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For our typical RV content, we usually only focus on Class B and smaller Class C RVs. We’ve never done a review of a towable RV, and this isn’t one now. But we saw this teardrop trailer during our time at the Early Bird RV Show in Abbotsford, BC, and it was so different and unique, we just had to do something.
OK. So yes, we had to go all the way to Canada to do it, but we finally got up close and personal with some Safari Condo models. We do have a full review coming up of the Safari Condo Flex – which is their Class B offering. Stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, this Alto teardrop design was SO unique, we couldn’t help but give it a little attention.
Your typical teardrop trailer is usually something you can’t really stand up in. Not this one. Due to the roof that raises up, there’s plenty of headroom inside. And what they do with that headroom is just jaw-dropping. The amount of glass and the views out of this trailer are astounding. We tried to show it in the video, but really it’s just something you have to experience to get the full effect. I liken it to one of those mountain retreat cabins that has the giant wall of glass overlooking a snow-covered valley. Something like that.
The other really remarkable thing about this trailer (as if it needed one) is that you can apparently tow it with just a regular sort of vehicle. Francois told us the model we were in could be towed with a Subaru Outback. We didn’t try that out at the RV show, but with the aluminum and honeycomb construction, it’s fair to say that these rigs are going to be pretty lightweight.
If this kind of RV interests you, the good news is that, apparently, it’s easier to get a Safari Condo towable RV in the United States than it is to get a Safari Condo motorized RV. I won’t pretend to know all the ins and outs and tax implications, but Francois describes the process and makes it seem pretty easy. They even have a couple towable dealers down there south of the border. (We’re still in Canada at the moment.)
Anyway, while it’s not our typical fare, we hope you can see why we thought the Safari Condo Alto R series was just to unique not to share.