Is camping in a teardrop trailer on your summer adventure bucket list but you don’t have one of your own? Or are you looking to "try before you buy" to make sure a teardrop trailer is right for your lifestyle? Here at Escapod, we've taken the legwork out of renting a teardrop trailer! Read on to learn how to rent a teardrop trailer so you can take the trip of a lifetime.
So, you’ve decided you want to rent a teardrop trailer, but where do you start? Escapod not only manufactures & sells teardrop trailers but also offers a rental option! There are a few questions to ask to find the perfect teardrop trailer rental for you & your family:
How many people will you be bringing?
The Original TOPO trailer has a queen-sized bed that fits two adults (+ a small child) comfortably. That said, bringing along a few more people or the whole family isn’t a problem! You can add a rooftop tent to your rental to increase the sleeping capacity of the set up by another two adults or three children. This is a great option for a family of five or two adventure couples that want separate sleeping quarters.
When do you want to travel?
Here at Escapod, we have a rental fleet ready every camping season (April-October). For the start of the 2022 season, that will include our Original TOPO trailers. Coming mid-summer 2022, we will have a limited number of TOPO2 trailers available as well. If you're planning to camp mid-summer, the Original TOPO is a great choice. As we venture into fall, the TOPO2 is worth the splurge. It comes standard with a heater to help keep you cozy at night.
What’s your price point?
The pricing of the two models is a little different since the TOPO2 model comes standard with a few more features, like a heater in the cabin and a sink in the galley! The Original TOPO units start at $110/night during the low season (April & October) and $140/night during the peak season (May - September). 2022 TOPO2 units will be $140/night during the low season and $180/night during peak season. We also offer a weekly discount of $25/night and a monthly discount of $50/night for our customers.
Once you're ready to book, head over to our rentals booking page to ensure availability.
In order to tow an Escapod, your vehicle needs to be set up correctly. Whether you own a tow vehicle or need to rent one, your vehicle will need a class III hitch receiver and 4-pin or 7-blade trailer electrical connections. You’ll also want to check the vehicle's tow capacity to ensure it will be sufficient for our trailers - with a full water tank & rooftop tent our Original TOPO rentals weigh in around 2250 lbs.
If you don’t have a vehicle that can tow the teardrop you wish to camp in or don’t want to drive it all the way to Utah, all is not lost. You can rent a tow vehicle for your adventure! You could fly into Salt Lake City, Utah, and rent a tow vehicle from Rugged Rental or Turo. Both companies provide options for vehicles with towing packages that are perfect for renting a pod.
If you don't want to tow the trailer, but still want to enjoy the camping experience, another option is Redrock Base Camps. Redrock Base Camps is based in Moab, UT. They deliver the trailer (which are built by Escapod) directly to your camping spot. The trailer will be fully loaded for your stay and all set up, ready for your arrival! No tow vehicle is necessary!
You’ve picked your teardrop, selected travel dates, and made sure you have a tow-ready vehicle. So the next question is: where should you go? Planning your camping trip is the best part!
You’ll want to determine how far you want to travel from your pickup and return point in Coalville, UT, then work it out from there. It will be helpful to use sites like Reserve America and Recreation.gov to look at campgrounds available all around the area! In addition, there are apps like iOverlander & The Dyrt that help locate remote camping areas that could be perfect for your expedition. All our trailers come standard with Escapod's proprietary Freeride Suspension, which will support any off-road adventure you choose!
Our team also has some adventure ideas for you! Check out our blog, Where to Camp with Your Escapod to learn about dispersed and established camping options around our Escapod Headquarters.
Now it's time to officially pick up your teardrop trailer rental!
When you decide to rent directly from Escapod, our team will provide you with additional information upon confirming your booking to prepare you for your pickup. When you arrive, you’ll get a full walkthrough to show you how to use the amenities of the trailer. The trailer comes fully stocked with bedding, a galley cooking set, a first aid kit, and more! You can check out all of our standard features and amenities on our website: Escapod Rentals.
After the walkthrough of your fully-loaded trailer, our Pod Pros will help you connect the trailer to your tow vehicle. Then you're free to get your vacation underway!
Now it's time to enjoy all the perks of a teardrop trailer. Be prepared to experience camping like never before! You’ll get to truly immerse yourself in nature. You’ll wake up to stunning scenery and breathe in fresh air while you enjoy camp cooking - it is an experience unlike any other!
While you are out and about enjoying Mother Nature’s gifts, remember to be responsible to preserve these opportunities for future generations. At Escapod, we’ve partnered with Tread Lightly! and we strive to live by the Tread Lightly! Principles:
You can learn more about how to recreate responsibility by checking out Tread Lightly!’s website.
We hope this helps get you started on being able to rent the teardrop of your dreams and get you out on the vacation you deserve this camping season!