Saturday, August 22, 2009
I am looking for one of these
What is this you ask? It is a teardrop trailer. The first teardrop camping trailers in the United States were made in the 1930's with their popularity soaring after World War II. The depression was over and the war had given the economy a big boost. The soldiers were home and wanted to go on vacations with their families. And the roadway system in the United States was becoming well developed with more paved roads then ever, which made traveling easier than ever before. Plus the teardrop campers were economical and didn't require a special towing vehicle. Nearly any vehicle, and some motorcycles, could pull one and still can.
People who have these little gems are a unique group. They decorate and customize (and name) their teardrops in very unique ways.
Is this me or what? We don't need much room. We love cooking outside, Ray sleeps in the back of the truck anyway! Can you imagine the attention we'd get at Texas Motor Speedway!?
If anybody hears of one for sale or knows where one might be let me know.