I had been admiring them for quite awhile after first encountering one at Burning Man in 2007? It was never really practical during my first marriage, and when I found myself disastrously divorced I think my sister was looking for something to help cheer me up. She started sending me listings for a variety of little trailers and we both kept coming back to the T@B teardrops. They weren’t hard to find, but they weren’t incredibly common either since they were out of production. Eventually she found one in the greater Seattle area and I hustled over to claim it as my own. I think that was around 2010.
It’s not a clam shell so it has an interior kitchen with a two burner gas range, a small fridge, cold running water, fan, and a chemical portaloo that tucks away in a lower cupboard. It also has a radio/CD/mp3 player and built in speakers!
The table and bench seats can seat four decently and converts in to the bed. Mine included an add-on canopy/awning which creates about the same amount of space as the interior as covered shelter. I’m the third owner of this trailer and it was in pristine condition when I picked it up. The thing has storage for days. Every possible space is available for storage. Some of them are odd shaped as a result but there is no wasted space.
The trailer weighs in around 1800lbs and I towed it decently with a 2007 Subaru Forester before switching to my 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD and finally to a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco-Diesel. I primarily use it in state parks and at music festivals so I am normally “off grid” or not in regular RV camps.
The T@B brand was acquired by Little Guy and after a couple years gap in production they are available again.
I simply LOVE my T@B. It’s cute, fun, mostly practical, and I can manage towing, and setting it up all by myself.