In our journey to downsize, we looked at quite a few small travel trailers. The number one requirement was the camper had to be lightweight. Specifically, we were looking for travels trailers under 3,500 pounds. Between all the research, visiting dealers and attending RV shows, we got to check out quite a few small travel trailers under 3,500 lbs. This is a round up of some of our favorite small travel trailers.

Small Travel Trailers Under 3,500 lbs (A-Z)

Small Travel Trailers

Alto Teardrop Camper Trailer by Safari Condo

The Alto by Safari Condo is by far our favorite teardrop camper. Kait’s aunt and uncle own the 1713 and let us film a walk-through of their teardrop trailer. We’ve met a few architects that love this small travel trailer for its unique design.

GVWR: 2,500 lbs

Website: http://www.safaricondo.com/en/

Basecamp Aluminum Travel Trailer by Airstream

The Basecamp joins Airstream’s latest line of aluminum travel trailers. This shiny camper comes with a decent sized wet bath and a wrap around window in the galley.

GVWR: 3,500 lbs

Website: https://www.airstream.com/

Cricket Off-the-Grid Camper Trailer by TAXA Outdoors

We briefly thought about the Cricket for full time living and quickly dismissed the idea. It is still a pretty cool lightweight trailer that’s great for those off-the-grid adventures. This small travel trailer’s big selling point is the “NASA inspired design”.

Cricket travel trailer

GVWR: 2,500 lbs

Website: https://taxaoutdoors.com

Eriba Touring Trailer by Hymer

This lightweight travel trailer is not yet available in North America. We got a chance to peak inside the 15′ and 19′ models at the Pomona RV Show. The European design and window placements let in quite a bit of light.

GVWR: Unknown

Website: http://www.gohymer.com/

HC1 Fiberglass Camper by Happier Camper

The HC1 is the Lego of small travel trailers. This fiberglass camper is so modular, you can make it into almost anything you want. We haven’t seen any other lightweight campers quite like the HC1.

GVWR: 3,500 lbs

Website: http://happiercamper.com/

Lance 1475 Travel Trailer by Lance Camper

Before Lance released the 1475, we considered towing the Lance 1575 behind a Jeep Wrangler. This small travel trailer doesn’t have any slides, unlike the 1575. The most notable feature are the large windows by the large swivel chairs.

GVWR: 3,500 lbs

Website: http://www.lancecamper.com/

Other Small Travel Trailers

We haven’t gotten around to checking out every manufacturer of small travel trailers. There are a few worth mentioning and looking into if you’re in the market.

Casitas is based in Texas. They have been making lightweight travel trailers since 1983.

Website: http://casitatraveltrailers.com/

Scamp is based in Minnesota. They make fiberglass campers to order at the factory and use only suppliers based in the U.S.A.

Website: http://www.scamptrailers.com/

What’s your favorite small travel trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

More About RV Living

If you’re interested in full time RV life, here are a few posts to get you started.

How Much Does It Cost? https://weretherussos.com/cost-of-living-full-time-in-a-rv/

Pros and Cons of RV Life https://weretherussos.com/highs-lows-of-full-time-rving/

Dry Camping/Boondocking https://weretherussos.com/pros-cons-rv-dry-camping-boondocking/

Every Post About RV Life https://weretherussos.com/category/rv-livin/

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