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Happy Campers

During these times of COVID-19, it seems most people are looking for a safe way to escape and enjoy the great outdoors. One Arizona company provides a way to do exactly that while keeping the creature comforts of home. Pin Drop Travel Trailers are building self-contained trailers with classic styles.

Launching of Pin Drop Travel Trailers

In 2018, husband-and-wife team Ruth Ellen and Tim Elinski launched Pin Drop Travel Trailers, makers, and manufacturers of the iconic teardrop trailers. Teardrop trailers are a historic style of the travel trailer that originated in the 1930s.

The idea to build a travel trailer was born out of necessity as the Elinskis planned their own extended road trip to Montana. Tim wanted to tow a trailer using Ruth Ellen’s Ford Focus. He liked the teardrop style and decided to build one himself.

“I just worked out the design in my head based on what we needed,” he explains.

Thus, Pin Drop Travel Trailers was born.

The couple purchased an old commercial building in the historic mining town of Miami, Arizona, and had it retrofitted to set up shop. The couple is passionate about rural communities and they loved the charm and history of Miami. They envisioned it as the perfect hub to manufacture and sell their trailers.

The latest 2020 version of the Pin Drop trailer is fully solar-powered and available in three different designs—Vintage, Roadrunner, and Scout. All designs come equipped with a complete solar package, full kitchen and dry storage, bed, radio and Bluetooth compatibility, and internal and external speakers.

Customize Your Trailer

Pin Drop trailers are fully customizable and all designs come equipped for add-ons, so customers get everything they need to build the camper of their dreams. The trailers are solar-powered and have a battery bank to supply power on cloudy days. They can also be charged using power from the tow vehicle.

The vintage look of these campers coupled with their lightweight durability appeals to consumers.

“You don’t need a truck or a large SUV to tow these,” says Ruth Ellen.

However, the Elinskis do recommend checking the vehicle’s tow capacity before use.

Tim is a builder and licensed general contractor and Ruth is an entrepreneur, so their professional backgrounds combined with a mutual love of the outdoors have been a perfect combination to get Pin Drop Trailers up and running.

The Elinskis try to employ local companies whenever possible in the manufacturing of the trailers.

“From the chassis to the finished product, we are sourcing materials from Arizona business,” says Tim.

The couple is hands-on in the manufacturing and makes the three-hour drive to Miami from Cottonwood, where they currently reside, about once a week to oversee operations.

Pin Drop Travel Trailers also rents their trailers, allowing potential customers to experience what they offer.

“There is no obligation to buy, but if they do decide to purchase, we apply the rental fees to the purchase price,” says Tim.

Currently, the trailers can be rented or “sampled” in the Globe/Miami area, and soon in the Verde Valley. Pin Drop Trailers is fully committed to making happy campers all across Arizona and beyond.

For more information, visit www.pindroptraveltrailers.com

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