A middle aged couple is gathered around the kitchen galley of a TOPO2 teardrop camper enjoying some wine.

12 Essential Items for your Camping Trailer

By Jess VernonOctober 03, 2022

While you wait in the queue for your TOPO2 camping trailer, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’d like to deck it out!


Your pod will be rigged with the best features out there, but what’s a bed without sheets or a kitchen without a spatula? We know there’s a lot to consider, so our team has put together our favorite must-haves for the cabin & galley to help you get your pod ready for life on the road!


Cabin Essentials

The roomy cabin of the TOPO2 will be the perfect spot to reflect on the day’s adventures, take time to recover from excursions, and hunker down when Mother Nature throws poor weather your way. Adding some extras to your cabin provides even more comfort and functionality to improve the experience

Let’s start with your bed! You’ll have a true queen 6” memory foam mattress in your TOPO2, so any queen-size sheets with be the perfect fit! To complete your ideal bedding set, you’ll want to add some pillows & blankets to round things out.


We’ve loved using Puffy Rumpls because they keep you warm and are easy to wash, but if you need a little extra heat, you can’t go wrong with a wool blanket option!


A soft-sided blue and grey packing cube leans agains a tower of three others.

A nice and tidy cabin space makes camping easy. Packing cubes go a long way in helping with this. You can use these packing cubes to transport clothes from your home to your trailer, keep things separated so you know where to find what you need while out on the road, and separate clean and dirty laundry with little to no effort!

While out and about, are you one that wants to get a little work done? A table tray could just be what you need for your trailer. You can use it when needed, and then it collapses down for easy storage in your headboard!


Pro tip: Double up its purpose and be sure to use it for a breakfast-in-bed setup!

Galley Essentials

Next up is the galley! Once you pop open the hatch, all kinds of magic can happen here. You’ll be able to test out many recipes as you whip up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the TOPO2, your galley is fully equipped with a two-burner ENO stove, sink, a 75L YETI cooler, a magnetic GSI knife set, a fold-out table, cutting board, and a beautiful stainless steel countertop.


In addition to all those standard features, you’ll also have modular shelving in your TOPO2, allowing you to customize the shape of your storage so you can pack what you need! We recommend buying some basics that can take up permanent residence in your pod. This way, you’ll always be packed & ready to hit the road in no time.

To cover all our bases with the basics, we’d recommend a set of silverware, silicone cooking tools, and to stay on trend with the organization a cutlery tray!

Pro Tip: If you’d like to take this up a notch, you could opt for some Magnetic Camping Utensils. They magnetize together so they won’t bounce around while you are offroading to your destination.

In addition to your utensils & tools, some dishware & cookware is essential. Durability is a big factor when it comes to your selection. We recommend enamel dishes, they can withstand pretty much anything you might come across. Nesting pots and pans fit nicely into the modular storage. With their ability to stack altogether, it will aid in keeping your galley nice and tidy!

In the TOPO2, you’ll have your sink on board to wash up after each meal, an easy accessory to add to the mix is a collapsible draining dish rack, this frees up space in the sink as you move each dish to dry.


Galley: Extras and Upgrades

Are you the type that elevates every meal whether in the home or out on the road? We’ve got some optional items to make your cooking experience more gourmet.

If you're a coffee-lover, your biggest concern might be how to make a steaming cup o’ joe in the morning. A classic brew is easy to achieve with our Escapod French Press, which can be easily accompanied by our camp cups.

One nice thing about camping in an Escapod is being able to bring those heavier items along. We love using a cast-iron skillet for bacon in the morning or a cast-iron dutch oven to make some campfire chili for dinner. 

We hope this sparks some inspiration for what you’d like to get for your pod. The best part about getting all of your necessities is that you have the freedom to customize it and make it truly feel like your home away from home.

Interested in other essential items for your Escapod? Be sure to check out our Amazon Storefront where we highlight other recommendations for enjoying life around the campsite, maintaining your Escapod, and towing with ease!

Don't have your TOPO2 on order yet? Order yours today!

If you ever have questions, never hesitate to reach out to our PodPros - we’re always here to help!

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