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Tent and car campers; moving up to small trailer camping!

The “after” photo of our 64 Scotty Sportsman; two years of on-again, off-again work to rebuild from the frame up. A “before” photo of our 64 Scotty Sportsman, after the aluminum skins were removed; extensive dryrot, from leaking roof seams, made this little trailer a BIG project. Word to the wise when shopping vintage trailers, […]

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Exploring Lake Superior: Ontario to north, the upper Michigan Peninsula to south…

Exploring Lake Superior: Ontario to the north, the upper Michigan Peninsula to the south… The ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’, waterfalls and wild country! We are exploring the north and south shores of mighty Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world, while joining a classic Scotty travel-trailer caravan for a tour of […]

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Canada’s Great Plains: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, grain silos, lakes, mosquitos a’plenty!

From last week, our journey of exploration continues, from British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains, we are headed east, towards Nova Scotia, Canada, via the Trans-Canada Highway. We will log about 9,000 miles in 69 days, returning through the USA’s East Coast, Midwest and historic Rt. 66.  towing a tiny Scotty teardrop travel trailer. From British Columbia, […]

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End Notes, touring the US in a teardrop travel trailer, California to Florida, the old South and back!

  Gourmet meal, Catfish, bacon and Caesar salad at St. George Island Campground, FL. Our Scotty teardrop in front of the Confederate Powderworks, Augusta, GA. Susan, catching up on her reading in our Scotty teardrop, in a campground in Alabama. [This is a fifth installment of series on our trip across the US] My spouse […]

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Touring the west in a tiny trailer; life with a teardrop or other small campers

This Aliner pop-up camper yields a hard-sided, rugged camper, sleeping up to six, and folds for compact and aero-dynamic towing with small vehicles! This classic 1970s Compact II, made in CA, is light-weight, sleeps four and the inside offers a pop-up allowing standing room for six-footers! A variety of small modern vans are converted to […]

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Tiny trailers make for cozy western travels!

Our first teardrop camper was a Kit Kamper, built from a kit in 2004; we towed it with a Nissan 300 ZX. A modern Casita trailer offers the latest amenities, but maintains low weight and strearm-lined shape for easy towing with smaller vehicles. Vintage VW Westfalias can still be found, perfect for camping for two […]

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Traveling in teardrop trailers and mini-campers…comfy and fun!

This vintage ’63 Metzendorf is a rare find, recently for sale on eBay! This “woody” teardrop was happily camping out in central British Columbia. We spotted this almost new Campmore teardrop on the Oregon coast. One can still find vintage Westfalia campers (Volkswagen) for sale for $5 to $10K! We spied this rental mini-van with […]

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