Starting at $6,700

Papa Bear

Weighs: 1,175 Lbs. (Standard trim)
Tongue Weight: 130 Lbs.
Approx. Carrying Capacity: 2,133 - 2,325 Lbs. (Depending on options)
Camper Exterior Height: 69" (Ground to top of the vent)

Do you own a small SUV? Do you need a teardrop camper that is both affordable and light-weight? Our Papa Bear is one of our original designs and has stood the test of time! With 4′ high ceilings the Papa provides something different than any other teardrop in its class. Enjoy a dinette seating area for 2 – 3 people, use it for a place of refuge during rainstorms or simply enjoy a meal at the center table. After a day of kayaking, hiking, or exploring come back to your Papa Bear and get a restful nights sleep on the queen size mattress in our standard trim campers.

Take to the Open Road in

A classic style teardrop!

Papa Bear Inside Bed 2
Papa Bear Inside Shelf Low

Affordable - Feature Packed

Papa Bear Inside Fish Eye

Interior Features

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Dinette Seating Area
  • MaxxAir Roof Vent
  • 5,000 BTU AC (Optional)
  • Dual USB Charging Ports (With Battery Kit)
  • Deep Cell Battery (Optional)
  • Front Interior Power strip
  • Solid Birch Cabinets
RTTC Frame Showroom

3,500 Lb Frame

3,500 Lb. Heavy duty leaf spring frame and EZ-lube axle come standard making the Papa Bear ready for action!


Exterior Features

  • 15″ Tires and Rims with full size spare
  • Electric Brakes
  • Solar Port (With battery kit)
  • Front Rack (Optional)
  • Outside Table (Optional)
  • Deadbolt Door Lock
  • Exterior Step
  • 2″ Rear Receiver – Perfect for bikes!

Below are general specs on the Papa Bear model. If you have further questions please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer them!

Papa Bear comes standard with:

  • Interior LED Lights
  • Front Electrical Strip with USB Ports
  • Maxxair Roof Fan/Vent
  • Smoke Detector
  • Step Stool for easy entrance
  • Dual USB Ports located in the head of the bed
  • Electric Brakes
  • Mounted Spare Tire

Papa Bear Specifications:

  • 5’ Wide x  10’ Long x 4’ Tall
  • Weight 1175 lbs. (Dry Weight on Standard Models )
  • Tongue Weight is 130 lbs.
  • Built on a heavy duty metal frame (5×8) with a leaf-spring 3,500 Lb. rated axle.
  • 15” Aluminum wheels
  • Two folding rear stabilizer jacks
  • Camper is 5’x 10’ (front curve is 8” out, back curve is 16” out)
  • Sides of camper are ¾” exterior grade plywood with aluminum on the outside and HDPE on the inside
  • The roof is covered with a .040 aluminum
  • Total Height of Camper from the ground up is 69” to the top of the vent
  • Total length of Camper, including tongue, is 14’
  • Total width of Camper is 80″ from outside of wheels
  • Hitch requires a 2” ball and approx 17-18” from ground to top of ball.
  • Bed Length is 75”; Width is 58 ½” :
  • Floor clearance is 5”
  • Benches are 22 1/2” x 19 ½” each
  • Table is 20” x 24”
  • Door opening is 22”wide x 44” tall
  • Cabinet Depth is 17 ½ ; Length is 36”
  • Shelf; Height 19 3/4”; Depth 19”; Length 22½”; Clearance from floor to bottom of shelf is 19”

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Customize your bear!

Available Papa Bear Options

Battery Charger

Battery Kit

$360 | Weighs: 50 Lbs.
This Option Includes:

  • Deep-cycle battery in a box
  • Invertor & Battery Charger
  • Power strip located in the front,
  • Dual USB ports at the head of the bed
  • Solar port on the outside!
John Roof Basket Kodiak Outside

Full Roof Rack

Our roof rack system can hold up to 500 Lbs! Throw your kayaks on top and go. Put a storage box up there. How about a roof-top tent to take more friends camping?

AC Inside

Air Conditioner 

$410 | Weighs: 40 Lbs.
This ‘Cool’ Option Includes:

  • 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner
  • Includes custom vent cover to keep AC clean and protects from damage!
  • Perfect for those hot summer camping days!
  • Must be plugged into shore power to operate
Rustic Trail Teardrop Campers Front Rack

Front Rack

$185 | 20 Lbs.
Perfect to store your gear and extra equipment!
Can hold up to 250 Lbs.!

front rack box for teardrop camper

Front Rack Tool Box

$310 | Weighs: 32 Lbs.
Black Diamond Plated toolbox connected to the front rack. Note: Requires the front rack option.

Side table for teardrop camper

Outside Table

$85 | 15 Lbs.
Clips into the door side of the camper. The table fits into the underfloor storage!

Nylon Canopy

$210 | 15 Lbs.
This canopy style awning is made of nylon and rolls up to attach to the side of the camper just over the door. It comes with the poles needed to ensure proper setup.

Kodiak teardrop camper

ARB Awning

$410 | 35 Lbs.
Protect your camping crew from the sun and rainstorms with the ARB Awning. Designed to be strong and easy to set up, the awning features anodized height-adjustable telescopic legs. 
Note: Requires the full roof rack option.


Vinyl Stripe

Personalize your RTTC and a splash of color with this FREE 3″ vinyl stripe option. Over 20 different color choices are available! Check them out when you build & order your RTTC.

Meet Papa Bear Owners!

Papa Bear Featured Owner

Nancy R. - (Colorado)

Why did you choose this model?
I wanted something small and with a low profile. It was the cutest! 

What is your favorite feature of this model?
Lightweight. Low profile while yields excellent gas mileage. Easy to tow and maneuver. And it’s so CUTE!

Where is your favorite place that you have taken your RTTC?
Oregon coast

What vehicle do you use to tow this model?
2017 Subaru Forester

What is your favorite camping meal?
Veggies and grains

Nancy Papa Bear D
Nancy and her dog Mayla love to hike!
The Papa Bear is perfect for Nancy and Mayla to travel and explore in!
Papa Bear Featured Owner

Steve V. - (Virginia)

Why did you choose this model?
I was searching for an enclosed camper to replace my 28-year old pop-up camper that could fit in my garage, was affordable and had a strong reputation for its quality. RTTC Papa Bear was by far the best choice.

What is your favorite feature about this model?
Love the versatility of the camper as you can keep it simple with a clean design, or customize add-ons to make longer voyages more comfortable and organized.

Where is your favorite place that you have taken your RTTC?
Hungry Mother State Park (Va.)

What vehicle do you use to tow this model?
Toyota Tacoma

What is your favorite camping meal?
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with caramelized onions

Steve enjoys surfing & hiking!
Steve's custom vinyl is awesome!
Papa Bear Featured Owner

Lou W. - (Vermont)

Why did you choose this model?
It met my needs for affordability, comfort with the elevated bed & the towing capacity of my car.

What is your favorite feature about this model?
Comfortable elevated queen size bed, open floor space, outside table & exhaust fan with vent.

Where is your favorite place that you have taken your RTTC?
Wilgus Vermont State Park

What vehicle do you use to tow this model?
2010 Honda Element

What is your favorite camping meal?
Anything I’ve prepared ahead of time and don’t need to cook.

Lou loves to kayak in Vermont lakes!