View Poll Results: Would you buy Thor's new teardrop trailer?
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:42 PM   #15
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It is a cute little monster...
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:47 PM   #16
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They're definily Euro. I remember seeing pictures of them last year, but I couldn't locate a US deistributor at the time. Luckily I got past my 'teardrop' kick and moved on to AS. I'm sure my husband never would have enjoyed being trapped in that for a week! Makes our Caravel look positively spacious!
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:01 PM   #17
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Thor baby

I think that this little Thorite would be terrific towed behind a small pickup with a shell for extra storage - a terrific fishing camp for one. Would not want to share that tiny space with anyone bigger than a small poodle but I can see a real attraction to this. I have so much $$ in my rebuilding effort now that I could have hitched two of these little guys together! Ah well.
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:26 PM   #18
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Cute little bugger--cozy---but cute. It does have several items I wish A/S would put on thiers.
3 way fridge--- 4 stablizers--- it may have a selective market. But knowing Americans---We love big things.
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:31 PM   #19
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I was gathering parts to build a Teardrop to pull behind the little hor rod I'm building. Teardrops have been around since the 30s, I think they are cool. Just last summer I meet a guy who slept in one for 2 weeks while on the Hot Rod Mag cross country tour. He was pulling it with a flathead powered 32 Ford roadster. All he had in there was a bed, a small battery powered TV, a couple lights, and a little fan. Kinda sparce for me, but he was having the time of his life.

But now that I have the Minnow I may never get mine finished.

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Old 11-25-2003, 09:32 PM   #20
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cramped for space ??

Guess it would be OK for an overnight camping trip but when you look at the price why wouldn't you go for sob just a bit bigger and fully outfitted ??? Anything that small should be at disposable pricing.

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Old 11-25-2003, 11:36 PM   #21
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It's made by Tabbert in Germany, & they now offer a larger one with the same shape & design , dual axles ,bathroom etc...

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I must warn you, their website is a German PITA
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:47 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Truth is

Like so many of you have said..And those very thoughts have gone around in my mind as well.
I first found a teardrop site last year for the first time while surfing for info on earlier Airstreams and, since then..I've quietly enjoyed reading about the various adventures of individuals who've builted or restored lost units found. Believe me when I tell you that, we're not the only "nuts out there"..lol It takes a special kinda of person to love a teardrop design, just as it does with an "Airstream's design".
Even tho I will most likely never own a teardrop, (I could never be happy in anything but my Airstream~!~) I can easily see the advantages for someone who lives in a condo, apartment or with property deeded restrictions. Just look at the size of house lots in Calif. Something like this, with it's size, takes the chore out of a weekend get away. It could be hauled with ease with just about any SUV or family bread loader.(Windstars are roaring by...lmao)
I'm thinking Maybe, I should call my broker and, buy stocks in THOR..Not because they make Airstream, not because they make the biggest MH on the market, not because they're the largest RV builder in the USA, not because they built this "TAB" but, rather because they have the courage to dare, they realize that there's alot more people out there who want to do "our thing" and, here's a company who listens to the market.
I shall enjoy reading the comments and, likewise, I hope you've enjoyed the fusion of new thoughts.

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Just read your note. How true~!! Very interesting!~ No wonder it's well made..lol

Thanks for opening my eye on that one..
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Still more than we have into our restored GlobeTrotter...hmmm
My point exactly..Makes you wonder about the selling prices of used Airstreams after all. I'd say, that in light of this and, what's being sold by SOB's..The value of used Airstreams just jump'd even higher..My PO said that, "The value will climb back up oneday". He was so right~!
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:00 AM   #23
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The T@B is of European design by a German company, Tabbert Caravan Thor is actually building these trailers in a non-descript building in Bristol, Indiana.
Yes, INDIANA.
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Old 12-20-2003, 10:32 AM   #24
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My...what a lovely dog house....

might as well sleep in the back of my truck...save a lot of money...hell, i get cabin fever walkin in a bambi.....
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Old 12-20-2003, 03:01 PM   #25
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Wahoonc,

The T@B is of European design by a German company, Tabbert Caravan Thor is actually building these trailers in a non-descript building in Bristol, Indiana.
Yes, INDIANA.
I stand corrected I was posting based on older information. The orignal designer was Dannish, there was discussion about bringing the units over for resale in the US. They have available in Europe for 2-3 years, we saw them on vacation over there two years ago. It is my understanding that they are being assembled from Europeon components in the US, which due to tarifs will contribute to the higher costs.

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Old 12-21-2003, 11:20 AM   #26
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Positive.
This is obviously not to be compared to a full time capable Airstream, or SOB.
But - it is not supposed to compete, but rather enable camping and travelling the country for people less inclined to keep up, store, tow, insure, repair, and look at a trailer in their driveway, yard, or storage lot. Or less inclined to deal with a large tow rig getting awful mileage.
These things will fit in most garages, and can be towed by many vehicles, as previously stated. There is shelter, food and water, and it is actually rather cozy to spend the night in, and hang out for short periods of time.
I actually went to the dealer and looked at these units before writing this, because I found it intriguing. It looks much cooler in person than in the pictures.
I can see this strapped to my vintage Mercedes heading East next summer.
It's the VW Westfalia of the trailer world.
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:12 PM   #27
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With the awning

In case you are interested in the "T@B" ... here's a picture with the awning deployed. At the Florida State RV SuperShow this weekend the basic model was down around $7-8k with show discount...
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Old 01-17-2004, 09:53 PM   #28
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The little Thor thing

Well would you just look at that - how too cute can you get! Great awning. I think that if I had had a crystal ball and had forknowledge of what a project and money sink my Bubble would turn into, I most definitely would have gotten a little Thor what's-it. Heck, I bet you could tow it with a Honda Element if you didn't mind being the weirdest looking little rig going down the road. The all silver one is really cute - I think someone should take a picture of of about 5 or 6 of them clustered around one of the bigger Airstreams like a litter of babies. Awwww.
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