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Old 09-08-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Cool teardrops

I don't want one but these folks are pushing designs a bit further then our Fiberglass folks. Interesting.

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Old 09-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Our trailering obsession began with a tear drop. They are neat little rigs; ridiculously easy to tow and easy to find a spot for stowing them between trips.

That first tear drop taught us a few lessons too. Foremost, that it is nice to do the cooking outside. We lean toward the 'camping' side of the experience, and an outdoor kitchen helps to keep that feeling. The teardrop also taught us that in so many different ways, small is good.

So, even though we moved up to a 13 footer, I still have a soft spot for teardrops. They possess a cool factor that other trailers just can't match.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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We still use our teardrop, alternating between it and our Uhaul camper. It's a 1946 that we bought as a restoration project in 2007. Spent 8 months getting it back to decent condition. My guess it was built from war surplus aluminum by people that had worked at building airplanes. It is put together with aircraft type rivets and I found Alcoa and Reynolds markings on different panels. As far as I know this company, Modernistic , was only in business for a few years.
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Steve_N_Janna: I also would like the kitchen to be outside. A company called Little Guy, bought the Dutchman T@B product and improved quality control. They build a clamshell trailer with a dinette (turns into bed like 13' Scamp) and a full bath. As much as I like my little Scamp, the convenience of the clamshell with outdoor kitchen could convert me.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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Love the teardrop trailer. My first camping experience at 5 was in my grandparents homemade teardrop. I do like the idea of standing up in the trailer however and the teardrop led me to the FGRV. I admit to preferring the outdoor cooking as well.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
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There is a company in Orange County (CA) that makes a cool looking molded fiberglass teardrop. I think the name is SoCal Teardrops. I REALLY wanted one, but $9000 base price was out of reach, and I decided also that I wanted a place to stand up and be able to change clothes. Cooking is optional to me. I have gone as long as 3 months eating only cold foods (raw veggies, cold cereal, protein shakes, etc.).
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I always liked this one....
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:15 AM   #8
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Steve_N_Janna: I also would like the kitchen to be outside. A company called Little Guy, bought the Dutchman T@B product and improved quality control. They build a clamshell trailer with a dinette (turns into bed like 13' Scamp) and a full bath. As much as I like my little Scamp, the convenience of the clamshell with outdoor kitchen could convert me.

I prefer cooking outside, and sleeping well secured. Something like the T@B would meet my needs well. Except it rains a lot where I camp.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:14 AM   #9
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We just completed a 3632 mile round trip to a teardrop gathering in Wyoming. Was a small gathering but one we'd looked forward to for a couple of years.Tiny trailers such as our Scamp are also welcome but, since the Scamp is still in 're-hab' (yeah, I know I'm slow ) we took the TD that I built in 2006. Had a great time & love the camping aspect of teardropping. We're at the age tho where we hafta get up & go outside at least once during the night so that prevented us staying in a couple of campgrounds outside the east entrance of Yellowstone NP. Those C/G's are restricted to 'hard side' campers due to recent Grizzly Bear activity. I had no fear of spending the night in our teardrop because of its construction but I surely didn't want to meet one of those critters while answering nature's call at 2am . We're eager to get the Scamp campable; it's getting harder & harder to put my pants on lying down...

Here's a pic of our rig at Buffalo Bill SP just west of Cody WY -
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a couple of campgrounds outside the east entrance of Yellowstone NP.(clip) Here's a pic of our rig at Buffalo Bill SP just west of Cody WY -

I am coming back there some day. Growing up West of Yellowstone (Idaho) we visited many times coming and going out the "West" Entrance while I was growing up and into early adulthood. Two years ago I took my then 10 year old daughter out for a trip to her “ancestral homeland” and around Yellowstone, out to Cody, back through Yellowstone down to Jackson Hole and up, up, up, then over and down, down, down, into Idaho and home. I was blown away at the scenery around the Lake, out the East Entrance and over to Cody. I made a big mistake not allowing enough time to explore the area but I just did not know how beautiful it was. And I grew up in some mighty pretty country in Idaho!
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I to started in a tear drop that I made my self.
I still have it and when I am camping by my self while out White Water Kayaking I still use.
It it is my first love.
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We recently camped at Smokemont in Great Smoky Mountain NP with several folks who had Little Guy teardrops. Definitely nice units and their owners had put a good bit of time and money into customizing them for 'expedition' type use. If we were still into remote off road type camping, they'd surely get my consideration. Then again, that hot shower each evening felt mighty good. No denying the 'cool' factor though and I'd guess they got as much or more attention as our 19'er.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:52 PM   #13
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I'm a hot rodder, my first love. But now I'm passed the age of laying down to pull on my pants, NEEDING to step outside to fire up a stove to heat water for my morning coffee. Or needing to hit the head at 3am...

But still... swoon, when I was younger and more agile, there was nothing as neato as a teardrop behind a hotrod heading down the road to some memory....
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