Mark "OutbacKamper" Stevens posted a message to expeditioncampers.com today about the Innovan camper from Australia. Innovan is a new hard-side camper with a very clever design.
Here are photos that show the Innovan closed for travel, and open for camping.
In the second photo you can see the stainless steel kitchen unit extended from the camper. It includes a propane stove, propane barbeque, work table and basin. The top opens easily using gas-charged struts.
The truck in the photos is a Nissan Patrol utility model, similar in size to a Land Cruiser 78 (neither imported to USA, unfortunately).
Critical dimensions of the camper include overall length 110 in, overall width 85 in, overall height closed 59 in, height open 103 in.
These dimensions would fit well on a full size pickup like a Ford F250. A mid-size pickup like the 2006 Tacoma would probably work OK, too.
The Innovan is available both as a tray-top slide-on, and as a trailer.
Learn more about Innovan at http://www.innovan.com.au The web site has some great quicktime movies showing the Innovan traveling through some rugged terrain Down Under.
There are no immediate plans to import the Innovan to North America.