Mobile Lab (Film Universe)

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Mobile Lab
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Appearances
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Overview
Manufacturer Fleetwood RV
Mobile Field Systems
Production 1997
Designer Eddie Carr

The Mobile Lab was a Fleetwood RV that was heavily customised by Mobile Field Systems for use as a Mobile Research Laboratory and Living Space by John Hammond's Expedition Team to Isla Sorna.

It's stay on the island was short lived however as it was destroyed on the first night by the Buck and Doe Tyrannosaurs who were defending their territory after the team brought their baby back to the Trailers.

History

Layout and Design

Production Notes

Pre-Production

Production

Given the dynamic part the Mobile Lab had to play in the film, a number of different vehicles were built. 2 Complete vehicles were built for the film, only one of which was drivable, and an additional four trailers and one partial front end.

Production

Designation

Name Drivable Exterior Interior Wild Walls Notes
A
Mobile Lab and Rear Trailer
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After Production wrapped, this Mobile Lab was handed back to Fleetwood who after a brief refurbishment, toured it around the US in promotion of the film. It would later be sold off a number of times and greatly deteriorated until finding its way into the hands of vehicle collector Franck Galiègue.
B
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C
T-Rex Trailer
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After Production wrapped, this Mobile Lab remained on the Backlot at Universal Studios Hollywood, where it could be viewed from Studio Backlot Tour amongst other Jurassic Park props and vehicles.
D
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E
FX Trailer
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This trailer was designed to be used in practical FX shots and as a backup for Trailers B and D.
F
Gimbal/Vertical Trailer
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G
Cliff Trailer
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H
ILM Trailer
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A miniature Trailer was constructed by ILM for use in VFX shots.
Wild Front End
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A Wild portion of the front end of the Mobile Lab was constructed to be destroyed by the T-Rexs.

Post-Production

Legacy

Themeparks

After the film's release, the 'C' RV and 'D' Trailer were put on display at the Worker Village Set where they could be seen from the Studio Backlot Tour. It would later be moved into a newly built Jurassic Park section featuring other vehicles and props from the films. In 2015 the trailer was updated with a new night time show featuring screens in the windows that would project Jurassic Park workers being attacked by Dilophosaurs.

Jurassic Park RV Restoration

In 2014 the 'A' RV and 'B' Trailer went up for auction on eBay and was purchased by Frank Galiègue, a French movie car enthusiast. They had been sat out in the desert in California for many years and had degraded significantly. Along with fellow fans he began restoring the aged vehicle back to it's film ready state. The restoration was heavily documented on the web show Jurassic Park RV Restoration. As of January 2018, the RV is still undergoing refurbishment.