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Wagon Wednesday: Camping behind the Iron Curtain

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So what if you were unlucky enough to live in East Germany, only have access to a Trabant, but still wanted to go camping? Having a Trabant Universal (the “wagon” version) would have helped. And better still, you needed a Caravan custom made to be pulled by a Trabant. And that’s exactly what the “Werfelinger Heimstolz” was.

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It even came in different sizes, the one hooked up to the P70 in the foreground looks to be the smallest version. I’m 6’5” tall (or 1.96m) - and I don’t even want to imagine a rainy day on the campground. Yes, I have claustrophobia too.

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Still - these things were highly desired, hard to get - and a bit of a status symbol. So what if you couldn’t even get one of these and still wanted to go camping?

There was always this solution - and no, I really don’t want to know what that would have been like...

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Illustration for article titled Wagon Wednesday: Camping behind the Iron Curtain

The models are yet again by Grell - the Number 1 purveyors of Communist dream cars.

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