THE ORIGINAL TEARDROP TRAILER ON SOUTH AFRICA
JETSTREAM TEARDROP TRAILERS may not have invented the teardrop trailer, but they’re certainly responsible for introducing the concept to South Africa.The Jetstream Trailer was born in 2011 when the prototype (named “Marilyn”) was recreated in fibreglass and adapted for the South African market. Since then, the Jetstream has seen many significant upgrades and remains South Africa’s most experienced and established Teardrop Trailer manufacturer in South Africa. They are manufactured in Shongweni, KwaZulu Natal and to date have distributed well over 100 Jetstreams all over the country.
HISTORY OF THE TEARDROP TRAILER
Teardrop Trailers evolved in the 1930’s and became extremely popular in the 1940’s after World War II. The Depression was over and the citizens of the US wanted to go on vacation with their families.
Back then the little egg-shaped caravans took the USA by storm, with campers in often-homemade teardrop trailers enjoying the benefits of owning a comfortable, easy-towing little home away from home. While caravans grew bigger and bigger, teardrops stayed popular for decades because they were light, easy to tow by the smallest of vehicles, and didn’t make too much difference to performance or fuel consumption. There was little or no setup involved when the users arrived at their destinations, and they could be easily stowed away in an ordinary garage when not in use. All of those attributes are still relevant today!
Teardrop trailers have a teardrop shape when turned on end thus the name “Teardrop”, and the reason we call it “The Teardrop Trailer”.