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Old 08-16-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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Americana Teardrops, R.I.P.

Years ago, when I first joined this group, I was chasing after information on the Americana (?) fiberglass teardrop campers, the ones with the Gull-Wing doors that had been made in Wenatchee, WA years before.

I later discovered that the entire stock of shells and parts for them were sitting in a wrecking yard in Chelan, WA, about 2 miles from where I used to live, and where my ex-wife has lived for the past 35+ years.

Last year a site member made the 2500 mile round- trip from SoCal to Chelan, over a very long weekend, and brought back enough parts to built one from scratch.

Friday night the 60,000 acre+ Reach Fire swept over that part of Chelan and apparently destroyed everything in the yard, including all of the remaining teardrop parts.

I will be in Chelan next week and will stop by and leave flowers.... sniff.....
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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OH man, this is really sad news. On all fronts. The massive wildfire destruction to the beautiful Pacific Northwest is horrendous and currently ongoing. Prayers to all in a fire's path and the firefighters working the lines.
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That is really sad... I used to own one
I loved it until it got to hard getting dressed laying on my back
Boy did it ever attract attemtion




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This is indeed, sad news. My old stompin grounds is being threatened by the Rough Fire in Kings Canyon National Park.
I have one of these trailers sitting in my driveway. They are called the Teardrop American Outback or maybe Outbacker. Almost went up to Chelan to get the pieces and parts, but found one in Idaho and got it instead. These trailers are not fiberglass, just plain old plastic. Not sure what kind. Maybe ABS or Polyethylene. I'm working on mone and hope to have it camp ready by next year ....... if my old bones will allow. A U-Haul or Burro is looking better all the time.

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