When hooked to an efficient tow vehicle, these teardrop trailer setups can come in as high as 35 mpg.
The emphasis is on build stories that have a lot of design and construction detail.
If you are doing a build or know of a good build and are looking for a place to tell the story — drop me an email — Contact Gary.
A magazine dedicated to Teardrop and other compact trailers.
Its free (no strings) and lots of back issues are available for download.
Lots of unique designs and construction detail plus lots of Teardrop stories.
Nick’s great collection of data on teardrop and similar compact trailers.
Extensive set of links to teardrop sites and resources.
A history of teardrop offerings. Teardrop lifestyle and events. Lots of pictures.
Big Woody provides plans and kits for Teardrop campers.
Several levels of kits — some show some very nice craftsmanship.
You can buy kits for the whole works, or for just parts (eg Electrical).
We happened to see the Teardrop in the picture at Chico Hot Springs, MT the other day — had not thought that you would be able to rent one, but there it was. And, if you do a Google on Teardrop Rentals there are several places.
Renting would be a great way to see how you like the Teardrop lifestyle.
A very compact trailer for camping that also accommodates hauling bikes, boats and boards — I’d guess you could even
haul 2 by 4’s with it.
Folds down to a nice low aero drag profile.
A very streamlined and attractive Teardrop trailer kit from boat builder Chesapeake Light Craft.
The Honda Insight hybrid pulling a Little Guy tear drop trailer achieves an amazing 35 miles per gallon, while still providing full sleeping and cooking facilities. This one is also equiped with a combination AC and heater as well as a portable shower!
Good detailed description of designing and building a Teardrop trailer in 31 days (with only 3 hrs a day) and for $2,000.
Good, detailed, day by day description of the construction.
The Tear Drop Trailer offers completed teardrop trailers as well as several levels of kits, and parts.
Lots of good information, pictures, …
This site has a dozen or so interesting designs for teardrop and compact trailers — some very unusual.
Some level of pictures and plans for all of them.
I included this trailer build because its very detailed and goes through the whole process from a bare trailer chassis to a completed trailer with finished surfaces, plumbing, a galley, … — all with good construction detail.
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