1947 Ken-Skill Kustom Kamper Model 10|
My first teardrop was a 1955 Benroy but the fact that I'm 6'5" tall and the bed in the Benroy was only six feet long meant that I hadn't been as comfortable camping as I would have liked. I was sort of planning on building a new teardrop from scratch in a longer length to replace the Benroy. When I was camping at the Vintage Vacations meet in May of 2004, I decided it was really time to work on the plan again. Out of the blue I got an e-mail from a couple in Northern California asking if I knew anyone who was interested in buying their 1947 Ken-Skill teardrop. Boy did I know someone! Me! Since the Ken-Skill is one of my favorite profiles, and is longer than most teardrops and has a bed that is nearly as long as I am tall, it really appealed to me. This deal came together very quickly, e-mails were exchanged, pictures sent, funds collected, trip arranged, driveway rearranged, etc., etc., etc. My friend Jim agreed to go on another road trip adventure with me to pick up the trailer and we had a great time. The Ken-Skill tows even better than my Benroy and the trip was problem free. The body of the Ken-Skill is 9 1/2 feet long and the normal 4 feet wide and 4 feet high. This particular trailer has been painted but originally would have been bare aluminum with painted fenders and a strip of paint below the body molding. This one had red accents originally.
My first campout with the new trailer took place on June 25-26, 2004 in Oceanside, California for Guajome Revisited - Summer Sizzle 2. The meet was a lot of fun.
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New tow car, 1964 Dodge 440 Station Wagon.
Summer and Winter interior themes.
More pictures of my Ken-Skill