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The “atomic camper” is pure awesomeness on wheels

The “atomic camper” is pure awesomeness on wheels


Is it a submarine? A spaceship? An amusement park ride? No, it’s the “Atomic Camper,” the result of when one eccentric man has too much time on his hands… As Anne Raup with the Alaska Dispatch News reports, Bill Guernsey wanted to make a one-of-a-kind camper, and it’s safe to say he succeeded with his truly bizarre travel trailer creation.

Over a year and a half ago, Guernsey was in a plane accident in Upper Kalskag, Alaska, nearly killing him, leaving his back broken in 3 places and 7 fractured ribs. So what did he do during his lengthy recovery time? He made the most unique camper we’ve ever seen.

The theme is an obvious nod to Guernsey’s childhood, a post-WWII time when America was booming, but impending nuclear doom at the hands of the Commies was a constant fear. The exterior is clearly atomic age-inspired, but so is the inside with old magazine clippings and Erector Set door panels.


Guernsey uses the camper to travel with his wife, Becky, all around Alaska, and with backdrops like Exit Glacier (shown below), we’re sure the Atomic Camper looks pretty cool parked at the sights along Seward Highway


Read more about scenic Seward Highway and all the sights along the way like Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park in the Roadtrippers guide to Seward Highway. And for more on the Atomic Camper, read the full piece by Anne Raup at the Alaska Dispatch.