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.
This is no Mini Winnie, the UEV-440 is a camper built like a war wagon: think river crossings and jungle bushwacking. Bombproof. It’s also luxurious, featuring AC, kitchen, a DVD player, and hot showers powered by a diesel hot water system.
Designed like a classic teardrop camper, these new convertible campers from Canada’s Safari Condo company feature the low, compact dimensions that makes towing a teardrop easier but once parked, they pop-up. The added vertical space is made of windows that bring in light while keeping it light enough for car towing. Two models are available.
The Dub Box has everything that’s awesome about a classic Volkswagen camper bus minus the miniscule engine. Ditching that and turning it into a trailer makes it much more roadworthy while still retaining its charms as a classic stabbin’ cabin. The trailers are not made from old busses but made entirely of fiberglass and Custom-built to order in Oregon.
Calling these things mobile homes or even worse, trailers, would do these rolling cabins a dis-service. They are after all framed and built-to-order with wood by a carpenter, just like a stationary cabin. Wheelhaus is currently offering three models, The Caboose that has a loft for sleeping, the pitched-roof Rail Car model, & the Airstream-inspired Silo. Delivered to anywhere you want all ready to be patched into plumbing and power.
The former NASA designer who created the space-age Cricket Trailer now has a new one. The Firefly is an even more compact ultra-lightweight camper pod designed to fit in the back of a pickup, on a travel trailer or it can be heli’d into remote locations. It’s got enough room for all your gear and plenty of space to sleep 2. via