Before the house-sized motorhomes and RVs that dominate today’s campsites, many Americans got by using much smaller “teardrop” trailers that could be towed behind almost any car. Today teardrop trailers are back in vogue and loaded with more features than ever, helping inspire Britton Purser of Colorado to build the Vintage Overland, a tougher take on the classic teardrop trailer.
Gizmag reports that pricing for the Vintage Overland starts at $10,500 for the basic model, which is more than adequate for those weekends where you have to toss real life aside and just get away.
With his two brothers, Purser has developed three distinct models; the Tuco, the Great Escape, and the T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia). The tough steel frame is overloaded with corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum, while on the inside is a multi-layer Baltic Birch plywood with a water-resistant coating. At 4 ft wide x 8 ft long, it’s compact enough to fit into almost any campsite, and weighing just 700 lbs the entry-level Tuco can be towed by just about any kind of car.
All Vintage Overland trailers come equipped with energy-saving LED lighting, a vent fan, solar panel and generator, memory foam mattress, and a large storage area. The Great Escape and T.E. Lawrence models also feature a built-in writing desk and pass-through rear hatch, and the Lawrence model has a queen-sized bed in a 5 x 10 frame, offering almost 40% more living space. All models come with diamond plate protection, torsion axles, and sturdy off-road trailer tires that can follow you nearly anywhere.
This may just be the ultimate accessory for off-roads of all kinds. Would you tow this out to the trail? Tell us in the comments below!