Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Photo credit: Steve Jones
Former aerospace mechanic for the Royal Air Force and now a stay-at-home dad Steve Jones managed to transform hollowed-out jet engine shell from a Vickers VC10 into a functional camper trailer for his family in Lancashire, England. In all, he spent around 1,000-hours between January and mid-March to complete the build. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.



This isn’t his first project, as he’s been fixing up camper vans and camper trailers as a hobby for over a decade, but never quite on this scale. He came about this jet engine when he found out that the Royal Air Force had decommissioned a VC10 plane in 2013. It took 6-years, but last September, one of the engines finally went up for sale. The total cost for the camper trailer, not including the jet engine, was around $5,025 USD.

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Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer
Vickers VC10 Jet Engine Camper Trailer

Most normal people buy cars and caravans…. oh not me I buy VC10 engine nacelles to turn into caravans and Boeing 737 fuselages. Yes you heard right! I’ve just bought a Boeing 737-500 front fuselage to turn into an amazing static caravan to rent out,” said Jones.