Common Q&A Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Below is the dry weight of each model before adding additional options. Please note that the dry weight of the Papa, Grizzly, and Kodiak include the cabinet & bed package.
- Koala Bear dry weight: 1,100 Lbs. (dry eight)
- Papa Bear dry weight: 1,295 Lbs. (dry weight)
- Grizzly Bear dry weight: 1,475 Lbs. (dry weight)
- Kodiak Stealth dry weight: 1,525 Lbs. (standard trim)
- Ground clearance for all campers: 14″
- Axle type for all campers: Heavy duty leaf spring 3,500 lb. rated
For more detailed dimensions and specifications please click here
Please note: All trailer weights used in product literature and other promotional materials, does not include
cargo, options, or other installed accessories. Please refer to the options above to see the approximate weights of optional equipment.
Our models range between 1,100 – 1,575 Lbs. (dry weight before any options are added. The dry weight of the Papa Bear, Grizzly Bear, and Kodiak Stealth reflect the Standard Trim Package which includes the bed/dinette and cabinetry.)
We recommend that you check your vehicles owners manual for the specifications and towing capacity of your car. In addition to the weight of the trailer, you must also account for any gear you will carry inside it. Please note that all of our campers do come standard with electric trailer brakes. Please click here to learn more about the braking system.
Some of the most popular tow vehicles amongst RTTC owners are the Subaru Outback, 4-door Jeep Wrangler, and Ford Explorer.
An RTTC will require a 2″ ball mounted to a 2″ receiver.
All of our campers come standard with electric brakes requiring a 7-pin connection on the rear of your vehicle along with a brake controller installed in your vehicle. Most u-haul locations and private automotive shops can install both your wiring and trailer hitch for you. Please note that RTTC does not install any installation of these items.
Please click here to visit our RTTC Starter Guide page for detailed information on what is needed to tow one of our campers.
Our current estimated lead time for all models is 6 months or less. (Updated May 2022)
Why is your lead time so long? Our lead time is determined by the number of orders in our queue. We build each camper one at a time, not on an assembly line. In the past few years word has gotten out about Rustic Trail’s quality for the affordable prices we offer. This has driven up the demand for our campers. While we could increase production, however, we refuse to compromise on the quality that we are known for. We think that is worth the wait.
Do you have any pre-made units or used campers? From time to time, we have some pre-built campers to bypass our current lead time and get camping right away! You can check out these campers here.
Rustic Trail Teardrops does not have any dealerships. We choose to sell directly to you to keep prices as low as possible.
Do you have a showroom? Yes, our showroom and shop is located in beautiful Pilot Mountain, NC. Please note that we are open by appointment only – to schedule a appointment please click here.
All campers inside our showroom are pre-sold and we cannot guarantee that all models and options will be available for viewing.
Yes, we can help coordinate shipping for you.
How much does shipping cost? Most drivers charge around $2.90 – $3.10 per mile one way from Pilot Mountain, NC. Your final shipping costs cannot be determined till your camper is complete ready to ship out.
Do you ship to Canada? We are not able to ship or sell campers to Canada.
Our goal at RTTC is to build a camper that you are happy with. In order to do this we offer over 9 different options. If you do not see an option listed that is specific to the model you are looking at we most likely do not offer it.
In order to keep production on time for all campers we can only offer minor customizations. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bathrooms: At Rustic Trail Teardrops it is our goal to build a simple, easy to maintain, long-lasting camper. Because of this, we do not offer any bathrooms, doing so would add plumbing and holding tanks that would require winterization, more maintenance, and further complicate the camping experience. Some of our customers have added a small portable toilet that fits perfectly under the dinette seat of the Grizzly, Kodiak, and Polar. That toilet can be found here.
Kitchens: One thing that makes Rustic Trail Teardrops different than other campers in its class is our unique interiors. All models of our campers are more than just a bed on wheels. Our elevated RV queen-sized beds offer a comfortable sleeping experience and a small walkway to get changed not laying down, our cabinetry adds thoughtfully designed storage, and the available dinette in the Grizzly& Kodiak gives a place of refuge to eat and play games on rainy days. Adding a rear galley kitchen would consume the majority of this interior space. Furthermore, our camper designs create a solid one-piece seamless roof that prevents leaks, a rear galley would eliminate this with its hinge located in the rear of the roof, further adding to the risk of leaks.
If there is no kitchen then where do I cook? Great question! Most of our customers either use a portable Blackstone Griddle that requires no pots and pans or they bring a small portable kitchen. For washing dishes, we recommend a Collapsible Wash Basin and portable water container.
At Rustic Trail Teardrops we offer an optional 5,000 BTU air conditioner on all of our models. The AC is powered when the camper is plugged into the standard 15 amp shore power connection.
We currently do not offer any factory installed heating source. However, our campers are small and it does not take much to heat up the inside. We recommend a portable electric heater such as this one
we have personally camped in temperatures down to – 2 °F degrees in our Kodiak Stealth – we used the portable heater when available with this sleeping bag and warm blankets.
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