The teardrop trailer is already a beloved icon inspiring visions of exploration and adventure. The Australian-designed Wood on Wheels (WOW) Cedar Teardrop Camper might just reach another level yet. Built of red cedar from the fenders to the roof, this trailer is a beautiful shelter with modern camping equipment.
Wood on Wheels founder Howard Campbell is new to the camper market, but he has two decades of experience working with the western red cedar that makes his trailer so distinctive. He spent those years using the richly colored wood for building hot tubs and saunas.
Campbell wanted to spruce up the timeless style of the teardrop trailer using his favourite wood
It wasn’t a seamless transition, as building a trailer for hitching to a vehicle presented a set of challenges quite different from building a hot tub or sauna. Finding the proper means of sealing the wood proved to be problematic and Campbell eventually discontinued the project.
But the idea of a red cedar camping trailer never quite left Campbell, and he decided to give it a second go earlier this year. This time around, he successfully faced the previous issues and also found a way to seal wood – sealing each timber panel individually before assembling them, sealing and lacquering. The trailer is now officially launched.
The Cedar Teardrop has a revised and more modern teardrop shape with straighter edges
Below all that wood is a powder-coated chassis with LED taillights and a pair of 15-in alloy wheels. WOW equips its Cedar Teardrop with plenty of fixins, including a double mattress inside the cabin, a 12 V power system wired to two 110 Ah AGM batteries, two 12 V outlets, an 82 L water tank with pressure pump, and a gas instant hot water heater.
The galley includes a stainless steel gas stove, stainless steel sink and a 50 L, 12 V refrigerator. Other features worth mentioning are the two double-lock security doors with fly screens, front cargo cage, dual interior and exterior LED lights, fold-up jockey wheel, 240 V power hookup and 16-in LED smart TV with wireless keyboard.
While it might look vintage on the outside, the inside is definitely high-tech.
Measurements: 12.1 x 6.6 x 5.9 ft (3.7 x 2 x 1.8 m, L x W x H)
Tare weight: 1,213 lb (550 kg)
Photo credit: Wood on Wheels
H/T to gizmag