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Postby planzman » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:22 pm

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Postby angib » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:31 pm

Which is a nice copy of the 1950s Ailette trailer from France:

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which was a camping-only version of the original Eis Piccolo multi-purpose trailer from Germany:

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And have the boat builders here noticed the rather lovely sidecar in front of the teardrop:

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More photos of the sidecar aflaot here: http://www.uralmotorbikes.info/gallery3.htm
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Postby Sam I am » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:59 pm

Cool! The boat sidecar is really ingenious!
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Postby angib » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:49 am

Sam I am wrote:Cool! The boat sidecar is really ingenious!

Yes, though it's mighty narrow and in all the photos there appear to be someone holding onto it, so maybe its stability isn't great.
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Postby Danny » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:08 am

Image Harley drops.. :thumbsup:
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trike tears

Postby rbourne3 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:28 am

Some tears pulled by Florida Trikers. The links go to large pics.

George's trike and tear
http://thebournes.us/georges.trike.and. ... CT2074.JPG"
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My trike and full size weekender
http://thebournes.us/2011.fl.trike.in/PICT2202.JPG
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Ernie's tear
http://thebournes.us/2011.fl.trike.in/PICT2209.JPG
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Arnolds tear - the smallest of them all
http://thebournes.us/2011.fl.trike.in/PICT2214.JPG
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Postby GarArnett » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:05 pm

Danny and rbourne3,
Can either of you give some specs other info on the tears in your photos- size, weight, design, if plans are available. I understand you may not have info where the tears belong to others, but any help would be helpful. I am seriously considering building one this upcoming year.
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Re: Motorcycle towed td

Postby newlifestyle » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:05 am

This information was posted on the following ebay page.
I have no connections with the company.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Teardrop ... 1652wt_948

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You are bidding on a NEW reproduction of a classic 1950's Ailette Piccolo. The Ailette Piccolo was a french teardrop trailer that was popular in Europe during the 50's and 60's. While they were very basic, they were also extremely LIGHTWEIGHT, attractive and could be towed by any car - even European microcars like the BMW Isetta, Fiat 500, and Citroen 2CV. The camper body is 100% aluminum and very lightweight. It is even lighter than many composite materials like fiberglass. The KRC Ailettear (our name for the reproduction trailer) weighs only 400 lbs. fully optioned out. The basic Ailettear weight is about 200 lbs. A Toyota Prius, Honda Fit, Nissan Leaf, Smart car, or even a touring motorcycle can tow one.

The KRC Ailettear is the only ultra-lightweight camper made in the U.S.A. with over 95% US materials.

Introducing the Ailettear:

Sleeping area

The bed area is 75" long x 54" wide - just enough room for two adults and perhaps a small child.

Chuck wagon portable kitchen

The portable cooking station mounts at the front of the camper on the tongue. The chuck wagon has extendable legs, fold out work area for camp stove, a small sink, cooler, and a slide out tray for utensils. While the chuck wagon is not pictured, it too is all aluminum.

Standard features on the Ailettear.

• 100% ultra-lightweight aluminum body.

• .040 aluminum door frame and skin.

• Body available in hunter green/white top, baby blue/white top, red/white top, pink/antique white top, aqua/white top, or fully polished (extra cost).

• Round or streamlined fenders

• Standard round tail lights or you can choose optional lights that match your tow vehicle (as shown)

• Roof vent with reversible fan

• Horizontal sliding windows in the side of the body

• Custom strong boxed steel frame

• 2" Custom steel frame trailer

• Trailer tongue jack with wheel

• Safety chains

• Either Round 6-pin or Flat 4-pin trailer connector

• Hitch coupler 2" ball

• 1000 lbs. Reliable torsion axle

• 12" tires and wheels painted to match the camper



SPECIFICATIONS

Body Dimensions 56" wide x 46" tall x 82" long;

Trailer Dry Weight 200-400 lbs

Bed Size (Queen) 54" wide / 75" long

Overall Length 108"

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (G.V.W.R.) 1000 lbs

Overall Width 70"
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Re: Motorcycle towed td

Postby GerryS » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:43 am

Cool, but as a biker with well over 100k
Miles on my butt, I'd never even consider it. Bikes aren't designed for the side loads, not to mention braking and maneuverability you'd have to give up just because of the load.
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