Wingamm’s Rookie 3.5 is small, but perfectly formed

The compact, Italian-made Wingamm Rookie can sleep up to three people.

IF you like the idea of caravanning, but find the thought of towing something the size of a bungalow daunting, then this little caravan from Wingamm could be right up your street – and a Mini can pull it!
The small, but perfectly-formed Miniline Rookie 3.5 caravan, which can sleep up to three people. It has become so popular in Europe that it is now the best-selling micro caravan in Germany.
This no-compromise lightweight but high quality caravan can be pulled by the smallest of cars, such as the Fiat 500 or the BMW Mini, and weighs in at just 750kg unladen, with a gross vehicle weight of 1,000kg.
It is constructed on an Alko chassis and comes with Alko’s 3004 stabiliser, while its bodywork is manufactured from a monocoque fibreglass sandwich structure.
Despite its compact external dimensions (4460mm long and 2150mm wide), this tardis-like Italian-made caravan is fully equipped and includes a Dometic 70-litre fridge, a cooker with two burners, a Thetford cassette toilet and an 80-litre fresh water tank.
Inside it has its own leisure battery and charging system, Whale blown air electric and gas heating and a Truma Therme hot water system. There are three-pin sockets, a 12V socket and an aerial point for a television.
Prices start from £14,999, although customers have the option of ordering their Wingamm Rookie 3.5 with a host of accessories, such as an upgraded heating system to enable the caravan to be used all year round.

The Rookie is so light, it can be towed by small cars like the Mini.