Benroy Trailer Products was a Burbank California company founded by Bennet Petersen and Roy Greenwood. The name Benroy came from a the combo of both founder's names. The original prototype was build by Bennet Peterson in 1953 and is now known as one of the classic teardrop styles. For the next two years they manufactured 480 trailers, which sold for $420.00. With its smooth design, bright silver body with fire engine red trim, the Benroy was a saucy little two-door trailer.
A teardrop adventure is, for most, the best part of the week. You plan, you dream, you pack, you load up and finally it's time to the road. For those headed to an established campground or those with built in wet bath, the idea of personal hygiene really is not too daunting. Sure, you have to consider the essential items, but once you make camp, it's not something you really have to deal with. But when going completely off-the-grid is your plan, the essentials are much more i
Editor's note: This is the second installment of a series on the history of teardrops. The first article on Bill Worman can be read here. Having been raised by a father in the newspaper world and now myself being in the print industry; old magazines have always been an area of fascination for me. In the late '30's and early 40's when teardrops were in their infancy stage a few magazines ran some now infamous articles. Building a Teardrop Sleeper Trailer by CM George In the De