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 with an RV queen size mattress included with the cabinet & dinette package.
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 that converts into a an RV 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 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
Deadbolt lock door with screen + window & sunshade
✔ Front interior power strip with USB ports
✔ 15 Amp shore power connection
✔ Interior LED lighting
✔ Dual USB charging ports located in the front OR rear
✔ Two sliding windows with screens and locks
✔ Front door with separating screen door
✔ Two folding rear stabilizer jacks
Your Papa Bear. Your Way.
To further increase the value of the Papa Bear we have made what used to be options now standard features!
New Papa Standard Features!
5,000 BTU A/C
AGM Battery Kit
A-Frame Tongue Box
Deluxe MaxxAir Fan
Hinged Rear Section Of Bed
Papa Bear Optional Packages
Roof Rack + Awning
Most frequent questions and answers
- Papa Bear dry weight: 1,295 Lbs. (with cabinet + bed package – additional options will increase total weight)
- Tongue weight: 150 Lbs. (no options added)
- Interior width: 5′ (58″)
- Interior length: 10′ (115″)
- Interior height: 4′ (44″)
- Total exterior width: 80″
- Total exterior length: 13′
- Total exterior height: 69″
- 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 Papa Bear dry weight (with standard trim) is 1,295 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 Papa 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 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 $2.75 per mile one way from Pilot Mountain, NC. Your final shipping costs cannot be determined till your camper is complete and 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 email@example.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.
Raleigh showroom location:
1650 US HWY 1
Youngsville, NC 27596
Asheboro showroom location:
144 Faith Rock Rd
Franklinville, NC 27248
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