Teardrop Trailers are an easy and efficient way to travel and camp. But because they are so small, many teardrop owners look to expand the living space of their teardrop trailer, especially in the sun and rain. Side tents, awnings and screen rooms are a great way to get that extra space.
Here are my Top 5 Tents for Teardrop Trailers:
1. Kelty Backroads Shelter
The Kelty Backroads Shelter can attach to either the side of your teardrop Trailer or over the galley. This is not a full room, rather a large awning with sides that can be configured to go right alongside your teardrop trailer, giving you a lot of privacy and protection from the elements. It has a zippered door with window. You will need a way to attach it to the top of your camper, either with crossbars or strong suction cups.
2. Pahaque 5×7 Side Tent and 10×10 Side Tent
The Pahaque Company makes several styles of tents, awnings and accessories for teardrop trailers. The Pahaque 5×7 Side Tent is my go-to tent for the Nucamp T@G
The Pahaque 10×10 Side Tent just a larger version of the 5×7 side tent. There is plenty of room in this tent for a few chairs, and is perfect if you have additional family members or dogs that are camping with you but can’t all fit into your
3. ARB Retractable Awning
The ARB Retractable Awning attaches to crossbars, most people leave the awning attached to their teardrop trailer at all times. You can purchase a screen room separately that attaches to the awning, giving you extra living space and privacy. These awnings come in two sizes 2000x2500mm and 2500x2500mm, so be sure that you get the right size when ordering your screen room attachment.
4. King Camp Awning
The King Camp Awning is a popular awning that provides shelter from the sun and rain. This awning is quite popular in use over the kitchen galley. You will need a way to attach the awning to your teardrop trailer, either with roof crossbars or suction cups.
5. Clam Quickset Screen room
Clam make several sizes of the Quickset Screen Room. This tent does not attach to your trailer, however you can set it up close, so you can easily access it from your teardrop. The Clam Quickset is a screen room, however you can purchase wind panels to cover some or all of the screen panels giving you more privacy. Some versions come with the wind panels. If you plan to buy wind panels separately, make sure the version of the Clam Quickset you buy has a flap at the top to cover the top of the wind panel to keep the rain out of the screen room. You can find my review of the Clam Quickset Traveller here.