Like an Airstream or a vintage Volkswagen bus, teardrop trailers are an iconic part of American camping. Affordable, lightweight, and with a swoonworthy swooping shape, teardrops are a great option for people who want a few creature comforts but don’t want to spend the money on a larger—and more expensive—camper van. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
Usually, however, the cute style of teardrops comes at a price. Their compact design means that kitchens are usually outside and accessed from the rear, bathrooms don’t fit, and it can be hard to find a teardrop that allows you to stand inside at full height.
Little Guy Trailers and parent company Liberty Outdoors took the classic teardrop shape and added to it. In the Little Guy Max camper, curved lines meet a modern trailer that boasts a spacious 6 feet 7 inches of interior height. Two different sleeping areas can sleep three people total, one person in a full size dinette that converts to a bed, and two people in a bedroom area that boasts a queen size mattress. While this wouldn’t work for large families, two adults and a kiddo would fit perfectly.
Available with light maple or dark walnut hardwood cabinetry, the Little Guy Max also has a decent-sized kitchen area with a microwave, two-burner stove, a fridge, sink, and a floor to ceiling pantry. Storage cubbies are tucked in smart spaces throughout the trailer, and the camper also comes with LED lighting and a stereo system. Two TVs come standard, one in the bedroom and a second removable TV that pops up from a storage area next to the dinette. The dining room TV can also be set up on an exterior TV mount for outdoor movies, just in case you need to entertain the kids for a bit.
The trailer weighs in at 3,140 pounds, which is more than smaller teardrops but not bad considering the features inside. The Little Guy Max has a list price of $33,000—an optional off-road package adds a few thousand more—but because it’s sold through dealers you can often find it for less. And while it’s much bigger than most teardrops, it could be a good option for campers who want both the teardrop style and RV-style amenities.