Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Teardrop Photo


During our teardrop camping trips I like to bring along a small rug to throw down in front of my side of the trailer. It's a great place to put on and take off shoes and keep dirt out of the trailer. There's nothing worse than stepping out of the trailer in the morning and putting bare feet or socks right onto the dirt or cold pavement.

On the other side, my husband doesn't like to have a rug, stating that it gets in his way, blows away in the wind and gets dirty. Fair enough...as you can tell my rug does get a little dirty. What do you think? Rug or no rug?

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  2. I agree with you Christina. I have rugs on both sides of my teardrop. Great idea!

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  3. Hi there! Sorry this comment is off topic I just wanted to be sure I could reach out to you and couldn't find another contact method. Feel free to delete it and/or reply by email. :-)

    We are about to buy a tear drop trailer and I'm a little curious about how to find suitable campsites / campgrounds. I'm more of an old school tent camper where any flat spot will do, drivable or not. What kinds of places do you go to with your trailer? Am I relegated to big soulless RV parks or (shudder) parking lot KOAs overloaded with small children? Or is it navigable enough to go into more rustic campsites?
    Thanks!
    jeof at jeof dot net

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    1. Hello Jeof. I will respond here in case anyone else has the same question.

      I personally don't like RV parks or KOA campgrounds either. Out of the many times we've camped in the teardrop we've only camped in an RV park once.

      Teardrops are definitely maneuverable enough to get into small rustic spaces. That's the beauty of them. We've taken ours way back into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and out onto dirt roads in the middle of the desert. They bounce around a bit, but do fine. We don't always camp at campgrounds either.

      Some teardrops can be outfitted with large, nubby tires for more 4x4 towing.

      Have fun shopping and let me know when you get your teardrop!

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  4. We us floor mats for a car instead of rugs, just store them in our Outback.
    Really helps to keep the teardrop inside clean.

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    1. Great idea Marie! I will propose that to my husband. Or I'll just get one and sneak it under his shoes.

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  5. Use the small rug runners(?) sold at most flea markets. 18x30-in ones. Less likely to blow away. Harder to store.

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  6. I hate to bring up Camping World again, but they appear to have a folding wooden shower deck that might work . . .

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    1. Thanks ML. I actually made one of these for our outdoor shower. It's nice to stand on.

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  7. I have seen the folding wooden shower decks work very well! We made one ourselves. We also use "mad mats

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  8. Just dropped in via Google search. Working on restoring an old Kenskill teardrop and am looking for ideas. Nice blog!

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  9. We took our teardrop out last weekend and stayed in a very dusty-dirt area. I thought a rug would be nice to have but the wood mat sounds like a better option!

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  10. Maybe you can get a piece of tarp or canvas and stake it down that way it wont blow away, and those materials are easy to clean so no room for complaints !!!

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