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 camper trailers.

This is a round up of some of our favorite lightweight travel trailers under 3500 lbs.

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 Alto R1713 and let us film a walk-through of their teardrop trailer. We’ve met a few architects that love this small lightweight trailer camper for its unique design.

GVWR: 2,500 lbs

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

>>Rent an Alto by Safari Condo<<

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/

>>Airstream Basecamp for Rent<<

Bean Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailer

Based in Utah, Bean Trailer is making lightweight trailers with a fiberglass shell that have a GVWR of 1,500-1,700 lbs depending on the configuration.

GVWR: 1,500-1,700 lbs

Website: http://www.beantrailer.com/

Casita Travel Trailers

This lightweight travel trailer manufacturer has been making small campers since 1983. Designed to be durable and aerodynamic, these fiberglass travel trailers can be easily spotted rolling down the road.

GVWR: 3,500 lbs

Website: http://casitatraveltrailers.com/

>>Rent a Casita Travel Trailer<<

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 ultra lightweight travel trailer that’s great for those off-grid adventures. This small camper trailer’s big selling point is the “NASA inspired design”.

Cricket travel trailer

GVWR: 2,500 lbs

Website: https://taxaoutdoors.com

>>Rent a Taxa Cricket<<

HC1 Fiberglass Camper by Happier Camper

The HC1 is the Lego of fiberglass travel trailers. This small pull behind 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/

>>Rent a Happier Camper<<

InTech’s Flyer, Luna & Sol Trailers

In 2010, the founders of InTech RVs set out on a mission to build the best travel trailers. The company now offer a variety of lightweight aluminum travel trailers that range in size and layout.

GVWR: 2,220-3,500 lbs

Website: https://www.intechrv.com/

>>Rent an InTech Luna Travel Trailer<<

Lance 1475 Travel Trailer by Lance Camper

Before Lance released the 1475, we considered towing the Lance 1575 behind a Jeep Wrangler. This small camp 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/

>>Lance Travel Trailers For Rent<<

Scamp Aerodynamic Fiberglass Campers

Based in Backus, Minnesota. Scamp Trailers make fiberglass campers to order at the factory and use suppliers based in the U.S.A. “When you purchase a Scamp, know that they are quality-manufactured by Americans who are proud to uphold the Scamp tradition of excellence.”

GVWR: 2,200-3,500 lbs

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

>>Rent a 13′ Scamp Travel Trailer<<

Other Small Travel Trailers to Consider

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

Airstream’s Nest Fiberglass Travel Trailer

Airstream acquired NEST Caravans a few years ago to offer a fiberglass version of their iconic “silver-bullet” travel trailers.

GVWR: 4,000 lbs

Website: https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/nest/

Bigfoot Fiberglass Travel Trailer

Bigfoot RV is based in British Colombia, Canada. They manufacture fiberglass travel trailers and truck campers for four season camping. The smallest travel trailer has a dry weight of 3,179 with a GVWR of 4,300. The video walk-through below is the 25B21RB model.

GVWR: 7,500 lbs

Website: http://bigfootrv.com

Oliver Fiberglass Travel Trailer

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/

Rent a Small Camper Trailer

Layout, length, GVWR. There is quite a bit to consider when shopping for a small travel trailer. Try out a few travel trailers to see which one is the right fit for your camping needs. Find a Small Travel Trailer For Rent.

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

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