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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there a warranty?
Yes. We provide a 1-year warranty to the original Buyer against all defects in materials and workmanship. Accessories like air conditioners have their own warranty periods. Watch our video.


Q. Do I have to bring the camper back to the factory in Nashville for warranty repairs?
No. We will find a repair facility that is close to where you are (whether at home or camping) and make sure they can do whatever is needed. We will pay the repair facility directly.


Q. My tow vehicle is a <fill in the blank>. Can it tow your camper?
Almost any car sold in America can tow a minimum of 1,200 to 1,500 pounds. Which means that almost any car sold in American can tow one of our 4x6 or 5x8 campers. Our larger Big Brother model that is 5'x10' weighs about 1,700 pounds so you will need a vehicle that is cable of towing that weight.

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.

Learn more about towing a pull-behind camper.


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: If you are towing our Small-Fry with a 2-wheel motorcycle as opposed to a trike, you might want to order our optionsl 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 a hitch insert to raise the height of the ball, while larger tow vehicles may need an insert to lower the height of the ball. Fortunately, these hitch inserts are available in 1" increments all the way to 8" so you can usually get exactly the right height. The same insert can be used to raise or lower the ball for different cars. All you have to do is turn the insert one way to raise and the opposite way to lower.

Hitch insert for raising or lowering a ball

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, then a bath towel layed on the countertop will take care of any amount of drainage that these newer AC's produce.


Q. Will the 12-volt battery run the air conditioner.
No. You need 120-volts to run an air conditioner. The battery is more for charging a cell phone or running a roof fan. Learn more about batteries.


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 campers. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment to see a camper. For several reasons, we do not always keep our demonstrator 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 Pint Size?
Sorry, we do not. HOWEVER, we have reconfigured the Pint Size and reintroduced it as Big Brother. The Big Brother model is 5' x 10' and it is tall enough to stand up and walk around in. It comes with a kitchen and bathroom area that has a porta-potty. It does not have gray water and black water tanks like the Pint Size did.


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 5 x 4-1/2"

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.


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 because it will not be possible to add it after we have started.


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 specified 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.

 

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