Teardrop trailers have been around for nearly a century, and thanks to their classic design and innovative use of space, they never seem to go out of style. These small and lightweight towables remain incredibly popular today, with dozens of companies offering unique and interesting models built for use on and off road. These manufacturers find ways to combine modern technology and rugged new materials to extend the capabilities of modern teardrops further than anyone has ever imagined.
One such company is family-owned and operated Aero Teardrops, located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Founded in 2015 with the goal of helping campers connect with friends, family, nature, and the outdoors, the RV manufacturer has earned a reputation for thoughtful designs and an exacting attention to detail. Those qualities show through in its handcrafted, custom-built towables that blend unique styling and features with the classic teardrop profile.
Designed by experienced outdoor enthusiasts who understand the needs of their clients, Aero’s trailers use top-notch components and materials throughout. The staff is committed to making the best camping trailers possible, helping clients to enjoy countless adventures and create memories that last a lifetime. With their rugged construction and versatile design, these RVs can go just about anywhere, delivering a fantastic experience along the way.
The Steel and Steel HC
Aero Teardrop’s flagship models are the Steel and the Steel High Clearance, with the latter version offering six additional inches in height compared to its sibling. These towables are just 14 feet in length and have a dry weight of 1500 pounds. Both have a classic teardrop shape and include features such as built-in cabinets and shelves, underfloor storage, a queen-size mattress, integrated reading lights, and USB charging ports. Optional upgrades include an interior table, a TV and DVD player, and a four-speaker Bluetooth audio system.
The exterior of the Steel series includes a galley kitchen—complete with power outlets, lighting, and a water jug—located under a rear hatch. The trailer comes with rear stabilizing jacks, a 12-volt deep cycle battery, an axle-less suspension, LED lighting, and wiring for shower power. Exterior add-ons include rock guards and off-road tires for remote adventures, as well as an awning, solar prep, an external shower, a 20-gallon fresh water tank, and an air conditioner.
If you prefer the styling of vintage RVs, Aero Teardrop’s Sellwood trailer is probably right up your alley. With its “canned ham” design, this model feels like something you would have found at campsites in the 1950s. But don’t let its looks fool you; this is a thoroughly modern teardrop in every sense of the word. The fully-insulated towable comes with a propane furnace, LED lighting, hardwood cabinets, and four stabilizer jacks. It also has a stove, microwave oven, water heater, a fresh water tank, and TV. It is even prewired for 12V and 120V power, with optional air conditioning and a fold-down bunk.
Despite being larger and better equipped than the Steel, the Sellwood has a dry weight of just 2800 pounds. That makes it easily towable behind a wide variety of vehicles, including some small SUVs. And with a starting price tag of $39,999, it is an affordable option for first-time buyers looking for a well-appointed camper with plenty of style and charm.
Aero Teardrop’s newest trailer is the Burnside, an entry-level model that is lightweight and affordable. Lovingly referred to as a “squaredrop,” this model shares many of the same standard features as the Steel—including underfloor storage, wood cabinets, and an outdoor galley kitchen. It also comes with a full-size bed, reading lamps, and USB charging ports. A 12V 80 amp-hour battery comes standard.
Optional interior upgrades include a furnace, table, Bluetooth speakers, and a TV. Burnside owners can add a solar kit, trailer brakes, rock sliders, and off-road wheels to the exterior, all of which make the teardrop more boondocking-friendly teardrop. Galley add-ons include additional power outlets and USB ports, LED lighting, and a power center for monitoring the trailer’s electrical system.
All Aero Teardrop campers are hand-built to customer specifications, including exterior colors and any optional upgrades. The company requires a 33% deposit to begin the manufacturing process, with an additional 33% due midway through the build and the final 33% paid at the time of delivery. As is typical with popular teardrop manufacturers, there is a waiting list for new builds. But once construction begins, it typically takes just 5-7 days to complete the order.
To learn more about each of the three Aero Teardrop models and how to get your hands on one of your own, visit the company’s website. There, you’ll find a handy FAQ, an online photo gallery, and a downloadable brochure. You’ll also learn about how to finance one of these campers and discover several video user manuals that offer insights into important features and design elements.
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