This Camping Trailer Packs Classic Looks Without Breaking the Bank
There’s an old phrase in camping, “Take only what you need, and nothing that you don’t.” It’s this bare essentials approach that begets the best camping experiences, and it’s a founding idea behind the classic teardrop trailer design. These comfy, compact sleepers won’t fit every possession you own, but they can swallow an impressive amount of gear for those looking to tread relatively light. And thankfully these modern day versions don’t have to break the bank. This eye-catching camping trailer, built by Washington's Overland Trailer, is known as the 58 Heald and it starts at only $9,250. RELATED: This NASA-Inspired Camping Trailer is Out of This World Cool
While you won’t find an expansive TV screen or dual-zone climate control, the 58 Heald does come fairly well equipped, provided you’re not looking for the Ritz-Carlton. Inside, large wood cabinets fill the rear wall, a Queen size mattress sleeps two comfortably, and temperature control comes courtesy of a roof-mounted electric fan.
In the back, the 58 Heald’s rear hatch opens up to reveal a cooking galley with more cabinets, dome lighting, stainless steel counters, a two-burner stove top, and space for a camping oven, which can be added as an option. Further options include a rain-sensing roof fan, as well as a food cooler and a child-sized’s bunkbed.
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20 gauge stainless steel roof panels and 24 gauge walls protect the teardrop trailer from the elements, and give it that classic look. A rugged torsion axle setup ensures the 58 Heald can handle wherever your trail leads, and it tacks on 13-inch steel wheels with "baby moon" hubcaps to boot.
All told, the teardrop camping trailer weighs a mere 780 pounds sans gear, which means this lightweight camper could be easily towed behind a wide range of small cars and crossovers. Late summer trip, anyone?
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