News & Articles from Sierra Teardrops


Guest Cottages

  • 2018-07-30 08:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Experiences

Just in case you haven't thought of this, our teardrop trailers make excellent guest cottages in front of your own house!  Why make guests drive into town to stay at an impersonal hotel when you...

Our second trip in Giant Panda to Francis Beach

Just to prepare you dear reader, I make an effort on my experience write-ups to include a critical look at the systems on the Little Guy Max so others can learn from them, and let you know (perhaps)...

Our Sofitel T@B is in a Subaru Ascent commercial

  • 2018-01-31 21:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

Now that Subaru has publicly announced their new 2019 Ascent all over the place, we're free to talk about our very small involvement in the film shoot for the commercial!  Here is one of the...

Little Guy Max Information and upgrades

This article will constantly updated as we learn more about the Little Guy Max through our experiences and experiences of our rental customers.  I will keep track of systems information, as well...

Our shakeout cruise in Giant Panda our brand new Little Guy Max teardrop trailer

A wise lifetime RVer once told me "Mitch, whenever you take a new trailer on a shake-out cruise... The Wise Old Man ...make sure you stack the odds against you by going fairly far away from home, go...

Super teardrops: Little Guy Max and the NuCamp 400

Both Little Guy and NuCamp recently took their teardrop trailers to the "next level" by offering substantially larger camping trailers that still retain to some degree the teardrop shape...

T@Bs and T@Gs teardrop snow chains

One of our guests was renting our Outback (a T@G MaX XL)  recently and expected to be in snow over the Sierra's.  "Do I need chains" he asked?  Good question!...

T@B and T@G teardrop brake requirements

  • 2017-10-20 12:32:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Systems

T@B Teardrops Our T@B trailers are more than 1500 lbs so require brakes to travel on the roads of several states including California where we are based.  They have electronic brakes...

Instructions for hitch and wiring installers

  • 2017-09-11 14:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Systems

Are preparing to tow a T@B or T@G trailer and are having a hitch installed on your tow vehicle, or are having a wiring done?  Perhaps you are having a 7-pin connector installed so you...

National Park Pass

  • 2017-08-19 13:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

National Park Pass The Annual National Park Pass is a great bargain if you plan on visiting at least 3 national parks in a year.  We've also found that having one has been a great incentive to...

Trek to Yellowstone!

This summer we will be taking a HUGE wonderful trek to Yellowstone park and filming the entire trip!  You'll get to join us on a two week trip traveling with two teardrop trailers and hopefully a...

Twisting chains to shorten them

  • 2017-05-09 19:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Systems

I had one customer gasp when I twisted the safety chains to shorten them.  "You shouldn't do that!"  Well, I was a little surprised and asked why not.  Apparently someone years ago had...

Best Smartphone Apps for teardropping

When you really need information at your fingertips, smartphones are ‘the bomb’.   We tend to be Android / Samsung smartphoners so if you are an iPhone user look for something...

Water Management While Dry Camping

  • 2017-02-18 15:00:00
  • written by FunDirectorTrish
  • Systems

We have seen it too many times - First-time RV’ers with expectations of long hot showers and flush toilets take our little teardrop campers to a remote destination, only to have their dreams dashed when they can’t fill the water tanks or enjoy running water.

Favorite Places

Mitch and I are always looking for those 'unicorn' campsites. You know the ones... Breathtaking views, seclusion, convenience, and full hookups. Over time, both with our own travels and those of our guests, we have collected a list of our favorite places within a few hours of our facility.

We picked up our newest trailer! T@G XL Max!

  • 2016-01-29 11:27:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

I'm very excited to share that we just picked up our newest trailer to add to our rental fleet, a brand new T@G XL Max! "Escape" only weighs about 1000 lbs! Tow it with a bicycle! (kidding!)

We've dropped the price on our generators!

  • 2016-01-14 10:05:00
  • written by FunDirector
  • News

We want you to have a great time and wonderful memories, so to make sure you'll have juice when you need it, we've lowered the nightly rental rate of our great little generators, down from $30 to $20!!

Teardrop Trailer Meal Planning and Packing

Anyone who has gone tent camping would agree that having a functional kitchen makes it so much easier to cook. But teardrop trailer kitchens do have limitations – limited cold storage space,...

Fruited Campfire French Toast

As we continue on our quest for the ultimate camping breakfast, I happily stumbled upon this delicious and EASY recipe that is sure to please adults and kids alike. This Fruited Campfire French Toast has a consistency that is thick, moist and full of flavor.

Visiting Family for the Holidays? Take your own private guest cottage!

  • 2015-12-15 10:53:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

Maybe you're visiting family and you want to bring your own private guest cottage instead of sleeping on a sofa and waking up with four cats standing on your chest staring at you. Bring your own!

We have Gift Certificates!

  • 2015-12-12 12:47:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

Looking for a UNIQUE gift idea? The perfect gift or stocking stuffer: Sierra Teardrops Gift Certificates!!!

Gourmet Recipes TO GO!!

One challenge all RVers are faced with is packing delicious/nutritious meals for multiple days with minimal storage and refrigeration...

Adam O: A trip to remember

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to see the Grand Canyon. The plan for the trip was to head to Big Sur for 3 days, SoCal for 2 days, and the Grand Canyon for 3 days. A total trip of roughly 1600 miles...

Outfitting your T@B teardrop trailer - the "Operations Bin" Part 1!

  • 2015-10-31 10:10:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Systems

Over time we've standardized on an "Operations Bin" that we always send our T@B teardrops out with, after plenty of research, scouring the internet, and our experiences over time...

The Alde hot water system

The Alde provides two things: hot water for the shower and sink, and also cabin heat. Let me explain how to use the Alde's control panel...

Listen to our morning on the radio yesterday!

  • 2015-09-20 09:54:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • News

Listen to our morning on the radio yesterday! We had about 20 mins on KAHI 950 AM, Voice of the Foothills, with our wonderful host Linda Darvishian.

New HUGE discounts for longer rentals!

  • 2015-08-26 21:45:00
  • written by FunDirector
  • News

Trish and I decided to make it easier for people to enjoy longer trips renting our teardrop trailers. up to 25% discount for 28+ nights!

Power Management While Dry Camping - What will work in your teardrop?

Dry camping (commonly called "boondocking") is staying at a location without (or with very limited) amenities or services. Simply put: you've got no 30 AMP electrical service or a city water hookup. Typically we're focused on the battery while dry camping...

Omelet in a Bag??

  • 2015-08-24 11:53:00
  • written by FunDirectorTrish
  • Recipes

“Omelet in a Bag” is easy, yummy, and perfectly portable for camping! Everybody can create their own personal omelet. No more broken eggs in the cooler, these are bulletproof and you only need to boil water at the campsite: no cleanup! ...

CPAP in a T@B teardrop?

  • 2015-08-23 17:28:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Systems

We've been asked a few times now about using a CPAP in one of our T@B teardrop trailers they are looking at renting. Can it be done while boondocking or just using a generator if there is no shore...

Overnight Oatmeal

  • 2015-08-20 17:53:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Recipes

This recipe is perfect for camping! You can make it the night before or the morning of departure, and have breakfast ready the next morning! No cooking! We make this in plastic storage containers, each a serving so we can all customize our mix. It's like Bircher Muesli (which we love love love, look it up if you haven't tried it!) but lower calorie and way easier to make. It's a keeper!

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

  • 2015-08-18 13:41:00
  • written by FunDirectorMitch
  • Destinations

Located just outside Santa Cruz, California in Felton, the park is on the San Lorenzo river and feels pretty "cute and small" with about 90 RV sites (and a section off to the side with a dozen or so tent sites ) tucked under 200' tall redwoods...

Trish and I cruise to Santa Cruz

Mmmm, Trish I need a burrito first Did I mention the hot sauce is quite HOT? Trish and I just got back from taking our newest teardrop, Tiki, to the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort. It's actually in...

Towing Requirements

Often the tow vehicle you have determines which trailer we can share with you. In order to tow one of our little teardrop travel trailers, your tow vehicle needs the following: 7-pin Connector...