American travelers are increasingly using small, portable travel trailers for their home and office.
But they are often hampered by limited space, noisy interior and unreliable internet connections.
Here are five tips for making your travel trailer work for you.1.
Use the right size for your needsThe smaller the trailer, the better.
The best travel trailers come in the 10- to 25-pound range, so if you have a trailer that is too small for your living room, the best solution is to order a bigger one.
“We want our customers to be able to easily move from place to place,” says Jason Leach, a travel company representative.
Leach recommends that you order the larger size because it’s easier to load and unload.2.
Choose the right power source for your deviceWhile you can use a portable power source, if you need to use a large amount of power at once, the bigger a trailer you get, the less power you’ll need to charge it.
“The biggest thing we look for is the power density,” says Leach.
“For example, if we have a 30-pound trailer and it weighs 300 pounds, the power will go to a 120-pound power pack.
So, we want the power to be more dense.”
The bigger the trailer and the more power it has, the more battery-powered the device is.3.
Use a small bed for your sleeping areaWhile a bed is a great option for sleeping in a small space, a bed that is much smaller than a travel table can also work well.
“Bed sizes are always a consideration,” says Robert Schulman, a consultant and travel-shopping expert who specializes in cabin products.
“If you want to sleep on a small couch or small bed, the bed size is a good compromise.
You don’t need the full bed or extra room to go to the full height or height and weight of the trailer.
But if you want the bed to fit in the trailer space, it’s a good size.”4.
Add a desk or workbench to your trailerWhen you are using your travel trailers as workbenches or desks, consider adding an extension cord or a desktop to make it easier to work on your laptop.
“There’s a ton of different ways to get that extra room,” says Schulmans.
If you don’t have room for a desk, there’s also room for an extension cabinet, a small storage area, or a workbench.5.
Take a look at your surroundingsYou can also look at other items that are included in your trailer to see how you can improve the trailer’s performance.
“You can always get extra room in the front of the truck,” says Deirdre Wiedenreich, a consumer goods consultant who specializes on travel trailers.
“It might not be as big of a space as you want, but it’s definitely bigger than you need.”