Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Little Guy Spring Sale

I am finally back in the U.S. and ready to start the spring teardrop camping season. This weekend I will be giving the Sunflower a good spring cleaning and will document it for this blog. In the meantime, I thought I would mention that Little Guy Worldwide is having a spring sale on their Little Guy teardrops,  T@B Camper Trailers and the ALiner camper.

 
I received and email from Eric at Little Guy and several truckloads of Little Guy teardrops have been scheduled to be delivered to their southern California location and they are still taking orders for any of their models. In addition, if you purchase a Little Guy trailer, the company will include a portable solar panel for free.


Photos by Little Guy Worldwide

Monday, April 8, 2013

Six Favorite Flickriver Teardrops

I will be out of the country on a non-teardrop trip for the next few weeks, but I thought I would leave you with some teardrop porn courtesy of the Flickriver teardrop trailer group. These are the six most beautiful photos of teardrop trailers in their natural element and will hopefully give you some great ideas on how to set up your own comfortable camping spot.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Featured Teardrop Trailer: Vistabule

The Vistabule teardrop trailer by Bert Taylor makes great use of its accessibility to the outdoors with large skylights and windows, a few portholes and even the ability to turn the bed area into a dining room. The Minnesota made teardrop trailer is actually being called the "Airstream Teardrop" because of its style, shape and features.


What makes the Vistabule different from other teardrop trailers is that your feet don't hide under the backside of the galley. Instead you have a floor to ceiling headboard for stashing all your clothing and gear. In the headboard there is a pass through opening that provides a clear line of sight from your car’s rear view mirror to whatever is happening behind you when driving. The doors are wide for lounging half in and half out, and they have convenient fold up tables that double as privacy covers at night. One of the best things about this cab forward concept, though, is the semi-automatic sofa mechanism. By simply sliding a small catch, the bed magically rises to create a comfortable sofa.



The trailer comes with the following:
  • Large vista windows
  • Extra wide doors
  • Queen size sofa bed
  • Under the bed storage
  • Popup table
  • Privacy screens / swing up tables
  • Clothing storage
  • 2 burner cook top
  • Sink with running water
  • Grey water holding tank
  • 3 speed fan with 2 air vents
  • Storage for dishes, food and gear
  • Lighting and electronics charging
They are pricey though. The Basic Package is $9,450 and includes: wide vista front window, rear hatch window, two doors with stationary, galley dome light, two interior dome lights, two porch lights, single speed ceiling fan, two ventilators at the foot of the bed, heavy duty torsion axle, steel fenders (Painted), 14” white wheels, economy deep cycle battery, plug-in for shore power, two 110v outlets, two 12v charging plug-ins, galley kitchen counter with storage beneath.

The $12,895 The Standard Package adds to the Basic Package with two porthole windows, pull out two burner cook top, 10 lb. low profile propane tank, Fantastic 3 speed ceiling fan (upgrade), pull down picture window shade, two fold-up tables/privacy covers, two porthole privacy covers, heavy duty 12v deep cycle gel battery (upgrade), battery charger, two reading lights, sink, faucet and sprayer, water pump, fresh water tank, queen size mattress, sofa bed fold-up apparatus for couch mode, collapsible coffee table, under floor storage bins, carpet board inserts, dishes cabinet with wine bottle insert, paper towel cabinet.

The $13,995 The Deluxe Package includes the features of the first two packages as well as a gray water tank, door windows w/screens, porthole windows w/Screens, Two leveling jacks, 14” aluminum alloy wheels (upgrade), xxterior side table for cooler and electric brakes.