Elderly spectators hoping to bag the best spot on the Royal Wedding procession route, but unwilling to spend a night camping on the pavement, can now buy a caravan designed to be towed by a mobility scooter.
The QTvan is small enough to be used on the pavement or even inside shops, but manages to accommodate a full-size bed and television.
Breakdown recovery for mobility scooters
Mobility scooter owners can now buy a breakdown recovery service for mobility scooters that costs £36 for a year’s cover. If the mobility scooter breaks down or the battery runs flat, a qualified mechanic is sent to you. The average waiting time is 39 minutes. More details
The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans. As well as a 19” television on which to watch the ceremony highlights, and a drinks cabinet with which to toast the happy couple, the tiny caravan boasts tea-making facilities – essential for a royal day out. If any extra provisions are needed, the caravan is so compact it can be towed inside a supermarket.
The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) developed the QTvan to highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat.
The ETA warns that the QTvan is best-suited to local trips of up to 1o miles.
If it is used to venture further afield, extra time should be allowed.
For example, a trip from London to a popular caravanning destination like the New Forest would take 2 days, while a journey to Whitby would take one week.
Order the QTvan
To find out more about the QTvan or to place an order please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Top speed: 6mph
Dimensions: 2m x 75cm
Range: 30 miles on a single charge
Power: 240v hook up or battery
Entertainment: 19” TV, radio, alarm clock, book shelves
Accommodation: Full-sized single bed
Cooking facilities: Kettle, drinks cabinet
Eco rating: The QTvan is the world’s most environmentally-friendly caravan. Using a conventional caravan for a ‘staycation’ within Britain remains a relatively green way of taking a holiday, but if the electricity used to charge the mobility scooter is bought from a green provider, the QTvan is entirely carbon neutral.
Optional extras include: Solar roof panels, air horn and extra-wide wing mirror for mobility scooter, satellite dish, gaming console, central heating, external luggage rack, bespoke paint, adaptation to be towed towed by a bicycle