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Teardrop Camper Storage Tips and Tricks
Packing Clothes in a
On a 12 day trip I brought way too many clothes and did not use even half of what I had with me. The one thing I did do right is bring clothing layers so I was prepared for any kind of weather. We had a huge variation of temperatures – from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to almost 100 degrees, so I am glad I was prepared. I keep a winter hat, gloves and down jacket in my trailer at all times. I have been camping in situations where it is a comfortable 75 degrees during the day, and then dips below freezing at night. You want to be prepared.
I recommend packing cubes as an inexpensive way to keep your clothes organized – these worked great in the tiny cabinets in my camper. I use REI cubes but there are many brands out there. In the future, my plan is to only bring as many clothes that will fit in my camper cabinets.
Pro Tip: We stopped at a hotel with laundry for one night during our trip to wash clothes and recharge our batteries – so make a plan to stop for laundry and cut the amount of clothes you are bringing way down.
Where to put your shoes in a Teardrop Trailer
This is one of the most often asked questions about teardrop camping, and I have a couple of ways that I store my shoes. If I am staying for more than one night at a campsite, I put up a side tent that attaches to the door of my trailer. That way, even if it rains, my shoes will stay dry because they are inside of the tent, and the inside of my camper stays clean.
I typically have a small indoor/outdoor rug inside the tent which keeps the floor of the tent clean, and I can just wash the rug when necessary. Even if I am not using the side tent, I still put the rug outside the door of the camper, and I can keep my shoes outside if I go into the camper during the day.
Another idea is to have a plastic shoe storage box to put shoes in, and you can just tuck that under the camper at night, keeping the shoes dry even if it rains.
If you prefer to keep your shoes inside the trailer, a waterproof bag is the way to go. Make sure the bag has a handle or string at the top, so you can hang the bag inside your camper to save space.
Adding Storage to a Teardrop Trailer
The best way that I have found to add storage to my teardrop is to use Command brand products. They have many useful products that I have added to both the inside of my camper and to the galley. The bonus is that they will not damage the walls of the camper if used correctly. You can also buy heavy duty velcro tape to secure items to the wall. But anything that is on the heavy side should be removed during travel so that it does not damage the wall when towing.
How to Get Power While camping Off Grid
Many National Parks and other Camp Grounds do have have electrical hookups, so you need to have your own way of getting power to change your devices. And in a
Most of this trip I did not have electric hookups, so even though my
I also used a Goal Zero Yeti 400 to run my ICECO Go 12 12v refrigerator when I did not have shore power. I suggest the lithium version because it weighs less and I plan to upgrade to the Goal Zero Yeti 500 so that the power will last even longer. I would recharge these power stations using the solar panels while camping and a 12v charger in my car to recharge while driving. And since I did a ton of driving this worked out really well.
Check out the article on The Best Goal Zero Yeti Power Stations for Camping for more information.
Staying Warm and staying cool in your
Some nights it was as cold as about 35-40 degrees, and having a usb heated throw was a lifesaver to keep warm at night when I did not have electric hookups to run my heater. The usb throw has an automatic shut off – it does a fantastic job of warming you up until your body heat warms up the camper. My Cotopaxi Fuego down jacket kept me nice and warm without overheating. I did buy the men’s version because I love the colors.
I did bring a Mr Buddy Heater, which I did not need in my
The USB Fan is one of my favorite item’s – I run it every night. I have never used my AC, the fan keeps me cool and helps me sleep, and it is a lot quieter than the overhead fan! Check out this article for 5 things you need to stay warm in a teardrop camper.
Teardrop Camper Kitchen Storage
The galley of a
A wind-screen for the stove is a must – have. This is inexpensive but will save you a lot of hassle when trying to cook outside. The UCO Spork is a favorite – light and easy to clean – UCO is one of my favorite brands for camping gear, I now use the UCO mess kits and collapsible mugs in my camper. Speaking of collapsible – my dishpan and drying rack both collapse as well.
I wrote a whole article about Teardrop Trailer Kitchen storage – For more teardrop camper kitchen ideas check out this article!
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