Construction of the Small Fry

Small Fry Teardrop Trailer Features and Options

Construction Components of the Small Fry

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The Small-Fry Trailer Frame

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We build the Small-Fry with strong 2" tubular framing, 3/16" angle iron cross member braces, and heavy gauge U-channel for the tongue. The Dexter axles we use on the Small-Fry are rated for 2,000+ pounds. This could be considered an overkill on a trailer that is this small, but we use these axles for your safety, knowing you will never experience a problem with them. Additionally, the trailer is built in compliance with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.

Other features of the Small-Fry trailer frame include the following:

  • 4 cross members
  • Leaf spring suspension
  • A-frame tongue (NOT a weak straight-line tongue) made of HD channel steel with steel mesh shelf to accommodate additional accessories or storage
  • Shelves welded to the frame behind each fender and on the passenger side forward of the fender.
  • 2" ball hitch
  • Articulating, stabilizer tongue jack with wheel (for easy maneuvering)
  • 2 stabilizing jacks in the rear
  • Heavy gauge safety chains
  • 13" wheels with 6-ply tires
  • Running lights, tail lights, and stop lights
  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • 3/4" thick plywood floor (bolted to the frame and to the 5 cross members)

Box Construction

The walls of the Small-Fry are constructed with Alumibond, which is a solid piece of plywood that has factory laminated aluminum on both sides. The aluminum has factory baked on white enamel. This gives you an inside wall that is just as nice as the outside. Many manufacturers use aluminum covered plywood (lauan) for walls, but some manufacturers leave the inside plywood bare, or they cover it with a vinyl that in many cases warps. This construction method leads to warpage and leaking that is rampant in the teardrop industry. PeeWee campers don't leak.

Other features of our box include:

  • Rubber coating on the underside of the floor
  • 14" x 14" roof vent
  • Lower profile with aerodynamic design
  • Water-proofing with our proprietary water-proofing technique at all edges and corners
  • Vinyl floor

Why Our Wall System Is Best for You

Many trailers are made of plywood held together with corner trim. We've seen some trailers actually stapled together where the sides meet the front and back walls.

Our box walls and roof are actually integrated with the welded steel frame. The base trailer frame has two upright rectangular frames which are welded to the front and the back of the trailer frame. These upright frames are made of 1-1/2" angle iron that is 3/16" thick. The walls and roof are bolted to these rectangular frames. This makes your Small-Fry the strongest pull-behind little sleeper in the country.

The Small Fry Is Lightweight

Any vehicle can tow the Small Fry, and several of our buyers have reported trips they have taken pulling the Small Fry with their trike.

Heavy Duty Dexter Axle
Dexter AxleThe Dexter axle we use supports 2,000+ GVW. You will never, ever need the capability to tow that much weight, but this axle makes your Small-Fry tow like a dream!
Rotating Wheeled Jack
Jack with WheelThe wheeled jack on the heavy-duty A-Frame tongue makes for easy maneuvering by hand. To help level the camper when parked for camping, you can raise or lower the jack. When you are ready to tow, just swing the jack up out of the way.
We Recommend the RotoHitch by HitchMate If You Are Towing with a 2-wheel Cycle
Hitch ReceiverThe RotoHitch rotates allowing the Small-Fry to stay level on its tires even if the motorcycle is in a corner lean. This obviously is not as important a factor if you are pulling with a trike.

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