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Teardrop travel trailers are the perfect practical and affordable camping units. However, teardrop trailers need camping gear that is customized for their unique shape and tiny size. Fortunately, we have done the work and found 35 essential teardrop trailer accessories.
Most of the teardrop trailer accessories in this list are practical camping equipment. If you are looking for cute décor and accessories featuring teardrop trailers, jump to the décor section of this article. For a complete list of essential RV camping supplies, not specific to teardrop trailers, check our list of must have RV gear and our favorite RV gadgets.
- 1 RV Covers and Awnings
- 2 Teardrop Trailer Storage Accessories
- 3 Teardrop Trailer Camping Gear
- 4 Teardrop Trailer Adventure Accessories
- 5 Teardrop Trailer Outdoor Accessories
- 6 Teardrop Trailer Indoor Accessories
- 7 Teardrop Trailer Décor
- 8 Teardrop Trailer Books
- 9 Cooking Accessories for Teardrop Trailers
RV Covers and Awnings
Teardrop Trailer Cover
One of the benefits of teardrop trailers is their small size which allows for more storage options. Teardrop trailers fit in most driveways, so finding affordable outdoor storage is easy. However, all RVs that are stored for long periods of time should be covered. Covers help prevent damage to RVs exterior from sun, rain, sleet and snow.
Classic Accessories makes covers shaped to securely fit teardrop trailers. Their PolyPRO3 covers are designed with a triple-ply fabric for all weather protection. The air vents also helps reduce winds stress and prevent inside moisture and mildew. Teardrop trailer covers from Classic Accessories are available in a variety of sizes. A cover purchase includes a 3-year warranty
Pro Tip: Instead of leaving your teardrop trailer covered in storage several months a year, consider renting it our when you are not using it. RVezy provides a safe and easy to use platform to rent your RV to other campers. They provide full insurance coverage and have a dedicated owner sucess team to give you peace of mind while rent your RV.
In addition to a cover for storage, all teardrop trailer owners should purchase a shade awning. RV camping is all about spending time outside, but sun protection is crucial for hot days on the beach or in the desert. Awnings are also great for providing shelter on days with light rain.
The KingCamp Awning is a versatile shade shelter that can be set-up independently or attached to the rear of the trailer. It is the perfect teardrop trailer accessory because it is lightweight (under 10 pounds) and folds down to store in a portable zipper bag.
Teardrop Trailer Storage Accessories
Trailer Tongue Storage Box
In front of the trailer, on the tongue, is a great place to add needed extra storage space. Trailer tongue storage boxes are perfect for storing tools, leveling blocks, hoses and other outdoor gear. Keep your trailer cleaner by storing your RV tools and gear outside. See our guide to essential tools for RV owners to understand what needs to go in the storage box.
The ARKSEN Diamond Plate Aluminum Trailer Tongue Boxes are great teardrop trailers accessories. The aluminum boxes come in 29 and 33 inch wide options that will fit on most trailer tongues. A recessed hinge will allow the box to open even if it is mounted fully against the trailer. ARKEN’s storage boxes can also be locked to keep all of your gear secure.
A hidden drawer (sometimes called an add-a-drawer) is made to be installed under an exisiting cabinet or table. These easy to install drawers add storage space to any camper trailer. They fold up when not in use and pull down for easy access to the stuff inside.
The Anything Keeper is a well-designed hidden drawer that can be installed under existing cabinets inside your teardrop trailer. The 10 inch drawer is perfect for holding kitchen utensils or office supplies. An included slip-resistant mat will keep everything is place during travel. White and black Anything Keepers are available to match your trailer’s décor.
Soft Storage Baskets
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best solutions. Organizing personal supplies, cooking utensils and other everyday items can be difficult in tiny homes of trailers. Basic baskets are a great way to sort and store all of these items. Soft sided baskets are ideal, so they can be easily folded into a cabinet when not in use.
TheWarmHome Foldable Storage Baskets are pretty and practical. The baskets are available in solid colors and striped patterns. Made of durable linen, these small storage baskets are appropriate for storing everything from pet supplies to socks and underwear.
Pillowpak Shoe Bags
Shoes are bound to get dirty and smelly on camping weekends and road trip adventures. The last thing you want to do with your dirty, smelly shoes is bring them into the tiny space where you are sleeping. Having a storage bag to put away dirty shoes is great for campers.
Pillowpak makes a shoe bag perfectly sized for your sneakers. The shoe bag can be placed among your clean gear without getting anything else dirty. When you get home from camping, just place the shoe bag in he washing machine for easy cleaning.
Just because you are cooking in a tiny kitchen, doesn’t mean you don’t want big flavor. Packing a few spices in your teardrop trailer is the best way to cook flavorful food while camping. However, most teardrop trailers don’t have room for a spice rack or other specialty storage accessories.
Bellemain Spice Grippers are the perfect way to store salt, pepper and other seasonings in a small camper. The grippers can be adhered to walls or inside or cabinets. Each gripper holds 4 spices, but the strips can be cut if you are placing them on a narrow space. For more ways to cook like a pro when camping, see our complete list of RV kitchen essentials.
Teardrop Trailer Camping Gear
A wheel dock is one of the simplest teardrop trailer accessories, but it is important to have when camping. The dock sits under the trailer tongue wheel to prevent it from sinking into wet or soft ground.
The Camco Heavy Duty Wheel Dock with Rope Handle is a great option for teardrop trailers. The heavy duty design will keep the wheel above ground, and the rope keeps your hands clean. It’s bright yellow color also helps prevent campers from accidentally leaving it behind.
Sleeping in a crooked trailer never leads to the best night’s rest. Keeping your teardrop trailer level will make it more safe and functional. However, it can be difficult to drive up on boards and blocks to get the perfect level. Leveling ramps make the process of setting up your trailer quicker and easier.
Zone Tech leveling ramps have three levels to easily adjust your trailer to the desired height. Their ramps also feature rigid grips and an anti-slip surface to keep your camper stable. Although the ramps are lightweight, they have a maximum weight capacity per axle of 11,000 pounds, which should be sufficient for any teardrop.
Flexible Solar Panel
Solar panels are the easiest way to keep your battery charged while boondocking or dry camping. The panels collect solar energy that an be used to power the 12 volt battery in your RV. Flexible panels are ideal for teardrop trailers because they can be securely installed on the curved roof.
Renogy makes lightweight, flexible solar panels that are perfect teardrop trailer accessories. Their 100W panel weighs only 4 pounds and is capable of flexing up to 248 degrees. Panels are installed using silicone structural adhesive on the backside of the panel. Some modern teardrop trailers may come set-up to use solar panels, while others may need a professional installation.
Never go camping without a bucket on hand. A bucket may not seem important, but its one of the basic teardrop trailer accessories you don’t won’t to forget. Buckets come in handy for cleaning water tanks, doing laundry, managing leaks and loads of other tasks. However, a normal bucket can take up a good deal of space. Fortunately, there are collapsible buckets available that fold down for easy storage.
The Luxtude Collapsible Bucket is a 5 gallon container that becomes compact for storage. Made of professional waterproof 500D fabric, the Luxtude bucket is leakproof and durable. The fabric also dries quickly, so it can be used shortly before storage. The bucket is available in blue, orange or yellow.
Teardrop Trailer Adventure Accessories
Bike racks can be difficult to install on small teardrop campers, so folding bikes are a perfect solution. The compact bicycles have folding frames that collapse down for easy storage. Folding bikes can easy be transported in the back of your vehicle or inside the trailer.
The Schwinn Loop Adult Folding Bike is a great option for campers looking to cruise around the campground. Made for riders up to 74 inches tall (6’2″), the Loop features a lightweight aluminum frame, 20 inch tires and linear-pull brakes. There are also child-sized folding bikes available.
Even more difficult than installing bike racks is finding a secure place to install kayak racks on a teardrop trailer. Fortunately, there are high quality inflatable kayaks on the market that can be stored in the vehicle or trailer.
For couples who love to kayak, the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak is the perfect boat to pack in a teardrop trailer. The Intex Excursion is made from tough laminate PVC with a polyester core. The material is lightweight, but also highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight. If you prefer stand-up paddle boarding, Drift makes great inflatable SUP boards.
Teardrop Trailer Outdoor Accessories
RV Camping Mat
For weekends at the RV park, an RV camping mat is a great way to create barefoot-friendly outdoor space. Mats allow children and pets to lay without getting dirty and help keep dirt and sand out of your trailer. Fun mat designs are also a great way to add a little style to your campsite.
SAND MINE Reversible Mats are printed with a bold black and white geometric pattern. Heat treated edging prevents frays and damage. The mat can be folded for compact storage and is easily cleaned with a broom or water.
Step rugs keep trailer stairs from become slippery in wet or cold weather. They can also pick up dirt off of shoes and help keep the inside of your trailer clean. RV step rugs come in a variety of sizes, so always measure before purchasing.
Camco’s 18 inch wrap around RV step rug will fit on many teardrop trailer steps. The rug wraps around the step and can be adjusted to fit stairs with a tread between 8 and 10.5 inches. Camco rugs are available in a neutral gray or bright blue or green.
Portable Fire Pit
Campfires are an RVing tradition for many families, which makes a fire pit a must have teardrop trailer accessory. However, fire pits are usually heavy and bulky. A pop-up firepit collapses for easy storage, but can be used anywhere open fires are allowed.
Fireside Outdoor makes an awesome pop-up fire pit that is perfect for any camping trip. The collapsible pit has a 24 inch wide pan that can hold up to 125 pounds. In addition to being durable, this fire pit is easy to set-up and does not require any tools.
Compact Camping Chairs
When you are sitting around the campfire, you are also going to want something to sit on. While most camping chairs fold up to store, they are generally still bulky and take up more room than a teardrop trailer has to spare. For tiny trailers, you need tiny camper trailer accessories.
Tinya Ultralight Backpacking Camping Chairs are perfect for camping in a small trailer. These chairs weigh just 2 pounds and fold up smaller than other camping chairs. Tinya chairs are available in a solid color black or fun camouflage prints. Although these chairs are great for portability, they will not work for all adults. The maximum recommended weight is 230 pounds. If you need a more heavy duty chair, consider the ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair.
Teardrop Trailer Indoor Accessories
Many campgrounds and RV parks have streetlights that can keep restless campers awake. Blackout shades that cover windows and door windows keep light out and provide privacy. Look for shades that are easily removable, so you can allow sunlight when desired.
Reflective RV Window Shades serve a dual purpose. They effectively block out light at night, and provide insulation to keep cool air in your trailer on hot days. These 16×25 inch shades are made to fit small RV windows and skylights. Always measure your trailer windows before ordering.
Toilet Paper Cover
If your teardrop trailer is large enough to have a wet bath you will also need some bathroom accessories. When you are showering in a wet bath, everything in the room is going to get wet. Unfortunately some bathroom supplies, such as toilet paper, don’t hold up well when soaked. A toilet paper cover is one of the teardrop trailer accessories that is very handy but rarely purchased. Don’t forget to make sure you are using RV-safe toilet paper in your teardrop trailer.
This adhesive, waterproof toilet paper holder is perfect for wet RV bathrooms. The holder is mounted to the wall with 3M adhesive, so no screws are required. The flat surface can also serve as a place to hold soap and razors while showering.
Any dishes or drinkware used in a travel trailer needs to be lightweight and durable. Bamboo plates are great options because they are lightweight, reusable and will not break during travel. Always avoid using paper and plastic plates and utensils while camping to minimize trash. For more tips on how to practice eco-friendly living while RVing, click here.
Get Fresh Bamboo Dinner Plates are awesome teardrop trailer kitchen accessories. Their plates are colorful and durable. They also stack nicely for easy storage. The plates are sold in a four pack with one plate in each color: blue, purple, orange and green.
One of the main reasons to buy a trailer, is to take the comforts of home along on your camping trip. Nothing provides more comfort that a great blanket or comforter. However, most quilts and comforters take up too much space for teardrop trailers.
The KingCamp multipurpose blanket is the perfect size and weight for RV camping. The warm camping blanket weighs less than one pound. When fully unfolded it comfortably covers two adults, but it is just 11 x 8 x 4 inches when fully compressed for storage.
Teardrop Trailer Décor
If you are looking for cute teardrop trailer accessories, and not practical camping gear, you made it to the right section. For more gift ideas for RV owners, see our gift guide for RVers and our favorite personalized gifts for RV campers.
For RV owners who dream of camping during the work week, these teardrop trailer organizers are the perfect desk accessories. Crafted out of laser cut wood, this desk caddy can hold pens, markers and other small office supplies.
These etched old-fashioned glasses are my favorite teardrop trailer accessories. The modern etching is simple but beautiful. Since they are made of glass, they are not the best for use in the trailer, but they are perfect for your at-home bar.
Teardrop trailer accessories can add a little pizzazz to any kitchen. This handcrafted ceramic spoon rest is the perfect gift for any camper trailer owner. Since the spoon rest is breakable, it should be used at home not in the camper.
Custom Wall Décor
For a special, custom gift consider this state wall sign. The personalized wood sign is cut to the shape of your home state (or your favorite camping destination state) and features cutouts of green trees, the word “explore”, and a silver teardrop trailer.
Teardrop Trailer Books
Teardrop Traveler: A Visual Tour of America
After a long career in photography stores, photographer Mandy Lea realized that her wanderlust had become overwhelming, so she left her secure job and hit the road in her teardrop camper. In Teardrop Traveler, she takes you behind the scenes on some of her travels around the United States and demonstrates how simplifying your life and redefining success can open the door to new worlds of beauty and awe.
Vintage Campers, Trailers & Teardrops
Renowned automotive writer Pat Foster celebrates the simple joy of hitting the highway in a vintage camper, trailer, RV or van in this illustrated examination of their hardware and cultural histories. In Vintage Campers, Trailers & Teardrops, Foster breaks down the subject by camper categories, illustrating his knowledgeable text with evocative modern photography of restored and original-condition campers, as well as period photos and advertising art.
The Handmade Teardrop Trailer
Matt Berger’s book The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design & Build a Tiny Classic Camper from Scratch hands you the keys to craft your own stylish adventure. The Handmade Teardrop Trailer guides you through the journey from sketchbook to first road trip, and will prepare you to design and build your own comfortable pull-behind tiny trailer.
Teardrops and Tiny Trailers
Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers’ sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join and rallies to attend.
Where Should We Camp Next?
Where Should We Camp Next? is the adventurer’s ultimate guide to vacations across the USA and highlights regional cuisine, must-see attractions and unforgettable activities. Whether you are planning a cheap family camping vacation or a romantic couple’s getaway, this book is your gateway to making memories in your tiny teardrop trailer.
Cooking Accessories for Teardrop Trailers
Since teardrop trailers have limited space for cooking, a portable grill is the ideal way to cook while camping. The Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 is a small gas grill that is perfect for small RVs. The grill weighs just 20 pounds, but has a durable die cast aluminum construction. The TRU-Infrared cooking system eliminates flare-ups.
Camping Kitchen Utensil Set
Store all of your cooking gear in a small backpack. This Freehiker portable utensil set includes cutlery, grilling tools, knives, a can opener and even a cutting board. The included bag has space to store all of this cooking equipment and an additional front pocket.
Collapsible Dish Drainer
Of course campers need a place to dry and wash all of those utensils. This collapsible dish drain folds down for easy storage. When popped up, the tub with a draining board can be used to store dishes at the campsite, wash dishes outside and dry dishes in the sun.
Folding Camp Table
A camp table is a multi-functional teardrop trailer accessory. A lightweight, folding table can be used for meal prep, dining and family game time. This folding camp table by KingCamp features a lightweight aluminum frame, a bamboo top and adjustable legs. The table is easily set-up and collapsed back down without any tools.
Portable Electric Cooler
Since most teardrop trailers do not have their own fridge, an electric cooler is a great solution for storing food. The Camco 450 Portable Electric Cooler is a simple RV refrigerator alternative. With the option to plug-in to either an AC or a DC outlet, this cooler can be used in any RV camping scenario. The 45-liter space would fit 48 cans, and removeable wire baskets are included to maximize storage space. Click here to see more portable RV refrigerator alternatives.
Now that your camper is all decked out with essential teardrop trailer accessories, it is time to pick a camping destination. If you are looking for an extended road trip, start with the 10 best road trip routes in America. If you are looking for a quick family camping trip, read about the best summer RV destinations.
What are the most important pieces of gear or accessories in your teardrop trailer? Share your favorite camping supplies in the comments section below.