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Top Gear Technology Centre Caravan Airship review

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Published: 25 Jun 2015
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It’s still a caravan. But a flying one. You float in the infinite blue. It’s superb!

Good stuff

The elegance and majesty of lighter-than-air flight, an unhitched freedom previously unknown to caravanists

Bad stuff

The risk of crashing in a giant fireball, or accidentally entering the airspace of a strange regional airport

Overview

What is it?

The world’s first caravan airship, a glorious red blimp holding 100,000 cubic feet of hot air, or slightly less when it goes baggy due to a grave shortage of propane.

Suspended beneath is a caravan, which acts as a gondola. Just think – you (i)could(i) tow it along the road with a 2.0-litre diesel, which would annoy everyone else, or you could hang it beneath a rudimentary sack of air, and float gracefully to a swinger’s retreat in south Dorset, which is presumably where you’re going.

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What's the verdict?

Easily one of the most effective ways of removing caravans from the road without dynamite

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