Bienvenue sur le forum Teardrop-Québec.net,
l'endroit idéal pour partager vos infos et votre passion sur les mini-roulottes, teardrops, coquilles et auto-constructeurs.

***Note : Pour pouvoir utiliser les liens inscrits sur les pages, vous devez être membre du forum et connecté à votre compte, Vous aurez accès à plus d'informations. De plus, vous pourrez participer aux discussions.***

Bonne visite !

Le 3ième Rassemblement Teardrop-Québec.net
aura lieu au :
*(cliquez sur le logo pour suivre le lien du camping)
Vous pouvez réserver votre place dès maintenant
Derniers sujets
» Amazing Cozy Man Builds His Own Expandable Lightweight Micro Camper
par mbchoq Hier à 18:47

» Build #1 Maiden Voyage and the Fall Crawl Meetup
par mbchoq Hier à 18:31

» Scamp Tour WINTER Edition // 13ft Scamp Trailer
par mbchoq Hier à 18:24

» Voici les détails du site pour le prochain rassemblement TDQ.net
par schoq Hier à 10:31

» Escapod 2019 Teardrop Trailer - 360/Interior/Exterior
par charlevoix418 Lun 18 Fév 2019, 09:39

» Fit RV présente la Alto
par charlevoix418 Lun 18 Fév 2019, 07:37

» 3ième rassemblement, le travail est enclenché
par sylphide72 Dim 17 Fév 2019, 14:00

» Humbleroad
par charlevoix418 Sam 16 Fév 2019, 18:05

» Même leurs hitches sont différents
par Richardritchie Sam 16 Fév 2019, 11:00

» Voyager avec style avec le Hymer Touring GT
par Mike 66 Ven 15 Fév 2019, 22:20

» 2019 Aliner Ranger 12 Walk-around by Motor Sportsland
par mbchoq Ven 15 Fév 2019, 19:48

» Tabbert (Allemagne): connectivité et autres fonctions
par charlevoix418 Ven 15 Fév 2019, 11:38

» Tabbert (Allemagne): design de construction
par charlevoix418 Ven 15 Fév 2019, 11:24

» Tabbert (Allemagne): isolation et chauffage
par charlevoix418 Ven 15 Fév 2019, 11:12

» mini caravan 2019 - Tab Touring Triton 430
par charlevoix418 Jeu 14 Fév 2019, 17:49

par schoq Mar 12 Fév 2019, 12:50

» DIY Micro Camper Plan
par schoq Mar 12 Fév 2019, 12:42

» Thousandtrails - Camper pendant une année pour 600 $USD
par schoq Mar 12 Fév 2019, 12:41

» Snowmobile Camper / Winter Sled Shelter / Log Cabin Update- Ep 11.3
par mbchoq Lun 11 Fév 2019, 17:41

» Lumières de position allumées sur demande
par Mike 66 Dim 10 Fév 2019, 10:16

» On s’en va au Salon
par Lucky j Sam 09 Fév 2019, 21:39

» Accueillons une nouvelle classe de VR , la tente caravane
par Lucky j Sam 09 Fév 2019, 21:35

» Des vrais en tout temps !
par Lucky j Sam 09 Fév 2019, 21:19

» Caravane Tipoon
par mbchoq Sam 09 Fév 2019, 19:02

» L'histoire de Tip Top Europe
par Lucky j Sam 09 Fév 2019, 18:52

» Self-Built Teardrop Trailer
par mbchoq Sam 09 Fév 2019, 18:44

» Pourquoi l’être humain pratique-t-il le caravaning?
par Richardritchie Sam 09 Fév 2019, 12:58

» Roues double sur le jack à moindre coût
par Lucky j Ven 08 Fév 2019, 22:09

» 2019 Hymer Touring GT550 Lite Weight Fiberglass Travel Trailer @ Camp-Out RV in Stratford
par mbchoq Jeu 07 Fév 2019, 19:25

» Maquette caravane
par mbchoq Jeu 07 Fév 2019, 19:16

» Fusion des passions Teardrop et auto sport
par Lucky j Jeu 07 Fév 2019, 11:46

» Hausses des prix et baisses des ventes!
par schoq Mer 06 Fév 2019, 23:36

» Livraison d'une TipTop Freerider
par mbchoq Mer 06 Fév 2019, 17:33

» NuCamp Avia
par charlevoix418 Mer 06 Fév 2019, 13:04

» Outils de dépannage en camping.
par Lucky j Mar 05 Fév 2019, 21:00

» The 2018 mini SILVER caravans
par mbchoq Mar 05 Fév 2019, 18:52

» Knaus Schwalbennest (Allemagne)
par mbchoq Mar 05 Fév 2019, 18:50

» Silver-campingvogne (2019) (Norvège)
par mbchoq Lun 04 Fév 2019, 19:20

» france bivouac et tourisme teardrop tip top mini caravane
par charlevoix418 Lun 04 Fév 2019, 00:55

» The Teardrop Trailer Magazine
par schoq Dim 03 Fév 2019, 14:06

» Escapod Teardrop
par charlevoix418 Sam 02 Fév 2019, 17:33

» He Built A DIY Teardrop Trailer To Live Life On His Own Terms
par mbchoq Jeu 31 Jan 2019, 18:27

» Voringer: grand manufacturier allemand de composantes de caravane et motorhome
par mbchoq Jeu 31 Jan 2019, 18:10

par mbchoq Jeu 31 Jan 2019, 18:09

» Teardrop Trailer Camping with a KAYAK (Light Weight, But Tough Enough for ALASKA)
par mbchoq Jeu 31 Jan 2019, 18:07

» Visite de l'usine de camping-cars Fleurette
par charlevoix418 Mer 30 Jan 2019, 17:30

» Azdel? Euh... de temps en temps...
par charlevoix418 Mar 29 Jan 2019, 18:02

» Escapod 2019 Off-Road Teardrop Trailer Walk-through
par mbchoq Mar 29 Jan 2019, 16:32

» NüCamp, produit de qualité ???
par Lucky j Sam 26 Jan 2019, 13:38

» Mini micro-ondes
par Lucky j Sam 26 Jan 2019, 12:55

» Rustic Trail Teardrop How To Torque Your Wheels
par Lucky j Sam 26 Jan 2019, 12:48

» Vintage Teardrop Camper with 1956 Parklane Trim - 1993 Bailey Built Unit
par mbchoq Ven 25 Jan 2019, 20:44

» Teardrop Ski Camp
par mbchoq Ven 25 Jan 2019, 20:19

» Heartland Fifthwheel
par Lucky j Ven 25 Jan 2019, 11:44

» 2019 Aliner Classic & Ranger 12 Folding Trailers - Walkthrough Tour
par mbchoq Jeu 24 Jan 2019, 16:06

Small-sized is big on the current RV landscape; Minnesotans are on board

Aller en bas

Small-sized is big on the current RV landscape; Minnesotans are on board

Message par mbchoq le Jeu 15 Fév 2018, 17:10

By Tony Kennedy Star Tribune 
FEBRUARY 1, 2018 — 9:36PM

Compact camper sales are powering fast-growing RV segment. 

[Vous devez être inscrit et connecté pour voir cette image]
A Vistabule teardrop camper.

It took a camper the size of a fishhouse to address Ron Salargo’s midlife crisis.

To celebrate his 50th birthday last year, the Hopkins resident quit his full-time job as an accounts payable manager to hit the open road in a medium-sized Ford SUV. To affordably and comfortably circumnavigate the country in 82 days, he towed a teardrop camper so light and compact that he could push it by hand.

“It worked out great,” said Salargo, who slept in the camper all but 11 nights. “Everything is open to you. You can put this onto a tent site if they let you.”

Teardrop campers belong to the fastest-growing segment of the recreational vehicle industry. Various models will be displayed Feb. 9-11 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul RV Vacation and Camping Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. U.S. shipments of towable RVs have increased by one-third in just the past three years.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the same category of conventional travel trailers has grown 75 percent since 2013 and the segment has become bigger than all other types of RVs combined. In 2018, shipments of teardrop campers and all other travel trailers is expected to reach 346,600 units.

The growth has come at the expense of other types of RVs, including folding camping trailers.

Experts say millennials and young Generation Xers are breathing new life into the RV industry, captivated by the lure of getting back to nature or seeing new places without strapping themselves with debt and oversized assets.

“It’s a generation more interested in experiences, not things,” said Mike Geister, the owner of EscapePods, a Minnesota builder of the retro-style RVs. “A teardrop camper lends itself perfectly to that.”

Geister, whose small company in New London, Minn., will produce about 50 campers this year, said the style dates back to the post-World War II era when aluminum was in surplus and returning soldiers were accustomed to being outdoors and on the move. Teardrop campers with “clamshell” trunks were aerodynamic and light enough to be pulled by the motor vehicles of that time.

Salargo said his Ohio-built Nücamp RV camper (about $11,000) comes with a clamshell that encloses a two-burner stove, cooler, toaster oven and other kitchen supplies. The main cabin of the camper came with two mattresses, but he removed one to make room for his dog, Mabel.

In their search for “everyday America,” as Salargo called it, he and Mabel parked in plenty of KOA campgrounds, an assortment of public parks, and the driveways of a few friends and relatives along the way. Their journey around the perimeter of the United States was roughly patterned after a route described by American author John Steinbeck in “Travels with Charley,” a 1962 travelogue.

Charley was Steinbeck’s standard poodle, and the book inspired Salargo to self-publish an internet blog called “Travels with Mabel.” The no-fuss camper was a key to the trip’s spontaneity.

You kind of see something on the map and you’d ask the dog: ‘Do you want to go see this?’ ” Salargo recalled.

Rowan Oak, the famed residence in Oxford, Miss., of novelist William Faulkner, was one of several destinations that required a small rig, he said.

Appealing to young families

Winnebago Industries, the RV giant with executive offices in Eden Prairie, is one of the companies that has invested significantly in the compact trailer movement. Winnebago acquired travel trailer-maker Grand Design in 2016 and now sports a line of curved Minnie Drop trailers with a range of floor plans big enough to appeal to young families enjoying the outdoors.

Winnebago spokesman Sam Jefson said easy towing is a key to the trend, saving families the expense of having to buy a new pickup truck or heavyweight SUV.

“Winnebago-branded travel trailers and fifth wheels have grown considerably in the past couple of years,” Jefson said.

According to the Outdoor Foundation report on recreation in 2017, RV camping ranked in the top five categories of outdoors activity. Running, jogging and trail running was No. 1 with 52.3 million participants while RV camping ranked No. 5 along with backpacking and a couple of other activities.

Anne Neumann of Buffalo, Minn., said her family has the bug. They recently bought a smallish Scamp travel trailer made in Backus, Minn.

“We can go back to nature with a door instead of a tent flap,” Neumann said.
The family’s Jeep or minivan can easily pull the 13-foot camper and it didn’t seem to be a drag on gas mileage when they towed it home from Omaha last summer after buying it from a third party. “That was a big bonus for us,” she said.

Neumann said her family is making plans for an assortment of trips this year, including modest jaunts to camping areas around the state.

“We can kind of have this weekend warrior” without the unpleasantries of paying for a big RV and finding storage for it, she said.

“I want to drag my kids around in it,” Neumann said. “It’s kitschy and it’s cute … you only have your kids for so long.”

Cliquez ici pour accéder directement à l'article: Startribune.com

Revenir en haut Aller en bas

Revenir en haut

- Sujets similaires

Permission de ce forum:
Vous ne pouvez pas répondre aux sujets dans ce forum