Camping in a rooftop tent or campervan is so 2022! We think it’s safe to say we’re all ready to leave 2022 in the rearview window. So it’s time to upgrade your travel experience with a lightweight teardrop trailer.
People looking into campervans and pop-up tents are typically looking for something smaller but with amenities to make camping easier and more comfortable. Teardrop trailers offer both of those factors, plus other advantages. These small trailers have no setup necessary, easy towing and storage, and no need for additional storage. If you’ve been sleeping on teardrop campers, it’s time to wake up!
No Set Up Required – Just Park and Unhook
Those who have ever set up a rooftop tent know that the process is not always easy. While some pop-up tents claim that setup only takes a few minutes, the reality is rarely that easy. With so many moving parts, you’re bound to run into some issues while putting up or taking down your tent. Zippers can get stuck, velcro can get muddy, and rods can bend. While some are easier than others, the process will take some time.
Rooftop tents are great in theory, but when it comes down to your trip, you’ll spend a lot of time just getting your sleeping quarters ready for the night. If you’re someone who likes to move around a lot, imagine how much time you would waste when you could be spending doing something more exciting, like hiking or roasting marshmallows.
With a teardrop camper, you cut out the headache. All you have to do is pull into your site and unhook. Then, everything is ready to go, and you won’t need to spend hours fussing to get your tent set up.
Easy Towing – Hassle-Free is the Way to Be
While teardrop trailers and larger travel trailers have easy setup in common, towing a teardrop trailer is a much easier process. Travel trailers are typically around 15 to 30 feet in length, can weigh more than 5000 pounds, and require a heavy-duty truck to tow them. Not to mention the learning curve that comes with maneuvering them through tight RV campgrounds.
Meanwhile, DROPLET’s lightweight teardrop campers have everything you need in a trailer and are less than 1000 pounds! Their smaller size and lighter weight not only make it easier to tow but you won’t have to upgrade your vehicle to something expensive and powerful. Even a Volkswagen Golf can tow our DROPLET teardrop campers!
The smaller size will also help you when driving with your trailer. You’ll be able to fit in regular parking lots, pull through a drive-through, and squeeze into smaller camping sites.
Store Your Trailer Anywhere – If It Fits, It Sits
Continuing with the theme of saving you time and hassle, teardrop camper trailers are very easy to store in between uses. Unlike larger trailers, they are small enough to fit directly in your garage or in your driveway.
Fumbling with a rooftop tent after a weekend of camping can be a pain. Considering they weigh between 100 and 200 pounds, removing them is not a simple task. If you need your car to commute to work, you’ll have to decide between the difficult task of removing it for storage or driving around with the extra weight. Most tents will require more than one person to easily remove them without damaging your car.
Even once the season is over, storing your pop-up tent can be a nightmare as well. First, you’ll want to make sure it’s completely clean and dry. You’ll also need to keep the tent somewhere that it will stay dry and off the ground to prevent damage from mold or unwanted critters looking for a nice home.
With your DROPLET trailer, you’ll just unhook and drive away.
Lightweight Teardrop Trailers are Cheaper Than Campervans – Save Yourself Some Dough
Have you seen the prices of campervans these days? A combination of beautiful Instagram feeds and international travel restrictions have sent the popularity of campervans through the roof, and with it, the prices! Campervans can run you tens of thousands of dollars – we’ve seen some that are more than a hundred thousand dollars!
Buying one is just half the battle because you’ll have to spend money on engine upkeep as well. Plus, while it may seem convenient to have a camper and a car all wrapped up in one if you’re using it daily, you’ll be putting way too many miles on the engine. That means you’ll likely need to invest in a second vehicle for day-to-day use.
The DROPLET lightweight teardrop trailer, on the other hand, is a relatively small investment compared to a campervan. The trailer itself requires very little maintenance to keep it running in tip-top shape. Since you can tow it with nearly any car, you won’t have to dish out any extra money on a new vehicle. Plus you can always unhitch and use your car for daily necessities.
While rooftop tents are available at lower prices than a teardrop trailer, there are other expenses you’ll need to think about when comparing the two. You will need a suitable vehicle that works with your specific tent. Typically, you’ll need a truck, van, or SUV. If you don’t already own the proper vehicle, you’ll have to invest in purchasing something larger with a roof rack in order to secure your pop-up tent.
Freedom to Explore – Isn’t That the Point?
If you’ve read this far and you’re looking into your options for camping, we can guess that your main objective is to get out there and explore! So it makes no sense to limit your exploration abilities once you’ve arrived at your destination, right? With both a rooftop tent and campervans, once you’ve set up camp, there’s no leaving without giving up your campsite.
If you’re hoping to drive to a nearby town to check it out or gather supplies, get yourself to a nearby hiking trailhead, or make a day trip to a nearby attraction, then teardrop camping makes the most sense. You’ll have no problem fitting into any campsite that is available to you. Then, you can easily unhook your trailer and drive off into the sunset. You don’t have to worry about someone else snagging your spot or breaking down camp.
2023 is the Year of the Modern, Lightweight Teardrop Camper
If you’re looking for a small RV that will take your camping experience to the next level, you seriously need to look into teardrop camping. DROPLET trailers feature everything you need to sleep comfortably and cook yourself delicious meals, all while feeling like you’re at one with nature.
The advantages over campervans and rooftop tents are clear. You will save yourself time, money, and energy by investing in a teardrop trailer, which you can turn around and invest in yourself and your adventures.
Which team are you on? Team tent or van or are you ready to get yourself a teardrop trailer? Let us know in the comments!