Let's Go Camping — in a Teeny-Weeny Trailer
If you’ve always dreamed of hitting the scenic highways, but don’t have the driving confidence, the big ol’ truck, or the big ol’ budget for a full-scale mobile home, a teeny-weeny trailer might just change your life.
The A-Liner. (Photo: Joe Scuba)
It all started in the 1940s, kids … yes, your grandparents might have been the proud owners of an original teardrop, which sold back then for about $500. They were lightweight, economical, sturdy, and they could be assembled from DIY kits.
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Lemonade trailer at Rendezvous Market in Eagar, Arizona. (Photo: Bluebird Vintage)
In fact, they still can be. But most people these days either purchase them new and fully finished, or buy used models with the specific intent of customizing them in inventive ways. Pictured, two adorable versions of the T&G teardrop model by Little Guy Worldwide — the leading manufacturer, who “resurrected” teardrop trailers from discontinuation in 2002.
T@B Teardrops. (Photo: Tab-RV.com)
Boutique manufacturer So-Cal Teardrops builds its own tiny trailers models, customized from scratch. In general, the trailers share the original lines from the old days, as well as the idea of having a galley, but with modern 21st century parts and material. Pictured, a Woody-inspired teardrop towed by an awesome vintage pickup.