When the words “Extinction Level Event Camper Trailer” jumped out of our morning email scroll, we thought it was just a company’s creative marketing, a way to differentiate their product from every other “rugged” and “hardcore” camper way of distinguishing. But the new ELE trailer from Mammoth Overland is different. It goes beyond mere camping and into the realm of pure post-apocalyptic survival, with unique features such as a bear spray defense system, medical-grade air filtration, a drone launch system and optional ballistic protection. Picture the worst disaster you can think of, and imagine towing and camping through the center of it.
“People always ask me if our trailers are bear proof — technically, they are,” said Mammoth President Scott Taylor. “It got me thinking: what if we made a trailer that was really bear proof and doomsday proof? I grew up in Montana, and Montana people know a thing or two about bear proof and self-reliance. We designed the ELE to aircraft standards. It can handle anything a camper might encounter, from bears to wildfires to social unrest, so land dwellers can explore without fear.”
Bear attacks on humans can be extremely rare, but if you’re woken by a bear and rocking a teardrop trailer while you’re lying inches from the kitchen, nothing more than a piece of light aluminum – before you pass out Plywood is threaded between the heavy face and the animal’s firm paws.well known bear crash door They’re on a tireless mission to satisfy hunger, so what would they do to a tiny RV…or the people in it?
Instead of thinking and listening to the sound of claws digging closer, the ELE campers left quickly. Mammoth’s bear spray system attaches replaceable left and right bear spray cans to the front of the trailer. Simply flicking one of two rocker switches located behind the interior accident cover releases a 25 x 10 ft (7.6 x 3 m) spray around the trailer exterior in seconds, feeding everything from hungry bears to Unlucky thief, everything is dispelled like this:
Hopefully the spray system will eliminate any intrusions on its own, but if it falls short, the trailer also includes lockable weapons storage compartments designed to keep pistols and rifles safe and ready at hand. If you were to buy such a trailer, you’d probably equip it with firepower.
Anyway, Mammoth’s trailer isn’t simply plywood wrapped in aluminum. The company, a spin-off of light sport aircraft maker Vashon, builds the ELE using an aerospace-derived structure, an aluminum sandwich fuselage secured to a high-strength steel chassis. The building is reinforced with steel armor at the front and steel skid plates underneath, and those looking for even more protection can add the optional Level 3 ballistic armor package to create a towable survival shelter that is comparable to the military-spec Rezvani tank perfect match.
The mammoth doesn’t stop there. It pressurizes the ELE chamber to 0.25 PSI with the help of two submarine-style pressure doors, each of which pushes four pins into the wall when the handle is turned. EL Foust’s medical-grade air filtration system ensures clean indoor air, providing up to six months of purified air. The system is able to instantly purify the air and refill the cabin with purified air in less than three minutes. Its filtration is so fine that it even removes odors.
The ELE is also equipped with a Guzzle H2O water filtration system capable of filtering and filling the onboard 83 liter water tank in 10 minutes. This way, the occupants don’t have to venture back to a damaged, unfriendly grid to replenish.
ELE occupants maintain awareness of their surroundings through a variety of monitoring functions. A gimbal-mounted, boom-operated night-vision camera rises from the roof to provide monitoring feeds to the computer and onboard 32-inch television. For extended surveillance, a roof-mounted hatch gives campers quick access to a drone-deployment system for aerial observation. The larger monitoring system also includes an onboard weather station and Geiger counters.
Meanwhile, the rugged R20 insulation pack means campers can stay put and stay comfortable. Air conditioning and available Dickinson Newport propane heaters combine to keep the climate just right, while campers stay connected via Starlink internet and dual-band radio communications.
Four 100-Ah Renogy smart lithium batteries provide up to 20 hours of power and can be recharged via two 100-W solar panels on the awning or by driving a trailer. A Wen portable gas generator as a backup.
This extensive feature set comes standard on the $67,000 ELE trailer, but those who want to make it truly bulletproof will have to shell out an extra $25,000 for Level 3 armor. ELE will be a limited-edition trailer, and Mammoth is taking deposits now for Q4 2023. It’ll debut the new camper at next week’s Overland Expo West, and New Atlas plans to be on hand to take a closer look.
source: Mammoth Overland