What are the standard features?
Frame & Running Gear:
Fully welded custom steel frame
Urethane painted frame (*upgrade to Powder Coating available*)
2,500 pound torsion axle
10" electric drum brakes
14" Chrome smoothie rims and 6-ply Maxxis tires (*upgrade to 15" solid aluminum rims available*)
Emergency breakaway switch (automatically activates trailer brakes from on board battery)
2" ball coupler
Drop down trailer stabilizers at rear corner
Powder Coated heavy gauge steel fenders
Clear Anodized aluminum exterior (.04" thick) for durability and a maintenance-free satin finish
Propane & Electrical Systems:
11 pound (2.4 gallon) tongue mounted propane tank (*upgrade to dual 11 pound tanks available*)
Custom aluminum propane tank mount
Rugged insulated Currogated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) propane lines and brass fittings throughout
7-pin trailer connector equipped with tow vehicle charging and brake line (*requires brake controller installed either in vehicle or on trailer)
LED marker lights & LED tail lights with integrated reverse light
2 swiveling LED reading lights in cabin
1 overhead utility LED light in cabin
2 LED porch lights above each entrance door
4 foot warm-light spectrum LED overhead light in the galley
Lighted license plate bracket
Duracell 100 amp-hour Group 27 deep cycle battery
Onboard 3-stage intelligent battery charger/converter
15 amp shore power plug
5 fuse-protected circuits for cabin lights, fan, DC outlets and galley lights/DC outlet
5 foot wide cabin
High quality queen size 5" firm foam mattress
Single 5' x 8' exterior grade 13-ply plywood floor
Entrance doors on both driver and passenger side.
Custom manufactured doors are the largest available on any teardrop trailer (triple door seals, locking latch with deadbolt security & locking screened windows)
2 headboard folding cup holders
2 headboard DC outlets for charging phones. laptops & devices in the headboard cubbies
2 coat hooks
13-speed remote controlled roof fan with rain sensor strip (turns fan off and lowers dome during rain)
Warm birch cabinetry and paneling
Slide out 3-burner stainless steel cooktop
Slide out stainless steel Coleman cooler (Stainless, Vintage Green, or Vintage Red)
4 foot warm-light spectrum LED overhead light in the galley
Large (36" L x 18" H x 8" deep) under counter storage cubby
Heavy-duty automotive gas charged hatch lifts
Locking hatch handle
What are the exterior dimensions of a High Camp trailer?
- A High Camp teardrop trailer's total footprint is 7 feet wide (outside of fender-to-outside of fender) and 12 feet long (coupler to license plate).The trailer is 5 1/2 feet tall from the ground to the roof.
What are the trailer's interior dimensions?
- The trailer's cabin is designed around a standard queen size bed (80" long x 60" wide). There is 40 inches of headroom from the top of the mattress to the ceiling, giving a feeling of spaciousness to an occupant lying down or sitting up.
- An important design consideration for our trailers was not overwhelming the cabin with overly large upper cabinets. Many manufacturers overdo cabin storage as a sales point, but end up creating a more cramped, claustrophobic sleeping experience for buyers once they start camping. We believe the cabin is for comfortable sleeping, not storing items that could more easily be organized in the tow vehicle or the tongue box storage.
What are the trailer's dry weight, tongue weight, and GVWR? Can my car pull a High Camp trailer?
- A High Camp teardrop trailer has a dry weight (without camping gear, clothes, water, propane, etc...) of roughly 1,400 pounds and a tongue weight of roughly 190 pounds (with propane cylinder filled). Just about any 6-cylinder car, minivans, crossover, small SUV, or trucks can tow a High Camp trailer comfortably and even some 4 cylinder cars can. Check your vehicle's manual, or ask your dealer or mechanic what your vehicle's tow ratings are. Also consider the ratings on any hitch installed on your vehicle as they have their own set of specifications. Generally speaking, a Class 2 or Class 3 hitch is more than adequate to carry the tongue weight of a High Camp trailer comfortably.
- The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) for every High Camp teardrop trailer is 2,500 pounds. This is a rating that is determined by the maximum weight capacity of the axles and wheels. Our torsion axles are rated at 2,500 to properly carry the weight of the trailer and gear down the road without excessive bouncing.
Do I need electric brakes for my state's requirements or for safety?
- We've made it easier and safer for you by making electric brakes standard equipment on every trailer. While most states don't require brakes on trailers under 2,000 pounds, we believe the small additional cost to add them at the time of construction is more than repaid over time since they reduce wear on your tow vehicle's brake system, which is much more expensive to repair. Besides taking considerable strain off your tow vehicle's brakes on downhills and in stop & go traffic, properly calibrated brakes on the trailer greatly improve the trailer's handling during emergency situations and can avoid jack knifing in hard braking situations.
I've never towed a trailer with brakes- How are the brakes on the trailer activated/controlled?
- In order for the standard 10" drum brakes on the trailer to work, you need a brake controller installed either in your vehicle (usually mounted beneath the dashboard) or on the trailer itself. A brake controller senses that the vehicle is slowing and sends a pre-set voltage back through the 7-conductor trailer wire to apply the elctromagnetic brakes on the trailer. You can either have a brake controller installed in the tow vehicle, or have it installed on the trailer tongue using an RF brake controller (what we offer). Check out the pros on the options page.
How is the Trailer chassis built?
- Every High Camp teardrop trailer chassis is built from 2" x 2" square steel tube. The chassis is fully welded and features a stout 2" x 3" tongue with 2" ball coupler, safety chains, and breakaway activator for the trailer brakes. The frame is primed and painted with gloss black automotive enamel standard (powder coating optional).
- The chassis is wired with a 7-pin wiring harness that controls all trailer side marker lights, brake and turn signals and reverse light, as well as operates the trailer's electric brakes and facilitates charging of the trailer battery from the tow vehicle's alternator.
How is the trailer body constructed? What materials are used?
- A High Camp teardrop trailer is designed to maximize strength and withstand the elements. All of the wood components are CNC milled for precision from high-quality 3/4" birch plywood manufactured here in Oregon. It is a premium quality hardwood plywood constructed from uniform laminations of solid grade 1/16" Birch that results in an all-hardwood core panel that is strong and straight with almost no voids. Each sheet has a formaldehyde-free core and is finished in a durable, zero-VOC clear coat. You simply won't find any other teardrop manufacturers building with a better quality plywood.
Why does a High Camp weight more than some other teardrops?
- The short answer is that we use better materials. (more to come...)
Can a High Camp trailer handle off road conditions?
- A High Camp teardrop trailer excels in difficult terrain. The frame is fully welded with a very beefy tongue configuration that extends all the way back to the axle creating a very strong triangle between coupler and both wheels. The torsion axle on a High Camp trailer is well suited for handling rougher roads like gravel fire roads at speed, or picking its way through rocky terrain. And with approximately 11" of ground clearance with our standard wheels (12" with our upgraded wheels), a High Camp teardrop trailer can follow behind just about anything that any tow vehicle can negotiate. Consider that a High Camp trailer actually has significantly more ground clearance than many of its popular tow vehicles: Subaru Outback (8.7" ground clearance), Jeep Grand Cherokee (8.6"), Nissan Pathfinder (7"). The aggressive tread of our standard 6-ply Maxxis 757 tires and torsion bar suspension combine for traction, clearance and durability.