It’s not due to start production until next year and there isn’t even a prototype to check out but pre-orders for the CyberTruck camper have reportedly already hit $50 million.
You have to admire the Yanks for their enthusiasm but, at times, they can go a little over the top. Case in point; Tesla’s much-hyped Cybertruck hasn’t even rolled off the production line as yet but enthusiasts are already flocking to pre-order accessories and it seems off-grid camper conversions are going to be popular modifications. According to reports from the US, Las Vegas-based company Stream It has created a concept RV add-on called CyberLandr for the Cybertruck, cashing in on more than $50 million in future revenue. Seriously…are they nuts?
To attract those sort of numbers, you have to be confident you’re going to produce the goods and, according to a Stream It press release, the CyberLandr promises to be “an innovative camper/overlander for the Tesla Cybertruck.”
‘Rather than being tethered to RV parks for power, water/sewer, or Internet access, CyberLandr lets you take a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, and office anywhere and everywhere for ultimate wilderness and urban adventures.” What’s an ‘urban adventure’ I hear you ask? Read on.
“When stowed, CyberLandr disappears entirely within the bed of the Tesla Cybertruck allowing the tonneau cover and tailgate to close, creating an exceptionally low centre of gravity, zero aerodynamic drag, and minimal effect on range. This allows you to take CyberLandr through terrain more rugged than you would dare take most overlanding trailers (American for off-road caravans and campers), while still being able to take it into a parking garage at the mall or a Starbucks drive-thru.” Because getting your RV through Starbucks is an important consideration.
“Because CyberLandr fits in normal parking spaces and doesn’t obstruct outward visibility, you can take it more places and use it more often—including urban adventures like soccer tournaments and little league games so you can keep snacks cold in the fridge, have a place to relax between games, and provide a restroom for the team. And you can also take a hot shower after a day at the beach or a bike ride before you drive home or go out to dinner.” Now you know what an ‘urban adventure’ is…!
Packed with features…
The CyberLandr promises to be a very well equipped camper incorporating some innovative off-grid living technology.
“With the included StarLink dish providing Internet access (subscription required), you can stream HD movies to the 32-inch SmartTV/monitor, play video games, participate in a Zoom conference, and even make and receive cell phone calls using WiFi Calling from just about anywhere (except Antarctica). The CyberLandr’s plush, freestanding chairs also recline and transform into an RV-size queen bed.”
“CyberLandr’s aesthetics, features, and accompanying app are all designed to complement and enhance the Tesla Cybertruck experience. For example, the CyberLandr’s marble-look porcelain kitchen countertop mirrors the Cybertruck’s dashboard. And just like the Cybertruck, CyberLandr has voice-activated automation to control features like lights, its electrochromic dimming windows, and even the faucet. You can also use the app to control these features, to deploy and stow CyberLandr, and to view the 360-degree surround surveillance system. CyberLandr even supports OTA (over-the-air) updates so it continues to improve over time.”
But wait, there’s more…
“A recirculating shower means you won’t run out of hot water if you decide to take a longer shower. Radiant heated floors keep you comfortable when it gets cold, and the dry flush toilet means there is never a black-water tank or cassette to empty, clean, or smell. And because the CyberLandr is all-electric, you never need to run around town to buy propane, gas, or diesel fuel – a simple charge is all it takes. And 500 Watts of included solar panels help replenish the Cybertruck’s batteries.”
“An on-board four-stage water filtration system with UV sterilization ensures the water always tastes great regardless of the source, and the fresh water can be replenished when boondocking (that’s American for free camping) using clear water from a stream or lake.”
Prises are reported to start at $40,000 USD. Remember that does not include the CyberTruck.
It all sounds a little too good to be true but with $50 million as good as in the bank, Stream It certainly have enough funds to develop a product that delivers, at least, some of the promises. I guess we will all just have to wait and see.
In the mean time, here’s the ‘reveal video’ to whet your appetite a little more. Safe travels.