Guinness World Records Confirmed Smallest Caravan
There have been questions whether the QTvan owned by Yannick Reed is really the smallest caravan. Now, Guinness World Records has finally confirmed it!
Manufactured by the Environmental Transport Association and measured in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the QTvan measures 2.39 metres in length, 1.53 metres in height and 0.79 metres in width.
Despite its size, the owner said the small caravan is surprisingly comfortable; he’s been towing it to parks and spending his mini-breaks in it. He said people are amused by seeing him do it and now plans to make other “smallest” related inventions.
Aside from being a website writer, the 43-year-old Reed spends his spare time being an inventor.
Other Caravan Records
- Largest Caravan
Having five storeys, the largest two-wheeled caravan was built for H.E Sheik Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in 1990. It measures 20 metres in length, 12 metres in width and 122 tonnes in weight. It has 4 garages and 8 bedrooms and bathrooms and can store up to 24,000 litres of water.
- Fastest Caravan Tow
This was achieved by Jason Stands towing a standard Carson Kalispell with a GMC 2500HD at 141.998 mph on El Mirage Dry Lake, California on August 23, 2012.
- Longest Ramp Jump with Caravan
On May 5, 2004, professional stuntman Derek Lea from the UK jumped a distance of 57.2 metres in a car towing a full-sized caravan in Suffolk. It was for the TV motoring show “5th Gear”.
- Fastest Time to Pull a Caravan Over 50 Metres
This was done in 13.59 seconds by Warrick Brant at the Willowbank Raceway in Queensland on January 23, 2010.