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!