Traveling and hotel accommodations are limited nowadays, no thanks to a still ongoing pandemic. For some people, this is not an excuse to postpone their vacation, especially when it comes to owners of trailer homes.
If you’re an avid, determined camper who loves to explore places by parking your car around a beautiful scenery, a trailer home might be your next best purchase. The lifestyle and travel show Executive Class recently featured one called the Abbey GTS, which is manufactured in the UK and distributed in the Philippines by Trailer Homes PH.
Not only does the Abbey GTS look cool and nifty from the outside, it is spacious and comfortable inside—even if you’re as tall as “Executive Class” host David Celdran. This mobile home can be attached easily to your car so that you can lug it around the country and serve as your home for days, even weeks. You know those days when you just want to be away from the drudgery of your real domestic arrangements. “If it wasn’t on wheels you wouldn’t even feel you’re in a trailer because it does feel like home in here,” says David.
The trailer can even be connected to a water source and a powerline nearby so you can really enjoy this moveable digs just like an actual house. After all, it’s outfitted with its own shower and sink, basic appliances like a ref, a stove, a microwave oven, and even it’s own air conditioning unit.
On the other hand, there’s no need to worry if you are traveling to a beach or terrains where there’s no electricity line to plug into. The Abbey’s on-board battery can provide power for your lights for the rest of the evening. The AC may be a lot for the battery to handle but the trailer home has quite a number of windows to allow fresh air in. These windows have retractable screens to keep off mosquitos and other outdoor insects.
The Abbey GTS can accommodate couples with a child or two. The dining and/or living area can be turned into a big bed just by unfolding a contraption here and putting a bespoke cushion there. Additionally, the caravan is equipped with cabinets so you can safely store your clothes and other personal belongings.
One wonders why having a trailer home hasn’t caught on in a country like ours, which is just brimming with beautiful nature spots. Segundo “Jun” Teh Jr., the owner of Trailer Homes Philippines, has long stopped wondering. He’s taken this Abbey across the archipelago. He’s parked it in Dagupan, in Tagaytay, in Bicol on a spot where he can marvel at Mount Mayon. He’s brought it to Cebu via Roro, and up the mountain in Ifugao. For Mr. Teh it seems, there’s nothing like having coffee while looking at a fantastic view.
Catch the replay of Executive Class this Sunday at 8PM and 10PM on ANC.