Papa Bear

Starting at $7,350

Interior Height on the Papa Bear is 4 feet tall
Interior Width is 5 feet wide
Interior Length is 10 feet long

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

Our Original Teardrop Camper

Papa Bear (5 of 6)

Built with Style. Built for Camping.

The Papa Bear is the original teardrop camper of Rustic Trail. It has a sleek shape on the outside but offers a cozy interior with dinette seating and an RV folding queen bed. The Papa Bear will continue to live on representing our heritage and commitment to building affordable, handcrafted, and easy to tow teardrop campers.

Papa Bear Standard Features:

✔ 3,500 lb. heavy duty axle with Dexter E-Z lube
✔ Electric trailer brakes
✔  Foam board insulated roof + radiant barrier for increased R-value (new for 2021 models!)
✔ 2″ receiver for bikes and cargo
✔ MaxxAir vent/fan
✔ 15″ Tires and full-size spare tire
Deadbolt lock entry door with screen + window & sunshade
✔ Front interior power strip with USB ports
✔ Dual USB charging ports at the head of the bed

Your Papa Bear. Your Way.

Available Papa Bear Options:

✔ 5,000 BTU A/C
✔ Battery kit with solar port
✔ Full-roof rack
✔ ARB awning
✔ Front rack
✔ Front rack box
✔ Outside outlet
✔ Outside table
✔ 20″ Tall Vinyl Wrap
✔ 15″ Aluminum Rims
✔ Upgraded Deluxe MaxxAir Fan

Papa Bear (1 of 6)

Shown with optional equipment

Papa Bear (1 of 7)
Papa Bear (3 of 7)

Your Cozy Retreat from the World

Papa Bear (6 of 7)
Papa Bear (5 of 7)

We are a family-owned and operated teardrop camper company. Our goal is to build an affordable, handcrafted, and easy to tow teardrop camper that will allow you to create years of camping memories. Our campers are built one at a time according to each customer’s camper order. It would be an honor to build yours.

Handcrafted teardrop campers in north Carolina
1 Year Warranty on rustic trail teardrop campers
Easy to tow lightweight teardrop camper

Do you have questions about the Koala Bear camper? Please email Steve at

Rustic Trail Teardrops reserves the right to make refinements and changes during the model year, including but not limited to materials, components, colors, and specifications without notice.

The Bare Bones Papa Bear comes standard with:

  • 3,500 Lb. Heavy-duty Dexter easy lube axle
  • Electric Trailer Brakes
  • 15″ Tires ST205/75R15 mounted on black steel rims (Aluminum rims optional)
  • Interior LED Lights
  • Front Electrical Strip with USB Ports
  • Maxxair Roof Fan/Vent
  • Smoke Detector
  • Step Stool for easy entrance
  • Dual USB Charging Ports located at the head of the bed
  • Main Entry Door with Screen + Window & Sunshade
  • Two sliding windows with screen and integrated lock
  • Rear 2″ Receiver – Perfect for bikes
  • (2) Folding rear stabilizer jacks

The Standard Trim adds:

  • Dinette seating with queen bed conversion
  • Front interior cabinets with countertop
  • Under-bed storage with front interior pass-through
  • Also available with a twin-size platform bed configuration – perfect for solo travelers
  • Plus customize your Bear with over 8 different options

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!


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 tab to see the approximate weights of optional equipment.

Customize your bear!

Available Papa Bear Options

Please note that the following option prices are estimates and are subject to change with the market price.

AC for teardrop camper

Air Conditioner 

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
Upgraded Fan

MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent

New! Upgrades the Standard Fan

 10 speeds (Standard fan has 4)
 Integrated Thermostat
 Built-in Rain Shield
 Intake & Exhaust Function (Standard fan has exhaust only)

Noco Genius Gen 1 Mini

Battery Kit

Weighs: 70 Lbs.
The battery kit runs the interior LED lights, MaxxAir fan, rear USB charging ports, and outside porch light.
Battery Kit Option Includes:

  • AGM Deep Cycle LDC 12-115-G31 BCI Group 31
  • Battery Box
  • NOCO Battery Charger
  • Solar ready port
John Roof Basket Kodiak Outside

Full Roof Rack

Weighs: 20 Lbs
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?

Papa Bear Teardrop Camper with ARB Awning

ARB Awning

Weighs: 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.

Rustic Trail Teardrop Campers Front Rack

Front Rack

Weighs: 30 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

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

Papa Bear (4 of 6)

Outside Table

Weighs: 15 Lbs.
Clips into the door side of the camper. The table fits into the underfloor storage!

Nylon Canopy

Weighs: 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.

2021 (12 of 12)

Interior Lighting Package

Brand new option! Add night vision to your RTTC!
This option upgrades two of the four interior lights that toggle between white and red light for improved nighttime visibility. One light will be located near the door and the other on the opposite side in the rear.


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.

Upgraded Rims

Aluminum Rims and Tires

Popular option! 
Your RTTC will already come with 15″ rims and tires, however, this option will upgrade them from the standard black steel rims to aluminum rims along with a matching spare. Rim design and finish may vary.

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

Hiking with dogs in Colorado
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.

Vermont Campground Kayaking
Lou loves to kayak in Vermont lakes!
Pulling Teardrop Camper with Honda Element