Not long after I started this blog, I came across Larry Drake, who was in the early stages of developing the Teal Camper, a modular camper that sits on basic utility trailer. When I first wrote about Teal Camper in November 2011, this site was just 2 months old and getting maybe 20 or 30 visits a day. In just under two years, Larry’s development has grown into full fledged production, and this site has grown to over 500 visits a day. So with that, our respective ventures have somewhat grown together.
As Larry tells it, “The Teal Tail Feather camper has come a long way since your first article. It is far more refined, from its trimmed out insulated automotive headliner, to the powder coated aluminum bench and cabinet frames. We now have LED lighting as standard. The counters feature a collapsible sink and HDPE cutting board counter tops. The rigid door frame is now a one piece welded aluminum frame, also powder coated. There are lots of options to choose from starting from a basic shell to a fully outfitted camper configured in a variety of ways. You can virtually customize it the way you want it.”
The leadership structure has also increased at Teal Camper. “Mike Eaton, our new Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing, officially joined the team as of July 1, 2013. Mike has been a long time supporter and consultant for us. He has extensive experience in business and program management. He teaches business classes all over the world to a number of Fortune 500 companies in partnership with the Stanford Center for Professional Development. We are very pleased to have him on board.”
The distribution of the Tail Feather is expanding as well. “Although we only began production after the first of the year, we have shipped campers across the country and halfway around the world. We are currently in a transition from our limited production in the R&D shop to a full production facility. Currently, delivery times are running about 45 days.”
We’ll continue to keep in touch with Larry and the progress of the Tail Feather and let you know of any new developments. For more information and pricing on the Tail Feather, check out the updated Teal Camper website at: http://tealcamper.com