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Old 12-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #15
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Dale, that's neato! If I was wanting a non-standup trailer, I'd be on the hunt for the American Teardrop. I wish Michelle would have stuck around and told us about her travels. Her Last Activity: 07-20-2008 06:19 AM
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:21 AM   #16
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Congratulations owners. I have one as well. I'm waiting for Spring to dig it from the snowbank that covers it. It needs some small repairs. They are so simple very little can go wrong. I want to add a solar fan if I can find the right one.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #17
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Check boating supply stores as those types of fans are use on boats.

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Congratulations owners. I have one as well. I'm waiting for Spring to dig it from the snowbank that covers it. It needs some small repairs. They are so simple very little can go wrong. I want to add a solar fan if I can find the right one.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:21 PM   #18
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wow, think its time we get our owns forum area (section) lol were growing lol let the composites he known, lol lets keep together on the repairs to make it easier for all of us..
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #19
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Bill K, Thank you for the tip. I have ordered a marine Sunsei Solar Vent. The fan can be reversed and it has a light. The only possible drawback is that it only moves 1000 cu ft per hour, and I'm not yet sure that is a drawback. rb
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #20
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I just bought one of these. SO EXCITED!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #21
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These were made by a company in Wenatchee, WA in the late 80's. Last year I came across a huge stash of parts for them at a tow yard in Chelan, WA I tried to buy the entire lot but the owner thought that he was mining gold with them. If you need any body panels, doors etc try contacting him by calling the Chelan, WA Visitors Bureau and ask about the tow yard that is located on the north side of the Chelan River, they should be able to help out.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:35 PM   #22
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teardrop trailer

I also had one of these....great little trailer.....always ready to go, i towed mine with a restored cj7 jeep , did some off roading etc...and as someone else mentioned the gull-wing doors were a great eye catcher
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #23
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the doors are great but sure dont seal, style over function for sure.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #24
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I've removed all the weather stripping and will be replacing it. The door latches were missing and the previous owner was using bungee cords to keep them from flopping open. I think the doors warped a tad in the hot UT sun, so that's why the seal is worse on one side and not the other. I'm going to redo all the weather stripping, add locking door latches and then spray the thing down with a garden hose to test water proofing. If it leaks, I'll try again.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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Mike and I found the right storage bins to level out the bed platform.



I talked about it WAY too much on my blog:

Teardrop American Outbacker Restoration: Leveling The Bed Platform

I've included the info on the EXACT bins we used that fit nicely into the recessed area. I'd love to be able to build a nice platform like Gregg M. did, but that's a little out of my skill range right now. These will do until I'm better at woodworking.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #26
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Since the teardrop is plastic, would some judicious application of heat be useful to counteract any solar warping and improve the mating of doors and doorways? Just wondering...
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:43 AM   #27
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Someone more talented than me could probably do that, but I'm not at that level. It's not warped THAT bad. The previous owner was able to keep out water by using bungee cords. With new weather stripping and a proper door latch, I think we'll be able to do the same.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #28
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We'd like to replace the Teardrop American logo on the side of our trailer. Do any of you have a picture of the logo?
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