Each time we drive on I-80 through California, we pass by the massive and tempting Camping World, but have never stopped. Camping World (with locations around the country) touts a multitude of camping accessories, tools, supplies and sometimes large RV and trailer sales lots. When we finally pulled off the highway to check it out, I was really excited and that excitement soon turned to disappointment.
Camping World does not cater to teardrop trailer owners. Sure, they've got everything from camping furniture and grills to GPS and satellite systems, but everything is geared toward the large RV or trailer. I mean REALLY large trailers. Beyond 30 feet seems to be the norm for this store, which even had an interior design and upholstery department in the back.
Granted the store did have a few cool items for teardropping including cast iron pots and small lanterns, fans and heaters, but many of their items are only available online and can't be viewed in the store. Suffice it to say, I was in and out of the store in about 15 minutes—empty handed.
The funny thing is, many of their items proudly display logos and icons with the quintessential teardrop or tiny standy trailer on them. I don't think anyone wants to drive around with a 45 foot, white fifth-wheel bumper sticker on their tow vehicle.