Review for Vintage Campers, Trailers & Teardrops

Review for Vintage Campers, Trailers & Teardrops

Vintage Campers Trailers Teardrops, Patrick R. Foster, Blue, Camper, Non-Fiction, PhotographsI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I just couldn’t resist it. I love campers in all its shapes (well, OK, some are just too ugly or weird), and one day I hope to own a camper. For now I will just camp with a tent. But one day when I have enough money! Oh yes!

This book is all about campers/trailers/teardrops! Vintage style! It was a fun book to read and I learned a lot about campers. I learned what canned hams are, that there are campers/trailers that are called Wooden Teardrops (which is a fitting name). I loved seeing all the different kinds of campers, I didn’t even know there were that many and that they had all these names. Though, I do fully agree on all the names, they fit so well. It was great that we also got the history of the campers, or at least those in the US. Later in the book we also get more on Europe and of course, the VW phenomenon. I was definitely hyped about it going to VW, because I was looking forward to that!

The writing style was pretty great and I love how it often felt like a friend or acquaintance was talking to me. Telling me all about their favourite thing in the world, campers/trailers/teardrops. I really love it when this happens as it makes the reading experience even more fun.

I had a laugh at this part: “For people who have to have the most room possible….” Which reminded me off my hubby. If we ever are buying a camper, we definitely need one with enough room for him. He is almost 2 metres in height. He wants to be able to stand and have room to move. In the mean time, I wouldn’t mind a tiny trailer as I am only 1.66-1.67.

I think I would rather have seen Chapter 6 after Chapter 8. Chapter 6 felt more like a, here are some extra fun resources and fun extras to enjoy, the book is now over chapter. Now I thought the book was over but nope, there was another two chapters. Due to Chapter 6 feeling like the last chapter I had a hard time getting back to a full story which was Chapter 7 and Chapter 8, I noticed I mostly didn’t absorb the story, I tried reading but for me the book had ended. My head was already happy it could just rest, but no, more stuff. So in the end I just kind of skimmed/skipped those two chapters. I am sorry.

The photographs were so much fun. I loved seeing anything from ads to promotional to personal to normal photography pop up and see all the varieties of campers/trailers there are.

While I loved the writing style, I had a hard time reading this one as it was a PDF and thus it meant I had to read it on my PC. When I got this book I thought it was mostly photographs so I thought I would be fine, but there is plenty of text as well and with an already big headache this wasn’t an easy read. It is only 160 pages but it felt more like 500. Haha, my head is screaming. I know this hasn’t anything to do with the book, but people who read my reviews know that the experience also counts for me. Is the book readable? Is the font big enough to be read on a PC (because ADE isn’t really OK with zooming in)? Is the book blurry or not? How did I feel while reading? So, yeah, I always add these little bits to my review.

All in all, I would recommend this book. Maybe if I ever find it here (probably translated in Dutch) I will give it another shot.

Star rating, 3.5 stars

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