Being stuck indoors due to the many inches of snow outside my home and close to being brrrrrrr degrees, it seems like a perfect opportunity to dream about summer. One of my most favorite summertime activities has to be becoming one with nature. I spend a tremendous amount of time spring, summer and fall in the great outdoors, so it should be to no one’s surprise that pitching a tent in the wild blue yonder is my idea of heaven on earth. Well, maybe not a tent but how about camping with a teardrop!
The first teardrop campers were manufactured in the good ole U. S. of A. circa 1930's. Originally constructed with materials obtained from surplus, the design of the trailer is smooth and polished as well as aerodynamic and practical. Most trailers can sleep up to two or three adults, depending on size or two adults and a couple of children. These stylish little trailers can be pulled by almost any car, truck or motorcycle…….yes, even a motorcycle!!! If that’s not enough to sell you on the idea of buying yourself one, how about because of the compact size and light weight of these little puppies, they are such a budget saver on the ole gas tank. It’s almost like pulling a cloud of thin country air!
If you are interested in owning a teardrop camper, you have several affordable options. You can buy a new one, purchase a vintage one….which is my preference or for those of you handy with a tool belt, you can build your own. AND believe it or not, I found out that one could even rent a teardrop!
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While much has changed since the introduction of teardrop trailers, the reasons for owning a teardrop trailer are the same today as they were when your grandfather built his teardrop in the family garage. Not only are they affordable, they are practical and just down right cool!