8 Signs You’re Ready To Ditch Your Tent for a Teardrop Trailer

By Madison StamenJuly 12, 2021

Let's face it tent-campers, there are some things you can’t avoid on a camping trip. Whether it's lousy sleeping conditions, unpredictable weather, or the lack of a kitchen to cook a proper meal, tent camping can be a disaster. If you're tired of being sore, wet, and spending more time packing and setting up than actually camping, you may be ready to upgrade to a teardrop trailer.

Upgrading your tent to one of our TOPO off-road trailers will take your adventure to new heights and will give you back precious packing and set-up time, so you can spend more time doing the things you love and less doing the things you don’t. From the snowy slopes of Colorado to the misty coast of California, wherever you and your trailer might be, you will have all the comforts of home along with you.

Need a little convincing it’s time to trade in your tent for an Escapod trailer? Here are eight tell-tale signs that you’re ready to ditch your tent for a teardrop trailer.

1. When you can’t handle making another packing list

Tent-campers, we know the parts of a camping trip that you dread the most: packing and setting up. How many times are you going to check and recheck your packing list before you hit the road and say to yourself, “I hope I have everything, there’s no going back now.”

When you're tent camping you have to worry about packing and setting up coolers, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, pillows, pots, pans, and so much more. All the time you wasted packing and setting up could have been spent doing what you love the most, camping! After all, time is our most precious resource, so we should savor it!

In an Escapod trailer, everything you need is packed and ready inside so you can pick up and go at a moment’s notice. No packing is necessary and set-up is made easy.

2. When you don’t enjoy waking up soaked from a surprise rainstorm

You won’t have to worry about weather conditions when you're camping in an Escapod. If a surprise rainstorm rolls through, snuggle up inside of your trailer and indulge in a good movie. Our unique cabinet doors fold out to create a perfect laptop stand for laying back and enjoying the show. Did we mention our kicking propane heater option? If you plan on taking your trailer camping in chillier climates, you can add a heater with in-cabin temperature controls so you never have to leave the warmth of your bed.

3. When another night of hotdogs and marshmallows isn't going to cut it

Sure roasting hotdogs over a fire is exciting and fun the first few times, but how many nights until the buzz wears off and you want a proper meal? When you are off-grid, there aren’t going to be any restaurants to save your grumbling stomach.

The Original TOPO Series galley is ready for gourmet cooking on the go. Equipped with a two-burner stove, 65-liter YETI cooler, stainless steel countertop, and spacious cabinets that double as your table and cutting board, your meals will be uncompromising and just as delicious as you can make them at home.

4. When you don’t have the energy to chase your tent across the campground

Wind is no friend to tent camping. We have all been there. We knew the weather forecast predicted high winds but we couldn’t let that ruin our weekend camping trip. One gust of wind and before you know it, you are chasing your tent across the campground.

Escapod trailers are built to provide full protection from the elements. The Original TOPO Series body sits on top of a hand-welded 2” x 2” frame of powder-coated USA steel. All exterior walls and roof are made of a lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminum. So yeah, it’s safe to say your trailer isn’t going anywhere in the next windstorm.

5. When the 1” Therm-a-rest isn’t cutting it anymore

As cool as “roughin’ it in a tent sounds, waking up with a stiff neck and back is a surefire way to put you in a bad mood and prevent you from doing the things you love. Our Original TOPO trailer comes equipped with a 5” custom memory foam Utah queen mattress. Hit the hay after a long day’s adventure and wake up the next morning with a fresh and rested body ready to explore.

The spacious sleeping area isn’t even the cabin’s best feature. All Original TOPO trailers have a 9” x 41” stargazer window so you can lay back and take in the stars from the comfort of your own bed.

6. When you don't want to set up your tent in the dark

We all try to make it to camp before the sun sets, but let's be real… our trips don’t always go according to plan. How many times have you had to set up your tent in the pitch dark? It is frustrating, cumbersome, and flat-out just not fun.

Setting up your Escapod off-road trailer is easy and simple no matter what time of day. No need to hold flashlights or wear headlamps as our trailers come stocked with LED lighting throughout that will give your campsite plenty of light.

To learn about the full setup process, check out our YouTube Video User Manual to get all the tips and tricks. 

7. When you don’t want to boil water for washing the dishes

When you are camping in a tent, access to hot water isn't easy to come by. Your plates, bowls, and utensils can only handle so many days of marshmallow stickiness and burger grease drippings before they need a proper hot water scrub.

With our off-road trailer, bring 21 gallons of clean fresh water with you anywhere you go. Flip on our propane water heater mounted to the side of the Original TOPO trailer or hidden inside of the TOPO2 trailer, and in seconds have piping hot water ready to start washing.

8. When completely unplugging isn’t an option

Camping in an Escapod eliminates the need for bulky solar chargers, power banks, or noisy generators. Charge flashlights, phones, GPS units, and any other electronics you can think of with one of the four USB charging ports or the 12-volt cigarette outlet that come standard in all TOPO Series trailers. You’ll never have to stress about your battery percentage again.

Convinced it’s time to upgrade your tent to an Escapod trailer? Head over to our Order Now page to start your build on a TOPO2 off-road trailer. 

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