|Above, my grandmother cooking a meal behind the teardrop trailer my grandfather built.|
The first time I ever heard of a teardrop trailer was when I was a kid and my mom was showing me photos of a teardrop trailer that my grandfather built back in the late-1930s or early-1940s.
While many people are buying motorhomes, large travel trailers and fifth wheels, the little teardrop trailer is gaining popularity with a growing segment of camping enthusiasts.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
It’s the type of streamlined practicality that could make you cry.
Teardrop trailers, which got their start in the 1930s when do-it-yourself magazines published floor plans and then peaked in popularity among post World War II families, are making a comeback.
Young families looking for a practical, fun way to travel like them. Singles traveling alone who need something to easily maneuver like them, too. And older couples or families weary of navigating a behemoth family RV around the country’s twists and curves like the idea of downsizing.
The National RV Dealers Association, which doesn’t keep specific information on teardrops, says travel trailer shipments are up as a whole since 2009.To read more, go here.