• 2017

  • Product
    Automotive and Transport

Commissioned By:

Purple Line Pty Ltd

Designed In:

Australia and United Kingdom

Air OPUS® is the world’s first self-inflating camper trailer. It can be set up in less than three minutes at the press of a button. Other campers can take more than half an hour, and even the conventional OPUS® takes 10 minutes.

It uses air beam tent technology for the first time in a camper trailer. A built-in electric air pump inflates the air beams of the OPUS® curved canvas roof.

Air OPUS® is the latest in the OPUS® line, part of the Mark II OPUS® which has been developed with a “tough luxury” theme that combines luxurious OPUS® fit-out with tough off-road running gear.

The Air OPUS® inflatable tent can be retro-fitted to any existing OPUS® in Australia, the UK and the USA.

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  • Five air beams arch over the camper body to form the tent structure in the classic curved OPUS® Camper profile. They are inflated in less than two minutes by a built-in electric air pump. Each 120 mm diameter beam has a three-layer construction comprising an inner tube and tough canvas casing (much like a motorcycle tube and tyre) and a canvas outer locating sleeve attached to the tent. The tubes remain inflated indefinitely (again, like a vehicle tyre) until their relief valves are opened. Benefit: Firstly, setting up the camper takes a fraction of the normal time. Perhaps more importantly, there is no setting up and tensioning of poles and hoops - just press a button and it takes shape automatically.

  • The OPUS® dual-fold design provides a comfortable double bed at each end plus a lounge/dinette that converts to an additional double bed - all in a compact, lightweight trailer. With a total length of 4800 mm and a maximum loaded weight of 1800 kg, Air OPUS® can be towed by many family sedans and compact SUVs. When open, its 2.3 metres of headroom and generous windows and skylights provide a spacious and airy living area. An optional Air Annexe more than doubles the living space when inflated by the built-in air pump in the Air OPUS®. Benefit: Comfortable and spacious family accommodation (similar to a large caravan) in a camper small and light enough to be towed by a family car.

  • Air OPUS® is equipped to handle tough Australian off-road conditions as part of its “tough luxury” design and specification. Its galvanised chassis has independent suspension with coil springs and dual shock absorbers, plus an articulated tow hitch and angled rear bodywork for steep approach and departure angles. Off-road wheels and tyres handle unmade 4WD tracks A standard front stone guard protects the body and checker plate shields the dual 80 litre stainless steel water tanks, while robust interior finishes cope with the rigors of bush camping. Benefit: Ability to travel easily to remote camping spots well off the beaten track for genuine outback camping without fear of damaging the camper.

  • Air OPUS® delivers the luxury part of its “tough luxury” design philosophy with caravan-like comfort and convenience. High density foam mattresses ensure comfortable sleep, while the slide-out kitchen has a four-burner stove, stainless steel work surfaces and electric-powered tap and lighting. Standard equipment includes twin electric water pumps, DVD stereo-radio, portable toilet, outdoor shower, illuminated front fridge and storage boxes, numerous internal and external 12 volt and 240 volt electrical outlets, zip-up privacy tents for each main bed compartment and LED lighting throughout. Benefit: Caravan levels of luxury with the size, light weight and modest price of a compact camper trailer.

    The Air OPUS® inflatable tent can be retro-fitted to any OPUS® model, right back to the original OPUS® Mark I from 2014. The tent is designed to suit OPUS® models in Australia, the UK, USA, Europe and South Africa. The corresponding Air Annexe can be fitted to any Air OPUS® tent and comes in two types to suit differing global requirements: a larger version for Australia and a more compact one for other markets. Benefit: Existing OPUS® owners around the world can upgrade to Air OPUS® specification without the cost of buying a whole new camper.