So who wrote this guide?
Hi there! My name is Denny Johnson and I love small travel trailers. We got our first one, which was a small pop-up, back in the 90s. Of course we fully enjoyed it, but it only lasted a few years. When our son got older, he lost interest. As a result, we stopped camping and sold it.
We decided to take up camping again when I retired in 2014. Our goal was to keep it small again. But this time, we also wanted easy setup and a bathroom. We bought a 17' Casita and have traveled with it ever since. In fact, and our trips have covered the U.S. coast to coast.
When you start out with a small travel trailer, you might feel like there is too much to learn. You may also worry about things going wrong when you are traveling. However, you will quickly realize that it's all quite easy. If other people can do it, there is no reason you can't too. You must first learn what matters, or in other words, what's important. After that, you will have to learn what works well and what does not. You will run into too many ideas of things that sound good, but then find that they don't really matter.
This is what led me to writing this guide. My goal is to let others know what has worked well for us. In addition, I am putting all the info in one place. While it's easy to find in other places, you you will find a lot of opinions that don't agree. In other words, it's easy to get confused.
My Beginner's Guide to Small Travel Trailers covers buying, owning and traveling. It is the result of what has worked well for us, as well as what has not. I hope it will help you will get started and save you time searching all over the Internet and having to sort out the info you really need.