It’s A Wing, It’s A Plane, It’s Super Teardrop!

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When you look closely at this gorgeously fabricated teardrop trailer, it’s obvious that it was put together by a serious craftsman. I’m guessing whomever it was built aircraft for a living, or at least learned their craft that way. It’s in Buckeye, Arizona and is up for sale here on eBay.

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Personally, I think this is one of the most beautifully fabricated teardrops I’ve ever seen, and I’ve looked at a lot of them as my wife really wants one. The panels really do look like a vintage aircraft in the way they are put together.

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This is also larger than a typical teardrop, as you can see from this mock towing picture.

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Here’s an example of what the inside looks like.

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I wonder what the two toggle switches do?

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The only place where the aluminum wasn’t used is on the inside of the two doors, which is puzzling to me but I’m sure there was a reason. Perhaps for noise insulation? Adding mass to the door?

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Even the trailer’s trunk is well done. While I’d love to have this one, it’s not the project I need to take on right now. But what about you? What would you tow this classic teardrop with?

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Comments

  1. boxdin

    It’ll be a cold night in that rv. Is there any insulation?

  2. xroads

    I really like it! Well built. So many early teardrops had a lot of wood and need a lot of repair. The price seems a couple grand too high, though. I pull my 51 homemade with my 51 F1.

    • jim s

      nice set up. is that the exhaust running back the outside of the bed above the fender?

      • xroads

        Thanks, they called ’em bellyburners back in the day.

  3. Bobsmyuncle

    I have zero interest in Teardrops, they just are lacking in far too many ways.

    But this IS very cool.

  4. rangeroger

    This is my 1940 teardrop and ’85 Suburban in Spring 2013. Will try to get pictures showing riveting.

  5. rangeroger

    Sorry, picture didn’t come through.

  6. Richard

    Probably assembled from scrap parts at Goodyear Aerospace just up the road.

  7. Charles

    I get the whole tear drip concept. Better than a tent, but not as difficult to manage as a tent camper or travel trailer. If camping for several days pitch a screened room next to the trailer and have all sorts of space. In the hot southern climate where we live it would need one additional option to make it accommodating. An air conditioner, and many tear drops have them.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=modern+teardrop+camper&id=769FF2C3EE61427D8D2EE4D47770FB8611BE8BEE&FORM=IQFRBA&adlt=strict

  8. Mike

    These are making a comeback into with todays DIY’s you can actually go online and buy a set of prints and material list for these. I have always wanted one, but because my wife is problems in small spaces we have a 32″ 5th wheel we camp with.
    These teardrop camper the rear section is actually the cooking and some storage area. The 2 switches are probably the lights inside either 12 v or 110 volt. Love to own this, for me when I go to deer camp, it would be great.

  9. blackcloud

    Leave in the hot sun with the doors closed. Throw in some pizza dough, sauce, and pepperoni. Come back in 2 hours. It should be done by then.

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