I’ve always been a fan of teardrop campers because they’re lightweight and inexpensive.
And that gives people the ability to travel and go on adventures at affordable prices.
With most teardrops you can even use 4-cylinder vehicles to tow. So you also save big on gas.
They’re ultra-light weight and super compact versions of RVs or travel trailers.
And whether you want to go out to hunt, camp, fish or adventure.. One of these little fellas would make a great tag along.
And if you have a large motorcycle, you can probably tow it. I encourage you to tour the rest of this micro camper called The Simple Sleeper Teardrop by Trekker Trailers below (it even has A/C!):
This Teardrop Trailer Even Has A/C!
Interior with Storage Underneath (And A/C)
And when not using the space for storage, it actually also works as a way to turn the sleeping area into a couch so you can lounge and hang out in the air conditioned space… Even during the hot summer days.
With Bed Set Up
Simple Sleeper Teardrop Camper Floor Plan
Can Be Towed by Large Motorcycles & Small Cars
It’s compact size is one of it’s greatest features because it’s so easy and inexpensive to tow.
Even More Storage Outside
This model comes with a 2-inch receiver in the rear where you can install a cargo basket, bicycle rack, or anything else you might need so you can take all of your gear with you.
More Specs on this Tiny Teardrop Camper
- Dimensions: 7’6″ (L) x 4′ to 5′ (W) x 4′ (H)
- Weight: 650 lbs
- Tires: 13″ high speed
- Construction: Premium hardwood ply with aluminum skin
The base model includes: A/C, rear cargo rack, drop floor, 2 doors and the mattress. It currently MRSPs for $4,900 for the 4′ wide version or $5,900 for the 5′ wide model.
Additional Options You Can Add If You Wanted
- Portable Sink for $250
- Roof Rack for $195
- 15-watt Solar Charger for $200
How to Get Your Own Little Sleeper
Learn more about The Little Sleeper Teardrop Camper over at Trekker Trailers.
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I own a Simple Sleeper teardrop made by Trekker and I love it!
I forgot yours was from there. How awesome! Hope you’re well, Dawn.
Doing great, Alex! Your site is more fun to read every day.
I own a Simple Sleeper teardrop by Trekker Trailers and I love it!
5-6 thousand dollars? My 136sq ft with 56 sq ft loft trailer mounted tiny house didn’t cost $5000 to build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOCGd2h1Zxs from several years ago before final trim work and hand built furniture. Bathroom with shower,kitchen,thermal mass rocket stove,40Inch LED LCD TV,solar lighting,gas stove,propane instant water for shower and sink.
Teardrops are nice but you can build your own for way under 5-6 tho
How did you build the entire house for less than six thousand dollars? everything I’ve read says that in order to do that you must exclusively use reclaimed wood; however, in your video it doesn’t appear thats what you did.
All the wood was purchased in one batch from a seller on craigslist. 2×4’s 2×6’s all new and straight. Contractor with left overs from a job. I bought more than enough for the tiny house $160 and some new windows double pane grid windows in the same deal. picked up solid oak flooring for free also brand new from a guy doing an addition to his Craftsman house and had 150sq ft left over,again on craigslist. All the sheathing for walls and roof was donated by a glass company that uses it for packing windows for shipping and I asked while buying some more windows from their sample room. Trailer I bought a travel trailer for $200 and tore it down to the bare trailer and reinforces it as the rolling foundation.
Going on 5 years now living happy and mortgage free on 5 acres of land i rent a spot on for $160 a month,high speed internet,power when needed,water,cable TV.
Most of my power is solar,free wood from a local cabinet shop for feeding the rocket stove thermal mass for heat in the winter. Use grid power in the hottest days of summer to cool the place if needed with an 8000btu A/C unit bought on closeout for $100 at a local big box store.
It can be done without spending $20K or more.
Yeah but the company is doing all the labor for you.. You spent many, many hours doing that.
Your comment really does not make any sense Robert. Not everyone is able to source that many materials for free or paying next to nothing like you did. Also you seem to forget the required amount of time it takes for the actual construction, which, if expressed in money is substantial, even at minimum hourly wage. I think you should be a bit more realistic when making your calculations.
Anyone trying to run this behind a 2 wh MC is going to die!! DON’T do it.
I actually run trailers behind my various MC EV’s and this one is way too much windage and weight that isn’t even centered thus putting too big of forces in either a sidewind or in a turn.
Nor is it aero other than being small frontal area. Fact is it’s aero is rather bad from the too steep rear roof curve to the wheels/fenders causing big drag for it’s size.
That said behind a small car it’s not bad as most of it is in the cars draft. Though a truly aero one would gather the cars dirty air and clean it up reducing both vehicle’s drag, increasing mileage quite a bit over this one.
Make the sides slightly curved, wheels under or with pants and make the rear a wagon back cut off with only a 6” curve drop from the roof max height and drag would be 1/3rd if done right!! Even cut the car’s aero drag if you make it slightly larger than the car cross section.
Thanks for the tips Jerry
Yeah! Stick it to the man! Go away motel prices!!!
@James McKoy… remember there is this funny thing called exchange rates, so Aussie dollars are NOT on a par with US… and, as somebody else noted, wages in Australia across the board are livable. They don’t have large numbers of illegal immigrants who are willing to work for peanuts so the rest of the population can have el cheapo meals etc.
Agree completely with @JERRYD—this is NOT suitable for a motorcycle! We ride one of the bigger ones out there (Honda Valkyrie) and I would NEVER put something this big behind her. Too oddly shaped and too possible to hit wind and flip; or overload–this weight given is UNLOADED.
There are several weight considerations—GVW-Gross Vehicle Weight–which by some calculations is the TOW vehicle AND the weight of the loaded trailer— Tongue weight—which is how much the weight is on the tongue pushing down against it—and others that I am not overly familiar with. ALL of these are important. Check these CAREFULLY for ANY towing you plan to do with ANY vehicle.
If you seriously WANT to do this using a motorcycle there are SEVERAL companies that make trailers that fold into much more compact shapes INCLUDING AC—one we saw this summer at Americade had a NICE bed set up; a screen room large enough for several adult sleeping arrangements ie folding camp beds or sleeping bags with inflatables; AC which is small but mighty and tucks into the bed storage box. Add some basic cooking stuff and a 5 gallon toilet (bucket and add the “camping seat” from REI or Campmor etc) and there is even a $30 fold up (shock corded) privacy shelter FOR this and showers etc. That is avail on eBay. IF you trailer with a group you can split up this stuff and all sleep in one spot or two—breaks the weight down among the various bikes. AND this set up was ONLY about $2500. Considering that a LOT of the shiny color matched trailer for bikes you see–which are pretty much nothing more than a fiberglass SHELL with a carpet liner–and can cost $5000 and UP–WAY up—
As for us—we bought a small Harbor Freight trailer frame for something like $200 (they go on sale and don’t forget your coupon!) cut it down to match the widest section of the bike; welded it with re-inforcing steel; got a car topper (we used an older Sears S’CARGO) that we paid $10 for; painted that with the plastic covering paint; added some padding to the floor with a floor rubber mat cut to fit–you WANT to use something or your stuff will get battered; and made some dividers out of thin plywood and reinforced edges. These seperate the contents and can be re-configured as needed. Ask me HOW I know you need this–helmets are NOT cheap and ruining TWO full facers on ONE test drive–not exactly priceless. We also now have several lightweight “milk crate” boxes for load seperation and weight distribution. The car topper has molded in “ribs” that you can slide these dividers into. Regular trailers do–not! You also want to REMOVE one or MORE of the leaf springs–this makes it MUCH less “bouncy”
We have taken this on week long trips and could certainly go longer. We have taken it thru the Appalachians and the Green Mountains and the White Mountains. You would not even know we were trailering something it is that responsive. AND you can tow this behind your CAR if you want or need to. Just because we are that cool we also welded up a FRAME for a vintage metal Coke Cooler on the tongue—looks amazing and keeps your stuff COLD. So far we have this on with nylon strapping but working this winter on re-doing those with leather–like the old car bonnet straps.
We added better LIGHTS than the HF kit had—we have had issues with them on other trailers from them–and I think we paid something like $30 at PEP BOYS for a much better made set. We also sanded off the (probably pure lead) red paint on the trailer and primed and painted it black. This winter we will be adding a set of vintage tear drop rear lights we came across. And in Spring we will be heading back out from the Adirondacks to The Tail Of The Dragon.
PS—The car topper is HIGH enough to hold a handicapped scooter as long as you remove the seat pylon for travel. Broadens our travel range by a good deal. And you can still pack around it! Even in high winds and steep mountain hairpins–we don’t know the trailer is there.
Hey these are nice .I built a 10′ tear drop with a galley in back . She’s a beauty sold it to a friend he sold it to a lady who is touring the USA I hope she’s enjoying it. I also framed one up for a buddy .all aluminum skins .they tow very well.
Cool! Thanks Rusty. Would love to re-share your old teardrop on here if you still have photos of it. I’m a big Teardrop fan. One day i’ll own one maybe even build one 🙂
The trailer doesn’t cost much to build..It’s what you put IN it that costs. I have made several trailers..some just for hauling my stuff and other bikers things as well. The last two I made were for sleeping in (or on) The one for sleeping ON was basically just simple box trailer, (3’6L”x3’8W”x26″T)on top I have added a sliding extension (3’4’Lx3’4″W) with fold down legs. It has a small tent (w/mosquito screening) and a two piece 4″ foam mattress packed on top for out of the weather sleeping. This gives me 40″xover 6’sleep area.(built for approx $185) The last one I built was a tear drop 7’Lx4’4″Wx4’T. I used the slope for the front (some told me that it would pull better that way with my bike (after building it, and pulling it over 700 miles, I think it should have been other way around. (but it pulls REAL nice even this way) I made the axle with three way attachment so I can raise or lower it as much as five or ten inches. The entire front is the door (swings up) on the back, I have a swing up door in which I have a two burner stove, counter top on which to work(cooking,etc), shelving and cubby holes to store utensils, foods, etc. Investment so far has been under $350. Sleeps two pretty comfortably. I pull it at 60-65 EASILY. 70-75 begins to labor my little 650 V Star a little, but my 74 750 BMW sails with it at ANY speed with NO wind problems (on windy days, but in Ok. wind doesn’t get over 40, and that-s a BAD DAY, even for cars, any way)
i have a ’13 Street Glide and would like to pull a teardrop trailer around the U.S. I don’t want a fabric camper because of the safety issue (bears, bad people, etc) and i want to tour as cheaply and safely as possible, by myself. Do you think my bike would pull a teardrop, without putting stress on the bike at around 70 mph? how about in the mountains? Thanks, Paula
I have read, looked at so many Teardrop campers in the last month , that I should be able to build one(no building skills). Decided to just buy one. I retired four and a half years ago and now have decided to travel. I want a camper to sleep in as well as being able to prepare my meals. I’m excited about purchasing my future home away from home. I have a car. Older, 2004, Chevy Impala. Would like some suggestions on what would be the best camper for traveling. Living on retirement .
Love camping, but no longer want to sleep on the ground, especially when it rains. This is prefect!