The appeal of the teardrop camper is that they’re light weight and easy to tow with just about any vehicle. Denver’s Timberleaf hand-builds their teardrops to order, with loads of options from comforts in the cabin like a memory foam mattress & air conditioning to custom kitchen accessories for the rear galley constructed of baltic birch.
The Australian-made Patriot TH610 is a combination camper & toy hauler. The dual axle trailer will carry a side-by-side UTV, two ATVs, two jet-skis or five dirt bikes as well as offering a fully-kitted kitchen and a box-top camper with a King-size sleeper. Built for off-road action it also features LED lighting, a sound system, 30+ gallon water tank, & air bag suspension for push-button leveling.
Colorado-based Vintage Overland specializes in hand-built teardrop camper trailers. Built for rugged, off-road missions, they offer sleeping for two with a classic hatchback galley in the rear. You won’t be roughing it: Hardwood interiors, LED lighting, & memory foam mattresses. 3 models are available.
The American-made Escape Traveler is a fully equipped mini-home on wheels, built out for complete comfort: stainless appliances, fireplace, full bath, cedar siding, & stylish modern interiors. And it’s roadworthy: an RVIA-certified RV. The standard size is 24’ long and the XL is 30’.
TetraPOD is an enclosed trailer that converts into a boat. Offered in both on & off road models, it can be towed behind your car or ATV for everything from backyard hauling & gear transport to bass fishing. Opened up, it’s an 11-foot john boat made of molded plastic; the clamshell design quickly converts from trailer to boat mode.
The retro teardrop camper revival is in full swing. This one is the lightweight Gidget camper; it was designed and tested in Australia and features an expandable slide-out design for amenities like a Queen-size bed, a spacious, pop-up rear galley, & a 110-watt solar power system.
Inspired by classic teardrop camper designs of the 50s, High Camp Trailers are made in Portland, Oregon. Wrapped in shining aluminum, their trailers feature birch woodwork throughout, a queen-size sleeper & a well-appointed pop-up galley equipped with a 3-burner gas cooktop, stainless steel cooler, & plenty of storage space.
Designed by a husband & wife team known as Sprouting Sprocket, the Hutte Hut is a camper-trailer that’s basically a wood & canvas tent on wheels. The design brings plenty of natural light into the space & its lightweight construction makes it possible to tow without a giant truck. It is currently in the prototype stage but we’re looking forward to seeing these hit the open road.
At just 120-pounds, this trailer/camper from Sylvan Sports is light enough to be towed behind a motorcycle or small car. The Go-Easy has a diamond plate metal floor with 17.6 cubic feet of storage and the trailer’s rails are compatible with Thule & Yakima rack components. The optional pop-up roof tent sleeps two and doubles as a roofbox you can mount on your car. American made.
There are more choices than ever for finding the perfect camping trailer. If a heavy-duty off-grid & off-road shelter, shower, & kitchen fit the bill for your trips, a Turtleback Trailer could be the one. Built on a tube steel frame, their trailers feature 42-gallon water tanks for the sink & shower, a pull-out kitchen with a stainless 2-burner stove, retractable awning, and a choice of optional roof-mounted tents.