Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers The demand for vintage trailers the smaller the better has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in demand trailers being teardrops, first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen Also profiled in the book are canned ham trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham small size examples of America s most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe and fiberglass trailers made in Canada Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers sleek exteriors, retro styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend Photographer writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty six critically acclaimed books His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions In addition, he has authored twenty five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide He lives in Chico, California....
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Teardrops and Tiny Trailers Reviews
For all who love car shows, this is a keeper. It's like being at one! The author captures many of the unique trailers in camp grounds. For those with building skills, this is a can-do idea book for creating an attractive and functional trailer. I'm glad to see the revival of these small, lightweight campers today as many vehicles are powered by 4 cylinder engines. This book gives a glimpse of many great teardrop campers.
If you are interested in the history of teardrop trailers, this book is for you. Filled with great photographs and interesting details of the teardrop's birth and now it's revival today. This is not a how to book nor does the book have specifications, so if you are building your own teardrop, this book is great for inspiration.
There are lots of pretty pictures and general information. It talks about the former makers of teardrop trailers and the current resurgence of teardrops. The smaller the original trailer was, the more costly it is today due to collectors. No practical information about constructing or modification. One of those books that you just file away after you've read it once.
This book provides a great overview of small trailers, including teardrops, so-called canned hams, fiberglass, and airstream trailers. There is not a lot of detail about the trailers, but is rather a photo essay of some nicely restored trailers and their towing vehicles, also vintage. I had hoped to learn more about the trailers as I am in the market for a vintage trailer, but there wasn't enough detail to help me much in this. For example, there are no floor plans or enough photos to understand them. Still, I thought it was worthwhile for showing what can be done for a vintage trailer.
Nice book but too little is described or photographed of each teardrop. One maybe two shots and that's it. Likely could have found the same in ten minutes on a Google images search. That being said I guess it is what it is, a coffee table book on some beautiful teardrop trailers.
This is far from a comprehensive look at the history of the manufacturers and kits, but it's intention is to be more of a coffee table book. I would have been more satisfied if it at least had a greater number of photos. Instead, a sizeable portion of the book is about more conventional vintage travel trailers - cute cousins but off topic.
Nice book with lots of photos and history of mini campers. I wish there were more of the insides, but over all a nice book.
Great eye candy-& a wide variety of trailers. But it also might be nice to see some funky, less glam trailers that people use for real in a practical way. Fun to see still.