I once said that "Teardrops are like Gateway Drugs for Real FGRV's".
Not to nit-pick but, at 700 or 800 lbs it seems a bit heavy and with only a 1000 lb axle
it's gonna be very close to or over GVW all of the time.
And for $9K, unless you want minimalist camping, you can buy a lot of nice used FGRV's for that kind of money.
There are at least 3 other builders of teardrops in SoCal and, if you haven't looked at one, do so, you will appreciate your 13'er all the more.
My s.o. insisted on looking at a teardrop before we bought her 1st SCAMP
, one look and we were off that kick. All that said, it may offer an attractive alternative for those who are offended by larger(?) trailers or have a vetry small TV (Think Fiat 500/Smart for 2) or who are lost in the 30's. Theres always a market for quaint, until you get one.
Some here may remember I was looking at buying up and building about a dozen American Teardrops about 2 years ago, but for sale
, not for moi.....