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Pin Drop Travel Trailers Celebrates 5 Years of TearDrop-Style Trailer Manufacturing

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

This fall, Pin Drop Travel Trailers will celebrate 5 years of manufacturing the finest tear drop style travel trailers on the market. With features unlike others including the solar powered and untethered design, super insulation, intentional functionality, and gear storage options, you can go farther and stay out longer.

Founder of Pin Drop Travel Trailers with a router tool finishing the hand made cabinets.
Tim Elinski finishing the handcrafted cabinets in each Pin Drop

The Pin Drop founder, Tim Elinski, comes from a family of tradesmen, has been a tradesman himself for over 25 years, and currently holds a general contractor's and HVAC contractor's license. His long history in building, finish carpentry, historic restoration, new construction, and remodels prepared him for designing and fabricating Pin Drops: a teardrop style micro camper with all the common conveniences and comforts of home constructed in a tight, tiny shell made for off road travel, off grid living, or your favorite campground.

Tim Elinski standing next to a Pin Drop, a tear drop style micro camper that he hand crafts in Historic Miami, Arizona.
Tim Elinski, Founder of Pin Drop Travel Trailers posing next to a finished Road Runner Model

With Tim as the foundation of Pin Drop's intentional design, Pin Drop has seen incredible growth in just 5 years. He and his team have dialed in the Pin Drop design for increased functionality and nimbleness, strengthened a growing customer base, supported community events and local non profits, and built strong partnerships with other manufacturers, trade organizations, and gear associations.

An opened galley kitchen, with a bottle of wine and two glasses on the counter top showcasing the Pin Drop Trailer and what is under the hatch.
A Scout with an open Galley Kitchen in Joshua Tree National Monument

Recharge Your Wonder

The Pin Drop vision is to Recharge Your Wonder. The Pin Drop Team works to inspire exploration of the outdoors, respect for nature, and responsible recreation, all while utilizing a small carbon footprint. We believe in the Leave No Trace philosophy, and that is where Pin Drops truly stand out.

It’s true, Pindrops are full of conveniences, but the core philosophy is that you should be able to enjoy the outdoors without negatively impacting it. Solar powered and nimble, Pin Drop trailers can go a little farther than the crowds but won't tear up the countryside getting there.

Nimble Pin Drop Design

A sunset view in the Verde Valley Arizona, with two Pin Drop Travel Trailers open and a man cooking dinner in the galley kitchen.
Sunset in the Verde Valley with two Pin Drops

Pin Drop micro campers are built for longevity with quality raw materials and domestic products, along with using tried and true construction methods and design. Each Pin Drop is plug and play ready meaning any upgrade we offer can be added at any time to suit your next adventure or the changing season. Would you prefer a chest refrigerator over the Canyon Cooler? Do you want bike racks in addition to your kayak racks? Do you want a solar shower or extra fresh water storage? Do you need an extra solar panel for lengthy stays off grid? All of these options are available ongoing after your initial purchase and can be added easily when you are ready or in need of extra options.

The teardrop style has been adored for generations as a light weight, easy to maneuver, and classic travel trailer design, and we build Pindrops to carry on that tradition.

Community Events and Non Profits

As part of the Pin Drop company core values, the Pin Drop Team continues to support local events and non profit organizations in a variety of ways and at different times of the year. Pin Drop is an active member of the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and Local First Arizona.

The Pin Drop Team partnered with THAT Brewery to raise funds in support of

A large check presentation to Friends of the Verde River, a fundraising effort by Pin Drop and THAT Brewery who raised over $6000 dollars for their river conservation efforts.
Director, Nancy Steele and two Board Members receiving their check for river conservation efforts

Friends of the Verde River. Through this unique partnership and a cobranded Pin Drop raffle, the two Arizona headquartered businesses raised over $6,000 for conservation projects that help protect one of the last free flowing rivers in Arizona.

A Arizona Trail Edition Pin Drop, designed with the trail logo and a topo map
The Arizona Trail Edition Pin Drop Parked in front of the factory in historic Miami, Az

Pin Drop also loaned a brand new Road Runner model to the Arizona Trail Association to support their trail crew and trail stewardship and became members of the Friends of Cave Creek Canyon, which inspires appreciation and understanding of the beauty, biodiversity and legacy of Cave Creek Canyon through volunteer work and outreach program

Pin Drop Travel Trailers hosts Pop Up Movie Nights Powered By Pin Drop, showcasing the potential of the integrated solar powered electrical system in strategic rural locations, including Globe, Miami, and Cottonwood, Arizona. Powered solely off a Pin Drop, movie nights have become local favorites and a great way to engage with and network in our local communities.

A young girl on a mountain bike competing in a local mountain bike competition, with a Pin Drop showcased behind her.
Showcasing Pin Drop at an MBAA Event in Prescott, Az

As active supporters of the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA), Pin

Drop showcases adventure units at multiple mountain bike events throughout the year. Proceeds from these events are used to build new bike trails and to maintain existing bike trails across the state.

In addition, Pin Drop helps to raise funds for other area non-profits through raffles or giveaways.


Pin Drop Travel Trailers has built relationships with the Arizona Commerce Authority including the Arizona Manufacturers Extension Partnership (AzMEP) which is dedicated to helping manufacturers reach their business goals. These relationships have provided extensive exposure to resources and industry leaders.

AzMEP staff receiving a factory tour from Tim Elinski, posing with his two daughters.
Tim Elinski Providing a Tour to AzMEP folks, Adam Fuess and Scott Harrison

As recently shared through social media and beyond, Pin Drop Founder Tim Elinski competed against 9 other Arizona businesses and was selected as the top entrepreneur, bringing home the grand prize of $10,000 as part of a Shark Tank-like business pitch event in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Pin Drop has secured a financing partner, OneAz Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution serving 160,000 members with 20 branch locations across Arizona. With several financing options available, Pin Drop customers now have access to the capital they need to start their camping adventures sooner.

Help Us Celebrate Pin Drop Travel Trailers

We invite you to join the Pin Drop Team in celebration on Saturday, October 14th at the Pin Drop Factory in historic Miami, Arizona to network, share stories, tour the factory, learn about opportunities in rural Arizona, and hear what is coming up in the next 5 years for Pin Drop.

An event flyer for Pin Drop Travel Trailers 5-year anniversary, with an open house on October 14th 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 168 North Miami Avenue.
Pin Drop is Celebrating a 5 Year Anniversary

Pin Drop is not slowing down, so hop on board with us for many more adventures and the open road.

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