AFTER YOU BUY
-by Darius Riley
We bought our T@G in May of 2017. We love the it and have had no issues other than design flaws (minor) or desires for modifications. No mechanicals, no breakage, no premature wear. All in all a well built camper. It has taken us a while to get our camping system down. How much stuff to bring, what we need and don't need, how to set up and tear down. We have gotten to be pretty efficient and a good team, which really helps us enjoy the camper. In 2017, we took 7 trips that lasted 14 nights and covered 2,500 miles. In 2018, we took 11 trips that lasted 23 nights and covered 4,700 miles.
1. Built fender shelves
2. Built a shelf and a pull out cutting board for the fridge area (ordered originally without fridge, stove or sink)
3. Metal backsplash for magnets
4. Two Yakima SlimShaddy awnings
5. Vent cover over the Fantastic Fan
6. Built shelf under sink location
7. LED lights under the camper
8. Velcro mesh nets inside on the doors
Not pictured:12v outlet outside for the external fridge (Dometic)
1. Electric kettle for boiling water
2. Good camp stove
3. Good external table
4. Misc. baskets and storage modifications
5. Small rug for outside doors
6. Dutch oven
We have camped in 100 degree days, and 23 degree nights. The extremes are not the most fun, but can be done and add to the story.
One of the best things we have done is get involved with a local Teardrop Camper group (Heartland Tearjerkers). This has introduced us to some wonderful new friends, shared some new campgrounds and parks, and allowed us to see the infinite ways that people modify, setup and use their tiny campers. I think all of my modification came from talking to or see other peoples creativity and ingeniousness.
It's going to be a long winter.