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Garage-sized RV first of its kind: The Mantis by TAXA Outdoors

Do you want the spacious outdoor lifestyle of an 18-foot RV, without the hassle of having to find adequate storage space when it’s time to head back to the city? Taxa Outdoors Inc. unveiled The Mantis on September 18-22 at the RV Open House in Elkhart, Indiana, and to much fanfare we might add.

The Mantis is the first travel trailer of its kind: It sleeps 4 adults, but comfortably fits into a standard sized garage. Most vehicles can tow the compact adventure trailer because it weighs in at a light 2300 pounds when empty. The size and weight is perfect for city-dwellers who love a good adventure.

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What to expect from The Mantis.

The open-concept design features 2 bunks positioned across the front end of the trailer, and a convertible couch to queen-sized bed at the rear. There is even space for a small shower in the bathroom, and a two-burner stove and compact fridge in the kitchen.

Did we mention all Taxa trailers are designed by an ex-NASA engineer?

For the ample living space to fit inside a standard garage, popup sections are the trick. The kitchen and bathroom areas are 6’9 when compact, but expand to allow average standing room when parked. You won’t waste any time though—set up takes only minutes.

Built for adventurers, The Mantis includes storage space both inside and out, perfect for bringing along all the toys necessary on an outdoor adventure. Stow your bikes and kayaks on the cargo deck or Thule roof rack.

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The Mantis for you: basic or enhanced?

Two versions are available: The basic Camp Mantis, or the upgraded Trek Mantis with the option of year-round capabilities. Regardless of which model you choose, The Mantis packs all an adventurer’s necessities into a compact, lightweight aluminum and polygal frame for maximum flexibility.

Find your Mantis at a Taxa Outdoors dealership in Canada and the United States.

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