From an idea to reality in 4 weeks.
Did you ever have an epiphany or a great idea in the shower? This is exactly how the #EZComboCarrier came about. Ira called the design team with an idea he had during a Sunday morning shower. Couple of hours and napkin sketches later we came up with a basic 3D model and dimensions. It was now onto converting and refining the 3D renders into drawings for the metal shop so they can start on the prototype. About 4 weeks later we were presented with a very metallic vision of what's to come - and it only got better from there.
The carrier is made from a thick aluminum with a steel hitch base. The prototype was already a tough machine, so we decided to strengthen the main moving parts and put it to the test. Once it came back from the powder-coater, sporting a great looking satin, slightly textured skin, we installed in on the EZ Utility Bumper and set off in our Airstream Basecamp 16 for a cross-country trek to put it through its paces.
This 1600 mile trip gave us some great info on the performance of our design. We could observe how the carrier handles the stresses of highway speeds and the bumps of the mountain trails. We were also very satisfied with the height and clearance of the carrier (especially in the off-road scenarios). We took some switch-back bumpy mountain roads to ensure the carrier would keep it's cargo secured and not flex under stress. The hinge and strap points held wonderfully and we were ready to start an initial small order for presale, which you can find here.
Why is the EZ Combo Carrier the most versatile carrier on the market?
We wanted to make sure the EZCombo Carrier could handle the heavy the E-Bikes (seen in the photos) - hence why we made the rails 4.5 inches wide. But the carrier will handle regular bikes as well. While the carrier is in the closed position, it simply becomes a platform for any kind of cargo you can come up with (cargo totes, generators, fire wood, coolers etc). But one of main improvements that sets this carrier apart is what we call the "outdoor kitchen station". With the addition of 2 solid maple countertops (sold here), this carrier becomes every tailgater's dream. Park on a side of a mountain, pull up some chairs and a camping stove - and you're good to go!
The #EZComboCarrier is now on preorder and you can get it here.
If you're looking for more info, here's a great quick video we made:
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Business+Casual : EZ Utility Bumper mod improves your Basecamp
During our latest trip to Colorado we had the pleasure of meeting one of the most famous faces of #solotravel and Airstream Basecamp adventures, Cass from "Tails of Wanderlust" :
"Cass has always had a strong sense of wanderlust and spent years dreaming of all the amazing destinations there are to visit. With her love for animals, she adopted two amazing rescues, ten years apart. When a remote work position presented the opportunity to travel, she never thought twice about bringing Jasper & Napoleon with her. With these amazing furry friends by her side, she finally took the leap and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. She loves the outdoors, bacon, enjoying a good laugh, and touring this beautiful country – windows down and Jim Croce blaring on the radio! "
You can follow her adventures at tailsofwanderlust.com
We knew that our bumper mod could easily improve the Basecamp experience for any traveler as it grants you a hitch location which allows for additional accessories, mods and storage solutions (bike and cargo carriers) to be installed, maximizing the interior storage room which is always a priority for anyone who plans on long-term solo travel in a camper / RV.
We met with Cass close to Colorado Springs, CO. After problem-free excursion from Indianapolis with our own bumper and EBike carrier in tow, we knew that it's as tough as it looks - and Cass would agree. We also recorded the entire endeavor to show you just how straight forward the process is:
*** watch till the end for a sneak peak of our next product ***
Meeting Cass was a blast and we hope that the #EZUtilityBumper mod will serve her well for many adventures to come. We also have an attachment mod coming soon that will expand the utility of the bumper even more. Stay tuned for updates.
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Hey! It's Ira Mercurio the creator of the EZ Rec-Rack. I'm making this blog to keep you all updated on everything going on with us, Enjoy!