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Meet the Unbelievable Mega Scale Teardrop Called Aero Madera Called ‘Flying Wood’.

William Landivar made a teardrop camper as a hobby project – a really big teardrop camper.

This mahogany and oak masterpiece is 15 feet long, 7 feet wide, and weighs in at 1,700 pounds with a 185 pound tongue weight, a lot bigger than many other traditional teardrop camper designs.

William says,

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Mine has that classic teardrop shape from the ’40s and ’50s, but it’s a lot bigger. The older ones are nothing like this one. It’s big enough for a family to sleep and watch movies in it.

He named his creation the Aero Madera, Spanish for Flying Wood, because of its sleek lines and aerodynamic structure.

William Landivar next to his Aero Madera.

William Landivar next to his Aero Madera

William used only the highest grade of materials in his build:

  • custom built square tube frame with galvanized steel belly pan
  • mahogany and oak with marine epoxy used throughout
  • hardware is stainless steel, bronze, brass and chrome
  • hand-formed polished aluminum trim
  • epoxy and marine varnish finish
  • fused, dedicated circuits with fridge and freezer
  • stainless Wedgewood 2 burner gas stove
  • stainless steel sink with pressurized water
  • poly 13 gallon freshwater and greywater tanks
  • leather and carpeted interior
  • DVD & CD player with 4 speaker Dolby surround sound

Inside you’ll find leather and carpet, with rich bronze accents and inlaid paneling.

Aero madera inside

William said he was drawn to creating a teardrop instead of a larger camper because,

I wanted to come up with a project that would be great in this economy. With teardrops, you don’t need a big truck to haul the trailer.

All told, he took a year to complete the project. The cost? An estimated $25,000.

The beautiful Aero Madera.

Outside of the aero madera

Bronze porthole window.

Beautiful bronze porthole window

Brass gussets on the ceiling. Ribs are from African Mahogony – no kidding!

Brass gussets on ceiling

Quartz clock over the entrance.

More fine woodwork

The sink is made from hammered stainless steel.

Hammered stainless sink

Ceiling of the back galley.

Ceiling on the kitchen

Bigger shot of the galley.

Back galley

Front of the cabin.

Front of the aero madera

In the field – it’s a whopper.

Aero madera in use

What a beauty!

Aero madera outside

Just today we found an add on Craigslist for – you guessed it – the Aero Madera. SOLD

Price? Only $16,900!

You might want to check out the listing and make an offer yourself. Williams says,

It’s like a piano on wheels. A lot of hard work and craftsmanship went into building it. It’s really something that can be passed down.

Source: Press-Banner, Sierra Trailer Restoration, and Craigslist




2 thoughts on “Meet the Unbelievable Mega Scale Teardrop Called Aero Madera Called ‘Flying Wood’.”

  1. Someone wants to give me a 1994 coleman pop up camper that the roof collapsed on…should i attempt to make something out of it???

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