A travel trailer with a retractable roof

Posted by Assia Awad

When you live in a small apartment or a tiny house, where every inch counts, you can find a lot of space-saving inspiration in the layouts of boats and travel trailers, like the Alto R1723 trailer from Safari Condo.  The trailer has a retractable roof that creates an aerodynamic shape, which gives the Alto a drag ratio 75% lower than a traditional travel trailer. When the roof is closed the Alto has an exterior height of only 2,10m (83″) and can therefore fit nicely inside a garage. Once the roof is opened, the Alto offers highly comfortable living space with an interior height of 2,08m (82″). Its front dinette is usable even when the rear bed is set up. The beds, fridge, storage and toilet are all usable when the roof is down. Two distinct dining areas are available by simply moving the table. 

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 The table can be moved to create two distinct dining areas : a two-seat and a five-seat dinette


 Plenty of storage space


A 60″ X 76″ King size bed

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Dining area available even while main bed is set-up

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Fixed flush toilet


 Interior shower with curtain

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  • seems spacious for a little camper..i like that, I would modify the shower/bathroom. Otherwise looks great!

  • how much does it cost?

    • ditto>>>> cost please?
      I have a new (2013) 4dr 4 wd Jeep …makes me really drool!!!!!!!

    • How much? In Us dollars?

  • It is a beautiful inside of RV and I am sure it will be very strong from outside too. Special care required area is roof to save the remaining and Fix RV Leaksis better choice for this.

  • Can the roof also be raised manually in case electric components fail?

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