During our speaking engagement at the Colorado RV Sports, Boat & Travel Show, we spent a lot of time window shopping and taking the pulse of the crowd. It quickly became clear that the smallest trailers were the biggest showstoppers–particularly the teardrop campers. We heard many “oohs” and “ahhs” and had a hard time getting pictures of the trailers without dozens of people in the way. So without further ado, here are our eight favorite small campers–including four fabulous teardrops that made us want to ditch the kids and hitch up for a second honeymoon.
For more info about all of these units, check out Episode #25 of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast.
T@G Max by Little Guy Worldwide (163 inches, 995 LBS)
The T@G was basically a super-stylish and amenity-filled bed on wheels with rear kitchen. If you’re looking to get off the ground and cook in a dedicated kitchen with hook ups–then this may be the right teardrop for you.
T@B S by Little Guy Worldwide (182 inches, 1670 LBS)
Looking for more than just a bed on wheels? With a U-Shaped dinette, indoor kitchen and wet bath, the T@B S is one teardrop that won’t give you anything to cry about. No worries about cooking in the rain either–this kitchen is totally enclosed.
T@B CS-S by Little Guy Worldwide (180 inches, 1760 LBS)
Prefer the cute as a button outdoor kitchen but still want the comfort of the U-Shaped dinette and wet bath? Have no fear, the CS-S is here! We ultimately liked this T@B best on account of that awesome kitchen and because it provides extra seating on the inside.
Basecamp Teardrop by Colorado Teardrops (156 inches, 858 LBS)
Looking for a lower-priced teardrop camper with all of the style but fewer amenities? Prefer a DIY camp kitchen anyway? Then check out the Basecamp model from Colorado Teardrops. Add the bargain-priced solar package to head off the grid for your next great adventure.
Other Small Trailers
Jumping Jack Jump-Up Tent Trailer (12 Feet, 1245 LBS)
This multi-purpose trailer is not a pop-up. It’s a jump up! Store your ATV’s or kayaks on top and easily unload them at the campground. Then set this bad boy up in seconds for a comfortable and spacious above ground tent for dry camping in the wild. Back at home you can quickly turn the Jumping Jack into a utility trailer–perfect for yard work or trips to the recycling center.
Aliner Classic A-frame (18 Feet, 1850 LBS)
We have always admired these Aliner a-frames from a distance and now we know why. They are light, sturdy, and comfortable. With available dormers on select models they are also surprisingly spacious. Cassette potties and wet baths are available in select models.
Camp Lite 11-FK Hybrid (11 Foot Box, 1,800 LBS)
We were immediately attracted by the bold coloring and surprisingly spacious interior of this Camp Lite hybrid. Because of its aluminum build the manufacturers promise “no rust” and “no rot.” Because of its stylish looks we promise that it will turn heads at the campground–and man oh man is it lite!
Arctic Fox 811 Truck Camper (16’8 Feet, 2873 LBS)
Are truck campers just for hunters and fishermen who like to camp off the grid? Not when they are as spacious and comfortable as the Arctic Fox 811! Stephanie had never stepped inside a truck camper before–and she was completely impressed. The kitchen was larger than kitchens in travel trailers twice its length–and the bedroom looked cozy and comfortable.
We had such a great time browsing through these units at the Colorado RV Show. The variety was dazzling–and possibly overwhelming to the first-time buyer. We can’t wait to spot these sporty and lightweight trailers in a more natural environment…the campground!