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Teardrop Camper w/ Aluminum Top

We build our teardrop campers one at a time and we will add any customizations and options you may like. The Creative Teardrop base model comes complete with inside cabinets, full galley and a front storage compartment.

The sides of our standard teardrop are made with 1/2" or 3/4" birch plywood. All the cabinet fronts and doors are made of solid cherry. The floor and ceiling are both insulated with high density foam and the floor is under coated with automotive quality undercoating.

For you sleeping comfort the teardrops are equipped with 4" thick foam for a mattress and the inside sleeping area measures 60" wide and 6'-3" long. The dry weight is about 750 pounds with a tongue weight of about 70 pounds.

We only build 10 campers per year so it is important to get your order in for your customized Creative Teardrop as soon as you can.


Older Teardrop TrailerSome History Behind Teardrop Campers

Source: Wikipedia.

A teardrop trailer, also known as a teardrop camper trailer, is a streamlined, compact, lightweight travel trailer, which gets its name from its teardrop profile. They usually only have sleeping space for two adults and often have a basic kitchen in the rear.

Teardrop trailers first became popular in the 1930s, when magazines such as Mechanics Illustrated published plans. The first teardrops were designed around the idea of using standard 4 by 8-foot sheets of plywood with hardwood spars. Teardrop trailers remained popular until the mid 1960s after which they disappeared from mainstream camping. However, in the late 1990s, plans became available on the internet and in recent years teardrop trailers have resurged and are growing in popularity.

A teardrop trailer is generally small, ranging from 4 feet (1.2 m) to 6 feet (1.8 m) in width and 8 feet (2.4 m) to 10 feet (3.0 m) in length. They are usually from 4 feet (1.2 m) to 5 feet (1.5 m) in height. Wheels and tires are usually outside the body and are covered by fenders. Since teardrop trailers are so light, usually less than 450 kg (1000 pounds), just about any vehicle can tow one and fuel consumption is minimally affected.

Teardrop Camper all metalThere is room inside a teardrop trailer for two people to sleep as well as storage for clothes and other items. Outside, in the rear under a hatch, there is usually an area for cooking referred to as the galley. Teardrop trailers tend to have lighting and other electrical power supplied by battery, although some have mains power hookups like regular travel trailers.

Some teardrop trailer owners participate in camping events for teardrop trailers (called 'gatherings'). The teardrop trailer phenomenon is not local to any one country. Builders reside throughout the Americas, Europe, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. In Australia they are known as teardrop campers. Their popularity has resulted in the establishment of several commercial manufacturing organisations, and in the import of some North American models.

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