3 Accessories Every Travel Trailer Should Have

When you’re interested in purchasing a travel trailer for an upcoming outdoor adventure, it’s important to make sure it has all the accessories you need for a fun and comfortable trip.

Bed in Travel Trailer

Whether it be a spacious bed to rest at night, a sink to clean dishes, utensils and other items or a porta potty for convenient access to a bathroom, there are several accessories that every travel trailer should feature.

Avoid sleeping on the cold, hard ground, eating out daily or regularly searching for a bathroom by choosing a travel trailer that meets all your essential needs.  

Comfortable Rollout Bed System

If you enjoy getting out in nature and camping, but don’t want to sleep on the hard ground every night, choose a travel trailer that comes with a comfortable bed.

At MeerKat Trailers, our travel trailers offer convenient and practical rollout beds as a standard feature.

These are an ideal solution to your sleeping needs as they only take up space in your trailer when you are ready for bed. The rest of the day they will be discreetly tucked away until you are ready to call it a night.

Practical Sink With Manual Pump

Another accessory that every travel trailer should include is a sink. Having a sink in your trailer will allow for easy cleanup after each meal and offers a space for you to rinse off fruits and vegetables, wash your hands and more.

Having a manual pump, this sink creates even more convenience and will ensure that water doesn’t run any longer than you want it to.

Convenient Porta Potty

No travel trailer is complete without a bathroom on board. Long gone are the days of having to pull off at several rest stops throughout the day. With a convenient porta potty installed inside of your travel trailer, you’ll be able to save precious minutes by staying on the road, allowing you to spend more time at your destination.

When you’ve made the decision to purchase a travel trailer and are in the process of looking for the perfect trailer for your needs, we ask that you reach out to our team at MeerKat Trailers.

Our MeerKat travel trailers offer all the essentials mentioned above as well as hanging closets, storage space, a dinette and more. Best of all, it can be towed by almost any 4-cylinder vehicle, weighing only 920 pounds.

To learn more about our MeerKat travel trailers we invite you to call us today at (866) 977-7607.

Fun Camping Trip Ideas Near San Diego, CA

Family by a fire

We all could use a break from the fast-paced lifestyles that we lead. There is no better way to get a way from it all and decompress than by taking a camping trip with friends or family.

If you live in the San Diego, CA area and are looking for a place to relax for a few days, we suggest learning more about each of these locations to see which is right for you.

No matter if you prefer a more remote camping destination or something that is kid friendly, you’re sure to have a fun time that will have you feeling refreshed and recharged.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Roughly 45 minutes to an hour away from San Diego, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is the ideal place to bring friends and family for one-of-a-kind camping, hiking and more.

The park is home to two spacious campgrounds, Green Valley and Paso Picacho and has more than 100 miles of trails running through its oak woodland forest.

Green Valley is situated at an elevation of 4,000 feet and features 81 campsites, as well as cascades, shallow pools and a creek that runs directly through it.   

The Paso Picacho campground has a slightly higher elevation (5,000 feet) and has two popular hiking trails connected to it, Stonewall Peak (2-mile hike to peak), Cuyamaca Peak (3.5-mile hike to peak). Each of these hikes run through fresh pines and finish with incredible views of the desert to the east, coast to the west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom.

Campsites include a picnic table, fire rings, water faucets and more. Each campground at the park features common restrooms, flush toilets and pay showers. A dump station is available as well for your convenience.

Campland on the Bay

A short 15 to 20-minute drive from San Diego, on the shores of Mission Bay, Campland on the Bay offers spacious campsites and loads of activities to do with the family at its two swimming pools, skate park, beaches and more.

This is the ideal camping area for those who want to get away while not completely “roughing it” in the wilderness. RV and trailer sites at Campland on the Bay come with full hook-ups, a picnic table, fire pit and more.

Before you begin any preparations for your upcoming camping trip, we ask that you reach out to our friendly and experienced team at MeerKat Trailers.

Located in the heart of San Diego, CA, we are proud to offer a wide selection of affordable mini-RV campers and travel trailers that will be perfect for your upcoming camping trip.

These trailers and mini-RVs are the perfect size for quick weekend getaways as they are easy to pull with nearly any vehicle and offer comfortable beds, storage space, refrigerators and more.

Give us a call today at (866) 977-7607 to learn more.

3 Reasons to Choose a MeerKat Trailer

If you’re interested in purchasing a travel trailer to explore the country, head out to a local campground or anything in between, a MeerKat trailer is the perfect option.

MeerKats are compact and lightweight, making them easy to transport and store, allow you to sleep comfortably and can be customized both inside and out to meet your needs.

When you’re ready for an adventure and want to travel in style, make the smart choice by choosing this one-of-a-kind travel trailer.

MeetKat trailer at campsite

Easy to tow & store

MeerKat trailers are ideal for those who have smaller cars and don’t have the ability to tow a larger RV. These travel trailers weigh only 900 pounds, making them easy to tow on any type of road without having to worry about stress on your vehicle or bad fuel economy.

These trailers are also easy to maneuver on highways because of their size and can be stored in nearly all garages with ease.

Great for those who love the outdoors & comfort

Investing in an RV or travel trailer requires you to get out in nature, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. If you prefer to sleep in an actual bed instead of on the ground in a tent, a travel trailer is a great option.

These trailers come equipped with a rollout bed system that can comfortably sleep you and your travel buddy. They also feature several standard amenities that include interior LED lights, a camp stove, sink, porta potty, closet, three opening windows, a 12 volt/110 power system and more.

Can be customized to meet your needs

While the standard MeerKats offered come with nearly every amenity you would need, there are several other customizable options available to make your trailer feel more like home. They include everything from refrigerators to full awning systems, side room tents, bed extenders and more.

The outside of your MeerKat can also be customized to meet your design needs with a wide range of color options available in both striped and solid options.

To learn more about MeerKat Trailers and all of the options we have available, we invite you to visit our San Diego, CA location at your earliest convenience or to give us a call at (866) 977-7607 to learn more!

Fun Fall Activities for Your Upcoming Mini RV Trip

Whether you have just purchased a mini-RV or are considering getting one soon, fall is one of the best times to take a road trip with this convenient traveling accessory.

Mini-RVs are perfect for road trips, camping trips, hiking trips or simply taking in all of the beauty that nature provides during this time of year.

When you’re planning an upcoming road trip for the fall season, consider these activities for a trip you won’t soon forget.

Fall Foliage

Take in the fall foliage

No matter what you plan on doing during your trip, make it a point to really take in the natural beauty that the fall offers. We suggest putting your phone or tablet down when you’re sitting in the passenger or backseat to take in the beauty of the changing leaves.

Look for a pumpkin patch

Nothing says fall more than pumpkins. Before heading out on your trip, see if there are any pumpkin patches near your route. If so, you’ll be sure to have a great time exploring the patch and will maybe even buy a few pumpkins to take home. Best of all, they can be easily transported in your mini-RV.

Explore a scenic trail

Although you’ll be able to see the fall foliage as you ride on the highway, you may still want to take it in fully by going for a walk or hike.

There’s nothing quite like taking in the fresh fall air, seeing the leaves fall right in front of you or hearing the crunch of leaves as you walk in the woods.

We suggest finding a few scenic trails on your route and stopping at one that fits your travel schedule. As an added tip, look for a trail with an overlook that will give you amazing views and a great place to take photos.

Find a comfortable camping site

What would a mini-RV trip be without camping? When you’re planning your mini-RV trip this fall, be sure to find comfortable camping spots along your route.

Whether you’re looking to relax and get a bonfire going, or simply want a place to crash with your RV for the night, finding the right campsite will play a huge role in the success of your trip.

If you’d like to go on a mini-RV trip this fall and are still looking for an RV that fits your needs, we ask that you think of our team at MeerKat Trailers.

Our MeerKat mini-RVs offer everything from stand-up headroom to hanging closets, porta potties, storage space, a dinette, a bed that sleeps two comfortably and more. Best of all it can be towed by almost any 4-cylinder vehicle, weighing only 920 pounds.

To learn more about our MeerKat mini-RVs, call us today at (866) 977-7607.

Dog-Friendly National Parks to Visit with Your Mini RV

When you’re planning an upcoming mini-RV trip with your family and pets, adding a few National Parks to your route will make for a much more memorable trip.

Whether you enjoy taking in the incredible views while you drive in your RV, exploring the popular attractions in the park or hitting the hiking trails, there are so many things to do during your visit.

If you are bringing along your dog on the trip, be sure to check out these dog-friendly National Parks if they are close to your route.

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is truly something that everyone should see at some point. Grand Canyon National Park is located in Arizona and offers a variety of things to do with your pup. The Rim Trail running along the inside of the canyon is a dog-friendly, 13-mile paved trail. It is a relatively easy hike with minimal elevation change that even the most novice hikers can handle.

If you don’t want to hike the Rim Trail, there are more than enough paths along the edge of the canyon to enjoy. Just make sure you have water available for your furry friend as things can get rather hot.

Olympic National Park

If you’re going through Washington on your upcoming trip, be sure to stop at Olympic National Park. Located along the Pacific Coastline, Olympic offers incredible views and has five dog-friendly trails for you and your family to explore. It also offers several beaches, a campground and picnic areas that will make for a fun-filled adventure.

Acadia National Park

If you’re on the more adventurous side and are planning a trip to the east coast, be sure to check out Acadia National Park. This park is perfect for dogs as it features roughly 120 miles of dog-friendly trails that they will love.

 If you’re looking for something a little less intense, the park offers 45 miles of carriage roads, as well as campgrounds, gardens and beaches you’ll be sure to enjoy.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

A little over 20 miles from Cleveland, OH, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is another dog-friendly park that features 125 miles of trails where you’ll come across beautiful rock cliffs known as ‘The Ledges’, as well as several waterfalls, woodlands and wetlands that will give hours of entertainment to your family and pet(s).

Should you be planning an upcoming road trip with your family and want to travel in style, we ask that you give us a call at MeerKat Trailers.  

Located in San Diego, CA, we are proud to offer a wide selection of mini RV campers and trailers that will be perfect for your next road trip.

Our mini-RVs are the perfect size for quick weekend getaways or trips across the country, offering comfortable beds, storage space, refrigerators and more. Call us today at (866) 977-7607 to make your upcoming National Parks trip a success.

Tips for Planning an Epic Road Trip with Your Dog

With things slowly getting back to normal, it’s time to take that epic road trip you’ve been dreaming of over the last year. If you’re one of the many people who made an addition to your family during quarantine by adopting a puppy, you probably have questions about bringing them along on a road trip.

No matter how long of a trip you’re planning, there are a few things you can do to ensure your pup is safe and happy as you traverse the country. Start planning today with these helpful tips that will ensure a trip you won’t soon forget.

Dog In Car

Have a plan for every situation

Although you never want to imagine it, things go wrong when you take your dog out into the world.

If you lose track of them for any reason, you’ll have a greater chance of them being returned by making sure their dog tags and microchip information are up to date. If you’ve moved recently or simply don’t have accurate information, it will make it more difficult for people to contact you. Make these simple updates so you won’t have to worry once you hit the road.   

Make sure they’ll be comfortable, entertained in the car

You’ll want to make sure your dog is ready and willing to take a long adventure in your vehicle. If this is their first time on a longer car ride, you should do a “test drive” to make sure they can handle an extended trip.

Take them on a trip to run errands or to a park a good distance away to see how they respond. If they are comfortable on the drive, they should be good to go for the trip.

Before taking off on your trip, it’s important to give your dog a comfortable place to sit, enough space so they don’t feel cramped and a few of their favorite toys to keep them occupied.

Plan fun stops along the way

Since you’ll be in the car for an extended period, you’ll need to make sure you plan fun things for them to do every few hours. Do your research before leaving and you’ll be sure to find several dog parks, state parks or even national parks where they can work off their pent-up energy. Bring along their favorite ball or toy to play fetch with, so they’ll feel comfortable when playing in the new surroundings.

If you’re unsure of your family and furry friend traveling comfortably in your vehicle on your upcoming road trip, we suggest making an investment in a mini trailer or camper from MeerKat Trailers. We have a selection of affordable mini RVs that are perfect to tow behind nearly any vehicle.

Our mini trailers can be customized to create the perfect space for you and Fido to hangout or sleep in after a long day. To learn more about the trailers and campers we have available at our San Diego, CA location, call today at (866) 977-7607.

How You Can Keep Your Trailer Cool This Summer!

The summer temperatures can be extreme. To help you stay comfortable on the road and throughout your vacation, here are some of our best tips for keeping your trailer cool: 

Trailer with Awning

Use Reflectix in Your Windows and Cabinets 

One of the easiest ways to help cool down your trailer in the summer is to purchase reflectix for your trailer. Reflectix is a double-sided reflective film that contains air bubbles in the middle. This material can be cut and place in any window that faces the sun. You can also tape the reflectix on the outside of the windows. 

Park in the Shade 

Another easy way to keep your trailer cool in the summer is to keep it parked in the shade. Parking in the shade is the best way to keep your camper cool on a hot day, especially if you park at a high elevation. 

Have Your Awning Facing South/Southeast

For temperatures below 80-degrees, having your awning facing south/southeast should help keep your trailer cool. An awning is a great feature to add to your trailer, especially if you’re planning for summer travel. However, if you’re traveling to an area with high winds, you should probably keep your awning tucked away. 

Use an Awning Shade Cloth

As the sun begins to set, it will become difficult for your awning to provide continuous shade. Not only does putting a shade cloth on your awning add more shade, but it also adds a layer of privacy for your outdoor space. Remember, just like your awning, if it’s a windy day, you might want to avoid hanging up your shade cloth. 

Use Stand-Alone Fans

The more air movement you have, the cooler your trailer will feel. Stand-alone fans offer great airflow, especially in your travel trailers. 

If you need a new trailer to travel in this summer, don’t forget to contact Meer Kat Trailers to learn more about the trailers we sell! Each of our trailers is customizable and comes with features that will help keep you cool on a warm day. 

How to Select a Travel Trailer for Families Traveling with Children

Family Enjoying a Picnic

Road trips make for some of the best family vacations. There’s nothing quite like packing up your favorite essentials and making the escape to the great outdoors. If you’re considering taking a road trip with your family, consider purchasing a travel trailer!

As you begin searching for your next trailer, here are some things you should be keeping in mind: 

How Much Sleeping Space Do You Need? 

After a long day filled with adventure, you’re going to need a place to rest comfortably. Trailers are an amazing way to travel because they give you a safe space to sleep at night. The size of your family will determine what size trailer you purchase.

Does Your RV Have a Bathroom? 

When you’re traveling with young children, it’s worth investing in a trailer that has a bathroom. Typically all you really need are a toilet and a sink. However, if you wish to have other amenities such as a shower and large vanity, you may want to consider a larger trailer option. 

What Kitchen Features Does the Trailer Have? 

When you’re camping, having somewhere to cook and prepare meals is important. Typically, your trailer will come with basic kitchen essentials that will make meal planning a lot easier. Most trailers, regardless of the size, comes with some sort of camp stove, sink and have the option of adding a refrigerator. 

Is There Room for Storage? 

If you’re traveling by trailer, packing lightly is a good habit to create. However, as a parent, you’re likely going to have to pack extra clothing options and supplies for your kids. Luckily, most travel trailers come with a great amount of space for storage, such as closets, cabinets, and extra storage boxes, so you can pack all of the essentials you may need with you on your trip. 

Are There Outlets to Charge Your Electronics? 

Although camping is a great way to spend some time off of your phone, you should still make sure that all of your electronics remain charged in the case of an emergency. Before purchasing your next travel trailer, make sure it has a way to charge all of your important electronics!

What Size Trailer Do You Need? 

At MeerKat Trailers, our MeerKat trailer is perfect for small families looking to take a road trip! This trailer has everything you need for a successful road trip, including the ability to be stored in a garage, stand-up headroom, easy setup, a port potty, hanging closets, tons of storage, and more! 

Plus, you can customize it just for you! Contact us today to start building your Kat. 

4 Reasons Why You Need to Get a Teardrop Trailer

If you love adventure and exploring new places, a teardrop trailer will provide a one-of-a-kind experience for you! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or you enjoy the occasional camping trip, teardrop trailers are low maintenance, durable, family-friendly, and lightweight so that they can be towed by any vehicle! 

Here are just a few reasons why you need to hop on board with the teardrop trailer movement: 

Teardrop Trailers Are Built to Last 

Teardrop trailers are made for the outdoors so that they can handle all the outdoor elements. Made with a steel frame, the teardrop trailers at MeerKat Trailers are meant for outdoor adventures with a clear purpose for fun and longevity! 

Perfect for Outdoor Adventures 

When you’re looking to purchase a camper for your next adventure, you have about 5 major categories that you can choose from. Popup Trailers, truck campers, teardrop trailers, motorhomes, and travel trailers are the most popular campers available on the market right now. Many adventure enthusiasts prefer purchasing teardrop trailers because it gives them everything they could need for an adventure while putting the accessibility of the outdoors first. 

A teardrop trailer gives you a cozy place to relax after a long day while encouraging you to spend more time outdoors. 

They Are Made With Comfort in Mind

Teardrop trailers are made with the insulation you need to get the rest that you deserve. When you purchase your teardrop trailer from MeerKat Trailers, your trailer will come equipped with an inviting 84” x 47” mattress, fantastic roof fan, and plenty of storage! Our teardrop trailers also have 2 oversized doors with a screen so that you can enjoy the view at all hours of the day. 

And for rainy days, our trailers come equipped with LED interior lighting, so you can enjoy reading or talking while listening to the peaceful rain. 

Easy to Tow 

People love their teardrop trailers because of how easy they are to tow. Our MeerKat trailer weighs just about 900lbs and is small enough to be towed by any vehicle. Having a vehicle that is easy to tow gives your endless adventure possibilities. 

Well, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of reasons for families to purchase a teardrop trailer for their next adventure. Contact MeerKat Trailers to learn more about the trailers we sell

What Should You Be Storing in The Galley of Your Teardrop Trailer?

Are you ready to start packing for your next adventure? Don’t let the stress of packing take away from your excitement. Believe it or not, your teardrop trailer offers plenty of storage, which will make packing a whole lot easier.

Cooking Supplies to Pack for Camping

One of the hardest parts about packing is deciding what you need to bring with you. To help ease your stress, we’ve created a list of some of the most important supplies you’ll need to pack and store in your galley for your next big trip!

Here are some supplies you should be bringing along with you:

A Portable Coffee Maker for The Coffee Lover

If you regularly drink coffee, one of the essential things you’re going to want to keep in your teardrop trailer is a portable coffee maker. Typically, a coffee grinder, French press, or pour over drip coffee tends to work best with these types of trailers. Plus, they’re sleek and very space-conscious when you’re looking to store them.

Airtight Containers

If you’re packing dry foods like cereal, pasta, and other snacks, airtight containers are the way to go! These containers will help keep food fresh and keep any unwanted pests out.

Dishes and Kitchen Utensils

When packing dishes and other utensils in your teardrop trailer, stay away from packing anything glass. Broken glass at your campsite is a safety hazard. Instead, aim for packing biodegradable, titanium, and stainless-steel dishware options.

Don’t Forget to Pack a Cutting Board

When meal prepping, you’ll be thanking yourself for packing a cutting board. Cutting boards come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and flex, so you are bound to find one that will fit perfectly in your trailer.

Cleaning Supplies

When you’re cooking, it’s important to clean up after to avoid attracting bugs and other animals. Make sure you’re packing an all-purpose cleaning spray, dish soap, garbage bags, paper towels, and a scrub brush to help clean your area after you’re finished cooking.

Now you’re ready to start packing! Of course, there are other cooking essentials that you may need to bring with you, but following this list is a great place to start!

If your family is on the hunt for a new trailer or camper, make sure you’re contacting the professionals at MeerKat Trailers!