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Thursday, February 22, 2018

To build or purchase a Teardrop Camper? Your thoughts welcome!

In 1947, Mechanix Illustrated was the first to actually publish plans on how to build your own teardrop camper (so named because of its unique shape). It was the end of World War II, and the country was enjoying a new-found optimism.

Remembering how many soldiers had been lost in the war, the nation needed a healthy escape. Trailers of every sort were being manufactured, but the teardrops were for do-it-yourselfers. It was no more than 4x6 in length, and featured a double bed, with a lift up compartment in the rear that featured a propane stove, water storage, and even a pull-out table.

Today, there are many modernized versions and DIY kits online for building your own teardrop camper, and we are seriously considering purchasing one for Adirondack renters to take on the road and explore the park on their own.

Here are some of the many new versions of the teardrop currently being offered to those who do not find themselves handy.
Would love your input as to which one YOU might want to rent, own or try building yourself!

Please add your recommendations or comments below...

The American Teardrop Company offers many variations.

Your thoughts?
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Big Woody Teardrops (gotta love the name!) 
They also offer DIY plans and kits, too.

Your thoughts?
Click link...

The Cricket Camper is a unique variation!

Your thoughts?
Click here...

Again, we welcome your input and discoveries.
(I will add more info in the comments section over time as well!)

Happy Trails!

Cathy Light
Your Vintage Campographer

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