The Dub-Box Trailer is the versatile and stylish vacation solution when you’re feeling retro
There is a lot to be said in terms of “Beauty is more than the skin in depth”, but we all know appearances matter. When we pick up a new car or trailer to go with it, we all want something special when it comes to looks, and only those with enough skill to make changes will compromise on that. The Dub-Box is for those who don’t compromise, who want a very special design right out of the box.
Dub-Box is not new to the market. It was created in the early 2010s by couple Matt and Becky Clay from Herefordshire, West Midlands, England. At the time, Matt had already more than a decade in the transformation and construction of trailers and, in search of his ideal family vacation vehicle, created the first Dub-Box unit. At first all of these trailers (caravans, as the British call them) were hand-built in the Herefordshire factory, but business exploded to include offices and dealerships in the United States, Japan and Australia as well. .
The offering also diversified, with Matt and Becky listening to what customers were saying about upgrades and improvements. At the time of going to press, Dub-Box is available in Classic (the base model), the Shortie (the shortened version of the Classic), the Trekker (a mid-size option), the Tuck-Box (custom trailers for businesses). ) and fully customized projects. The names of the models vary by territory, but we will stick to the original version.
Described as “A year-round mobile catering and retail solution”, the Dub-Box has been designed for efficiency and convenience. The Classic model, which is ideal for self-evolutionTravel Month’s blanket comfortably fits a family of four. The layout is typical of a caravan, so you won’t find any innovation here: you have a full kitchen in the front part, a dining area that turns into a bedroom at the back, and an extra bed. in the pop-up tent.
But it is for the style that the Dub-Box stands out. Each customer can choose from a variety of colors of paints, fabrics and accessories, so every unit that leaves the factory, even if it is a “standard” unit, will always be personalized. No two Dub-Boxes are the same, and that’s the main thing.
They share some common features, like the fiberglass body which makes it so light it can be towed by a small passenger vehicle, and shock absorbers for a smooth ride. They all have insulation, which manufacturers describe as “The deepest insulation of any UK caravan maker and ceiling insulation was originally designed by NASA. “ They also feature a two-burner gas burner, stainless steel sink, pump faucet, fresh and gray water tank, retro-style refrigerator, cupboard and a small pantry, a smoke detector, LED lighting, high-end accessories and accessories, sockets and a battery to turn off the lights and the CD player.
Pop up tent is an extra, as is air conditioning, a bigger battery, or whatever else you have in mind to get your perfect vacation vehicle. A good wet tub isn’t mentioned anywhere, so we’re assuming you still have to (maybe) settle for an outdoor shower and portable toilet.
The idea with the Dub-Box is that it’s a unique looking trailer and it can be made truly unique through customization. “We offer a unique product”, Matt said in an interview in 2013. “If our customers wanted a standard touring model, they would buy one, but they don’t want what the masses have, they want something cool and stylish. We build what our customers want, so if they ask for specific equipment, they get it.
You’ve probably guessed where all this uniqueness talk is heading: Every time you market a product as such, it comes with a price tag. In this case, the Dub-Box starts at £ 16,000 including tax for the Classic model without any custom options. Pricing is similar in the US, with the Adventure model with kitchenette, Dinky Dub II, starting at $ 20,690. Custom trailers and food trucks can go up to $ 50,000, depending on options.