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/

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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/

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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

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/

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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.

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

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 1,500-1,700 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

Layout, length, GVWR. There is quite a bit to consider when shopping for a small travel trailer. Visit the manufacturer and take a factory tour. Check out trailers in person at an RV Show. Try out a few travel trailers see which one is the right fit for your travel needs. Find a Small Travel Trailers For Rent.

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