The Yellow Teardrop Trailer

The idea of a teardrop trailer as a temporary home or a guest room for a tiny home owner, seemed to be a popular post the last time we wrote about it. The buzz around my life lately is about my new bright yellow teardrop trailer.

The new tear is a Pleasant Valley Lil Traveler Teardrop. They are built by Amish craftsman in Sugarcreek, Ohio.


The large, dual-locking side entry doors have screened tinted glass-sliding windows. The interior features natural birch wood walls, ceiling and overhead storage cabinets. A fan located in the galley pulls fresh air into the sleeping area. The wooden interior produces the retro look of the originals from the 1930s and 1940s. The lockable rear full length hatch opens to a full hardwood kitchen, complete with doors and drawers allowing ample cooking space. This teardrop is 5 ft wide by 8 ft long but they also come in 4×8 and 5×10 sizes. They weigh between 760 and 1,160 pounds and can be towed by most cars.




The battery to run the lights and the plugs in the galley and the sleeping area is located inside the galley cabinet, but you can also have the battery strapped to the front of the teardrop utility platform.

What drew me to this particular teardrop was the size, roominess, and of course, the color. Pleasant Valley is known for their bright “Spirit” model which comes in red, green, blue, and yellow. They also have a regular silver model.

Pleasant Valley also offers a larger travel trailer called the Pleasant Traveler which are between 14 and 16 feet long.

If you are interested in finding out more about tiny trailers, view our previous posts about the T@B and the classic Gypsy caravan, or visit these websites:

Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers Forum

This Tiny House


By Christina Nellemann

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9 thoughts on “The Yellow Teardrop Trailer”

  1. Thomas, that’s a great site! It’s amazing how many different types of trailers have been designed and manufactured in the past that are no longer around. Yes, a teardrop is a fair weather trailer. We have camped in all types of weather with it though. But when we can’t cook out of the back, we head out for a burger or pizza. 🙂

  2. Hi Christina,
    I enjoy reading your articles in I like your cool yellow teardrop trailer, it’s sad the company seems to run out of business. I am also new in the teardrop trailer world. I have built one myself last summer and really enjoy camping/traveling with it. It atract a lot of attention anywhere we go. If you want to, you can take a look a my blog to see pictures of it and to read about its construction.



  3. Hello All,
    My husband and I are looking to rent a teardrop for the third week of Sept. Believe it or not, we can’t find a rental in the Denver metro area. Anyone have ideas or, know of a teardrop for rent?

  4. Hello, nice web site 🙂
    I did a search of “pleasant valley little traveler” and you are number three.
    I have a 2015 Pleasant Valley Lil Traveler Cargo model.
    Purchased it in 2017 from a guy who used it to carry his Vespa motor scooter to Vespa meets.
    He now has a trailer big enough to sleep his Vespa and himself.
    My Pleasant Valley is 5 wide by 7 feet long and came with NO galley. So I built shelves, etc.
    The cargo model weighed 660 pounds empty. With the added wood it is now 702 pounds Dry.
    2022’s big trip is to Glacier National Park and up to Banff Canada, if they let us in.
    Social Distancing Before It Was Cool,


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