Bauer 3x Expandable Teardrop Trailer Gives You 3x The Space
French company Beauer wants you to get more outdoor living space without having to tow a huge, bulky trailer. Its 3X teardrop features a telescopic design that gives you three times the interior space, creating what looks like a tin can in the woods. Beauer is also working to expand its lineup to include a camper van and large trailer, each with 3x expanding slide-outs.
In the garage and on the road, the Beauer 3X looks just like a classic teardrop trailer, measuring 8.5 x 6 x 8.5 ft (2.6 x 1.85 x 2.6 m, body L x W x H, not including hitch in length). It's sized to stay roughly within the width of the tow vehicle, offering a maneuverable, aerodynamic ride.
At 2,204 lb (1,000 kg), the 3X is not a lightweight ride as far as teardrops go, but that's because it carries a little secret: a telescopic design that triples usable space at camp. At the push of a button, the electrically-actuated expansion system separates the three nesting body modules, growing the interior floor space from 43 to 129 sq ft (4 to 12 sq m) in about 20 seconds. So instead of the cabin-filling two-person bed you'd get with a regular teardrop, you get a complete interior with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living/dining area.
Given that the 3X interior has to compact down into a package a third its size, you might expect it to be an empty, byof (bring your own furniture) space. However, thanks to a folding sofa, folding bed and interior fixtures carefully placed to fit around each other neatly, the 3X offers a well-equipped interior that's ready to live in as soon as the expansion is done.
The 3X cabin has a central kitchen flanked by the two-person bedroom/bath and a lounge/dining area with sofa and table. The bedroom has a double bed, and the sofa converts into a second double bed. The compact bathroom off the bedroom has a shower, sink and cassette toilet. The kitchen comes standard with a two-burner stove, sink, 130-L refrigerator, cupboards and storage, and space for a small oven.