1281 W Dodson Mill Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

Koala Bear

Starting at $8,950

Are you looking to upgrade from a tent? Are you tired of sleeping on the ground? We designed the Koala Bear for those customers looking for a lightweight, affordable, yet well-made tiny camper. What makes the Koala Bear special is it’s 5′ ceiling while maintaining the ability to fit into most standard-sized garages. While most teardrop campers are just a bed on wheels, the Koala offers a small walkway allowing for a place to change or for pets to sleep. With more than 14 standard features and over 9 available options, the Koala Bear is one of the best values in the teardrop camper market.

Built Simple. Built Strong.

The Koala Bear may be light at 1,100 lbs. but it is built strong with high-quality materials. No particleboard is used in our campers, instead, beautiful knotty pine birch lines the interior ceiling giving you a truly rustic feel. A shelf also crafted from birch comes standard to store your gear. Interior flooring is a heavy-duty wood plank vinyl designed to withstand years of camping.


Koala Bear Key Standard Features

✔  Heavy-duty 3,500 Lb. rated axle with 15″ tires with full-size spare

✔  Standard electric brakes

✔  Foam board insulated roof + radiant barrier (new for 2021)

✔  Standard 2″ rear receiver for bikes or cargo

✔  Standard MaxxAir vent/fan

✔  Front interior shelf crafted from birch with a rustic routered edge

✔  Front interior power strip with USB ports

✔  15 Amp shore power connection

✔  Interior LED lighting

✔  Dual USB charging ports located in the rear

✔  Two sliding windows with screens and locks

✔  Front door with separating screen door

✔  Two folding rear stabilizer jacks

Your Koala Bear. Your Way.

We want you to love your camper and that starts with customizing it to make it your own. With over six different options available you can select the ones that are most important to you to maximize your camping enjoyment.

Koala Bear Available Options

5,000 BTU A/C
Includes custom vent cover to keep AC clean and protected | Weighs 40 Lbs.
Tri-Fold Queen Mattress
Tri-fold RV queen mattress that sits on the floor | Weighs 30 Lbs.
Twin Size Platform Bed
Perfect for solo travelers - Comes with mattress | Weighs 95 Lbs.
Front Rack
Holds up to 250 Lbs. of gear and extra equipment | Weighs 95 Lbs.
A-Frame Tongue Box
Durable poly tounge box. Perfect for storing tools and gear. | Weighs 22 Lbs.
Outside Table
Clips on to the door side of the camper. Perfect for cooking on | Weighs 15 Lbs.
MaxxAir Vent Cover
Allows the standard MaxxAir Fan to be operated in the rain
Vinyl Stripe
FREE 3" vinyl stripe choose from over 6 different colors - all colors will be glossy


Most frequent questions and answers
  • Koala Bear dry weight: 1,100 Lbs.
  • Tongue weight: 150 Lbs.
  • Interior  width: 5′
  • Interior length: 8′
  • Interior height: 5′
  • Total exterior width: 80″
  • Total exterior length: 13′
  • Total exterior height: 80.5″
  • Ground clearance: 14″
  • Axle type: 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.

The Koala Bear dry weight is 1,100 Lbs. before any installed options and cargo is added. We recommend that you check your vehicles owners manual for the specifications and towing capacity of your car. Please note that the Koala Bear comes standard with electric trailer brakes. Please click here to learn more about the braking system.

Our current estimated lead time for all models is 24 months.

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 premade units or used campers? We keep no units in stock and we currently do not sell any used campers.

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 $1.50 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 do not ship to Canada. If you live in Canada we can ship your camper to the closest US State for you to pick up.

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 steve.rustictrail@gmail.com 

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.



Do you have questions about the Koala Bear camper? Please email Steve at steve.rustictrail@gmail.com


1281 W Dodson Mill Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

Contact Us

Our showroom is open by appointment only. Please view the appointment page for more information.
Shop & Showroom:
Telephone: (336) – 444 – 4017
Email: steve.rustictrail@gmail.com

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