The Ultimate Mobile Living Space: A Review of the HC1 Happier Camper
If you're a fan of recreational vehicles like I am, then you know how much joy they can bring. Whether traveling across state lines, discovering hidden gems, or escaping reality, a mobile living space can transform your experience. Each camper I have written about has something unique to offer, and if you're on the hunt for a small yet spacious model, the Happier Camper HC1 is a must-see. I'll review this unique travel trailer in this blog post and discuss what sets it apart from other units.
First things first — the HC1 Happier Camper is designed to impress. Its retro-modern aesthetic instantly catches your eye, with a rounded, egg-like exterior that resembles vintage trailers from the 1960s. But don't let its charming appearance fool you — the HC1 is packed with contemporary features that make it a top-of-the-line option for travelers. The fiberglass shell is lightweight and easy to tow, while the modular interior is fully customizable to fit your needs. The flexible cube system, or ADAPTIV®, allows you to rearrange the furniture, create additional sleeping spaces, and optimize storage.
Let's dive deeper into the ADAPTIV® system and what it allows you to accomplish. First and foremost, you begin with an empty canvas that looks like this:
Starting with the well-constructed, durable floor, you can combine this with a host of ADAPTIV® components to create a custom interior to meet your needs of the moment. In the company's own words:
Adaptiv® uses no glues, screws or rivets for clean surfaces that won’t fall apart. Grooves are embedded in a specialized fiberglass floor to hold modular cubes in place — just like LEGO®. We know things can bounce around on the road, so we designed the cubes to fit snugly. The integrated table bases, frame-mounted D-ring tie-downs, and well-placed drains provide convenience and ease-of-use.
This LEGO-like setup allows you to add modular components like a kitchenette, toilet, beds, tables, cooler, and benches.
The beauty part of LEGOs is that you can pull them apart and rearrange them as needed. The entire interior can be set up to sleep up to five people (like sardines). Five people would be excessive, but it's nice to know it is possible. When you get to your campsite, the modules can be pulled out and used outside when convenient.
Also, the HCL is an excellent toy hauler because the modular system is so customizable. Just add or subtract the cube modules as needed.
Another standout element of the HC1 is its solar-powered capabilities. The trailer comes solar-ready with a side port connection, along with shore power, grey water, city water, and vent. Solar capability is a massive perk for boondockers, who prefer to camp off the grid without relying on generators or frequent stops. Use either a separate solar panel or have one installed on the roof.
Now for the price…… The HC1 is available in either a standard ($32,950) or premium ($42,950) package, with the latter offering upgrades like solar, Bluetooth speaker system, a crank-out awning, more ADAPTIV modules, and a dry flush toilet. Happier Camper is taking orders for fall with a down payment of $2,500 on each order. If you want further customizations, the company has offerings like the HC1 Studio, Venture, and Breeze, along with some family packages.
Overall, the HC1 Happier Camper is a fantastic option for anyone seeking a mobile living space that combines style, functionality, and sustainability. Its compact size makes it easy to maneuver, while its modular interior provides versatility. The solar-powered capabilities and entertainment system are bonuses that enhance the camping experience. And remember its unique design, which will turn heads on the road. If you're interested in purchasing, visit Happier Camper's website for more information. Happy travels!