There a few different styles of awnings that can be attached to a teardrop. And if you want to DIY it there’s probably 100’s of other different configurations you can come up with. But today we will look at a few of the popular basic teardrop trailer awnings.
I have found that a lot of people when planning and building a teardrop trailer they don’t really consider how important awnings and canopies can be. The worst possible situation without a canopy would be if its raining in the middle of the night and you have to get up to go to the bathroom.
Most teardrop trailers don’t have a bathroom and are basically a glorified enclosed bed. Imagine trying to open the door in a steady rain while half asleep. It sure doesn’t sound like fun. That’s why a canopy is so important not only keeping you dry while you hop out of the teardrop, it also keeps the rain from coming inside and getting your bedding and mattress all wet.
Roof canopies for a teardrop are actually quite simple and very easy to install and use. Let’s look at a few of the best teardrop trailer awnings and canopies to consider for your teardrop trailer.
I’m really leaning on using this canopy for my teardrop build. I love the fact that there is a privacy wall attached. This would help make a temporary bathroom in the middle of the night. You could use it as a changing room and wash area as well. You would need to have a roof rack for easy installation. If you don’t have a roof rack I’m sure you could get creative and attach it with a little ingenuity.
There are many different versions of this style awning, you just have to find the one that works best for you, some great ones are made by Rhino.
When having the hatch door open just isn’t enough protection there are options to keep the wind and rain out. These tent canopies attach to the back and basically extend the hatch door. Just remember cooking under them isn’t the best idea.
If you have any experience camping at all you will have probably used one of these at some point. They are extremely versatile. If you don’t want to actually attach anything to the exterior of your teardrop camper you can set up one of these over the side or off the back. It will work just fine. They are also a cheaper option. Just make sure you stake it down and rope the awning off correctly. You know who the inexperienced campers are the morning after a good rain storm when you see everything blown into the trees.