Teardrop Trailer Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to the questions we get asked most often. If you don’t find your answer here, you can always call us at 406-293-5551, or send us an email here!

How many people can the trailer sleep?

Generally, two are comfortable, as it takes a queen-sized mattress. The bunk option can be used for a smaller child (or pet) also. The roof rack can accommodate a Rooftop Tent, which adds sleeping capacity also.

Is there a shower option?

Yes, we use the Waterport™ Weekender, which gives you over 8 gallons of water. It comes with spray attachments for showering off. It is also food grade, so the water can be used for drinking and cooking.

What kind of vehicle can tow these trailers?

We suggest checking the manufacturer’s specification for the towing capacity of your vehicle. The trailers weigh in between 1100 (Yeti) and 1300 lbs. (Bigfoot) dry weight, with tongue weights between 125 and 140 lbs.

What does the inside of the trailer contain?

All these trailers are carpeted on the walls and floor and have a 6-outlet power strip on the rear interior bulkhead. We offer several options on the interior: Cubbyhole Storage is popular, as it gives you a place to keep small objects like your glasses, your cellphone, a tablet. The bunk is also popular as a place to store some of your gear, so it is not in the bed area with you.

Do you offer in-house financing?

Not at this time, but we can provide any information your lending institution might need, and are more than happy to help you with this.

How do I get the title to this trailer?

We provide a Certificate of Origin, along with your state’s Request for Title form. In some states, we hand you this paperwork, other states we mail it into the licensing bureau. When you pick up your trailer, you will have a 40-day temporary plate and registration in place, so you have time to get it licensed.

What kind of maintenance do these trailers need?

We recommend that you grease your hubs before your first spring camping trip, and again when you store the trailer for the winter. If you are a 4-season camper, at least twice a year.

What is the ball height?

Bigfoot: Top of the ball is 19″ – Bottom of the ball is 17″
Yeti: Top of the ball is 16″ – Bottom of the ball is 14″

How is the trailer wired?

The trailer is wired through the ribs in the ceiling, not through the chassis. Both the front and rear bulkheads unscrew, should you ever need to access the wiring.

How do I store my trailer in the winter?

Short answer: Store it where you can.
A few pointers: Do not store it with damp bedding, as that can cause mildew. Generally, it is a good idea to remove anything that can act as a sponge, such as bedding, towels, pillows, etc. if you are storing it for a while. Leaving a window part-way open helps with ventilation also.