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.

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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 R1713 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 line of aluminum travel trailers. This small 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 RV 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. The most notable feature are the large windows by the swivel chairs.

GVWR: 3,500 lbs

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

Other Small Travel Trailers

There are a few more travel trailers worth looking into if you’re in the market for a small towable RV.

Bean Trailer is based in Utah. They are new to the travel trailer scene making trailers with a fiberglass shell that have a GVWR of 1500-1700 lbs depending on the configuration.

Website: http://www.beantrailer.com/

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

Website: http://casitatraveltrailers.com/

Oliver Travel Trailers is based in Tennessee. They make double-hulled fiberglass travel trailer that are heavier than other options listed in this post. If staying under 3,500 lbs isn’t a criteria for you, then check out the Legacy Elite II travel trailer.

GVWR: 7,000 lbs

Website: https://olivertraveltrailers.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/

Rent a Small Travel Trailer

Trying to decide on the right camper for you? Check out small travel trailers for rent on Outdoorsy (affiliate link).

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 12, 2017 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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