’t cheap, but in the world of decent travel trailers, it really isn’t all that expensive either. Plus, you’ll be giving even the Airstream RVers something that’ll turn their heads.
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About the Author
Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).