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Check out the ATC Features page for what makes our teardrops special... but to find out why teardrops at all? Read on...
This is how it all started
We searched for something to tow behind our Trike but didn't want a whole Caravan, We have tried a fold out camper and found it takes just as long to set up as a tent and if the canvas gets wet you have to put it all up again when you get home to dry it all out.
Most of our trips are one night weekend trips or bike rallies. We both hate putting up tents, pulling canvas and ropes all over the place and hammering pegs in the ground specially in the rain. We wanted something to just park and get in for a sleep and make a coffee or fry some bacon and eggs. After searching the net for ages We found the Teardrop in America.
Check out a NY York Times Article that had us hooked (click here).
My first thought was "that looks silly", but after reading about it and looking at hundreds of pictures from Teardrop clubs in the USA, it started to make sense.
All we wanted was something where you sleep dry and warm. I know some people reckon they need to stand up to get dressed, but I can still put some pants on lying down and we camp mostly in parks with showers and toilets where I can grab my back-pack and get changed in comfort. If we do camp away from it all it will be in the bush or on the beach with nobody around... so who cares anyway?
While we were building our very first Teardrop friends started to get interested and more and more people wanted to know how much and what it would look like. Then my next door neighbour's son (19) came over and asked me if I could build him an off road version for him and his girl-friend to tow with his Suzuki 4WD.
What I didn't realize was that a lot of those new cars have the same problem we have with our Trike:
After over 15 years building and repairing Caravans I couldn't see a problem in building one to tow along the beach and make it tuff enough to be unbreakable.
Now we are building 4 Teardrops for Triker friends and than we get stuck into the off road teardrop which will be fun to build and we can see more and more orders coming in.
So please keep an eye on our web-page and for more teardrops showing up on our roads and beaches!
This site has borrowed images from
tear-droppers around the world.