Jetstream Trailers fall into the Lightweight Sports and Adventure Trailer Category.
They are extremely robust, feather-light to tow and maneuver, with comfort and convenience being the number one priority .
Easy to store and maintain, the Jetstream offers the perfect solution for any outdoor enthusiast with a get-up-and-go approach to life.
Go Fishing, cycling, hunting, surfing or just go exploring in absolute comfort.
Jetstream Trailers currrently manufacture two models, the Jetstream Classic and the Jetstream XT. Both models adapt well to any of our additional options.
The Jetstream Brand has grown from strength to stalwart and is currently the most established and experienced Teardrop Trailer Manufacturer in South Africa by far. Our teardrop trailers have stood the test of time and over the years we’ve combined our expertise with our market’s needs. We’ve built and distributed almost 70 units with many traveling deep into Africa. Our unique design is timeless and our own, and without a doubt the most versatile on the market.
Rugged, go-anywhere, galvanized chassis. Heavy duty axles and suspension. Our fully insulated, tough monocogue construction has no joins, ensuring super strength much like an ostrich egg. This eliminates the possibility of water leaks and ensures easy maintenance and longevity.
Includes interior and exterior dim/bright LED touch-lights in all the right places and enough plug points for all your needs. This includes USB ports to charge cell phones and cameras.
Enjoy 50 Hours of constant off-the-grid usage.
A good night’s sleep equals happy camping days! The well-designed spacious and comfortable cabin offers an extra-length, quality queen size bed and more than adequate storage facilities for personals and valuables. Fully lockable from both the inside and outside to ensure peace of mind.
Our standard galley offers a simple and clean design to cater for an “off the grid” experience. It comes equipped with a gas cooker, hand-wash basin (52 litre water tank) and built-in coolerbox.
Beefed-up with upgraded wheels and suspension, the Jetstream XT is highly capable of handling the roughest terrains. The standard Jetstream XT model includes a custom-fitted Roofrack front and back Nudge bars and Stone Chip Guards. The Spare Wheel is mounted on the front of the unit for easy access. The XT is the ideal weatherproof accommodation from which to explore our remote wilderness regions or traditional campsites around the country.
The Standard Jetstream XT Model is packed with included features making it a fully-functional unit for any holiday or adventure. Additional options can be added on order or when needed.
Only the best quality components are used during the manufacturing process to ensure longevity and safe journeys.
The Jetstream Classic guarantees effortless towing, handling and set up. This lighter version of the two Jetstream models is equipped with an extra-length queen-size bed, loads of storage space and galley with gas stove, running water and built-in cooler-box. It easily accommodates any of our additional options to suit your specific needs. Round wheel arches gives it a more retro look.
Jetstream Teardrop Trailers may not have invented the teardrop trailer, but they’re certainly responsible for reviving the concept in South Africa. Back in the ‘30’s and ‘40’s, the little egg-shaped caravans took the USA by storm, with “Tin-pot-tourists” in often-homemade teardrop trailers enjoying the benefits of owning a comfortable, easy-towing little home away from home.
The design was described in one 1937 magazine article as the “ideal outdoorsman’s trailer”, but in the March/April 1939 edition of Popular Homecraft Magazine, a fellow called Hi Sibley obviously had his sights set elsewhere when he gave a detailed breakdown of how he built his own Teardrop “Honeymoon House Trailer” for just $60, using the axle and mudguards from a 1926 Chevrolet, along with lots of scrap wood. One has to wonder how his soon-to-be wife felt about him preparing for the nuptials by building what was in effect a large bed on wheels with an outside bar attached.
While caravans grew bigger and bigger, teardrops stayed popular for decades because they were light, easy to tow by the smallest of vehicles, and didn’t make too much difference to performance or fuel consumption. There was little or no setup involved when the users arrived at their destinations, and they could be easily stowed away in an ordinary garage when not in use.
All of those attributes are still relevant today and in 2011, Durban businessman Barry Olivier set about building his own teardrop trailer using a marine ply body on an old trailer chassis. When he finished his prototype, called Marilyn, it attracted so much favourable attention wherever he went that he formed Jetstream Teardrop Trailers to build and market them in marine fibreglass.
As far as a weekender goes, the Jetstream was an absolute pleasure to tow. The Classic made easy work of the dirt roads and even some cattle tracks we encountered.The van is exceptionally well insulated and sleeping space well thought out. The kitchen is well equipped and we had no trouble cooking and feeding four people on the fly. I was impressed with the fact that even though we literally abused the van in this rough terrain, there were no rattles and nothing parted ways with its original mounting position. A worthy investment for the weekend warrior or sportsman.Schalk Faber / Technical Manager, Penetron SA, Customer
I write regarding the letter about teardrop trailers in the February edition of Caravan & Outdoor Life.I am now 64 years old and have had a Jetstream Teardrop for more than four years. I have traveled extensively in it and never found it wanting. I’ve been to Botswana and Namibia several times, with the longest trip being just over three weeks.I don’t view my “Foxy” (each one gets a nickname of the buyer’s choice) as a weekender at all! I do have a large bow gazebo just like the one you used on your trip, but I have the three sides so I can block off and have privacy if needed. I’ve also added a tow hitch for a small inflatable boat or trailer and inside net doors to both sides. I love it because it’s just like having the tent feel with the luxury of the double bed. I can’t sleep with the doors closed.
I am no muscle man, but I have found Foxy to be very easy to move around and get into position exactly where I want it to be, even when alone. Hooking up to a vehicle is a dream. I normally use my Nissan NP200 bakkie; it tows very easily and my fuel consumption hovers between 12.5 and 13.5l/100km. Cruising at 120km/h is no problem if you’re in a hurry.
The outdoor kitchen is not a problem, if you put the caravan inside the gazebo as opposed to alongside it.I have had bigger caravans, including an Exclusive, but the teardrop is used at least once a month and gives me all the experience I like of being outdoors very comfortably. So my response to the initial question is: Go for it!Stephen Fox, Customer
After seeing this wonderful product at one of the shows, I was very keen to purchace the Jetstream Teardrop Trailer. After experiencing ongoing problems with my existing caravan with the dreaded wood rot, I had just about had enough! I contacted Barry Olivier and informed him that I was very interested in his new range of Jetstream Teardrop Trailers. After meeting with Barry at his factory, he explained the entire concept and even gave me a tour of his manufacturing process at the factory. After our meeting, Barry kindly offered me his loan unit to test out first and offered any extras that I may need with the various options. I could not believe what I was hearing and after spending a weekend in the Berg, my mind was made up and I purchased my new Jetstream Classic and so far we have taken this incredible unit out every month after joining the Midlands Rally Club.Llew van Wyk, Customer
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*Persons who passed their Code B light motor vehicle drivers tests after the implementation of the National Road Safety Act of 1996 are prohibited from towing anything weighing more than 750 kg. Drivers who already had the old Code 8 licences before that time automatically received Code EB licences that limit them only to the maximum permissible towing capacity of the tow vehicle. Code B licence holders are obliged to undergo the whole learners’ and drivers’ licence testing procedure with an appropriate trailer attached for a Code EB before being allowed to tow a full-sized caravan. Taking a chance and having an accident without the correct licence could result in all insurances refusing to honour claims.