The “Historic Camping & Teardrop Trailers” Feature Documentary

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Travel across the United States with educator Mark Janke on a quest to discover the roots of historic RVs and Teardrop Trailers.

This 55 minute journey features original interviews with experts, owners, and historians, original footage of historic & contemporary home-built camping vehicles,  primary source photos, film clips, and articles.

Catch a ride on one of the most forgotten parts of American history!

What are People Saying?

  • “I got the DVD today, all I say WOW what a great film. Great history lesson. I watched it with my daughter who is in 7th grade. I’ll be ordering another copy to donate to her history class. Thanks again for taking the time to put this together and for being a caring teacher for our children.”
  • “Absolutely a great piece of work! EVERYONE needs to get a copy!!!  Thanks Mark!!! (Loved the blooper real too. I bet there was more)”
  • Great Job Mark! I love the film. I’m getting it on Blu Ray. Thanks for the time and effort you put into this project. I’m sure it will inspire the young folk to leave their rooms and pc’s behind and get out and do things. Again, Great Job!”
  • “Congrats on a fine addition to the Tear Drop world”
  • “We just watched this a while ago and I just wanted to say how awesome it was. This’ll definitely be a repeat-watch for awhile. RV crazy had a little blurb about TDs. This whole production is about TDs. Its great!”
  • “Bought it, loved it…and will re-watch many times.”
  •  “I showed it to a friend who doesn’t even quite understand what a teardrop is, thinks that a TAB is same thing, and here’s what he said. “Just delightful!”  I can say the same thing. Simply delightful!”
The National RV Hall of Fame

National RV Museum

Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University

US Library of Congress

United States Library of Congress

Camp Inn Teardrop Travel Trailers

Camp-Inn Teardrop Trailers

Glacier National Park

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Paper Astronomer

The Shank Family

Matt and Jessica Ryan

Debra Kellerman

Nick Lambert

The River Empires