A teardrop trailer is a compact, lightweight, convenient travel trailer, which gets its name from its teardrop shape. Teardrop trailers first became popular in the 1930s and remained so until the mid 1970s, when they were supplanted by larger recreational trailers. more...
As baby boomers begin to approach retirement, teardrop trailers have made a resurgence and are growing in popularity today.
There is room inside a teardrop trailer for two people to sleep comfortably, as well as storage for clothes and other items. Outside in the rear under a hatch, there is an area for cooking (galley). Teardrop trailers usually have lighting and other electrical power supplied by battery, although some have power hookups like a regular travel trailer.
Most teardrop trailers are from 4 to 6 feet in width and from 8 to 10 feet in length. They are usually from 4 to 5 feet in height. Wheels and tires are usually outside the body and are covered by fenders. Larger teardrop trailers can have the wheels inside the body.
Teardrop trailer owners usually participate in camping events for teardrop trailers (called 'gatherings'), and they welcome anyone to these gatherings.
Teardrop trailers are not exclusive to America. Other countries which have active teardrop owners and builders include Canada, England, Australia, and Germany, to name just a few.
Since teardrop trailers are so light, usually less than 450 kg (1000 pounds), just about any vehicle can tow one. Trailers can be towed by 4x4s, family minivans, classic cars, pickups, hot rods and even motorcycles.
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