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#179439 - 08/15/09 02:38 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: 7point82]
Dagny Offline
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Originally Posted By: 7point82
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Here's my teardrop.



Dangit you're going to make me spend more money. I don't think I want a teardrop exactly but that is a really nice looking setup you have there!


Ha. And thanks. Teardrop quicksand....cha-ching!

Most teardroppers I know built them. Some for around $1k, many for around $2k -- which seems the sweet spot for a basic teardrop with galley.

I'm not that talented nor inclined.

There are so many terrific little trailers now being manufactured. Especially "standies."

The Serro Scotty is being built again. Coachmen is building the Shasta again. The t@b "teardrops" are actually standies. If my Honda were more capable, I'd have gone with a small standie.

There's a terrific "Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers" forum that's the resource for builders and shoppers.

http://www.mikenchell.com/

Happy shopping (or building)!

:-)

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#179440 - 08/15/09 02:46 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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www.golittleguy.com has a range of teardrops, including an off-roader.

And they'll wrap them in any Camo-skinz you want. Unfortunately, that stuff is guaranteed for only five years.

The second one below is the "sport" package designed to carry motorcycles or an ATV.



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Edited by Dagny (08/15/09 02:49 PM)

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#179442 - 08/15/09 03:03 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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So-Cal Teardrops in southern California is one of the most highly regarded manufacturers (Camp-Inn being premier). Real craftsmanship.

And they've also recently done an off-roader.

http://www.socalteardrops.com/



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#179443 - 08/15/09 03:09 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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More pics of mine. Teardropping really is orders of magnitude more comfortable and convenient than tenting.

We camp far more often now. Weekends are worth it because it's so easy.



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#179445 - 08/15/09 03:18 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: ]
Dagny Offline
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Dagny, yours is really nicely decorated.


Thank you. It is cozy.


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#179524 - 08/16/09 09:06 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
BrianB Offline
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Registered: 07/16/08
Posts: 99
The teardrops are really appealing. Unfortunately, as apartment-dwellers, we have no place to park one. I did find an interesting setup after looking around for more info on the Honda Element:



Ursa Minor does this mod to the Element, essentially giving you a tent sleeper up top. I was thinking this might be a nice set up for some weekend overnighters, and in an evacuation situation, you'd at least have a place to sleep if hotels are filled up at the end of the line.

I was thinking of Jeep-ifying an Element, putting a gas can and full sized spare on a rack in the back. I figured something that attached to the trailer hitch and swung out on a hinge would work, but can't find anything like that for an Element. If anyone knows of something that'd work, please let me know.


Edited by BrianB (08/17/09 12:06 AM)
Edit Reason: Oops, forgot link to company.

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#179553 - 08/17/09 05:16 AM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: BrianB]
2005RedTJ Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 475
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
If money were not an option, I'd take the Quigley 4WD van that's in the background in one of those pics. That would make an awesome bugout vehicle. They make some of those things that'll go anywhere my Jeep will.

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