Mike and Nancy have come up with this unique and very efficient camping arrangement. They pull a tear drop trailer behind their Honda Insight hybrid. They achieve an amazing 35 mpg and have full sleeping and cooking facilities — they even have a shower!
|Honda Insight and Little Guy teardrop trailer.|
The Honda Insight is a standard 2001 with the addition of a custom trailer hitch made by Mike. A transmission cooler has also been added.
The teardrop trailer is a “Little Guy” that provides a full sized bed for two and a small kitchen accessed via the back hatch on the trailer as is usual for teardrop trailers. The Little Guy weighs only about 500 lbs.
They have even added a solar heated shower enclosure they can set up to take hot showers.
|Shower enclosure with pressure tank water system.|
Without the trailer attached, the Insight gets 50+ mpg and with the teardrop trailer attached and going the full speed limit plus it gets 35 mpg — pretty amazing for a full function RV.
|The Little Guy teardrop and added Air Cond and Heating unit.|
While Honda does not advise towing with the Insight, Mike says it works well and has not seen any adverse effects.
Its great to see teardrop trailers becoming popular again.
June 27, 2016