Rest assured that the onslaught of small, contemporary off-road camping trailers has not dried up demand for the trusty teardrop camper trailer of yesteryear, according to an article at MotorTrend.com.
Teardrops are still popular, and there are plenty of companies still building teardrops throughout the country. In fact, the teardrop industry has boarded the overland trend with its own proliferation of off-road treardrop campers suited for endless nights in the wilderness. They come with knobby tires, beefed-up suspension, plenty of ground clearance, and articulating hitches.
When it comes to discerning what distinguishes a teardrop trailer from other similarly sized off-road trailers, well, it can get a bit muddy. In the end, it doesn’t really matter, but for the sake of this piece, we’re basically going by instinct: It must have that iconic teardrop shape. Rather than sharp and boxy, they’re bubbly. With rounded fronts and tapered rears, teardrop trailers look like teardrops. They also must be traditionally teardrop in size. By nature, teardrop trailers are small and towable by what you probably have in your driveway.