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
5,000 BTU AC & Electric Heat
Stay comfortable no matter the weather
Battery Kit & Shore Power Connection
Stay off-grid for longer
Enjoy a cool breeze on and off-grid
LED Interior Lighting
Ample lighting with 4 interior LED’s
Stay safe with standard electric trailer brakes. *Requires brake controller
Dexter Heavy Duty Axle
3,500 Lb. Rated axle with 15″ tires w/spare
3 Season performance
Insulated roof with foam board + radiant barrier
No particle board here! Our campers feature handcrafted real birch cabinets!
Papa Bear FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
- Papa Bear dry weight: 1,295 Lbs.
- Tongue weight: 155 Lbs.
- Interior width: 5′ (58″)
- Interior length: 10′ (115″)
- Interior height: 4′ (44″)
- Total exterior width: 80″
- Total exterior length: 13′ 8″
- Total exterior height: 69″ | 72″ with optional roof rack + awning package.
- Ground clearance: 14′
- Axle type: Heavy duty Dexter 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 is 1,295 Lbs. before any 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.
Thanks to our dealer partners, there is currently no lead time… so get out there and get camping right away!
Rustic Trail RV is proud to announce our dealership partners! Please visit our dealer locator page here.
After purchasing a Rustic Trail through one of our dealer partners they will be able to assist you in shipping a camper if needed.
Rustic Trail does not offer any customizations of campers.
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.
All Rustic Trail Campers now come standard with both a 5,000 BTU AC and a electric heater to ensure comfort no matter the season!