Patent Number: 6,296,297

Title: Bicycle camper trailer

Abstract: A clamshell-style camping trailer adapted to be pulled by a bicycle including a wheeled chassis that has a camper compartment mounted thereupon and a tongue member coupled thereto for connection to a towing bicycle. The compartment is transformable between a traveling configuration and an open configuration. The camper compartment has at least two clamshell-styled bodies, each of which is configured to matingly engage the other for configuring the camper compartment into the traveling configuration. At least one of the two clamshell-styled bodies has a closure member for forming a separate cargo space within each of the bodies so that the bodies may be moved relative to one another without contents contained in the cargo spaces spilling therefrom. The two clamshell-styled bodies take the form of a top body and a bottom body that are adapted to establish a camping configuration when the top body is maximally pivoted with respect to the bottom body. Each of the top and bottom bodies have an upper opening when in the camping configuration that is defined by an upper lip which are both positioned substantially level with one another in the camping configuration. A tent is supported upon the tent poles for establishing an enclosure about the substantially flat sleeping deck of the camping trailer. The tent has a lower portion that is snap-secured about a top portion of the clamshell-styled bodies in the camping configuration thereby completing the tented enclosure.

Inventors: Barrow; Timothy M. (Castroville, TX), Barrow; Glenn P. (Castroville, TX)


International Classification: B60P 3/32 (20060101); B60P 3/34 (20060101); B60P 003/35 (); B60P 003/355 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018