How much is a teardrop camper trailer?
Todays Teardrop Cost Breakdown
- Low Priced at $4k – $9k
- Mid-Priced $9k – $17k
- High End $18k – over $30k
When it comes to buying just about anything people always want to know “what do I have to spend for one of these?”. The numbers range from $3,795 to upwards of over $30,000. No that’s not a simple answer. It basically means you have your workout cut out for you in determining the price for what YOU want.
Another important note is where you live in relation to what you want. When I started looking at what I found that was in my price range was literally on the other side of the country. Shipping is an option but it brings the price back up towards the mid-price range, so check out who the manufacturers are in your state and start looking there. Also, note that bigger isn’t always better in teardrops. The small nimble characteristics are what make teardrops special. The ability to pull them with just about anything as well is going just about anywhere.
What is the cheapest teardrop camper?
Teardrop Trailer camping starts at $4k to $6k for really basic features, it’ll get you sleeping off the ground and a way to haul your gear.
To start with, Hiker Trailers is where you’ll find you an inexpensive place to start. Starting at $3,795 you get the basics of basics and things move up from there. Now for some people, this might be all you need. It’s a boxy little trailer with some basic options. Most teardrop trailer manufacturers will list a base price and until you add some options you know nothing, be patient, it’s a process.
Next, there are PEE WEE Campers out of Nashville who make a trailer that starts at $4,995. Same kind of little box design with the most basics of options. Additional options are available.
Timberleaf Trailers Base Kestrel Camping Trailer starts at $7,800. It does not feature a galley but is a lightweight camping trailer that starts out at 860lbs.
American Teardrop in Auburn Calif. makes a few no-frills models that range between $4,945 and $8,500. There are tons of options available making it easy to get some great features and still stay within budget.
Oregon Trail’R Do-Drop is a simple teardrop that’s perfect for single-occupant sleeping. Most of your inexpensive trailers are just for sleeping. But great if you have a really small vehicle to tow with. After all, you don’t want to overload your tow vehicle if you’re traveling long distances
Mid-range Teardrop Trailers
American Teardrop in Auburn Calif. is one of my favs (i have This Trailer). Their base prices range from $5k – $12k. They make a great med price unit called the Merlin. Based at $9,645 it’s a super solid design that doesn’t break the bank. You can start with a basic model and add options as you get used to it. Rustic Trail Teardrop Campers out of Pilot Mountain N.C. Make the Grizzly Bear model that starts at $8,750. This unit features an indoor dinette.
Aero Teardrops from Tigard Oregon makes three models from $12,999 – $15,499. Tradition design and well built. Their Steel 5 X 10 HC model comes with over sized tires and wheels, a heavy duty axle, and Jeep style fenders. A good price for these overland features. Timberleaf Trailers out of Grand Junction Colorado make some of the beats trailers. Their PIKA model starts at $13,200 is a lot of trailer for the money. Built on a custom powder coated frame and is available in an off-road package making it the ultimate small camping trailers. So-Cal Teardrops in Upland Calif makes a few mid-priced trailers. They have some cross-over models that start at $10,235 – $15,265. This company can build out just about anything. They have an amazing amount of options/upgrades so you can get the price back up quickly. A Really nice trailer.
Some companies offer a lot in their base models and some really need the options before you’ll be happy.
Vintage Overland out of Grand Junction Colorado makes a great trailer. The Tuco Overlanding trailer starts at $14,500. This great price for an overlander, perfect for the explorer in you.
The nuCamp TAG can be found for about $16,000, and is one of the most prevalent trailers out there. They are one of the few manufacturers that ship to dealers making them more accessible to everyone. They have a good resale value and are a good deal used.
Luxury or High-End Teardrop Camper
The base price here starts at about 18K but really goes up fast. But, you really get a lot of features, options, a just plan really cool stuff.
Vistabule Teardrop Trailers a located in Minneapolis MN. This a custom-built luxury camper with some amazing features that rival a full-blown travel trailer. It features a bed that folds into a couch and turns into a small dinette with a table. The base price is $19,995 and features uncompromising quality and craftsmanship.
Bean trailer from Salt Lake City, UT makes an amazing trailer. Prices range from about $17,150 – $20,950 base price. What makes a Bean trailer stand out is its one-piece fiberglass outer shell giving it no seems to ever leak water. The shell also helps reduce weight which is important to any teardrop. Their top-of-the-line Meaner Bean is a go-anywhere kind of trailer. Super rugged with a fully featured galley.Again Timberleaf Trailers out of Grand Junction Colorado rank high with their Classic Teardrop trailer. Starting at $23,400 the Classic All Road has an Axleless suspension with a 4-inch lift, 33-inch BFG All-Terrain tires. Comes with a feature-rich galley which includes a Partner Steel 2-burner cookstove, locking pull out tray for cooler/fridge, and three different cooler/12-volt fridge options. Escapod Topo Series trailers start at $16,995. Features full size AT tires with 17″ aluminum wheels, queen-size foam mattress, 18″ standard clearance with 3500-lb torsion axle suspension, and lots of options.
Xtreme Outdoors Little Guy Mini Max this manufacture does not publish pricing as you have to go through a dealer. I’ve seen pricing hovering at about $24,995 – $28k. Depends on feature etc. This could make things get a little cloudy as you’ll have to negotiate with a dealer. These are larger teardrops that include a wet bath. These trailers are spacious inside and feature many of the things a full travel trailer has. They weigh in at around 2,000 lbs. to over 3,000 lbs. so you’ll need something a little bigger to tow it. There is also a Rough Rider Package available if you plan on using it in rough terrain.
nuCamp Tab 400 Teardrop Camper Another dealer only item with a list price of $31,942 and an average sale price of $27,950. Again prices will vary based on supply and demand as with all RVs lately. The TAB trailer is a popular model that includes a wet bath, spacious dinette, water management system, and a boondocks option package that includes 15″ Sport Rims, Aggressive Off-Road Tires, Heavy-Duty Pitched Axle. Dry weight is about 2,956 lbs. but varies with options. This will require a larger tow vehicle.