I am in Southern California today after delivering my daughters car to her and will be driving back home here shortly. Eight hours on the road. Fun…
This is a cool little teardrop, built like a piece of furniture and with a price tag to go with it. Thank you Ben for spotting this.
William Landivar, 60, of Boulder Creek, has constructed a one-of-a-kind teardrop trailer that is a sight to be seen. Made of rich mahogany and white oak wood, the teardrop is 15 feet long and 7 feet wide and weighs 1,700 pounds.
Photos by Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
You may have noticed a couple of new pictures up in the banner since the revamp of the website. One of them is of a retro trailer called the Retro Traveler. Alfred who designed the Little Red Cabin Plans brought this jewel to my attention.
Retro Traveler designs several retro trailers including teardrops and all are fine quality retro trailers. My favorite is the original model the RT1200. It has everything you need in a very small retro style trailer.
Following is a description from the Retro Traveler Website. I have tried to get in contact with them but have not received a response yet. So don’t have any pricing or that type of information.
The 1200 features sleeping space for two, a complete galley with cooktop and refrigerator, full showerbath and of course, some fantastic retro styling. All of this wrapped in a maintenance-free anodized aluminum exterior that never needs polishing. Weight is under 1400 lbs – so towing is a breeze with just about any car.
Hand crafted of select maple hardwood and clear maple plywood finished in lacquer and Danish oil, the interior absolutely glows. Coupled with the timeless look of satin finished aluminum, we think you’ll agree this is the ultimate compact trailer.
As you enter, the efficient galley is directly across the cabin. Notice the sleek black AC/DC refrigerator, polished counter edging and upper cabinets with task lighting below. Satin nickel cabinet pulls, self closing hinges, AC and DC outlets are all standard features.
Ready for this? A FULL BATH. In a 12′ trailer! Note the integrated medicine cabinet with mirror door, GFI outlet, separate stainless lav sink (no toothbrushing in the kitchen sink) and the soft glow of the satin finish aluminum wall surfaces. Storage below the lav is spacious. The porcelain toilet and black water tank is opposite the vanity. A draw curtain is included to divide the bath from the living area.
Aft, you’ll find a spacious sofabed stretching full-width across the trailer. By day, a comfortable seating and conversation area that converts easily to a cozy bed for two. An operable window and fantastic vent keep a cool breeze moving over the bed for comfortable sleeping. A large, fixed picture window provides a grand view of your campsite.
A full hanging height wardrobe with separate upper storage locker complete the interior. Thoughful touches like robe hooks and a key hanger inside the door are not overlooked.
Our quality workmanship does not end at the door. Many manufacturers of Teardrops and larger trailers alike chose to install a prefabricated, low quality entry door. Our custom, curved top door with generous window and solid maple hardwood casing is just another way we separate ourselves from the crowd. Stainless hinge and fasteners and genuine automotive weatherstripping means weather resistance now and for years to come.
To learn more and see Retro Travelers other models be sure and visit their website. http://www.trailerworks.biz
by Kent Griswold (Tiny House Blog)
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