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June 15, 2012

What Is This?! It Sure As Heck Isn’t A Teardrop American Outbacker!

Filed under: Teardrops & Tiny Trailers — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I was looking at this video when I saw the teardrop at the 2:06 minute mark.

Here is the freeze frame from that video. You can click on it to embiggen:

Teardrop Trailer Gull Wing Doors: NOT a Teardrop American Outbacker

Now, I can’t deny that it doesn’t look very similar to the Teardrop American Outbacker, but there are some distinct differences. Here’s a picture of mine in the same position (pre-restoration) for comparison:


  • The doors are made of thinner plastic (or fiberglass)
  • Body has a different shape
  • Propane tank (could have been added after market)
  • Smaller belly band

I wonder who made these trailers and whether they’re made out of plastic or fiberglass. Are there any on the road today? This photo was obviously taken from eBay (notice the small camera watermark on the bottom right-hand corner). Did someone buy it on eBay? If they did, what do they know about it? Was it a prototype for the Teardrop American Outbacker? Was it a home-brew? I’m so curious!

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