As I hinted at in late August, Little Guy Worldwide this week debuted the T@G teardrop and the myPod molded fiberglass trailer at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The T@G will have optional TV, air conditioning, and refrigerator & freezer. It comes standard with a queen size bed, 2 side doors, 2 side windows, a galley, and fan. With options (including the battery), the T@G checks in at 1.025 lbs and 875 lbs without options. The MSRP is $8,995 and production will start in November. No specs to report on the myPod other than the base weight without options is just over 500 lbs.
Fresh off the heels of the highly successful “Rolling Home” rally for T@Bs and Little Guy teardrops, Little Guy Worldwide VP of Sales Dylan DeHoff tells us things are are moving along very well with the Ohio based teardrop trailer manufacturer. First, total sales of all models are up a whopping 130% from 2012, with nearly 1,500 units to be produced in 2013.
Look for upgrades in the T@B for 2014. Among them is the addition of the Alde 110-LP Water Heater & Central Heating unit, which replaces both the furnace and water heater with the one single unit. Benefits of the Alde unit is that it distributes heat evenly around, is extremely quiet, has programmable controls, and has a 93% efficiency equivalent. Starting in 2014, this will be the standard heating device in T@Bs.
Italian SMEV Stove. Inset, Hinged 2 Burner stove with Glass Cover
Electric Brakes replace hydraulic brakes
Coming some time in September will be the introduction of two new models: The T@G and the myPod. There’s no indication yet what the T@G will look like, but as Dylan tells it, “It’s a true “tweener” between the T@B and the Little Guy, with modern, T@B-inspired, European lines.” There currently aren’t any images available of the T@G, however Dutchmen also created a T@G around 2009 that never advanced any farther than the prototype stage, which was really nothing more than a teardrop trailer without any kind of galley. So right now there isn’t enough info to warrant a guess as to whether or not this is what it’ll look like.
As for the myPod, I think it’s safe to say what it’ll look like, as Little Guy gave a sneak peak on their Facebook page back in February. The myPod will have a “futuristic”, 100% fiberglass molded, rear loading galley-free design. It will be available in several colors including the option to match a particular paint code. It will also boast an optional roof rack, entertainment center, and air conditioning unit.
As always, we’ll have more on all of this info as it develops.
Little Guy Worldwide gave a sneak peak of its latest addition to its lineup on its Facebook page today. The yet to be named trailer will check in at around 500 lbs and will be a sleeping trailer only. It’s light enough to be hauled by a trike or sub-compact car, but will be void of any kitchen or cooking area. It can come in any color and can be available with a roof rack, air conditioning, and 19″ TV/DVD AM/FM stereo combo. No pricing info was given, but the unit should be formally introduced sometime this summer.
Little Guy Worldwide and Tim Ralston of National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday Preppers” have teamed up to create that perfect camping experience in the event of an apocalyptic catastrophe. Called the “B.O.S.S.” (Bug Out Survival Shelter), this off-road Little Guy teardrop is built with the doomsday survivor in mind. The B.O.S.S. is equipped with a sink and stove, gun rack, four panels in the floor for additional interior storage, ramps with a front platform, and additional survivor amenities designed for off the grid survival.
Tim Ralston (on the right in the picture directly above) was on hand at the 50th Annual RVIA trade show in Louisville on November 27 for the unveiling of the B.O.S.S. No retail prices have been announced as of yet, but they will only be available through Ralston’s website (not on the site as of this posting) at http://timralston.com.
Entries for the contest close on October 31, 2012 and the winner will be drawn on November 6. Here’s a video from Little Guy Worldwide’s Chris Baum with a little more on the Little Guy 5-wide platform that will be awarded to the lucky winner. You must be an Ohio resident to win.
Starting April 1, Little Guy Worldwide will be taking orders for two new floor plans for their highly popular T@B. The floor plans aren’t actually new, per se. They’re two floor plans previous T@B builder Dutchmen used. Both will utilize the “L” shaped front kitchen galley. The difference among the two will be the dinette. One will have vertical floor to ceiling cabinets on the back wall with a smaller dinette, which measures 70″ X 58″ when in bed format.
The queen bed “L” kitchen format will feature a “U” shaped dinette that converts to a 70″ X 73″ queen bed. As a former owner of a Dutchmen T@B with this floor plan, and having seen them all, I can honestly say this floor plan is the best one of them all. You get a nice sized kitchen counter and the comforts of a queen sized bed.
An option on the L and Q models will be the Stargazer front window, like those optional on Little Guy’s teardrop line. This is a slight difference from Dutchmen in that it’s a stationary window and a little more narrow, but should still give ample daylight to the front counter.
All three floor plans with descriptions can be found by clicking here: floor_plans
Little Guy Worldwide has recently uploaded a video overview of the 2012 T@B. It’s similar to their initial T@B video from last summer, but this one features a few new options that video didn’t, such as the outside shower option, 3-way refrigerator, and the screen door.
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