Tear Drop Trailer

Pros and Cons



  • Being very lightweight opens up even more options for your tow vehicle than pop-ups and A-frames.


Small RV Benefits:

  • They weigh less than the larger RVs, but with the same self-sustained appliances and equipment.

  • Their height is more accommodating than larger RVs for a lot of scenic areas, like the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Natchez-Trace Parkway.

  • Having a lower profile roof allows them to fit into RV spaces where tree branches would damage a taller RV.



  • A lot of tear drop trailers don't have bathrooms. Certainly not showers.

  • If there is a “kitchen” it is usually outside and exposes you to weather and anyone nearby.

  • Some RV parks don't allow them.


Small RV Issues:

  • Limited storage space.

  • Spending much time at all inside, for inclement weather or any other reason, can become very uncomfortable very quickly.

  • To fit all the RV capabilities into such a small space, almost all of your components will be less accommodating than larger RVs. Water tanks and dump tanks are likely to be small and not last very many days of being off grid. The onboard propane tanks are usually much smaller than other RVs, resulting in more frequent need for filling them. The refrigerators are smaller. Fewer and smaller stove top burners. Often there is no oven at all.

  • Socially, there are some people out there who will treat you like you're not quite as prestigious as the people in bigger RVs. Who cares! But it is an attitude you might run into.