View Poll Results: Would you buy Thor's new teardrop trailer?
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Thor's newest "lil baby"

Stopped by the local RV Center and, looked over this "cute" baby,,Was I ever surprised to see it was a THOR~! Same folks that make the Airstream~(You knew that, right?) TAB..

It's construction is; all one piece clear coat aluminum. for starters.
The ceiling has the same "carpet" treatment as all the current Airstream models. The cabinet locks are perfect~Soild feeling and, stays wherever you open it to. Over all impression was, the feeling of quailty and, an excellent value for the money..
Ready for this??
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13,995$

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Old 11-25-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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Nope...cute though for a hard tent!

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Old 11-25-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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you could haul this behind a classic motorhome as a place for the kids to sleep...think of it sleeping in peace and quiet....
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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I thought it was a diecast toy at first.

There's probably a niche market for this.

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Old 11-25-2003, 12:33 PM   #5
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They are real cute. Our VW Diesel Bug would be able to pull one.
Local Denver dealer has them on sale for $11,995.00. They even have a hand brake at the tongue jack for moving it arond by hand. They have sort of an impulse like braking system, not electric.
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:58 PM   #6
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Can be towed with a Class I (2000 lb) hitch. Opens up the RV possibility for a LOT of small vans and SUVs. Too bad the PT Cruiser tow rating is only 1000 lbs. Would look good together.

Options for heat and frig are good.

At least there's room on the streetside floor for a Porta-Potti between the dinette and closet. One could make a hassock cover for it when not in use. A curved piece of track could be fastened to the ceiling for a small privacy curtain to run between the wall at the side of the dinette bench around over to the refrigerator.

Thankfully, you can get it without the tacky colors on the exterior plastic trim.

Definitely not for more than two. Better for the vertically-challenged, though.

I don't think it will be long before consumer demand results in a front window over the sink, even if it is a non-opening plexiglas window... a lot easier to curve anyway.

I'm impressed! It's really cool!
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Old 11-25-2003, 01:22 PM   #7
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I think it is cool. It sure beats a tent any day!
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Old 11-25-2003, 01:29 PM   #8
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Local Denver dealer has them on sale for $11,995.00.
Still more than we have into our restored GlobeTrotter...hmmm

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Old 11-25-2003, 01:51 PM   #9
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They are different, I believe they are made in Denmark and are being imported. They are not made in the US which is probably one reason for the high price, the cost of getting them here. I have helped restore/build a couple of the orginal style teardrops, the is a market for this type of camper...all be it a small one.

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Old 11-25-2003, 02:36 PM   #10
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Very cute design, but I gotta tell ya...if the Bambi get crowded, this little thing is going to be a nightmare.....It looks like you can barely stand up in it.

I'm sticking with the Safari SS!

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Old 11-25-2003, 02:42 PM   #11
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I saw one last month too - I think they are pretty cool - looks just like Dr Holmans 1935 Airstream -

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Old 11-25-2003, 03:13 PM   #12
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Lightbulb Makes sense..

My impression was better than normal for a non Airstream named brand. The only thing I could find a "slight fault" with it was the hinges on the door. Besides the fact that the door was light weight to the feel when I went to shut it, the three hinges were not massive enough to suit me..That area, somehow, didn't fit in with the rest of the construction and, the quailty of materials used. Even the wall surface behind the galley area was shinny aluminum.
I'm thinking that this unit will be a huge hit. Who knows?, maybe one day we'll even see WBCCI numbers on it as well...lmao

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Old 11-25-2003, 04:26 PM   #13
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With only room for two, and no shower, only a porta-pottie, I don't think so.

You can get a nice (nice-looking, at least!) SOB for less than that.

Or, also for less money, you can get a pop-up you can tow behind a golf cart, with a shower and a toilet, plus room to sleep six. And you can see over it when you're towing.

They had one of these for rent at the local CW, but I don't see the appeal in this thing. Not for renting at $79 a day, that's for sure!!
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Think how much they could do with this if they made a "hybrid" model that had a fold out canvas bed.

A regular, though small, bath might fit in.

Hey Thor, you can pay me in cash or credit at any Airstream dealer...

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