I spent part of yesterday working on our teardrop trailer getting it ready for our upcoming road trip. Mostly I was taking care of things that we have learned will come loose when we hit a bump in the road. I like things to be tight and not scattered all over the place when I open the door to the cabin or lift the rear hatch to work in the galley. So I nailed and screwed and added hooks for bundgee cords to hold everything down. I have to admit that I’m starting to get excited about our journey from Mexico to Canada and back, living in the Pod, as Barbara has dubbed it, for a month.
Whenever we park in a rest stop or a campground, curious people stop us and ask about the trailer. The first question is always, “Did you build that yourself?” The answer is, “No, it was built by a guy in Logan, Utah, who hand makes each teardrop to order and takes great pride in his work.” Preston calls his company Teardrop72, and there’s a good story behind that name that I’ll let him tell you. You can find him on the web at teardrop72.com.
The second thing people ask is “Is there room enough for two to sleep inside?” That’s when the tour begins; it doesn’t take long so let me show you around.
We have found that the Pod is a a great compromise between tent camping and hauling a larger trailer or an RV. It offers the convenience of quick set up and take down but without the weight and bulk and parking hassles.
If you are interested in having your own teardrop, take a look at the Teardrop72 website for complete pricing and order information. Members of the US Route 89 Appreciation Society receive a 5% discount on the purchase of a custom trailer and Preston donates 5% to us in support of our project.
The Pod got a face lift and now sports aluminum sides and a new hitch box. Take a look at it in this article.