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Does anyone have a teardrop camper? Curious to get your thoughts on them (real-world experience).
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i got a teardrop camper. its 38 ft long. has garage and full quarters. its too small. but damn if it aint trendy

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They'd be perfect for me, if I was still in my 20's or 30's and limber. Now I just wish I was and know that minimalist stuff is fine, but my body's sense of what is "minimal" has escalated a little bit.

Why, I could make one at home and save a bundle !!!
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If a smaller unit is the objective also look at Scamps and Casitas brands. Not teardrops but they are compact. Kind of pricey though. And for top dollar I think Airstream still makes a compact travel trailer.
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Kismet :LOL2:
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It would not have to be exactly, a "teardrop". There's quite a few out there that have been fashioned as a "squaredrop", and also "CTC's", or cargo-to-camper conversions. Nothing says you can't "roll your own", as it were. Only your imagination is the limit. One of the more recent methods of construction is structural foam, laminated with 1/4" plywood for walls, and even cabinetry. (Yes, the 2" foam sold by the home improvement stores.)
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Kismet wrote: 31 Aug 2022, 18:17 They'd be perfect for me, if I was still in my 20's or 30's and limber. Now I just wish I was and know that minimalist stuff is fine, but my body's sense of what is "minimal" has escalated a little bit.

Why, I could make one at home and save a bundle !!!

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stylish , yet functional! why they cut the bath tub in half?

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GTS225 wrote: 01 Sep 2022, 07:10 It would not have to be exactly, a "teardrop". There's quite a few out there that have been fashioned as a "squaredrop", and also "CTC's", or cargo-to-camper conversions. Nothing says you can't "roll your own", as it were. Only your imagination is the limit. One of the more recent methods of construction is structural foam, laminated with 1/4" plywood for walls, and even cabinetry. (Yes, the 2" foam sold by the home improvement stores.)
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Awesome, thanks!
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poorthang wrote: 01 Sep 2022, 08:41 stylish , yet functional! why they cut the bath tub in half?
(Not sure if this was tongue-in-cheek, or he really meant it.) Why, for fenders, silly! Some states require fenders on trailers.

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GTS225 wrote: 01 Sep 2022, 22:30
poorthang wrote: 01 Sep 2022, 08:41 stylish , yet functional! why they cut the bath tub in half?
(Not sure if this was tongue-in-cheek, or he really meant it.) Why, for fenders, silly! Some states require fenders on trailers.

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poorthang wrote: 04 Sep 2022, 12:00 if you are not sure if that was tongue in cheek, maybe you should visit America more.
The snarky response was out of line. I don't live up between your ears with you, so had no way of knowing your mindset when you typed that. If you'll notice, my location is in the left "header", so I don't need to "visit America"......I was born here.

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Great allowances must be made when two different cultures meet---I think that is a quote from DUNE by Frank Herbert.

I really kinda of like the rustic home-made trailer, but I'm old and a little...er...let's call it eccentric. :roll: :roll: :roll:
I think the washtub wheel wells are, lessee...uh...hmmm....thematically congruent.

This is supposed to be fun, guys. :lol:
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Kismet wrote: 05 Sep 2022, 14:49 Great allowances must be made when two different cultures meet---I think that is a quote from DUNE by Frank Herbert.

I really kinda of like the rustic home-made trailer, but I'm old and a little...er...let's call it eccentric. :roll: :roll: :roll:
I think the washtub wheel wells are, lessee...uh...hmmm....thematically congruent.

This is supposed to be fun, guys. :lol:
you said something funny. maybe it will spread!