high-camp-trailers-18The High Camp teardrop trailer may be new to the market, but looking at it whisks you off to a world of intricate craftsmanship that all but went extinct decades ago. Gizmag reported that the shimmering aluminum shell protects a warm, inviting birch interior with a variety of smart details.

Like many a camping trailer designer, High Camp Trailers founder Dennis Caron gradually built a business out of his own personal love of camping and travel. Shortly after getting married in 1999, Caron quit his job in Manhattan and road-tripped across the US with his new bride, camping along the way. The newlyweds eventually landed on the opposite coast in Portland, Ore., where Caron discovered the teardrop trailer and fell in love. He tells us that he would have given his right arm to have traded his two-person tent and pickup truck sleeping platform for such a cozy abode on his road trip. However, he also had some quibbles with the available designs and set out to address them.

Specifically, Caron found problems with the galley layouts of other trailers, so he designed his galley from scratch, starting with a set of automotive-style gas struts that make opening the hatch much easier. Inside, the three-burner cooktop and Coleman stainless steel cooler can be accessed with ease thanks to slide-out hardware. The cooktop is permanently plumbed to the 11-oz propane tank on the tongue and includes a hinged wooden cover that acts as extra counter space whenever the stove is not in use. The galley also includes two storage cabinets for pots, pans, food and dishes, along with two under-counter storage areas that hold the 100-Ah deep cycle battery plus a 30A power converter and added open storage.

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