The teardrop camper design became popular in the 1930s and remained popular until the mid-60s. Recently, the design been regaining popularity because of the mobility and the fact almost any size vehicle can pull them around. Today, there are a number of companies offering a variety of teardrop campers from which to choose.
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Casual Turtle Campers – Hatchling
Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Casual Turtle is decidedly different from the crowded camper market. Their campers look like a cabin or a really sweet-looking ice-fishing house rolling down the highway. The Western red cedar they use in 100% of the exposed exterior of their campers looks beautiful. Tow one of these trailers and everyone will think you’re an expert carpenter because they’re so unique and rustic looking. Every camper is customizable with interior amenities and storage. Stand out from the fiberglass crowd and show up to your campground in style with the Hachling by Casual Turtle.
Silver Tears – Woody Camper
The people at Silver Tears don’t mess around with cheap parts. Every camper is custom-made with beautiful wood exteriors and interiors that simply cannot be matched. If you’re in the market for something that will turn heads, this is your teardrop. The customizations available for these teardrops are nearly limitless. Designed and manufactured in Roanoke, Virginia, you can have your designs in either a 4×8-foot or 5×10-foot design. If wood is your thing, check out the Woody Camper by Silver Tears.
SylvanSport – Go
The SylvanSport Go is the Swiss Army Knife of camping trailers. While not technically a teardrop camper this popup camper deserves some recognition for the sheer versatility of its design. You can use the SylvanSport Go to haul a ton of stuff out to the campsite from bikes to kayaks to a whole trailer full of firewood. The camper portion is tucked inside the roof of the trailer so you can haul your big stuff inside, such as an ATV or dirt bike to your destination. After you unload the camper tent hybrid and fold out the sides, there is a spacious area for sleeping or hanging out in the rain. Weighing in at only 840 pounds, you can haul this thing with just about any car, truck or SUV. SylvanSport gets two thumbs up for this truly inventive design that’s useful even when you’re not camping.