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Teardrops and tiny trailers / Douglas Keister.

By: Keister, Douglas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, c2008Edition: First edition.Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781423602743 (hardcover); 1423602749 (hardcover).Other title: Tiny trailers.Subject(s): Travel trailers -- History | Travel trailers -- Pictorial works | Antique and classic cars -- Collectors and collectingDDC classification: 629.226 Online resources: Contributor biographical information
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are "canned ham" 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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159).

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: The Road (p. 7)
  • Teardrop Trailers (p. 14)
  • Canned Ham Trailers (p. 60)
  • Glass Houses (p. 110)
  • Silver Gems (p. 122)
  • Over There and Elsewhere (p. 144)
  • Resource (p. 159)

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

Whether traveling in a tiny teardrop trailer or a diesel-belching lumbering leviathan, RVers have discovered that there is much to be said for living life in the slow lane. Buckle up and enjoy the visual feast in the pages that follow. You'll find that bigger is not always better, and being able to take along a tidy little home on wheel so pens up a whole new way of seeing the country. Excerpted from Teardrops and Tiny Trailers All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.