How A Dad In The Dog House Can Still Have Fun

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Yeah, I'm with you.  Not crazy about the plaid.

This Piaggio Ape 50 has some serious style. Dirtbagging of yore has some steep competition in the chic department thanks to a German fellow named Cornelius Comanns. He calls this the Bufalino Camper. The Piaggio with a Bufalino Camper is like the overlander's version of a Delorean with a flux capacitor.

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live . . . the ones who never yawn"
-Jack Kerouac
Comanns says, "My aim was to give people a better understanding of the country, the surrounding, and the range they have traveled. The traveling vehicle is always with you like some kind of a base camp, while also being used for moving on in an easygoing and spontaneous way." I doubt, seriously doubt, you'd have caught the likes of Jack Kerouac pulling off his spontaneous cross-country trips in one of these - but he'd still agree with it.

Madness.  In the "genius" sense of the word.  I don't know, really, what to make of the Bufalino. What would my neighbors think if I had one parked in the driveway?

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Yet, it has a certain element of pure awesome.  That's why it's madness. It just screams "I do it my way, and this is my way" for the soul who embarks on his - or her - solo trip to Argentina, or Estonia, or the Grand Canyon, or just the next spunky town down the road. It has everything one would need: a place to sleep, a place to enjoy a morning mug of coffee, a place to cook a meal, plenty of places to stash a camera and souvenirs. Get this, too. It also has a 12-volt refrigerator and running water.

The Bufalino, by the way, comes with your choice of a high-efficiency gasoline engine or an even more efficient diesel version.

Yes, I did mention you'd be traveling solo. There's no space for anyone else, but solo is a fine way to travel sometimes. The Bufalino appears to make some trouble for the regular traveling cassanova - I hope that's all that needs to be said about that.

Then again, maybe it's just a great way to cope with those nights when, dad, you're in the dog house. Again.

The Bufalino Camper Pictures

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Jenni
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# Jenni 2010-11-05 08:36
That's weird but cute!!!
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dave c
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# dave c 2010-11-05 10:19
yea that plaid ain't cool but camo would be worse LOL
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Jules
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# Jules 2012-02-04 20:17
I WANT ONE!
Where can I buy it??
how fast does it go?
I LOVE IT!
PLEASE! Tell me where I can buy one!
This is so AWESOME!
I also have a 1956 Vespa
1979 & 1980 and a vespa moped :)
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