For outdoor enthusiasts, GEO-cab is now offering the Badger camper that installs directly to the source vehicle, even a smaller truck or SUV like a Ford Bronco or Jeep Gladiator. And the Badger is lightweight and strong thanks to carbon fiber construction.
GEO-cab is the North American partner of GEHOcab GmbH. GEHOcab had great success with the KORA monocoque carbon fiber cab on the Volkswagen Amarok, designed to handle the extreme elements of off-road environments. The Badger’s design takes what was learned on the KORA and applies it to a much wider range of source vehicles.
The Badger has a full carbon fiber construction shell designed of a carbon fiber exterior with a honeycomb structure. A layer of carbon fiber on the interior further strengthens the camper. The cabin shell is manufactured by GEO-cab’s German aerospace partner INVENT and OFFROAD-MANUFAKTUR and will be built in collaboration between the German and U.S. facilities.
The lightest Badger option is the ST at 1,014 lbs. and the largest is the XT, designed for larger vehicles like the Ford F150 – F550 or Chevy Silverado 2500 – 3500, weighing 1,653 lbs. The Badger ST measures between 155 and 167 inches long and 70-76 inches wide, and the XT measures between 206 and 236 inches long and 84 to 92 inches wide.
The Badger features a cabover alcove for sleeping, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The lightweighting continues with details such as fiberglass furniture design components that are laminated into the camper. An upgrade option is available from fiberglass to carbon fiber components.
The campers are customized with the GEO-cab team working closely with customers. Pricing starts at approximately $130,000, and production is planned to begin in August 2021.