There are several companies around the U.S. where you can rent a teardrop trailer for your next wilderness excursion. I'm surprised there are not more companies or individuals around who are willing to rent out their trailers. However, there have been some discussions on the teardrop forums that these types of trailers are very personal to their owners (especially if they were lovingly built from scratch) and owners are reluctant to part with their babies. So if you can't find someone in your local area who is willing to share, check out these rental teardrops:
Missouri Teardrop Trailers (Missouri)
Missouri Teardrop Trailers in Centerview, Missouri have two 5x10 Silver Shadow teardrops that they rent for $350 per week. There is a two night minimum ($75 per night) and they come with bedding, but no pillowcases.
Vacations in a Can (Northern California)
Vacations in a Can have become semi-famous since their teardrop trailer was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine. This Penngrove, California company rents out three teardrops: the Chili Pepper, the Can ‘em Danno and the L’il Bear. Each trailer sleeps two adults and includes everything from blankets, sheets and towels to a stove, pots and pans and a coffee maker.
Links Teardrop Rentals (Orange County, California)
This company in Southern California rents out a Little Guy 5-Wide and a Little Guy Deluxe. The Little Guy trailers rent for $155 for a 2-night minimum (April through October) and $65 for each additional night or $125 for a 2-night minimum (November through March) and $55 for each additional night.
Colorado Vintage Camping (Aspen)
This company in Aspen, Colorado rents out a beautiful Woody teardrop for $149 for a two-night minimum May through September with an additional $99 for each night; for October through April for $99 for a two-night minimum with an additional $89 for each night. They have a 20 percent discount for six or more consecutive nights and the prices include delivery and set up concierge service.
Little Guy Trailers (San Diego)
This dealer of Little Guy trailers in San Diego will rent out a Little Guy teardrop for $380 per week with extra days for $50 a day. There is a $1,000 deposit to rent one of their rigs.
PB Teardrop (San Diego)
Charles of PB Teardrops has a 2011 teardrop trailer for rent. It costs $225 for 3 nights and $50 each additional night with a $500 deposit and a $25 cleaning fee. Advance reservations requested but not required. Call Charles at (858) 272-2520 for availability.
Old School Teardrop (Goodyear, Arizona)
This rental company rents Little Guy teardrop trailers for $380 a week and $180 for the weekend. They provide bedding and towels but no stove or propane. There is a 500 security deposit required. Read about Wilderness Dave's experience with renting from Old School Teardrop.
Miller Trailer Sales (Perkasie, PA)
Miller Trailer Sales offer several types of trailer rentals. They have a 5x10 Little Guy Silver Shadow for $75 a day or $450 a week, a Little Guy 6-Wide Platform for $65 a day or $390 a week and a Little Guy T@G for $75 a day or $450 a week. Miller requires a one day deposit and a minimum three day rental on holiday weekends. You can order your trailer and make a deposit over the phone.
Happy Camper Teardrop Rentals (Sacramento, CA)
Happy Camper Teardrop Rentals in Sacramento offer several types of teardrops. The Mini Mansion is a 5x8 trailer for $65 a night and $130 on the weekend, the 5x8 Cozy Cabin is $75 a night and $150 on the weekend and the 5x9 Lazy Lodge is $75 a night and $150 on the weekend. Happy Camper provides an ice chest, camp stove and fuel, pots, pans, dishes and utensils, coffee pot, paper towels and trash bags and a wash basin with soap.
Top photo courtesy of Sunset Magazine and Vacations in a Can