10 Reasons Why a Teardrop Trailer is Better Than a Tent

There’s basically nothing better in life than camping in the great outdoors. The smell of the campfire, the fresh air, the sound of crickets… But spending the night in a tent isn’t always the most comfortable experience. Keep the good and upgrade from sleeping on the ground in a tent to sleeping in a teardrop trailer. 

Man camping at Porteau Cove, BC with a DROPLET Trailer
Photo from @droplet_trailer Instagram

10 Reasons Why a Teardrop Trailer is Better Than a Tent

If you want a camping experience that’s hassle-free and way more comfortable, you’ll love a teardrop trailer. Compact, cozy, and easy to use, teardrop trailers are the little brother of full-sized RVs. They provide space to sleep, some storage, and a kitchen area in a tiny, aerodynamic package that even your small vehicle can tow.

Ready to upgrade your camping game? Let’s take a look at 10 reasons a teardrop trailer is way better than a tent!

1. Super easy, hassle-free setup

Setting up your tent can be a hassle. Unpack everything, set down a tarp, add the poles and the rainfly, and then finally stake it down. It’s one big process standing between you and all the exploring you could be doing.

With a teardrop trailer, setup is as easy as can be. Just pull up to your campsite and unhitch. That’s it, you’re ready to camp!

2. Almost any vehicle can tow a DROPLET teardrop trailer

Droplet trailer being towed by a VW Golf

Think upgrading from a tent to a trailer will require you to upgrade your vehicle – think again.

While a full-size trailer weighs anywhere from 3,000 to over 10,000 pounds, in comparison, teardrop trailers are much, much lighter. On average, teardrops are around 1,723 pounds (still too heavy for your Volkswagon Golf). However, the DROPLET 58 only weighs 950 pounds; talk about an ultra-light travel trailer!

That extremely lightweight means you don’t need a heavy-duty vehicle to tow your DROPLET trailer. DROPLET trailers are light enough that vehicles like Honda CR-Vs, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV-4 can tow them easily. You don’t need electric brakes or trailer brake controllers either – but would if your trailer was any heavier. 

3. Teardrop trailers are always ready to go

We’ve all been there: it’s Friday after work and you’re rushing to get the car loaded with your camping gear, stock up on ice for the cooler, and grab last-minute beverages from the market. Don’t waste valuable daylight packing up all the camping gear! With a teardrop trailer, it’s as easy as hitching it up and you’re ready to start your adventure! You’ll already have everything you’ll need to camp comfortably under the stars. 

Plus, unlike large RVs with water systems, you’ll never have to winterize your teardrop trailer or do extensive prep for storage. Store it away whenever you aren’t using it, and your teardrop trailer will be ready and waiting for your next camping trip.

4. More comfort in any temperature or season

Inside the camper
The DROPLET has closed-cell aluminum laminated foam with an R-value of 2.81

Even with the nicest sleeping bag and sleeping pad around, sleeping in a tent still means sleeping on the ground. You can try using an air mattress… but you’re liable to find yourself back on the ground by morning. Don’t you wish you could just bring a normal mattress with you?

With a teardrop trailer, you can! Spending a night in a teardrop camper means sleeping soundly in a real bed. In fact, the DROPLET includes an ultra-comfy queen mattress that comfortably sleeps two adults!

Even better, the DROPLET is insulated for all four seasons (so you can extend your camping season). For the warmer months, the DROPLET has great airflow to keep you cool which can be even better with an optional solar fan.

5. Much more affordable than a full-sized RV

A full-sized RV is an expensive investment, frequently costing over $50,000 (or even over $100,000) to purchase new. A teardrop RV, by comparison, is much more affordable and a mere third of the investment.

If you’ve ever dreamt of having an RV to take on camping trips but couldn’t afford it, a teardrop trailer is the solution! You can have the same freedom to go anywhere, anytime, and at a fraction of the cost!

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6. Bring a kitchen with you, wherever you go

DROPLET XL galley kitchen
DROPLET XL galley kitchen

Campfire cooking is fun, but squatting next to the fire pit, balancing pots and pans, or fumbling with a stovetop in inclement weather can get old – fast! Instead, bring everything you need for simple (or fine dining) meals with a covered, galley kitchen.

Teardrop trailers commonly include a small kitchen behind the sleeping area, hidden under a hatch. The DROPLET’s kitchen features:

  • LED lighting
  • Sink and hand pump
  • Counters space for prep work
  • A space to hang dishes
  • Plenty of storage for pots, pans, and anything else

Add a portable fridge and stove, and you’re ready to make some gourmet meals!

7. Everything has its place

Keeping things organized and tidy in a tent can be tough. There’s little to no storage and your space can get cluttered quickly – the mesh hanging net can leave a lot to desire in terms of storage solutions. But with a teardrop trailer, you’ll have plenty of space to stash everything away. 

Teardrops have storage inside the sleeping compartment and kitchen areas and frequently have more storage outside too. The DROPLET 58 has 2 cabinets and 2 shelves inside, wide pull-out drawers in the kitchen area, and an external storage box. 

The DROPLET XL adds even more storage, with additional storage compartments between the sleeping and kitchen area. Plus, it has extra kitchen shelving and more space for an extra-large Dometic CXF3 fridge.

8. Go almost anywhere (even off-road!)

Think upgrading to a trailer from a tent means you have to downgrade your adventures? A trailer doesn’t mean you have to stick to busy campgrounds or over frequented trailheads.

Because they’re so compact, teardrop trailers are easy to take with you on any trip. They’re smaller and easier to maneuver than larger trailers, so you’ll have no trouble navigating your way to your destination. 

And if you want true freedom, an off-road teardrop trailer with bigger wheels is the answer. 13” wheels are standard on the DROPLET XL and available as an add-on for the DROPLET 58. These wide, sturdy tires will allow your off-road teardrop camper to navigate rough gravel roads and logging trails without any trouble at all.

9. Generate revenue when not camping

Is your tent working for you? When your tent’s not in use, there’s not much to do with it. You can pack it away or maybe loan it to a friend from time to time. It’s certainly not generating its own revenue to fund more adventures!

But with a DROPLET, when you’re not using your trailer, you can put it to use by renting it out!

That’s right: via our website, you can rent your DROPLET teardrop trailer to other campers. That way, you can make some extra income while helping someone have a killer night of camping. 

10. Stay longer & go farther with a teardrop trailer

With the extra storage and versatility of a teardrop camper, you’ll have no problems taking long, extended camping trips. And with an off-road setup, you can truly get far, far away from it all. 

These rigs are also great for fans of boondocking. Not so different than tent camping, this means no electricity or water hook-ups; just you, your trailer (and full-size mattress), and nature!

Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t have any conveniences. Upgrading does have its perks after all. A DROPLET trailer with a solar panel will allow it to charge the battery and keep the lights on, without the need for electric hook-ups. That way, you can keep your adventures going for longer than ever!

Want an Unbeatable Camping Experience? Get a Teardrop Trailer

A teardrop trailer is more comfortable, more convenient, and more versatile than a tent.  They provide more storage and more amenities, yet they’re still lightweight and compact for easy transport. A teardrop trailer is great for anyone who wants an easier camping experience, whether you’re getting older or just don’t want to deal with setting up a tent.

Ready for a high-quality, long-lasting camper? Enjoy an incredible camping trip with everything you need right there and ready to go in a DROPLET trailer. Once you’ve spent a night in one, you will never want to go back to a tent again!

What feature of tent camping are you ready to give up? Tell us in the comments.

2 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why a Teardrop Trailer is Better Than a Tent”

    • Hi Deborah, thank you for your comment. What is the specific Honda Civic version you have?

      In general, you need at least 1,200 lbs towing capacity to tow the DROPLET 58.

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