Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Often, the next step beyond tent camping is a teardrop style camper trailer. The reasons we hear most often that life long campers are looking to move away from a tent is the hassle of setting up camp, the discomfort of sleeping on the ground, and the inconvenience of unpacking/packing gear and all the kitchenware and supplies needed to cook.
Pin Drop Galley Kitchen
Enter: Pin Drop's Galley Kitchen. One of the many things that separates Pin Drops from other micro-campers on the market is our well-thought-out galley kitchen design. With most other teardrop style campers, you will still find yourself packing gear and unpacking gear, assembling and connecting the propane tank fittings, setting up an extra table to wash dishes from a water jug you stow somewhere in your tow vehicle, and lugging out an ice chest from the trunk. You have to do all this before you can even flip an egg! Not so with a Pin Drop. The functional galley kitchen has it all at your finger tips. Roll into your campsite, and unfold your chairs....
Under the Hatch
By lifting the hatch and pulling out the two drawers, Pin Drop owners are greeted with a camp chef's dream, and the perfect work triangle to prepare the best meals in the great outdoors with easy access to gear, water, propane, prep station, and cold storage. Tent Schment.
Camping doesn't have to be a chore. It should be easy, stress free, comfortable and fun. Builder and licensed general contractor, Tim Elinski has kept all of this in mind with the design and construction of the newest Pin Drop 3.0. Made with more gear and water storage, more counter space, better utility and complete function, he has packed all you need for your next camp. Whether in your favorite campground or in a remote, isolated destination, you can camp with ease and comfort and access to those conveniences we don't really want to leave at home. Luckily, in a Pin Drop, you don't have to.
The Pin Drop galley kitchen offers access to common conveniences unlike other micro campers on the market. Food preparation, safe and adequate storage, and water access are at the heart of this design, along with additional
luxury features like a deep basin sink and hand pump faucet, bluetooth compatible stereo with surround sound speakers, charging stations, and overhead and under mount lighting. The Pin Drop galley kitchen also includes expanded counter and storage space made possible with two built in pull-out drawers with lockable raised counters, a two burner Dometic propane stove, and cold storage with a Dometic chest refrigerator or Canyon Cooler option.
Just like at home, the Pin Drop galley kitchen is meant to be a comfortable space where you store, clean, and prepare food, create fulfilling meals, enjoy a happy hour (or two), clean hands, faces, and teeth, and make plans with friends and family listening to your favorite tunes or under a quiet starry night sky.
Lift the back hatch on this tear drop style micro camper and be surprised at what you'll find. Pin Drop Travel Trailers are fully self contained, solar powered, nimble micro campers that help you go further, for much longer.
Two Burner Propane Stove
The Pin Drop Galley Kitchen includes a Dometic brand two burner propane stove ignited with just the push of a button. The 1.2 or 2.4 gallon propane tank is located safely on the trailer's tongue.
There are two cold storage options for the right side pull-out drawer.
You can select a 35 QT super-insulated Canyon Cooler (also a local, Arizona based company) or a Dometic chest refrigerator powered solely (like all Pin Drop electric amenities) by the sun! A 175 watt solar panel is included in each Pin Drop model powering all electrical amenities making it possible to NEVER need to plug in.
Whether you choose the Canyon Cooler or the chest refrigerator , they each provide a place for provisions and the storage of perishable goods.
Cabinets and Counter Space
Storage is essential when camping, and cooking great meals requires packing a lot of cookware. We have utilized every square inch under the hatch to accommodate all your cookware, cutlery and dry goods, while still allowing plenty of room for food preparation. Our countertop is large, and as deep as your counters at home. In addition, we have incorporated lid stays in each pull out drawer for that additional surface to place a mixing bowl or a wine glass.
Below the counter is a cupboard with room for pots and pans, cleaning products or dry goods. Each door is equipped with racks on the back for towels, spices or (highly recommended biodegradable) dish soap. Sliding doors on the galley wall reveal a storage nook perfect for canned goods and spices, while a deep drawer below the sink cupboard provides plenty of options for cutlery, skillets and plates. The entire space below the cooktop pull-out drawer is dedicated to dry storage, and each pull-out drawer face offers more storage for cups and tumblers, nested behind the lid that serves double duty as additional counter surface when needed. Adding it all up, our Pin Drops offer an astounding 2,295 square inches of countertop space, and 7,193 cubic inches of storage. Find out more about the storage and counter top capacity.
Each Pin Drop boasts 12 gallons of freshwater storage in an algae resistant tank tucked underneath the counter and insulated. A hand pump faucet delivers water to the deep basin stainless steel sink. We offer many other ways to stow additional water for extended stays. Our optional fender racks carry an additional 6 gallons of water each and can be mounted on one or both sides of the Pin Drop. This is a convenient way to pack extra water and remove the worry of the sputtering pump faucet towards the end of a trip.
We also offer a rooftop solar shower that carries 10 gallons of water and can be mounted on one or both sides of the roof rack. This tank provides pressurized water that is heated by the sun (or by an optional on demand water heater). With a hose and spray nozzle attachment, this is a great way to rinse dishes, clean muck off shoes after a long hike, or shower off the camp grime. All told with appropriate feature selections, Pin Drops are capable of stowing 44 gallons of water. Find out more about Pin Drop water storage.
Deep Basin Sink and Faucet
Our kitchen comes standard with a deep basin stainless steel sink, which measures 12" wide by 15" long and is over 6" deep. We've added a hand pump faucet to the right side of the sink. This self-priming pump is not only great for water conservation but also battery conservation. A few pumps on the handle back and forth produce just the amount of water you need, and not running an electric pump removes another burden on your battery.
Over head and Undermount Lighting/Electrical Ports
The lighting in our kitchen has been designed to brightly illuminate the countertop and food prep surfaces. Under-cabinet lights brighten up the counter, while recessed lights built into the hatch shine down on the cooktop surface and fridge/cooler drawer. All lights turn off when you close the hatch so you needn't worry in the middle of the night if you forgot to turn off the lights!
Additionally, we have all the 12 volt charging docks necessary to power your devices, both USB and cigarette lighter ports are easily accessible on the galley wall. What if it's time for a blended drink and your mixer requires 110VAC household current? No problem, we've included a GFCI-protected outlet in the galley kitchen to power your small appliances as well. Remember, this is all powered by the sun, so you can camp where you want, and don't need to be plugged into a campground's shore power!
Speakers and Bluetooth Compatibility
Cooking in the outdoors is a relaxing experience, and what better way to enhance your mood than with a little music? Each Pin Drop rolls off the factory floor with a high quality Bluetooth capable stereo receiver. Not only do we pack good sound inside the cabin, but we have equipped our kitchen with surround sound as well. Rockford Fosgate component speakers are built into the galley design, and tweeters mounted in the hatch help the tunes surround you. Design a playlist for your camping adventure, and control the sound from your phone. You'll never have so much fun washing the dishes!
Go further in a Pin Drop. Designed to keep you out in the wild longer, the Pin Drop Travel Trailer galley kitchen, with expandable drawer slides, helps get you to the places you want to be, and then lets you stay a little bit longer. Whether you choose a remote travel destination, being isolated in wilderness, or your favorite campground, the design of a Pin Drop provides access to all the common conveniences of home