Hi, I am a third year product design student at John Moores University, Liverpool. I am currently undertaking a trailer/caravan’ project for my major project.
As part of my research I am investigating the idea of self powered caravans to assist smaller cars. Ideally I wanted a system that recovers braking power and transfers it into take off power, but I have absolutely no idea how this would be achieved. I would assume some kind of hydraulic system.
I guess I should also make it clear that I have very little technical or operational knowledge of caravanning, other than what I can remember from childhood which wasnt good, so if there is anyone out there that has, I would really, really, appreciate your suggestions on how to improve the experience.
The project is still very much in its infancy, but I will post some sketches as soon as poss!