Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Teardrop Trailer!


Okay, it isn't exactly a Teardrop trailer, but it's close. Most of the traditional Teardrops have a kitchen arrangement which is accessed via a rear hatch. This Go-Camp does not. Instead it has more useable room inside and in a trailer this small, more room means a lot! Just look at all that cupboard space! The floorplan is roughly 4' by 8'. I plan to set up a portable kitchen unit in the hatch of my car. The advantage being it can be used when tenting as well as when pulling the trailer. Clever, eh?


Because the exterior shape does not follow the 'tear' shape I get other bonuses. This trailer had a previous owner who took advantage of the flatter roof and installed a set of roof bars. At the moment, these have a bike holder installed and I will probably put a set of kayak holders on the bars so I can transport a second boat easily.

I will miss camping in the rain, I suppose and this will increase my carbon footprint a bit, but older bones know best. A warm cozy place to camp will be welcome, especially when I feel like entertaining!

11 comments:

Simon said...

It looks like it gives you a lot more options than a campervan, which is what we've gone for.

How does it handle on the road?
S

Glenn said...

That is just friggin' awesome. I love my tent but but it sure would be nice to be warm, dry and up off the ground. No chance of rampant campfire drunks stumbling into your guy ropes and ruining your night, either!
Nice.

J-C said...

Will you take it to Mégantic next weekend ?

Richard Hayes said...

First Jim, and now you - aren't there any grayhairs out there who aren't turning into wimps besides myself? (Yes, there is the cabin, but that's a proper building; besides, we're 'vacationing', not 'camping' when we're up there...a different thing entirely...) LOL
Seriously, Michael, it looks like a dandy - be interesting to compare it with the Little Guy when His Nibs gets back. Any chance of seeing you and yours this side of the Gulf this summer??? Jim is now in Canton picking his up - expect him back around May 24...

Kristen said...

I am sooo envious! Can't wait to see you down here again with it. You can sleep in the guest room, and we'll sleep in the "caravan," as we call them in NZ.

Silbs said...

I want one. How about some more interior shots?

Michael said...

Simon - I don't know yet, but at 600 lbs it should be good!

J-C - Oui! Premier voyage avec...

Glenn - ya, finally, no trip-lines!

Rick - maybe... I'll be in touch!

Kristen - who gets the Wee One?

Silbs - it's pretty bare at the moment, but I've got some ideas!

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

That is one sweet unit Michael. Have kayak will travel just took on new meaning..lol

kayakbrooklyn said...

It's great, a good compromise between a tent and an RV.

c'est moi said...

great idea! i've been toying with the idea of a pop-up trailer tent for a couple years. Depending on how things play out this season, this might be the year!

bonnie said...

Oh, here it is! Missed it. Yes, working way too much.