Used tear drop trailers are expensive due to the recent increase in popularity of vintage travel trailers. Many people buy used trailers and restore them. It is possible to pull a tear drop trailer with a smaller vehicle, which makes the tear drop trailer a better choice for those who do not own a truck or an SUV. Tear drop trailers come in several different sizes and can make camping more comfortable for those with smaller vehicle towing capacities.
The expense of purchasing a used tear drop trailer has led an increasing number of enthusiasts to build their own trailers. Older trailers are becoming harder to find, and when they do come up for sale the price is often higher per square foot than the prices for larger modern trailers. The American Tear Drop Trailer Company also makes custom tear drop trailers to match the buyer's car or truck. However, the customization process adds to the overall expense of the trailer. Older tear drop trailers sometimes contain wood interiors and other unique touches that are rare with modern trailers. There are many custom manufacturers of tear drop trailers that may have used trailers available for sale at a reduced cost.