The modular, build-it-yourself Teal camper is officially available for purchase. Teal debuted its first model, the Tail Feather, at the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show last week and has begun production on the camper. You purchase the individual modules to fit your needs and then assemble the pieces yourself.
Instead of taking up a big portion of the garage or driveway throughout the year, the Teal camper can be disassembled and stored neatly – the panels even nest together to minimize the space they take up. Teal's campers can be left empty and used to haul gear (e.g. dirt bikes or work equipment) or outfitted for mobile living. They're sized to fit standard trailers, creating a full camper that falls within the 1,000 pound (454 kg) tow limit of smaller vehicles.
Each panel weighs less than 30 pounds (13.6 kg), and the entire kit transforms into a camper within about an hour with some very basic assembly. The least expensive Tail Feather model is the P48 4 x 8-foot (1.2 x 2.4-m) version, which weighs 420 pounds (190.5 kg) and includes all structural elements (walls, roof, windows, etc.), a dinette/bed set, a soft sink cabinet and shelving. The full kit retails for US $7,300. The P58 5 x 8-foot (1.5 x 2.4-m) version retails for $7,500, and the P510 5 x 10-foot (1.5 x 3-m) version for $7,995.
The trailer itself is not included with purchase and will need to be supplied separately. It fits on most utility trailers. The Teal Tail Feather Camper can be pulled by most SUVs and some small cars. It weighs between 450 - 500 pounds. Combined with a utility trailer it is usually less than 1,000 lbs., making it one of the lightest campers on the market with stand-up headroom.
The Teal Tail Feather Camper will also fit in the bed of most full-sized pickup trucks. It also fits into many garages.
You can learn more on the Teal web site at http://www.tealinternational.com/TealCamper.