Teardrops and Tiny Trailers

Teardrops and Tiny Trailers

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Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being qteardrops, q first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are qcanned hamq trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend. Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions. In addition, he has authored twenty-five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.It is fairly easy to date these trailers just by external observation: generally the curvier the trailer, the older it is. As time went on, trailer ... The only significant repair work that needed to be done was a bit of refurbishment to the original warm-toned birch paneling. The stove and the Astral ... Most amazing is the original covered-wagon- themed upholstery and vintage linoleum flooring. Sandy took heranbsp;...

Title:Teardrops and Tiny Trailers
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher:Gibbs Smith - 2008

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