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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the weight? What is the height? What is the width? Etc.
Please refer to our website page that compares the weights and measurements and all other specifications of all campers: Click Here.

 

Q. My tow vehicle is a <fill in the blank>. Can it tow your camper?
Almost any American-made car can tow a minimum of 1,200 to 1,500 pounds. Which means that almost any American-made car can tow one of our campers because our heaviest camper with as many options as possible still weighs less than 900 pounds.

 

Note: Some American-made car manufacturers warn owners not to tow with a particular car they make. BUT. . . surprise, surprise! The very same car sold in Europe lists a towing capacity of guess what - 1,200 to 1,500 pounds. As a rule of thumb, a tow vehicle is capable of towing an amount equal to its own weight. Before you believe the US Owners Manual for your car, check the specs for the car on a European website. Then you'll know the truth.

 

Q. Does the trailer have electric brakes?
None of our 5' x 8' trailers come with electric brakes because generally speaking you don't need brakes for such a lightweight trailer. If you would feel better having brakes, you can order them as an option.

 

Note: Our Cycle Sleeper, made for towing by a motorcycle or trike, comes standard with electric brakes.

 

Q. What size ball does the trailer need?

All our trailers take a 2" ball.

 

Q. How high off the ground should the trailer hitch ball be?
The top of the ball should be 18" off the ground. Smaller tow vehicles may need an adapter to raise the height of the ball, while larger tow vehicles may need an adapter to lower the height of the ball. Fortunately, adapters come in increments of 1" so you can usually get exactly the right height. The same adapter can be used to raise or lower the ball for different cars. All you have to do is turn the adapter in the other direction.

 

Q. What class hitch should I install?
Anything more than a Class I hitch is overkill. Of course, you can tow with a heavier class of hitch with no problem, and you may need a heavier hitch for towing other items sometimes.

 

Q. If you have a Half Pint with AC that exhausts into the galley compartment, do the rear doors have to be open when you run the AC?
No. The AC is vented in the roof.

 

Q. Can you install a cook stove of any kind in the galley?
Certainly there is room for one and we could, but we don't really like the idea of an open flame in the galley. You can set a portable cook stove on the countertop, but why not take an aluminum folding utility table and cook out in the open?

 

Q. Where does the AC drain hose drain?
There is no drain hose any more. The latest ACs have a tray inside that catches the water and evaporates it back into the system to help cool the system. You really should not have any water drainage from your AC.

 

Note: Having said that, however, there is always room for user error that could cause water drainage. If you are using the AC while parked on a slope, the tray inside will not be level and the water could drain out. Always try to have the camper level when towing and when camping. If you know that you are not going to be able to do this, consider it one of the joys of camping and arm yourself with some towels!

 

Q. Do you have a dealer in my area?
No. We sell direct from the factory only. This is one way we try to keep the prices down. If you want to see one in person, you have to come to Nashville, TN unless you are lucky enough to see one of our buyer's camper. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment to see a camper. For several reasons, we do not keep campers at our showroom location. This means that we have to take one to the showroom to meet you. Thus the need for an appointment.

 

Q. Do you still make the larger camper called the Pintsize?
Sorry, but no. We have retooled our production line to make only the smaller size trailers - 5' x 8' or smaller. As camper manufacturers often do, the Pintsize could be reintroduced at a later time, but there are not plans for that now.

 

Q. Is financing available?
Yes. We don't do in-house financing, but we refer our buyers to a national financing program just for RVs that is easy to apply to over the phone or online. Please call for more information.

 

Q. Can I send you rims and tires of my choosing as long as they comply with your hub bolt pattern and dimensional clearances?
Yes. Our bolt pattern is 5x4-1/2"

 

Note: If the tires have too high of a profile, it might be necessary for you to get the lift option for the trailer.

 

Q. My tow vehicle has a 4-pin, male plug. Can you wire the camper to match that?
All our trailers are wired with a 7 flat-pin female connector. You will need to get an adapter. The 7-pin wiring system has a wire that attaches to your deep cycle battery so your tow vehicle can recharge the battery while the engine is running. Tow vehicles with a 4-pin wiring connection are not able to charge the battery.

 

Q. Do you have any type of rental program?
Sorry, no.

 

Q. Is the frame on your PeeWee teardrop strong enough to support a 2" receiver hitch bike rack?
Yes. We sell the 2" receiver as an option. This is a pretty common option so we always have trailer frames on hand that have the receiver hitch welded to the frame. We do not add receiver hitches by bolting them on, so if you think you want one, it is best to order it initially.

 

Q. Can you mail me a brochure?
Sorry, we don't print brochures any more. Our website is the best place for the most current and accurate information. It is updated constantly with the latest prices, options available, build times, etc.

 

Q. Can you ship and what is the cost?
From time to time, we offer free delivery within a limited distance from Nashville. If this is a current offer, you will be able to find this information easily on our website. When we are not offering free delivery, our charge is $.50 per mile roundtrip. If for some reason, we are not able to deliver with our delivery trailers, then we use a national, bonded transport company to deliver. It is difficult to quote a price in advance for this kind of delivery because the transport company changes its prices based on gas prices and whether or not they can combine the delivery with another delivery or a pick up.