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« on: February 19, 2012, 08:00:21 PM »

Anyone have any experience with them? We are considering one for mountain camping in the summers. Thanks for any info.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 08:02:27 PM »

There was a thread not too long ago about them I believe or at least partially. Lots of photos and links. I've seen some pretty awesome ones googling about.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 10:02:19 PM »


Anyone have any experience with them? We are considering one for mountain camping in the summers. Thanks for any info.


  I'll bet the Arizona Tear Drop club can help you out.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 10:47:39 PM »

I remember the thread ConPilot's talking about, I don't think it started out as a trailer (caravan) thread, but it had several cool small trailers.

Some searching will surely turn it up, I don't think it was very long ago.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 11:25:53 PM »

Only advantage is aerodynamics. Shape is awkward to load and heavy for the volume. Many have problematic weight distribution due to the far rear axle location. In all other aspects teardrops fall below boxes of the same length and width.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 11:58:53 PM »

I have one. It is a 4x8 platform so pretty cozy for two. A roof vent with fan does a great job to keep the air circulating and the temperature and condensation down at night. Close it all up and a couple of bodies will get it quite warm in a hurry. We park it under an easy up as well for shade and rain protection, it's nice to step out on a dry surface if it's raining out. The galley area works very well for food prep but depending on the shape you can bump your shins on the rear frame fairly easily. They tow like a dream, even with my 4cyl Honda Element, three people, a large dog and essentials for a week of survival was no problem. We really like ours but they are not for everyone.

Towed it through the mountains with a Kia Rio
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q298/jbk_edm/Teardrop/teardropJames.jpg

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 08:40:55 AM »




  I'll bet the Arizona Tear Drop club can help you out.


This one made me smile, a lot.

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 12:36:37 PM »

Go here:

http://www.tnttt.com/
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 02:56:40 PM »

Keep it under a hunnert and should tow fine. After that, I would be leery of its shape.....too much like a a fat NACA airfoil....
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 03:08:24 PM »

I think they are really neat. I like that little silver one. However, all that "kitchen" in the back to me would be totally wasted storage space. I'd rather have an
empty compartment there for gear/general storage/dead hookers.

Kitchen to me is a grill and portable stove and a picnic table. That's just too much wasted space for me.
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That is entertaining.  It's like someone said, "I want a small, portable dwelling...and I want it to look like punctuation.  A semicolon, perhaps...possibly a comma."
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 11:06:34 PM »

Thanks for the info/links. We are enamored with them but I assume this will wear off.  Lol My wife likes the idea of the cozy confines. Could work out. Inlove
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 01:16:09 PM »

I built one a few years ago. We've hauled it as far west as Thunder Bay and as far east as Newfoundland.
I've really enjoyed it but, for some reason, I've become totally claustrophibic and can no longer sleep in the thing.
It's a queen-size mattress in a box on wheels, with a galley and storage. What else do you need?

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