Like many great things, it started with a chat over coffee.

The story begins in the offices of our parent company, Purple Line, a leading manufacturer of caravan accessories such as motor movers and levelling aids. Director Jonathan and Product Design Manager Stuart were discussing the fact that the potential audience for their wonderful designs represented less than 1% of the population.

Surely, they thought, there are plenty more people out there who love travel and who want the freedom to just pack up and go, but just don’t want a caravan? Let’s be honest, caravan aren’t exactly “cool”; they hardly fire the imagination and inspire dreams of adventure (more likely images of chintzy curtains and scary towing experiences). What’s more, they are big beasts to store all year round.

What’s needed, they thought, is a “canvas caravan” – something spacious, comfortable and fully-equipped that neatly folds into a compact and easy-to-tow trailer.

This conversation soon led to sketches (and more coffee). Enthusiasm grew. Sketches became prototypes. The prototypes went into production, and the rest, as they say, is history. And not a chintzy curtain in sight.

“Perfect for those looking for more luxury but still prefer canvas to a hermetically sealed box.”

With this approach in mind, the OPUS folding camper went from strength to strength – we gained a loyal fanbase of owners, rolled out miles of astroturf at trade shows, and constantly updated our units with the latest tech, like the AIR BEAM system that now powers our entire range. Design Award wins, owner satisfaction trophies, recognition by the Royal Family… What a rush!

What’s next for OPUS, you might ask? You’ll just have to wait…