Like the original Airstream motorhomes, other motorhomes also have a rich history. A Teardrop camper is a compact motorhome with the bare necessities for a long weekend of camping comfort. Originally designed by Louis Rogers of Pasadena, California in the late 1930s, his honeymoon coach plans quickly became popular for their simplicity, convenience, and ease of portability in the smallest of vehicles. The light weight and basic aerodynamic construction have remained the same for the most part, but there have been some modifications to the basic original plan. Most of these differences have been in improved materials and overall quality.
This camper slept 2 inside with a raised deck lid on the outside rear of the camper to keep the fridge, stove, food and cooking supplies safe and dry. Outside the front door a curtained dressing room was built for private dressing. In the 1940s, a pressurized water tank and running water to a sink were added to the rear kitchen. Inside, a small standing area for dressing is added next to the double bed, together with a small wardrobe for clothes and a second independent single entrance door with a chemical WC. The biggest exterior change from the original teardrop campers early on was the fiberglass replacing the tin metal shell.
Today’s campers have many different models and styles to choose from. There are now teardrop motorhomes specifically for off-road use and the regular on-road variations. Body widths, lengths and sizes will vary along with several variations of the interior sleeping area and galley with steel chassis and a crash bar. Many are made of exterior coated aluminum sheet. All campers are made with a reinforced frame, sideboards and undercarriage. Along with the upgraded front door are sliding windows with screens and an air vent window that opens at the top with a durable screen. Along with the nice stereo and cd system inside, there are lights in the outside rear kitchen area with a locking cover for the stove.
Along with the normal storage amenities both inside and outside, shelving, they have a water supply system and sink, an eight gallon gray water tank, AC and DC outlets inside and out, and storage. extra under floor. There are also some of today’s campers that have kitchen dining table, sofa/bunk bed conversions included. Teardrop RV prices and models vary and can even be modified to suit your personal needs.