For many travellers across the globe, the trick to having a big adventure is a small camper. Teardrop or squaredrop campers have grown in popularity as more and more people want the comforts of home without the larger footprint of an RV or motorhome. So how do you get both?
Boreas Campers Trailers
Boreas Campers, based in Colorado, USA is one such company. Founded by Matt Reichel, who spent a year living in his RV, found that he spent more time than he liked indoors when he had a larger RV, and the low clearance and wide girth required for the vehicle to get through meant he couldn’t explore all the trails he would like.
He built his first camper trailer on Boreas Pass in Breckenridge, Colorado, and the concept was a hit. ‘Squaredrops’ follow in the footsteps of the teardrop-style trailers, but keep the straight lines in the rear to allow more room for storage. This style is very popular in the off-road camper industry because of the efficient use of space, and the ability to make it very rugged.
From classic vintage wood teardrops to robust offroad squaredrops there is a small camper trailer for any type of need. All that’s required is a tow vehicle and a desire to see the great outdoors.
Teardrop Trailer Heating
For Boreas Campers, outdoors normally means heading to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Whether it’s the summer or winter, having a Propex heater is crucial, and they come standard on all Boreas XTs. While temperatures can reach the 90s in the mountains during the summer, it drops rapidly when the sun sets and it is the best feeling to turn the heater on for 5 minutes to heat the cabin before drifting to sleep.
During the winter, good heating is vital. On a recent trip, Matt camped outside of Buena Vista the same night that the coldest temperature of 2020 in the lower 48 states of the US was recorded: -50F! He set the thermostat to a balmy 68 and stayed cozy all night.
Having a heater in a camper trailer opens up many new options for explorers. The Propex furnace gives people the freedom to travel almost at any time without restraint. Our efforts in refining and developing Propex heaters have resulted in an incredibly compact and class-leading energy efficiency furnace. This makes it possible to go further and for longer.
The joy of simplicity
The goal to create the ideal does not mean adding unnecessary complexity, far from it. Great things come from being simple. Simple is nothing new either. William of Ockham, understood 700 years ago how simplicity can lead to something greater. Similarly, Einstein is often attributed with the following words of wisdom:
Everything should be kept as simple as possible, but no simpler.~ Albert Einstein
Our customers generally have a love of nature and the planet too. This is why they love how environmentally friendly the Propex furnace is. Our customers want to make tracks, but with a light carbon footprint. By towing a tiny trailer with an efficient heater, you can live simply but comfortably.
Small is the new big
A well designed and lovingly crafted compact trailer allows for travel and adventure not possible with a conventional trailer. Small is a big deal. It can make dreams of big adventures possible. If you want a compact travel trailer for your big adventure look into the Teardrop revolution. Ask them to fit a Propex heating unit and you’ll be warm, comfortable and ready to explore the big country or even further.
“Boreas Campers has used the Propex furnace in all of our heated units since Day 1. There is no alternative for a quality, efficient, durable unit, especially for off-grid camper trailers. With the mountains being our go-to camping destination a heater is a must-have and the Propex has the small footprint, low noise level and safety record to make us confident every adventure will be comfortable and warm.”Matt Reichel, Founder and President, Boreas Campers