I wrote to TAB back in June, 2004. This was their response:
Thank you for your inquiry into our T@B "microlite" travel trailers. Your interest is appreciated.
T@B is derived from the German company Tabbert. Tabbert has been producing tear drop trailers for almost 75 years. Dutchmen Mfg has an exclusive agreement with Tabbert to produce the tear drop travel trailers here in the United States. However, we use the name as an acronym for Taking @merica Back....back to the simpler times...
Thanks again for the question. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
T@B Sales Coordinator
PH-574-534-1224, extn 8331