3 Myths About Teardrop Trailer Camping

Life on the road can be pretty exciting. You have the freedom to travel where you want, sleep where you want, and eat whatever you want. Plus, you spend some great, quality time bonding with your friends and family who join you on the road. Although we’ve discussed the benefits of camping in a teardrop trailer, it’s important to note that there are also quite a few myths out there that give people the wrong impression on teardrop trailers. 

Here are some of the popular myths that deter people from camping in teardrop trailers. 

Teardrop trailer camping

Myth #1-Teardrop Trailers Are Hard to Drive With

As long as you don’t drive recklessly on the road, teardrop trailers are manageable to tow. Teardrop trailers are small, lightweight, and don’t take up much room on the road. They are also very convenient because they can be towed by both cars and trucks. This makes your traveling much easier because you won’t need to worry about needing a truck to haul your trailer to your campsite. 

Myth #2-Travel Can Be Expensive for Teardrop Trailers 

Of course, traveling of any kind can be expensive. However, you can save a lot of money traveling by trailer. When you purchase a teardrop trailer, all you pay for is the trailer itself. Because it can be towed with your vehicle, there is no need for additional expenses. Of course, there may be a few here and there, but teardrop trailers pay for themselves if you’re an active camper. Plus, it provides you with a priceless camping experience. 

Myth #3-You Can Only Camp in Certain Spots With Your Trailer 

The luxury of having a teardrop trailer is that you can travel nearly anywhere with it. You have access to a comfortable place to sleep and other amenities that you wouldn’t get if you were tent camping. Teardrop trailers are small enough where they can fit into nearly any space. The opportunities are endless when you travel in a teardrop trailer. 

One fact that is true about teardrop trailers is that you can pick up and go anywhere you want. Teardrop trailers are perfect for those spontaneous trips and making unforgettable memories. MeerKat Trailers offers The CampKat teardrop trailer, designed to sleep two adults, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a teardrop trailer. 

Do you have any questions? Give us a call at 866-977-7607!

How to Plan for Your First Road Trip

If you need a getaway, road trips are a great vacation that you can take with your friends, family, or even by yourself! When road tripping, you can take your home on the road and stay however long you’d like in a given area. With some research and planning, you can have a relaxing and fun getaway on the road!

RV Road Trips

Choose a Destination 

If this is your first road trip, it’s always a better idea to choose a destination that’s not too far away from home. Preparing for traveling in a vehicle is different from preparing to hop on a flight and travel to your vacation destination. Because you aren’t used to traveling on the road, it’s nice to plan a short trip that’s not too far from home, just in case you need to return back quickly.

Choose a Route to Travel

Once you pick your destination, it’s now time to plan on how you’re arriving. There are often a few routes you can take to get to your destination. Some drivers prefer to take the scenic backroads instead of driving on busy highways when they are traveling. Looking up your route beforehand can help you plan out how long it will take you to get to your destination and will allow you to pre-plan your meal and gas stops along the way.

Pack the Essentials 

How you pack for your trip will all depend on the length of the journey. However, there are always essentials to pack such as warm clothing, adventure gear, a first aid kit, and appropriate footwear that you will need to remember to bring on your trip!

Traveling by vehicle also gives you the luxury to pack items from home that you would often be restricted to bring on a plane. You’ll have room to pack larger toiletries, food, camping chairs, and sleeping gear. Plus, if you’re not driving, don’t forget to bring entertainment such as headphones, books, games, and magazines to help pass the time!

Travel By MeerKat Trailers and Campers

At Little Guy Trailers our CampKat Teardrop Trailer and our MeerKat Trailer is perfect for any journey. Want to know more information? Give us a call at (866) 977-7607 to learn more about the innovative, affordable travel trailers we offer!

Health Benefits of Camping

There is no better feeling than taking in the fresh air of the great outdoors. Many people enjoy planning a camping trip because they are trying to escape their suburban or city lifestyle and they’re looking for an adventure. Whether you like to explore, fish, or you just like embracing nature, camping offers you some valuable relaxation time that may help you live a longer, healthier life.

If you regularly camp or you’re looking to start, check out the many benefits that camping offers!

Health Benefits of Camping

Camping Helps You Socialize 

Although camping alone can be relaxing, bringing along a close friend or family member will give you a unique experience that can help create a happy and healthy relationship. Plus, if you plan on camping on a public campground, you may have the opportunity to socialize with others nearby.

Socializing can help extend your lifespan and can help delay memory problems. Also, building trusting, close relationships can help boost your mood and make you feel good. Next time you’re thinking of planning a getaway, try inviting one of your friends to come along!

Exercise While Camping 

One of the best benefits of camping is that you spend a lot of time performing physical activities. Whether you’re fishing, bike riding, or going for a walk, you burn more calories than you would be sitting at home or in your office! Performing any cardiovascular exercise will help keep your heart and lungs healthy. Plus, if you enjoy fishing and hunting, you’ll likely eat a lot of protein and healthy fats on your trip!

Camping Helps You Take Vitamin D 

When you’re outside in direct sunlight, your body takes on a lot of Vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Being in direct sunlight helps boost your mood by helping even out the melatonin levels in your brain. Melatonin is a chemical that makes you feel tired and can lead to you experiencing feelings of depression. Overall, the sunshine exposure can help your mood during and after your trip.

A Good Night’s Sleep While Camping 

Assuming that you have great camping gear, you’ll fall asleep soundly after a day full of outdoor fun. Sleep can affect all of your body processes, as well as, help reduce inflammation, improve your cardiovascular system, and help you stay alert. Try camping in a teardrop trailer or a mini RV trailer for a better sleep cycle when you return.

Do you need a trailer for your next camping trip? Call (866) 977-7606 to learn more about our relaxing, affordable trailers we offer today!

Take Your Next Camping Trip in a Teardrop Trailer!

If you’re looking for a new way to camp, that’s different from your usual tenting or RV camping experience; then you need to check out teardrop trailers. These trailers have been increasing in popularity and are very efficient when it comes to camping. Let’s take a look at why you should consider a teardrop trailer for your next camping trip!

Camping in a Teardrop Trailer

Teardrop Trailers are Low Cost and Low Impact

Unlike other RV’s teardrop trailers won’t break the bank. Because of their petite structure, your vehicle won’t need to work hard hauling them to your destination. Therefore, saving you unnecessary vehicle expenses.

Also, teardrop trailers can fit nearly anywhere. Even the smallest of RV park spaces will be able to fit a teardrop trailer. Their small size is easy to maneuver and control in RV parks and on the road. You can pick up and travel almost anywhere with this trailer! 

Teardrop Trailers Protect You from Inclement Weather

Nothing is worse than camping in a leaking tent. Weather conditions can often be unpredictable, but when you camp in a teardrop trailer, you will always be ready for any weather conditions! The structure of the trailer will keep you warm, dry, and protected if rain surprises you during your camping trip.

Travel in Comfort

One of the best luxuries about traveling in a teardrop trailer is the comfort it provides. Under its sturdy roof and hard protective walls, lays a comfortable space for you to lounge. Unlike a tent, you won’t have to worry about laying on uneven surfaces. Plus, you can personalize your bed to make it a cozy home away from home!

Teardrop Trailers are Easy to Tow

Teardrop trailers are one of the smallest trailers in the RV world. Usually, most trailers are around five to seven feet in width and hardly ever more than 12 feet long. Therefore, you don’t need a large vehicle to tow a teardrop trailer. It can be hauled by almost any type of vehicle, including subcompact cars.

If you’re an avid camper, then you should invest in a reliable trailer that will fit your basic needs. At Little Guy Trailers, our CampKat teardrop trailer is perfect for your next camping adventure. It’s made to sleep two adults and travel anywhere with you comfortably. If you have any questions or you’re interested in one of our trailers, give us a call at 866-977-7607!

Keep These Essential Travel Accessories in Your Meerkat Trailer

Travel First AidPeak travel season is almost upon us, which means you’ll probably be taking your Meerkat trailer out on the road more often in the coming months. Today we’ll consider a few essential travel accessories you should always keep with you on your next adventure:

Power Bank

There’s nothing worse than having your smartphone die just as you’re about to take a photo of a beautiful landscape. By keeping a portable power bank in your trailer, you can maintain your connection to the outside world no matter where your travels take you.

A First Aid Kit

It’s always good to be prepared for minor injuries and other little emergencies. Make sure you have a first aid kit stocked with essentials like bandages, aspirin and antiseptic wipes in your trailer at all times.

A Toolbox

It’s like first aid for your trailer. Keep a well-stocked toolbox handy with a hammer, a set of wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, an all-purpose lubricant, tape, extra fuses and a fuse puller. This way, you’ll be prepared for all sorts of mishaps that might happen during a camping trip.

Games

Bring enough games to keep you and your family occupied in the evening hours. Some of our favorites include Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Uno. Even a simple deck of playing cards can provide hours of entertainment during downtime on the road.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

In small spaces, it can be tough to carve out some quiet time. This is especially true when you’re trying to catch some quick shuteye at a busy rest stop. Bring a good set of noise-cancelling headphones to help you tune out the noise and relax.

A Fire Extinguisher

Fires can happen, and it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to put them out with a small fire extinguisher. It’s also a good idea to have a combination smoke/carbon monoxide detector on hand as well.

Don’t have a Meerkat trailer of your own? Call (866) 977-7607 to learn more about the innovative, affordable travel trailers we offer today!

Outfit Your Meerkat Trailer With These Optional Upgrades

Meerkat With Side TentWant to avoid costly storage bills? Prefer camping and exploring to setting up a large RV or tow vehicle? The MeerKat trailer is right for you! With stand-up head room, a port-a-potty, tons of storage and a roller bed that comfortably sleeps two, it’s perfect for traveling on a budget.

Plus, you can also customize your Meerkat and outfit it with these additional upgrades!

  • We think the MeerKat is pretty roomy, but for those who’d like some additional space, consider upgrading it with a side tent.
  • If you prefer cooking your own meals (and eating leftovers the next day) a refrigerator is the perfect add-on.
  • Chefs on the go will also love adding an induction cooktop.
  • Get some shade and protect your skin even on the brightest, sunniest days with an
  • If you’ve ever had a flat tire or blowout spoil a camping trip, then you know how important it is to have a spare tire and rack on hand.
  • Protect your windshield from the small rocks that get kicked up on the open road with a clear chipshield.
  • Protect your MeerKat on the road with durable, attractive wheel covers.
  • Need extra space for clothing, equipment and camping gear? That’s not a problem when you add a front storage box.
  • For the taller folks among us, we offer bed extensions for a more comfortable night’s rest.
  • When you choose one of our customized colors, your MeerKat trailer will express your own unique style.

Interested in learning more about any of the upgrades we offer for our Meerkat and Campkat travel trailers? Give us a call or contact us online to speak with a representative today!

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and explore, but any vacation can be a strain on your bottom line. Stay within you budget and still have tons of fun with these money-saving tips for your next road trip:

Save on Gas

You may already use apps like GasBuddy to find the cheapest gas nearby, but there are many other steps you can take to minimize your expenses at the pump as well. Pack light, follow the speed limit, make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended pressure and avoid aggressive maneuvers that burn up gas, like excessive braking or rapid acceleration.

Snack Smart

Those bags of chips and bottles of water at gas stations really start to add up after a few days on the road. Before you leave, buy economy-size bags of snacks like chips or trail mix and portion them into smaller bags. Bring reusable water bottles, too, and refill them whenever you’re near a faucet.

Skip the Fast Food

Believe it or not, drive-thrus are not the most budget-friendly option on the road. Save money by eating at mom-and-pop places instead, which will probably serve large-enough portions that you can bring leftovers with you in a cooler. Keep an eye out for early-bird specials in the early morning and late afternoon.

Bring Your Accommodations With You

With a Meerkat Trailer, you’ll never have to worry about booking a hotel. Just pull up to a campsite and relax! Best of all, these trailers are small enough to be towed with nearly any four-cylinder vehicle. Call (866) 977-7607 or contact us online to learn more about the Meerkat way of life today!

Unique Benefits of Small Travel Trailers

What if you could enjoy the comfort and luxury of an RV, but with a smaller footprint and a lower cost? With a small travel trailer, you can have all that and more. Here are just a few of the unique benefits of hitting the road with a small travel trailer:

Easy Towing

Most everyday vehicles, including minivans and SUVs, don’t have the capacity to tow a full-size RV. Small travel trailers, on the other hand, can be towed by just about any vehicle with a trailer hitch. What’s more, smaller trailers are much easier to maneuver, whether you’re stopping for gas or parking at your campsite.

Money Saving

In addition to being less expensive than full-size RVs, travel trailers also cost less money in gas to tow. While the cost of taking a long road trip in a big RV can add up fast, towing a travel trailer behind your car is typically far more cost-effective

Low Maintenance

Small travel trailers are much easier to maintain than full-size RVs. With fewer moving parts, they’re perfect for novice adventurers as well as those who prefer to keep things simple.

Cozy Atmosphere

On a family getaway or romantic trip, cozying up with the ones you love in a small trailer can be a truly special experience.

Your Choice of Campsites

Some campgrounds don’t allow larger RVs. Small travel trailers, however, don’t take up much more room than a tent, which allows travelers to choose from a broader range of campsites.

Now that you know more about the benefits of small travel trailers, it’s time to hit the road in a trailer of your own! Give us a call or contact us online to find your MeerKat trailer today!

Which MeerKat Model is Right for You?

MeerKat CampingAhh, camping. A chance to commune with nature; an opportunity to rejuvenate one’s inner spirit and free the mind; a valid excuse to consume an absurd number of s’mores. Whatever the reason may be, camping is a staple summer activity that has been enjoyed by most everyone for centuries.

It may, however, be fair to say that much of modern society has moved beyond the point of wanting to be one with the Earth by sleeping directly on the ground. It is human, after all, to crave comfort wherever we go. But there are so many options for camping accommodations these days that it can be a confusing world to navigate.

So…where do we start?

Well, if you’ve come to this page then you’ve already determined that MeerKat is the best place to go. Congratulations! But wait, there’s more than one MeerKat model to choose from?! Oh, no! Just when you thought things were getting easy.

Hey, hey—no need to fret, we’ve got you covered. Let us simplify things, and walk you through the features of each model, and how they differ, so we can figure out which Kat is the best fit for you!

The MeerKat

If you’re looking for basic convenience and comfort with a little more space and a few extra amenities, the MeerKat fits the bill. At 920lbs, it’s relatively light and easily maneuvered. You can even store it right in your garage! Tow it in with nearly any standard four-cylinder car, then just unhook it and push it into place by hand.

It’s large enough to stand up in, and comfortably fits two adults on a roller system bed. It comes equipped with a camp stove, icebox, sink, fan and a porta potty. The MeerKat also comes with plenty of storage room (so you don’t have to skimp on the marshmallows) in an overhead compartment, under the dining seats and even a small closet. It also has three opening windows with blinds, in case you don’t rise quite as early as the sun. The MeerKat is perfect for a small family looking for just enough space in a home away from home.

 The CampKat

We like to refer to the CampKat as the MeerKat’s little brother. If you’re looking for basic comfort and want to leave the rest up to nature, this is your guy. Just like his brother, the CampKat is easily stored, maneuvered and towed, especially because it has an overall smaller height and width. It also sleeps two adults and offers a galley area in the back (again we stress—s’mores storage).

Instead of windows it has two oversized doors with screens, so you can still hangout inside and feel that fresh summer breeze. Like the MeerKat, there’s interior lighting, cabinet space and a fan. Think of the CampKat as a comfy bed on wheels, with a little extra room for storage. While it doesn’t include quite as much equipment as the MeerKat, if you’re looking for a compact and easy setup to retreat to at the end of the night, then the CampKat has all you need.

Whether you need some extra room to play wit, or just a snug little home for when the nights get cold, MeerKat has you covered. Check out some photos of what we offer or build your own Kat to your specifications! To get started, just give us a call at our toll-free number today!

Welcome to the MeerKat Site!

Welcome to the MeerKat Site! This will be your source for all things MeerKat related soon, but currently we are still building up the site. If you have any questions please head to http://littleguytrailers.com/meerkat/ or call (866) 977-7607.