Frequently Asked Questions You got questions....We got answers !!.
How much does a teardrop camper weigh ??. They vary between 650 to 750 pounds depending upon the options chosen.
What type of hitch or special equipment do I need ?? Since they weigh under 2000 pounds you only need a Class 1 hitch and a flat 4 pin electrical connector. Most do-it-yourselfers can install the needed hitch or your local U-Haul dealer can install one for you.
How big of a vehicle will I need to tow a teardrop camper ?? Check your vehicles owners manual to be sure but most 4 cylinder cars or SUVs can easily tow your teardrop.
What is FRP ?? FRP is Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic. It provides a maintenance free surface and we use it on all of our teardrop roof tops and the galley hatch. We also add it to the sidewalls of the teardrop to produce a totally maintenance free exterior. We also use it on our larger, Retro Styled campers on the total exterior.
How do I register my camper ?? We provide a Certificate Of Origin with every camper we build making it easy to register in your state. We are SAE registered and produce our own Certificates Of Origin.
How are your trailers built ?? The foundation of our teardrops and retro campers are fully DOT approved trailers complete with running and brake lights and are 1950 pound rated. Fully wired with a 4 pin, flat electrical connector.
What is a 'Thermoelectric' Cooler ?? The Thermoelectric cooler uses 12 volt, low voltage to remove the heat from the interior of the cooler. There's only one moving part (The circulation fan) and no noisy compressor and little to fail or wear out. It keeps the interior of cooler 40 degrees lower than the ambient air.
What are the LED Under chassis Party Lights ?? It's a strip of small, water resistant, LEDs installed under the exterior perimeter of the teardrop that can change color, or pulse, or whatever you set up with the wireless remote. You become the hit of the campground !!
What do you call the style of teardrop that you build ?? We build what is called the 'Benroy' style teardrop. It features a flat front which offers lots more headroom inside and allows for a front interior cabinet and higher mounting for air conditioning. Since the tow vehicle creates a airflow up and over the teardrop, the flat front doesn't make it harder to tow. Take a look at most larger camper trailers and you'll see that they also have a flat front.
I've heard that teardrop campers leak a lot - Is that true?? Our campers are fully sealed and we use what's called a 'Hurricane Hinge' on the galley hatch. This hinge is specially designed for teardrops and helps prevent water intrusion. We also use a high quality seal on the galley hatch itself. If the wind is blowing a hard downpour you might get some water infiltration around the hatch but sometimes just parking the teardrop in a different direction in relation to the wind will stop it.
How should I store my teardrop ?? For long term or over the winter storage we always recommend to tarp your teardrop to prevent any water intrusion. Wind driven rain and melting snow can find its way in and the use of a tarp will keep your teardrop nice and dry inside. The same goes for when you know you're in for a long, rainy period - it doesn't hurt to tarp.