If you love camping (or at least the idea of camping) but can’t quite let go of all the comforts of home, there is always the camper or RV option. It’s a home on wheels that let you park at a campsite, go out to explore the woods, and then come back to a hot shower and a comfy bed or easy chair. If basic comfort doesn’t quite do it for you — and if you have the budget — there are luxury models on the market. Yet even those don’t hold a candle to the Furrion Elysium.
Furrion is a maker of luxurious, high-tech RVs. At the risk of disappointing you, the Elysium isn’t actually available for purchase: it’s just a concept vehicle. But what a concept! Tricked out in a way James Bond would appreciate, it’s been called the “secret agent RV.” If the Elysium model was being produced for sale, one of them would easily set you back $3.5 million. It made quite a splash when it debuted at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
There’s so much gadgetry to control that the driver’s area has touchscreen panels! Also near the front, there’s a fully equipped kitchen. Behind that, there’s a lounge area, complete with large-screen TV and a fireplace. There are a spacious bedroom and a bathroom complete with a combined shower/steam room. A staircase leads up to the roof, where there is a sundeck and hot tub — this definitely takes camping away from roughing it! The final, most spectacular, touch is a helipad with a Robinson model 22, a small two-seat helicopter! The helipad retracts for transport, incidentally. Why hike when you can fly?
Check out the video below and take a virtual tour of the Furrion Elysium. Even if it wouldn’t be the thing for you, you’ve got to admit it’s a nifty idea.
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