After 5 years they ceased production, and for several years T@B owners were forsaken. And then the premier builder of teardrop trailers, Little Guy, took over the production of T@Bs and they were back on the market. Little Guy fitted their T@Bs with a lot of new amenities (built-in toilet, shower, holding tanks, hot water heater, larger fresh-water tank!) and at the same time managed to reduce the overall weight! We knew they had moved into a new factory in January and we were anxious to check it out. We showed up, unannounced, and they graciously offered us a tour of the T@B line! Following are pictures of that tour!
Ten years ago when we visited the T@B production line at the Dutchman factory in Elkhart, Indiana, they were producing 5 T@Bs a week. Today the Little Guy factory is ripping out 5 a day, and an additional number of the smaller version T@Gs as well as 20 of their original Silver Shadow teardrops and other Little Guy teardrop models.
The Little Guy T@B screams quality craftsmanship and they have been willing to work with owners of the original Dutchman T@B trailers for repair and upgrades. We were glad that this rally found us in the area where we were able to take this walk in the past of our camping memories.
The temperature was dropping in the mid-afternoon as we returned to Kandel's and the comfort of the indoor rally room. Other Airstreams had arrived during the day and our numbers were pretty generous for an evening meal of hotdogs, beans, deli salads, mac 'n cheese, and other additions.
Come back to visit tomorrow for more details of our Amishing experience in Holmes County..
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown