Here are some more pictures of the Oxygen
. They were taken two weeks ago at the Roslyn (WA) Vintage Trailer Rally
The owners, Rod and Trudy, are friends of mine. I met them when I started hanging around with the Teardroppers of Oregon and Washington group about 5 years ago.
The last picture shows how they had been camping for the last 21 years. I'm not sure when Rod built that teardrop trailer but it was used for many years and has lots of miles on it. Now he is hard at work on the Oxygen
which they bought in October of last year.
Rod reshaped fiberglass fenders that were made for a much larger diameter wheel and then attached them in the original wheel openings. The lower half of the body was painted at a shop owned by a friend he trades labor with. The art-deco bands, red light
and reflector on the front are painted on with airbrushed highlights. They look 3D. A stainless steel trash can hides the propane
tank on a cover that Rod made to hide the frame. He also added the two windows
at the front. The wings on the fender skirts are stainless steel.
At the rear, a decorative metal piece for a Harly-Davidson gas tank houses the third brake light
. He's working on ideas to replace the existing tail lights
Rod really likes curved shapes and I don't think there is a straight line on this trailer. Wife Trudy likes M&M's so Rod had the painter put a blue M&M Happy Camper graphic near the door. It was a real surprise to Trudy when she first saw it.
The inside is still under construction with lots of overhead storage cabinets being added. I didn't take any pictures in there and I'm looking forward to seeing it when it is done. I'm sure it will be first-class like the rest of the work that has been done so far.