Riverside RV White Water Retro Teardrop & Standy

Riverside RV in Indiana is focused on designing and building lightweight teardrops and larger trailers with a distinctly retro design. Most likely you are interested in teardrop trailers, but Riverside RV also builds several standy campers under their White Water Retro line that I think would interest someone who is on the lookout for something with an interior kitchen.

The smallest of the Riverside RV Retro campers is the Jr. 509. This classic teardrop trailer is just over 13 feet long and comes with a rear galley, storage compartment and an optional 17 gallon water tank. The Jr. is still being developed, but take a look at their other lightweight options.

The 155XL is just a hair under 15 feet long with a generous height of 8.5 feet. Its dry weight is 1,937 lb. and the interior contains a full bed, dinette, kitchen, refrigerator and a tiny wet bath. It has an 11 gallon fresh water tank, 18 gallon grey water tank and a 5 gallon black water tank.

For something a bit larger, the 166 is nearly 16 feet long and 2,180 lb. It has the same interior features in a larger space and a retro style in the checkerboard floor, wood cabinets and the bright exterior colors that range from red to aqua.

Photos by Riverside RV


  1. I almost bought the 166 a few years ago. When it first came out, it had no slide for the dinette. I thought the price to workmanship was good but it was such a new company I was leery. If I was in the market today I would be looking very hard at it. My wife,s only complaint was it has a wet bath.

    1. Thank you for the input Gary. I would also want to see one in person as well. The 166 looks like a great alternative to a T@B. I suppose you could turn the wet bath into a closet. :-)

    2. Christina quality to price the riverside has the edge. Plus it has a more retro look and feel. Hard to explain but I saw them both side by side at an RV show.

  2. Wow, lots inside, for such a small trailer.