The Best Small Travel Trailers

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These camper trailers, which are small and easy to tow, are the next big thing. These are the best small camper trailers under 2,000 pounds.

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Travel trailers have been extremely popular in recent months as Americans seek to travel as safely and comfortably as possible. I recently bought a lightweight fiberglass camper of 13 feet (I call it my tiny home on wheels). It took me more than a month to find the best camper trailers that were both lightweight and easy-to-tow.

Scott and I don’t need a trailer that has a lot of interior space. We prefer to camp outdoors and didn’t want to purchase a truck to haul around our camper.

We are very fortunate to have a lot of options in the tiny travel trailer market.

Scamp Travel Trailers

Scamp, located in Backus, Minnesota has been manufacturing quality fiberglass travel trailers ever since the 1970’s. They have a loyal following. If you are lucky enough to find one, their used trailers will hold their value and be almost twice as expensive as the brand new ones.

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I originally wanted a Scamp used, but I quickly realized that this would be like trying to find a needle in the haystack. So I placed an order instead for a new Scamp and quickly discovered there was an 8-month waitlist.

There are two sizes of travel trailers available, a 13-foot and a 16-foot. You can also choose from several layouts. We found the 16-foot trailer a little heavy and wanted to keep our trailer as light as possible. So we decided on the 13-foot with no bathroom (also called layout 1). For those occasions when we are camping off-grid, we bought a portable toilet and a solar shower.

The 13-foot weighs between 1,200-1,500 lbs and the 16-foot weighs between 1,700-2,200 lbs. This will depend on whether you have a bathroom or other options for your camper. Towing capacity is the trailer’s weight without any gear.

Scamp is one of the most affordable campers on the market, with a starting price of $12,500. However, the price is very low and you can spend up to $17,000 for a 13-foot trailer after adding options. (I know this because I have it).

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Happier Camper HC1 Trailer

Happier Camper is located Los Angeles, California. They make the most adorable ultralight camper vans. It’s easier for West Coasters to visit Los Angeles than Backus Minnesota if they want to see the factory before making a decision on a camper. It’s also much easier to visit in winter.

The 10 foot HC1 campers are priced at $24,950 and weigh 1,100 pounds. The standard features of these campers include an off grid capability and an Adaptiv modular design that allows you to adjust the interior to your specific needs. You can easily create any layout you like, from camping to hauling to guest quarters.

Timberleaf Teardrop Camper Trailer

The Timberleaf Teardrop was built in Grand Junction Colorado. It is ideal for those who want a trailer that can fit in a garage, but who also just want their trailer to sleep. Their Classic trailer weighs in at 1500 pounds and is 65 inches tall.

The back of the house has a charming kitchen with all the necessary amenities. You will need a canopy if you plan to camp in the rain. If you want to camp off-road, this trailer has some of the most unique features.

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The trailer can also be ordered in a smaller, lighter version called “The Pika”, which weighs just 1025 pounds. The Pika starts at $13,200, while The Classic starts at $21,500.

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