Inspired by the teardrop caravans of the 40’s and 50’s designer Patrick Cook launched ‘the pod’ in the millennium. The simple design filled a gap in the market providing the convenience, fun and adventure of camping without the complications and restrictions of caravans. The Henki Pod also heralded the start of the micro caravan/camper market sales.
Replicating those early pioneering days, the Henki Pod has been re-engineered and re-branded, a super-light mini teardrop caravan for sale that retains the iconic shape, character and core values of the original Pod.
With excellent on-road and off-road capabilities the Henki Pod is ideal for weekend breaks, cycling holidays, festivals, sporting events or just to get away anywhere in the UK or further afield!
The construction starts with a heavily galvanised steel chassis supporting independent long travel suspension (100% longer than the original Pod) providing excellent on road and off road capabilities. The chassis are fitted with two retractable legs for camping on uneven ground, a TripleLock insurance approved coupling and a jockey wheel.
Henki Pods do not use the jointed panel construction that is notorious for leaking in some small teardrop caravans, trailers and campers; instead a one piece seamless composite body provides class leading strength and stability for safety, durability for longevity, as well as a leak and draft free interior. The door and hatch are double skinned for rigidity and thermal efficiency.
Aluminium framed windows on the mini camper are glazed with laminated safety glass.
To guarantee the best quality mini teardrop caravan we contract specialist British manufacturers for the supply of key components for all of our small campers, which are assembled in our own workshop and available for sale throughout the UK. Simple.
Henki Pod Teardrop Caravan Facilities
Despite being a smaller camper the is more than enough room for you to stretch out on the deep foam cushions that provide a wonderfully comfortable double bed. Just short of 4ft 6 inches wide (standard double bed width) and with a length of 6ft, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed in our teardrop shaped mini trailers.
Taller than 6 feet? No problem. An additional 12 inches is available through the tunnel at the end of the bed, more than will be found in most full-size caravans. A light is fitted inside the teardrop mini camper above the bed and the kitchen area is accessible for drinks and snacks at any time. Simple.
Our mini teardrop caravans for sale are fitted with a painted galley kitchen. Beneath the paint first quality birch faced plywood will be found, cheaper materials are not used in any of our small teardrop trailers. A top hung hatch supported by calibrated gas struts at the back of the Henki Pod opens to a galley kitchen providing a small preparation area, space for a portable gas cooker (we recommend the twin burner from Cedac), storage areas and two deep drawers, one with a concealed cutlery compartment. Sinks are not fitted, that would require plumbing, water and waste storage.
Henki Pods are designed for campers – leave the appliances to caravanners! Most sites provide all the facilities needed, why carry them as well? Simple.
Caravan Towing & Running Costs
Towing couldn’t be simpler. With an unladen weight of just 330 kg and tuned suspension Henki Pod mini trailers tow beautifully from even the smallest of cars, and unlike larger caravans a towing licence is not required. Because they are so light Henki Pod trailers are easy to push, and can be towed on a standard driving license. To start your journey simply hook up and go. When you return just unhook, push and store. Nothing could be easier. Can’t reverse a small trailer? No problem, just unhook and push.
Low running costs are not usually associated with caravans but are a key feature of Henki Pod campers. Many caravans and trailers will increase fuel consumption by as much as 50%, particularly when towed by smaller cars.
The low weight, size, and aerodynamic shape of a Henki Pod offers exceptionally low drag providing class leading fuel consumption. Annual servicing costs are a thing of the past; there is no plumbing to maintain, no chemicals to replace, no storage tanks to drain, and no complicated electrics to check and service. Our campers weigh less than half the legal requirement for brakes to be installed so there are not even brakes to maintain. In short, check the tyre pressures at the same time as checking those on your car, and that’s about it. Simple.