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This standy teardrop trailer looks just like a T@B, right? It's actually made of 215,158 individual LEGO pieces. The trailer was constructed by a team of 12 professional LEGO builders for an RV show in Birmingham, UK. The artists spent 12 weeks and more than 1,000 man hours completing the trailer. It's not only life size, but it has a working sink, electric lights, a bed, seating, chess set, cups, and event some LEGO toothbrushes.

Thank you to AnetaCuse for the link!

Featured Teardrop Trailer: Vintage Overland

The Vintage Overland company in Scottsdale, Ariz. was recently featured in Outside magazine and from their rugged designs you can see why. Each of these stylish teardrop trailers are built by hand by Britton Purser and feature off-road tires, hardwood interiors, solar panels and vintage styling.

Each teardrop weighs about 500 to 600 pounds and three models are available. The Tuco is 4x8 and costs $10,500, The Great Escape is 4x8 with a rear hatch and storage area for $12,500, and the T.E. Lawrence (named after the British adventurer) has extra lighting and a pull out writing desk for $14,500.

Other basic features of the trailers include an oversized door, exterior lights, torsion asle, a rear receiver hitch for bikes or gear, vents and fans, tinted windows and insulation made from re-purposed denim.

You might be wondering about that large logo on the side. Vintage Overland will create a custom graphic for the side of your trailer.

Photos by Vintage Overland

Friday Teardrop Photo

I'm currently spending some time in our nation's capital and thought I would put up this wonderful setup by American Teardrop Trailers. They offer their various trailers (one is called the Eagle) starting at $3,995. They also have kits for $2,995.

Camp for Free with Hipcamp

The Tiny Yellow Teardrop has covered Hipcamp before and if you spent the summer exploring off the beaten path, the online camping and travel guide wants you to benefit. Hipcamp is offering a summer of free camping (and other prizes) for the winner of their Endless Summer photo contest.

All you need to do is choose one of your definitive summer camping photos (teardrops included), a thoughtful caption, upload it to your Hipcamp profile and link it to a national park or campground on Hipcamp. The contest is open until 10/26/15 and the winner will receive four weekends of free camping on Hipcamp Land Share listings, a two or four person tent from The North Face and a Goal Zero Lighthouse 250. Second place will win $200 Hipcamp credit, a two person tent from The North Face and a Goal Zero Lighthouse 250.

Those tents might help in case you need a guest house for your teardrop trailer. :-)

Photo by Hipcamp/Evan Kubena

Friday Teardrop Photo

Cool Tears Magazine, in conjunction with Tuck Designs, is offering these (and other) cool t-shirts featuring our favorite little trailers. This baseball style shirt costs $20 and comes in a unisex shape.

Fall Teardrop Camping

We took a quick trip down to the Eastern Sierras last weekend to go hiking and see the fall colors. When we camp in this area, we love to find free Forest Service campgrounds which makes our teardrop trip a lot less expensive. While the amenities are basic (pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits), we never forget how lucky we are to have beautiful, free places to pitch camp.

Friday Teardrop Photo

This delightful photo of a family hitting the road with their BMW Isetta and a very small teardrop trailer comes from the Vintage Travel Trailers Facebook page.  Be careful: you might end up spending hours looking through all the wonderful photos of vintage campers and trailers.

Cool Tears Magazine: Sept./Oct. 2015

The latest issue of Cool Tears and Tiny Campers is now available online. This issue profiles the Happier Camper HC1 design, the TC Teardrops gathering in Wisconsin and the Crossroads of America gathering, camper safety and locking devices and a new brand of cool, teardrop inspired T-shirts. A special issue on Jeeps and teardrop trailers will be coming out at the end of October.

You can see the fall magazine online here.

Friday Teardrop Photo

This teardrop trailer belongs to Victoria Hogan, the owner of Flora Pop. The pop-up wedding and floral service in Las Vegas offers unique and vintage style weddings and the option to be photographed or spend the night in this trailer modeled after a 1950's Kenskill. The trailer took four months to re-create and has a custom neon sign declaring, "Sure."
Flora Pop packages include Victoria as your stylish officiant and transportation for up to four people to and from your desired location — even the middle of the desert.
Photos by Gaby J Photography/Flora Pop