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Cool campers hit the road

June 11, 2011
  • Jill Hocking, The Australian.

“HEY, aren’t you a little cutie?” Is the woman on the bush path speaking to me, rubbing sleep out of my eyes as I emerge from our caravan? Or is she addressing my partner, Andrew, who’s lying in the shade of a coastal banksia, reading?

She approaches and peers into our little mobile abode. “Come and have a look at this!” she calls to her husband. “Does it pop up? What’s in there? Can you stand up? What do you do in there?”

Our caravan is different to others cruising Australian roads: it is low-slung and streamlined and features art-deco curves that resemble the shape of a tear. It is called a Teardrop.

We are exploring the beaches of far eastern Victoria for a few days, road-testing the second-hand Teardrop we bought from an advertisement in our local paper.

On this maiden voyage we’ll pitch up in a caravan park in Lakes Entrance and bush camp at Cape Conran Coastal Park.

 

This is an opportunity for us two caravan rookies to find our towing legs.

We give the woman and her husband a guided tour of the “little cutie”. Inside the Teardrop, a double mattress takes up the whole floor space. (Unless you are of Lilliputian proportions, you cannot stand up.)

Doors on both sides mean an easy exit in the middle of the night. There’s clothes storage above the foot of the bed and more stowing space behind our heads. A central fluorescent light and neat LED reading lights take care of night-time illumination.

Outside, at the back of the van, we lift the hatch to reveal the natty kitchenette: fridge, gas cooktop, sink, space for food preparation and storage for crockery, cutlery and pots and pans.

Fixed to the front is a capacious metal box for the wet-weather awning and non-perishable food. At the caravan park we pitch at a powered site and in the bush we use the battery. The Teardrop is light and manoeuvrable and needs neither stick-out mirrors nor the grunt of a 4WD to tow.

Teardrop trailers-for-two first hit the road in the US in the 1930s but it wasn’t until after World War II that the phenomenon properly took off. The September 1947 edition of Mechanix Illustrated: The How-To-Do Magazine featured building instructions for a double bed on wheels in the shape of a teardrop.

Teardrops went hand in hand with Americans’ desire for a simpler life after years of wartime austerity. The backwoods and the water beckoned; what better way to experience the romance of the open road than in a trim caravan with fetching retro curves?

Early models were built from salvaged World War II Jeep axles and wheels. Exterior skins came from the wings of wartime bombers.

Americans’ love affair with the classic teardrop waned in the 1950s. They wanted bigger and better in their mobile homes, and over the years got what they wished for: chunky caravans featuring not only a kitchen sink but dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, top-end entertainment systems and more.

At the caravan park in Lakes Entrance, our Teardrop stands out in a crowd of big rigs resembling aircraft carriers on wheels.

Curious campers sidle past our van and stop to chat. They soon work out its kitchenette is exposed to the elements and that, no, you can’t stand up inside. One couple, with a glance at our snug sleeping quarters, say wistfully, “Oh, you must love each other.” They reminisce about cosy caravan holidays of times past, all the family piled in together.

We point out its features to another couple, who look at us as if we have lost our minds. “It’s all you need,” they declare, appraising the van’s basic comforts. But is it relief I see flickering across their faces as they scuttle back to their luxury tourer, overflowing with bells and whistles?

A holiday in our jaunty little van reduces life to its simplest terms. At Marlo we pull over, raise the kitchen hatch and within minutes are sipping an alfresco coffee by the mouth of the Snowy River. We trundle into the camping area at Cape Conran at dusk, unhitch, crank the prop stands down and still have time for a swim before nightfall. In the morning we wake to the screech of rosellas high in the trees.

A Teardrop holiday might be a smallish step up from camping, but when the skies open we count our lucky stars that we are above the ground, warm and dry, and not in a tent. The LED lights cast a warm glow as we read in bed.

At Cann River we discover that our Teardrop is by no means the cutest of the pack. We stop for a picnic in the park and are approached by the local police officer. His wife is mad about Teardrops, he tells us. In his backyard shed we gaze at the sweetest, most minuscule van we’ve seen: porthole windows, shelves and a pint-sized bed. (They must really love each other.)

Little did we know when we set eyes on this second little cutie that our two Teardrops are part of a zeitgeist in retro caravanning. Across the globe classic caravans are becoming cool.

And how does the Teardrop fare on its inaugural odyssey? We hit our towing straps by day three; bumping in and out of campsites is a breeze. But the next day we come undone when we stop for a picnic on a rutted bush track and discover that a spring has shattered. (It’s not until later that we learn our double bed on wheels, built by a DIY enthusiast in 2004, was assembled on a 1970s trailer base.)

We are rescued after dark by a chain-smoking panelbeater who winches the van on to his tray truck, where it slips and slides its way back to town.

After we’ve spent two nights in a motel, the Teardrop is repaired and we are back on the road. We decide this gives a new meaning to the term “tearing up”.

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Hand-built caravan wins Teardrop Challenge competition

May 18, 2011

Monday, 16, May 2011 02:46

by Holly Tribe

A one-of-a-kind teardrop trailer has been crowned the champion in a caravan building competition at a recent campervan festival.

Vantastival in Co. Louth, Ireland, is now in its second year and is a festival dedicated to fans of live music and campervan culture. This year, event organisers invited revellers to renovate, or construct from scratch, a micro-caravan in the ‘Teardrop Challenge’.

The Teardrop trailer became popular in 1930’s America, and has since developed a dedicated fanbase of caravan and DIY enthusiasts. It gets its name from the distinctive teardrop profile, but models come in all sizes, shapes and colours.

Entrants were encouraged to be as off-the-wall as their imaginations would allow, with judges basing their final verdict on the exterior look and the standard of the interior finish.

According to the Donegal Democrat, the winning entrant was constructed by 29-year-old Enda McFadden, who began building the caravan just a few weeks before the start of the festival.

A carpenter by trade, Enda used his skills to construct the two berth caravan – receiving Euro500 worth of DEWALT power tools for his efforts.

The judges were particularly impressed with the exterior design scheme; Enda used blackboard paint on the caravan’s walls and invited spectators to decorate the caravan with their own designs.

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“Quackshack” tailgaters trying to get to Glendale

December 27, 2010
Eugene (KMTR)- For almost a decade, the “Quackshack” has been a part of the Autzen tailgating scene.  A group of friends wanted to create a place where everyone could come and tailgate.  In 2001 they traded a pair of tickets to a Duck game for a 1958 teardrop trailer- and the Quackshack was created.

Over the years, thousands of fans have signed the inside of the trailer and made it a part of the Autzen scene- they’ve even been named “Tailgaters of the Year.”

The owners promised themselves that if the Ducks ever got to the National Championship game, they’d take the Quackshack- which has never gone on a road trip- to that game.  So now they’re trying to get it done.

Symbolically, they’re doing it for every fan that’s ever been to the Quackshack- but as long-time Duck fans, they’re just trying to be a part of that once in a lifetime experience.

If you’d like to help them out, they’re on the hunt for gas money- and a flatbed trailer to haul the Quackshack to Glendale.  Search “Quackshack” on Facebook to find them.

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The Bucket List Tour 2010

December 15, 2010

 

I was pouring my coffee and looking out the window when I saw them pulling in. You’d have to be running pretty low on life not to get excited when 1940s Fords pulling teardrops show up.
Ted and Roberta Stouder’s ’46 Ford 2 door sedan pulling a repro ’54 Benroy Teardrop hit the road from Hagerman,ID on September 18, covering 20 states and 6,800 miles.

 They’ve slept on the road in the teardrop and NO HOTELS! The built their teardrop from patterns of Ron Busche’s 1954 Benroy original.
Ron’s 1947 Ford coupe pulls the original Benroy.
Chuck Nippress and Barbara Dunsmore (and poodle Sweet Pea) left Adelando, CA on November 7th and drove their 1946 Ford pulling their restored ’47 Kit brand teardrop to Daytona to meet the group.
These guys are cooler than grits rolling down the road and peg the “hardcore” meter for sleeping in the little slices of Americana. Thanks guys for making our day and spending some time with us!

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Five of the best micro caravans as featured by Caravan Times

November 19, 2010

Thursday, 18, Nov 2010 01:28

by Holly Tribe

We’ve received a few comments in recent months from readers nostalgic for the simple things in life, namely, lightweight low tech caravans.

For some, the increasingly sophisticated technology and heavyweight designs of modern tourers aren’t cause for celebration.

As Beryl who currently lives in France, recently asked: “Why oh why are caravans so heavy? Surely in these days of climate change, the lighter the greener. I am pig sick trying to find a decent caravan that we can tow!”

Well Beryl, in response to your cries of lament here are our top five tourers that can be towed by a reasonably sized VW Golf.

The Little Guy

These teardrop shaped trailers are based on the travel trailer design which originated in the US. Their diminutive form is light enough to be hauled behind a quad bike. But caravanners beware, you will have to travel light as nominal storage comes in the form of a small roof mounted cupboard above the bed.

     

  • Price: £3995
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  • Weight: 300kg
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Tuareg

A winner in this years’ European Caravanning and Design Awards, the Tuareg is lightweight and garage friendly with an elevating roof for extra headroom. The cunning island kitchen design can be used in the cabin or taken outside for the chef to prepare dinner al fresco.

     

  • Price: Euro 13,995
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  • MTPLM: on request
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T@b

Manufactured at the Tabbart factory near Frankfurt in Germany, these pint-sized caravans come in a range of three layouts – the smallest of which is the T@b 320. In its naked form weighs approximately 550kg and is small enough to be towed by a mini.

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  • MTPLM: 800kg
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    Sprite Finesse 2

    If you’re looking for something a bit more mainstream, have a look at the Finesse 2. This compact lightweight tourer from Swift Caravans is the littlest in the Sprite range. Standing at 3.66m in length with an MTPLM of 1,084kg – it is small enough to be matched with a small family car such as VW Golf or Vauxhall Corsa.

       

    • Price: £10,599
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    • MTPLM: 1,084kg
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    Adria Action 361

    And finally, we come to our final European offering, the Action 361 from Adria Caravans. Slightly undercutting the Sprite in cost and weight it comes equipped with a large toilet and boasts class leading storage facilities.

       

    • Price: £10,114
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    • MTPLM: 1,000kg
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    Wane’s Wheels: Replica teardrop replaces the tent

    September 10, 2010
    Greg Wane 

    10th September 2010 03:04:00 PM

    FED UP with having to sleep in a tent during trips up country, Wayne Isbister was considering a caravan but was reluctant about having to tow around a full-size van.

    “On the Queen’s Birthday weekend when we were driving back from up country I saw a little Morris Minor towing a replica teardrop caravan,” he remembered.

    “That’s what I wanted.”

    Wayne had always used tents overnight when travelling for his gigs as a singer at venues around Victorian and interstate.

    “It was always a hassle setting the tent up and packing up next day,” he said.

    Since then Wayne has built a scaled-down teardrop-shape camper reminiscent of the caravans of the 1940s and’ 50s.

    “The frame is made from 25mm square tube and the hardest part was bending the tube to the shape I wanted,” he said.

    “I actually hand-bent the tube. I tried to do it in a jig and pipe bender but it actually creased it.”

     

    Wayne said he spent three days searching the internet for plans and ideas before starting building the little van.

    “I sketched out the design I wanted after researching on the internet.

    “I used the Auto Cad program on the computer to work out how strong it was going to be. The van’s 2.4 metres long by 1.5 metres wide and it weighs 275 kilograms.”

    Wayne used Colorbond steel as the outer-cladding and checker plate.

    “I built it from the outside in. I started with the interior plywood lining on first then the polystyrene insulation goes in and finally the outer skin of Colorbond sheet,” he said.

    “The polystyrene insulates the van and it doesn’t sound like a hollow piece of tin. It acts like a solid core door in a house.

    “The foam also stops the tin flapping in the wind and also avoids having any ripples in the metal on the outside.”

    The teardrop caravan was introduced to Australia in the mid-1940s amid growing demand for lightweight caravans. In America they called them a cabin car.

    The earlier, teardrop-shaped caravans were built using a timber frame and a plywood outer skin.

    The teardrop became larger during the 1950s with inside kitchens and could sleep as many as five people. The 1950s version was heavier, still with a timber frame but the outer-cladding was polished aluminium used for aircraft production.

    When Wayne planned his caravan he wanted a better weight ratio on the drawbar.

    “Usually a normal trailer has a 60:40 ratio but I changed that so it has better balance. I can actually unhook it from a car and I can stand on the whole back end and jump up and down without it tipping up.

    “I have also reinforced the drawbar and I’ve put in an extra bar down the centre to the axle and directly above it I have a diagonal support roll bar, so it is effectively a roll cage.”

    Wayne said the idea was that the van could be towed at speed without twisting.

    “I can also put more weight on it, too.”

    Wayne has designed the van to fit a double bed or, when a side cupboard is removed, a queen-size mattress.

    “I looked at a couple of other designs where people have put the mattress in below the door but I made the doors bigger so people can get in.

    “I also did away with the bulkhead at the end of the bed. It felt like I was in a coffin when I slept in it.

    “The way the shape is I can actually lie in there and you can’t touch the roof.”

    Wayne said he was planning to customise and hand-build a few vans each year.

    He has used Camec wind-out windows with screens and the back of the van has a lift-up section that reveals a camp kitchen.

    Wayne said older people became nostalgic when they saw the van, remembering camping holidays in the ‘40s and ‘50s.

    Wayne towed his van behind his Commodore Crewman ute on a recent trip up the Hume Highway, estimating he used just two per cent more fuel.

    “On the same trip it rained all weekend and I thought ‘At least we won’t get wet’. It’s much better than trying to pitch a tent in the rain and we weren’t sleeping on the ground.

    “It took me 162 hours to build the caravan and I was making jigs to make the next one easier.

    “I originally thought I could build this in two weeks but I was way off.”

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    Drew’s funky little trailer the real star

    August 20, 2010

    Jennifer Chambers and Tom Greenwood / The Detroit News

    Royal Oak — Where there is road, there is a classic car. Where there is grass, there is a Dream Cruise fan. Where there is an open space, there is a vendor ready for business: Woodward Avenue has been transformed into Dream Cruise paradise.

    Visitors will find cars, fans and gathering spots on nearly every edge and corner of Woodward from Ferndale to Pontiac, all in preparation for the world’s biggest one-day car show Saturday.

    But as everybody in Metro Detroit knows, the party starts early for the 16th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, with plenty of events Friday leading up Saturday’s cruise from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Today was a busy day of preparation for the people, businesses and communities along Woodward, where parties are hosted and events are held for more than 1.5 million people who come to the Cruise every year.

    Tents popped up at Memorial park at Woodward and 13 Mile in Royal Oak, where Dream cruise events are held Friday and Saturday. Police in Ferndale worked to close East Nine Mile in preparation for Friday’s 10th annual Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show, which starts at 1 p.m., and an official Cruise ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.

    Officials in Berkley are gearing up for the Berkley Dream Parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodward and 12 Mile and goes west through downtown.

    Cruiser Paul Imerman spent today at the corner of Woodward and 13 Mile, where he parked his 1971 Buick Centurion, a shiny red convertible.

    “I love the cruise. I’m out here every night and have been since May, as long as it isn’t raining,” Imerman of Huntington Woods said. “This is the only reason we come back here from Arizona, where we summer.”

    On Tuesday, Fred Drew drove in all the way from St. Thomas, Ontario, to both cruise and snooze on Woodward prior to Saturday’s main event.

    Drew crossed the border in his “mostly” 1929 Ford coupe, towing his wood, retro-inspired, hand crafted, teardrop design one-person trailer.

    “I call it a mostly 1929 Ford because it had parts from a lot of different years,” said Drew, a retired security supervisor.

    Heck, it also has parts from trucks, plus the drivetrain from a 1964 Buick.”

    While the Ford is an eye-catcher, the real crowd pleaser is Drew’s funky little trailer.

    At 11 feet long, four feet wide and four feet high, this crusin’ cabin meets all of Drew’s needs.

    “I built it myself in 1997-1998 and good or bad, the entire idea came out of my head,” said Drew with a laugh.

    “I based my work on photos of classic 1937 teardrop trailers and then fitted it to my own needs, which included adding an extra foot to its length in order to put in a kitchen.”

    The tiny trailer is equipped with nearly all the comforts of home, including a propane powered heater, refrigerator/freezer and two-burner stove. It also has a sink and running water.

    Drew opens a small door on the side of the wooden mini RV to reveal surprisingly spacious sleeping quarters. While the trail definitely isn’t a “double wide,” it is just big enough for one person or two good-sized Labrador retrievers.

    “There’s no problem sleeping in it, because it’s very comfortable,” Drew said.

    “I don’t have central air, but I do have a portable fan in there for warm evenings. The only minor drawback is finding a safe, legal place to park it for the night.”

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100819/AUTO02/8190486/Dream-Cruise-fans-rev-up-for-big-day#ixzz0x7vox9M4

     

    Dream Cruise: 1929 Ford hauls homemade trailer and everything else including a kitchen sink

    Christie Macdonald WXYZ

     

    BERKLEY, Mich (WXYZ) – When Fred Drew left Ontario in his rebuilt 1929 Ford for the Dream Cruise, he had everything he needed in his trailer plus the kitchen sink.

    Really, a kitchen sink.

    Fred’s life on wheels includes his Ford, which pulls his bedroom and kitchen wrapped into one tiny trailer he built himself. He got the idea after a bad stay at a bad hotel.

    “My non-smoking room had cigarette butts on the floor and I thought I don’t want that again,” said Drew.

    So he built his own trailer. It’s four feet tall, four feet wide and eleven feet long. His bed is a three-quarter sized matress, and he climbs in through a side door.

    After a cozy night’s sleep, he walks around back and lifts the door to his kitchen.

    “Underneath the canned goods is a seven gallon tank so I have water to make my coffee or tea with,” said Drew.

    The tiny kitchen is complete with a two burner stove and a fully stocked dorm fridge.

    Fred has traveled around the United States to car shows and he loves the freedom the tiny trailer home gives him.

    “It’s a great life, you should live it,” he said.

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    If you ride to the left you will lose your horse, if you ride to the right you will lose your head.

    August 18, 2010

      Have you ever wondered what inspired people to start building their trailers?

     After all mention the words teardrop trailer to most people and 9 outof 10  won’t have a clue what you’re talking about.  So how is it that thousands of people accross the world, became so enthusiastically engulfed in an obsession that means  that many will devote the majority of their spare time building, sleeping, cooking and crawling in and out of a 4ft high can on wheels? 

     Bob Henry is a member of the Hoosier chapter of Tearjerkers and a regular contributor to T&TTT forum. Here he tells us how he was seduced and a love affair began.

    The Fork In The Road

    January of  2007 was just like any frozen cold month in the construction business, slow , slow , slow.

    I was at my desk “Just in case “ but there just wasn’t much happening. Our company pre builds residential and commercial buildings.  It simply becomes a follow the numbers build.  Stand wall number one then  attach to wall number two etc. you just follow the instructional layout that is provided. 

    I am in charge of estimating , inventory control and shipping and with nothing happening thanks in large part to a  –8 wind chill most of the week I was doing a whole lot of nothing.

    The cads designer was surfing the internet and hollered at me to “come look at this” !

    This moment was to change my life it was a tiny little tear shaped trailer. I had just seen my very first “Teardrop trailer”

    In the cold, slow, weeks to follow I searched and searched everything on every search engine I could find about the little trailers. I found several links to a site www.mikenchell.com  a rather unlikely sounding site but I dropped in.

     It is referred to, by the members, as t&ttt . (short for Teardrops and tiny travel trailers)

    I had hit the main vein in the gold mine. This was a site dedicated to the building of the teardrop and other style small campers. The main criteria seemed to be that the minuscule units measured  somewhere between  8  and 12 feet in length. It was not a hard fast rule but that was more the general feel of the members.  I  looked in and learned a great deal and on Feb 7th 2007 I  became an active member of the site.

    In late March I came out of the closet and informed my wife I was going to build a tiny trailer. My very first effort was a super simple little 3×5 cargo trailer to be pulled by my motorcycle. It was a quick build and only server to whet my appetite for a larger more lavish camping size model.

    So with this first little trailer build under my belt I now felt that I could construct a very serviceable full sized teardrop. At 56, and being a two job workaholic most of my adult life, I was done burning my candle at both ends. I asked for the wife’s blessing to start on my new project of building a full size teardrop trailer so we could play on weekends instead of working them away.  I felt it was the time in our lives to slow down and start enjoying the peace , quiet and tranquility of  camping.

    So, appropriately , on April fools day of 2007 I drove 45 miles to pay for and pick up a used Harbor Freight brand kit trailer I had purchased on E-Bay for $75.00.

    The build was officially underway.

    During the month of April I assembled the frame and constructed the floor.

    The walls went up in the month of  May.

    The month of June was spent designing and building the galley

                         ( the little kitchen in the rear ).

    Storage cabinets were installed in the front sleeping area as well.

    July was roughing in all the electrical and installing insulation and then the  interior paneling. At mid month I was still scratching my head about what to install for the roof , 

    Then one day I answered an ad in the newspaper for “Plastic panels” Turns out they were bronze tinted lexan that had been remover from large commercial skylites. I had found my roof material !  The bonus would be a see thru roof !

    August arrived and  I fine tuned doors and  built the galley hatch lid and veneered the outside of the tiny trailer with luan panels and applied 6 coats of marine spar varnish.  I was finally ready to install the roof  but one final thing had to happen first , a queen sized pillow top mattress needed to be inserted thru the roof spars and into the sleepy side of the tiny trailer.

    September arrived and the folks I had been talking with on the teardrops and tiny trailers forum  had planned a local Indiana “Gathering”  for the 17th of  the month. I so wanted to go. I worked frantically but by the date I was still attempting to finish the roof.  As it turned out we had to settle for a ride thru the park on my motorcycle and to stop and visit with the folks and look over their little trailers. 

    I would like to point out a home built teardrop is never really finished ! We refer to a functioning trailer as “Campable”  This generally means all the important parts function and that nothing is likely to fall off.

    In mid October, with camping season all but gone, we finally got the tiny  trailer fully functional.  We driveway camped at home.  I was heartbroken we had not been able to camp with our new found friends in 2007.

    And then………

     Someone got the bright idea our little Hoosier group should be the first group in the nation to go camping in 2008. We planned for the 1st weekend after new years and 8 intrepid campers braved the snow and cold for bragging rights. We dressed heavily and stood near the campfire and visited and ate and as the sun went down so did the temps. So we retreated to the comfort of our little trailers.

           That night’s temperatures went to  –1 with a –15 wind chill index but all parties were warm an safe in their little trailers by them. Equipped with small electric heaters everyone was comfortable. This get together was our maiden camping outing we encountered several rough edges with forgotten items and learned to make do and borrow from the neighbors when necessary.

    Now, well into the close of  or 2nd year of camping, we have camped in 5 states and have attended some 17 gatherings as well as 5 or 6 solo excursions.  The camping group has developed into an extended family and we have gained quite a few real close friends. Not a nodding acquaintance but a true friend, one you can call in the middle of the night broke down somewhere and they will rescue you. That kind of friend you can not put a price tag on.

    Soon to enter into my 60’s I never expected to develop into a camper type but both my wife and myself look forward to each outing and arrive home at the end  of each tired and happy.

    Looking back to that cold wintry day in January of 2007  I feel  so blessed that I found a small picture of a “Teardrop trailer” . It  sounds a bit corny but it was a fork in the road for us and luckily it led us down a serene wooded path to the joys of camping in comfort.

    Cheese Wheels

    August 11, 2010

    Mirabelle Cheese Shop is a fine cheese retailer located in Westport, Connecticut. As well as being experts in their field, they stock over 100 cheeses from around the world.  Recently they launched a new mobile vending service to expand the reach of their retail store, proprietor Andrea Itin explains.

     

    I have been in love with old trailers and old cars for a long time. There is just something about the old lines, detail and craftsmanship that is exciting to me.
     While working on a small business mobile coffee concept that I wanted to produce and sell, I knew I did not want to produce a typical carnival style unit that was just a big square box.
    Originally I wanted an airstream and contacted them about doing a custom unit. I was a “really little fish in a big pond” you might say and they wouldn’t even consider the project at the time. So I set out to find someone that would. After months of research I found Eric Drugge at Trailerworks, a company located in Beaufort, SC.

    He specializes in restoration of old trailers and when I went to him with the idea of creating a food service trailer that I could sell to small cafe’s he suggested building a reproduction. This way we could satisfy all of the health department needs across the country, produce multiples of them and have a new base to build on. So we set out to design a new trailer that looked as if it was from the 40’s or 50’s. You can see that unit at www.mojotrailers.com

     With the purchase of a gourmet cheese shop a few years ago (www.mirabellecheeseshop.com), I decided it would be a great vehicle to take on the road with us to farmer’s markets, wineries, street festivals, etc. to help promote the store. So the “Cheese Wheels” as we call it was launched. It is a great way to promote our products and gets a lot of attention. We love our teardrop. It is due to be featured in this upcoming issue of Culture Magazine and I am looking forward to the opportunity to produce more of them. We have even designed a small teardrop unit for smaller events and can’t wait to build it.

    Mirabelle store front

    Trailerworks

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