You may wonder how much room you’ll actually have inside. More specifically, how long is a teardrop trailer?
This is important to know, so you don’t want to miss this article. In it, I will provide basic length measurements for teardrops. I’ll also delve into some real examples of various teardrops and how long they are.
How Long Is a Teardrop Trailer?
Teardrop trailer lengths vary. On the shorter end, a teardrop may stretch only four feet, making it a mini trailer. A mid-length teardrop might have a length of five or six feet. The biggest ones sprawl to eight or 10 feet, sometimes more.
Examples of Teardrop Trailer Lengths
Now that you’re armed with that information, you probably want to see some real examples of teardrops with these lengths. Without further ado, here’s an assortment of teardrop trailers at all different sizes.
Camp-Inn: 8 to 10 feet
If you’re looking for a bigger teardrop trailer, any of the vehicles in the Camp-Inn family should suffice. Per their specs page, their 500 Teardrop, 550 Teardrop, and 560 Raindrop trailers all have a body length of at least eight feet.
The smaller 500 and 550 stretch to just eight feet, one inch. They also have a total length 11 feet, 11 inches. If you need a bit more legroom, try the 560 Raindrop, as it has a body length of 10 feet, one inch. Its total length extends to 13 feet, 11 inches.
These teardrops have a width of five feet and a height of 61 to 64 inches. They include queen-sized beds that measure four feet, 10 inches by six feet, six inches.
Vistabule: 10 feet
The eponymous Vistabule teardrop also has a good length, as it’s 10 feet. Remember, with teardrops, you can’t really expect a trailer much longer than that.
The trailer body extends the total vehicle length to 14 feet. This teardrop also has a width of five feet; when you add in the fenders, it extends to six feet, 10 inches. From the fan cover’s top to the ground, the Vistabule measures 67 inches tall.
The trailer has an interior cabin height of 43 inches and a bed that’s 58.5 by 78 inches.
American Teardrop Trailers: 5 to 13 feet
You can select from a slew of vehicles from American Teardrop Trailers, including the Sparrow, Osprey (queen, full, and twin), Harrier, Eagle, Merlin, and Falcon.
Here’s a breakdown of specs for each of these teardrops, starting with length:
- Sparrow: 3×3 teardrop with an overall length of five feet. The cabin height measures 24 inches, the overall width 50 inches, and the cabin width 36 inches.
- Osprey Queen: 1×8 teardrop with an overall length of 10 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 80 inches, and the cabin width 62 inches.
- Osprey Full: 6×8 teardrop with an overall length of 10 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 74 inches, and the cabin width more than 56 inches.
- Osprey Twin: 5×8 teardrop with an overall length of 10 feet. The cabin height measures 44 inches, the overall width 60 inches, and the cabin width 42 inches.
- Harrier: 1×10 teardrop with an overall length of 13 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 94 inches, and the cabin width 74 inches.
- Eagle: 1×10 teardrop with an overall length of 13 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 80 inches, and the cabin width 62 inches.
- Merlin: 1×9 teardrop with an overall length of 12 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 80 inches, and the cabin width 62 inches.
- Falcon: 5×9 teardrop with an overall length of 12 feet. The cabin height measures 48 inches, the overall width 74 inches, and the cabin width 56 inches.
Why Does Vehicle Length Matter So Much?
Vehicle length matters for several reasons, which I’ll cover now.
If you’re a bigger or taller passenger, you’re going to want room to stretch out at the end of the day. A smaller, shorter teardrop trailer does not always afford you this space. Feeling claustrophobic in a vehicle of your choosing is no fun. You also don’t want to bump into every last thing as you move about, such as the walls, ceiling, furniture, and cabinetry. If you’re too big for the trailer or if it’s too small for you, that will happen.
Another reason you’ll want to know the length of your teardrop trailer before signing on the dotted line is its price. The lengthier your vehicle, the more money you can generally expect to pay. That’s because longer teardrops typically weigh more and may be taller to accommodate for their longer length.
Lastly, let’s touch on parking. Teardrops have such a great reputation because of their versatility. You can squeeze them in your garage or your driveway. This becomes less true the longer your teardrop gets.
That often means parking your trailer at a paid vehicle storage facility over the winter. This can cost hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars depending on the facility, your location, and the kinds of amenities you choose (heated vs. unheated storage).
Also, you’ll have to take extra precautions when staying at a campground with a longer trailer. Many of these sites have parking restrictions, meaning you should double-check if your vehicle meets the size requirements. You’ll also probably need more jacks and stabilizers to keep a bigger, longer teardrop in one place all weekend.
Most teardrop trailers are six to 10 feet long, give or take. As you can see from the examples I provided, there’s variations to that. You might find a small trailer that’s five feet or a huge teardrop that stretches more than 12 feet.
Whether you’re okay in a compact space or you need something roomier, there’s a perfect teardrop out there for you somewhere.