Family teardrop ideals?

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Re: Family teardrop ideals?

Postby KennethW » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:21 pm

scottychop wrote:I have been pondering the young family route myself. We just sold our Westfalia and are thinking popup or teardrop. I like teardrops for the simple camp setup factor alone. I LOVE the terradrop trailers and am modeling one on sketchup now, but with a twist. I'd like to put a small pop-out tent on the hitch side for my son. It could even fold laterally for a larger person.

Roof top tents (RTT) are way to damn expensive. With load bars and proper weather coverage you're looking at $2K. And they leak. And they mold.

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Like that ideal. Only without the canvas. I would make fold in walls and roof. Made it hard side. I hate wet canvas that needs it dry in the morning.
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Re: Family teardrop ideals?

Postby Shadow Catcher » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:48 pm

Our kids grew up in tents when we camped and my daughter and her husband and children have used her old tent to accompany us. The twins with our tear.
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Re: Family teardrop ideals?

Postby jstrubberg » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:43 am

Resurrecting an old thread here, but you could easily eliminate the canvas and make that a hard-sided tip out. Just make the walls a quarter circle radius and close the top over with kerfed foam or lightweight 1/8" ply. I'd do two layers of ply if you go that route glued on one at a time.

The problem with canvas is it isn't as durable, it smells if you don't care for it just right, and it does nothing to block campground noise.
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