You may be wondering about how to choose a great ultra light travel trailer that weighs less than 2,000 pounds.
First, you’ll want to take a good look of the size of it, both inside and outside, to determine whether or not it’s a good fit for you and your travel mates. Additional considerations include checking out the aesthetics (the way it looks), the mechanics to make sure it’s up and running, as well as any potential damages that may lead to a failed attempt for adventure. You’ll also want to make sure that your towing vehicle matches your RV to ensure that it can bear the weight of an ultra light travel trailer.
The best way to start this process is to choose one based on your lifestyle. Frequent road trips with friends and family will require more space versus the trailer for two on a romantic getaway.
2020 Prolite Plus S
The 2020 Prolite Plus S is a stylish and contemporary travel trailer with a lot of the standard fixing that would serve you well if you had it.
Some of it’s more basic features comes down to:
- Shower and Toilet
What’s interesting about the banquette is that once you are finished eating, you can get comfortable and stretch it out until it becomes a 54 inch by 74 inch bed!
Additionally, there is also a 4.2 sq. ft. refrigerator, a 16,000 BTU heater, a water heater for relaxing showers, and a front widescreen window to check out the views while out on the open road once you decide to pull back the included curtains.
The Prolite Plus S can be hauled by a full sedan, van, or truck, considering that this light travel trailer is only 1,500 pounds of towing. Let’s take another look at some more features of the the Prolite S:
- Air conditioning
- Exterior shower
When we break down the specifications of the Polite S, we see that it comfortably sleeps 3 people within its length of 15 feet and 2 inches, a width of 6 inches 5 feet and a height of 7 feet and 6 inches.
With this information, we can tell that the Prolite Plus S is meant for more cozy and intimate adventures on the road with one or two other friends. It’s freshwater capacity is 10 gallons, with a gray water capacity of 15 gallons, and a black water capacity of 5 gallons.
You’ll also like to know that the Prolite Plus S comes standard with a fiberglass body, maple cabinet doors, a screen door, tinted and tempered windows, and plywood flooring with fiberglass composite panel underlay.
2015 Cricket Sports Trailer
Being a lightweight recreational vehicle certainly has its perks. Just take a look at the 2015 Cricket Sports Trailer, it is a compact and cozy trailer that will comfortably sleep two people, yet up to four are capable of fitting while traveling the scenes of nature.
What you’ll love about this vehicle is that it’s so lightweight that it can be pulled by a four-cylinder car without a hassle!
Here’s are some beneficial features about this RV:
- 15 feet in length which can easily rest in most standard garages.
- A dry weight of 1,800 pounds
- Can sleep two adults and two children
- The pop-up roof has been optimized for ventilation and protection
As mentioned earlier, this small RV is very easy to tow around the city or even the country because of its light weight and smaller dimensions.
Taxa’s NASA-inspired design has also given the Cricket a more aesthetically pleasing view of the interior, while making sure that the inside is also comfortable and suitable for long-form traveling.
And since you’ll be out on the road for a while, the integrated plumbing and electrical system may come in handy for when you have to relieve yourself or take a selfie with you and the landscape on your phone.
Another great feature is the swing windows that are all equipped with shades and screen to regulate the internal temperatures, as well as five mesh windows in the upper tent panels to permit wide-open views of the road and landscape from every angle, for miles to come.
The swing windows with shades and screens and five mesh windows in the upper tent panels allow wide-open views and fresh breeze from every angle. Optional choices with an upgrade will include:
- V-berth lounge, bed, and storage system
- 32 inch by 20 inch picture window
- A kitchen
- Interior LED lighting
Flagstaff MAC 176LTD
The floorplan of the Flagstaff MAC 176LTD model shows us that it has two beds, one on each side of the trailer, a 36 inch by 34 inch kitchen dinette table in the form of a booth, a refrigerator, and two cabinets for storage of food or any other item that comes along with you.
Take a look at the specifications for more detail:
- Hitch weight of 162 pounds
- Cargo carrying capacity of 739 pounds
- Exterior open length of 17 feet and 1 inch
- Exterior closed length of 12 feet and 1 inch
- Exterior closed height of 5 feet 4 inches
- Exterior width of 84 inches
Although it’s small, it carries a huge weight of still being a modern style camping trailer. But to paint a better picture, I’ll share more features with you. The refrigerator that I mentioned earlier is a 3-way refrigerator.
It has a suburban 19,000 BTU furnace with automatic ignition for instinct warmth; there’s also an interior/exterior 2-burner stove included. Like the Cricket, its water tank is compact as well, being able to hold up to 10 gallons, while Cricket also comes equipped with a group 27 battery pack.
One the note of style and comfort, the Cricket comes included with two 110V heated 3.5 inch foam mattresses along with privacy curtains from the outside world. There is a standard roof vent to allow for circulation of fresh air, along with a 2-piece door that can also be used for more air ventilation.
The awning will provide much light for when it gets dark and the propane tank will ensure that there is heat whenever you need it. The tires are 12 inch steel wheels and, yes, there is a spare tire.
Despite its small size, the Cricket RV is ready to take on the rocky roads ahead.
VIKING 1906 Pop Up Camper
If you want to talk about small and compact, then the VIKING 1906 Pop Up Camper should be at the center of the conversation. First, it has the capability to be compressed down to the foundation of the vehicle, literally making it a “pop up” camper!
As fun as the fact is, let’s check out what makes this cool camper pop:
- Length of 12 feet 8 inches
- Extended width of 7 feet 1 inch
- Extended height of 4 feet 8 inches
- Hitch weight of 116 pounds
- Dry weight of 1503 pounds
- Gross weight of 2,096 pounds
- Cargo weight of 813 pounds
Some of the highlight of this camper comes down to its top amenities that come standard within it such as:
- Two Tent beds: one double size 1 ¼ inch insulated bunk and one full size 1 ¼ inch insulated bunk.
- Exterior LP Grill for outdoor cooking
- A dinette table with booth-style seating
- Two storage units
- A stove
- A sink
- LED lighting
The convenience of the Pop Up camper is beneficial of any traveling companions. You’ll be able to travel to any campground and easily set up your campsite with the scissor-style jacks, while then Goshen lift system with double arms will provide you with stability and strength for the whole structure during and after set up.
Of course there is more to know about the pop up camper. It has a power roof ventilation system designed by Create-a-Breeze, and two LED bunk fan/lights to keep you cool while you sleep.
Changing the beds will be easy too with the equipped Glide-N-Lock cable-supported bed system; and the Dual Drive Winch by Canimex will allow you to raise and lower the roof in thirty seconds or less!
For being one of the smaller RVs, it still holds its place as one of the most versatile and functional lightweight travel trailers.
2020 Forest River RV No Boundaries NB10.6
While not as small as most of the other recreational vehicles on this list, the 2020 Forest River RV truly means “no boundaries” when you take a good look at this RV.
To top things off, this trailer is lightweight enough to be pulled by a 6-cylinder or even a 4-cylinder car or SUV! No Boundaries has the ability to offer you and your loved ones adaptable storage units for kayaks, bikes, SUP’s, skis, fishing equipment, and even surfboards; it’s a great utility RV that has plenty of amenities.
Speaking of amenities, let’s check out some of the other highlight of No Boundaries:
- Hitch weight: 236 pounds
- Cargo carrying capacity: 1,973 pounds
- Exterior length: 13 feet 10 inches
- Exterior height: 7 feet 5 inches
- Exterior width: 88 inches
- Freshwater tank: 30 gallons
One major difference between the No Boundaries RV and many of our others listed is that the other RVs have a fresh, grey, and black water capacity, while the No Boundaries only has a freshwater tank.
This allows for this travel trailer to be even more lightweight for easier hauling and loading. Now there are other features that come with the No Boundaries if you consider the upgrade options.
This choice will deliver more of the basic home amenities that you may need if you want even more comfort and convenience.
Some of these features include:
- Outdoor sports Holder (Rhino Rack)
- Hybrid single bike carrier
- Pioneer platform with vortex bars and J-Cradle kayak rack
- Cold weather package
- Power tongue jack with LED light
- 28 inch LED Flat screen TV
- 5500 BTU heat Strip (if A/C is equipped)
- 13.5 BTU low profile air conditioning
Additionally, the optional features go further with a batwing awning, dinette package with booth-style seating and adjustable table, a ramp door screen door, and a NOBO Nest – roof top tent!
2020 Forest River Viking Express 9.0 TD
We have ourselves another pop up trailer on the list with the 2020 Forest River Viking Express 9.0! Just by looking at it, you can tell that it weighs less than 2,000 pounds simply because of its size and its minimalistic capacity.
The Viking Express 9.0 TD is a compact recreational trailer that has a dry weight of 1,080 pounds, a length of 13 feet and can sleep 2 people without a problem. Now keep in mind that this pop-up trailer is made for comfortable sleeping with aspects of most other features that you may see on other recreational vehicles.
However, the significant highlights of the VIking Express 9.0 TD are:
- Tongue jack
- A spare tire
- LED lighting
- Outside grill for cooking
- AM/FM radio
Now let’s take a look at the specifications of the Viking Express
- Height: 5 feet 7 ½ inches
- Width: 6 ½ inches
- Hitch height: 122 pounds
- Fresh water tank
Like the No Boundaries, the Viking Express only has a fresh water holding tank without the grey or black water holding tank, most likely due to its compact size.
The body material of the trailer is constructed with steel while the sidewall construction is aluminum; making it sturdy enough to withstand nature’s elements while still weighing less than 2 tons.
In general, the Viking Express has a 54 inch by 74 inch bed inside of it with two cabinets installed for sufficient storage. Having a compact refrigerator is also an option, and it even has an electric power mode to help conserve energy!
Unfortunately, with the standard trailer and the size of it, the Viking does not support a bunk house, sofas, washer/dryer, prewiring for a satellite, TV, phone or cable, or a bathroom.
2019 Aliner 10 Pop Up Camper
As the originators of the “original A-Frame”, the 2019 Aliner 10 Pop Up Campers provide a versatile and interesting view on a roadhouse.
Let’s look at the specifications:
- Length: 15 feet
- Width: 78 inches
- Road height: 57 inches
- Weight: 1,590
- Tires and wheels: 13 inches to 14 inches and Aluminum
- Dry hitch weight: 160 pounds
The size of this camper definitely has its perks as well. Because of its compactness, it’s small enough to fit in your home garage. Its lightweight makes it easy to maneuver single handedly with ease.
This Aliner has amazing towability by an average sized car, it sets up in 30 seconds so you can spend less time setting up and more time settling in, and since it’s so easy to set up, it’s a great pick for first time campers.
You’ll also notice that the Aliner 10 comes standard with PerforMax 500 flooring, torsion axle, 10 inch electric brakes, vacuum bonded fiberglass panels and a diamond plate stone guard.
But it doesn’t stop there; check out the rest of the perks!
- Solar port
- 35 amp converter
- 2 skylights with nightshades
- 4 inch high-density foam cushions
- Spare tire and carrier
- Battery tray
What’s best about these features is that they all come standard with the Aliner 10! Now of course there are options that you can choose from to enhance your cozy camper such as:
- Off-road axle
- 3-way refrigerator
- Stove top
- Texture of dormer
- Dual tanks and covers
There’s also the high wind lift assist, a 16,000 BTU furnace for extra warmth, a water heater, Wall AC, grey fiberglass, and a heat pump.
The Aliner 10 can help you prosper on your adventure in the outdoors with all of the standard features that come along with it. They have many different styles to choose from, yet, the Aliner 10 stands out amongst them all.
2019 Rockwood Freedom 1940LTD
The 2019 Rockwood Freedom 1940LTD is like the other pop up campers that I’ve listed for you, except this one is a bit longer simply because not only does it pop up, but it’s also an expandable trailer!
Taking a look a the specifications and dimensions of the 1940LTD let’s us know exactly what we’re dealing with when it comes to size:
- Expanded length: 20 ft
- Height: 5 ft
- Width: 7 ft.
- Dry weight: 1,608 pounds
- Cargo capacity: 683 pounds
- Hitch weight: 195 pounds
Also like some of the other pop up campers, the 1940LTD only has 1 fresh water holding tank without the need for a gray or black water tank.
Included is one propane tank that can be used to keep the trailer running properly or as a necessary piece for any of the optional features that you may be interested in.
When we talk about the development of this recreational vehicle, we see that the body material is made primarily out of steel, while the sidewall construction is that of tent fabric, which makes it breathability and air circulations much more efficient within the trailer.
When it comes to amenities, there are two beds: one 48 inches by 80 inches on one side of the trailer and a 60 inches by 80 inches on the other. In between you have the standard features of two cabinets, a dinette booth area, a stove top, and a 9 inch awning.
There’s also the optional highlight for a sink as well as a carry out range stove top that can be used for outdoor cooking.
The performance, quality and reliability, and interior allows for the 1940LTD expandable pop up camper to be one of the more versatile and formidable trailers out in the world and on the open road.
Retro Aliner Pop-Up Camper
Aliner makes our list again with the Retro Aliner Pop-up Camper.
It is the same size as all of the other Aliner, but the difference is the look of it, seeing that it has the aesthetics of a “blast from the past”, while still being able to support you in your worldly adventures.
Luckily, all Aliner campers come with standard equipment already installed in to the RV, equipment related to:
- Solar port
- 3 electrical outlets
- 4 inch high density cushions with piping
- 3 slider windows
- Corner windows
- Front utility light
- LED marker and brake lights
The water pump and 11 gallon freshwater tank allows for clean water to flow for you to use for cleaning and drinking, but remember not to get it too close to the microwave and 2 burner in/out stove, which are both standard features as well.
More amenities that you’ll be able to take advantage of is the outside shower, 3.0 cubic foot refrigerator, 2 smoked skylights with shades, 2 baggage doors, spare tire and carrier, 4 stabilizer jacks, and fiberglass exterior for a sturdy and pleasing look that also regulates any heat that comes near the trailer.
Even with the Retro Aliner, you’ll still have your choice of having a 60 inches by 76 inches permanent bed installed, or you can choose to have the sofa bed installed that can also convert into the same aforementioned bed!
For a clearer view, take a look at the specs:
- Length: 15 feet
- Width: 78 inches
- Weight: 1,590
- Dry hitch weight: 160 pounds
- Tires and wheels: 13 inches to 14 inches aluminum
2020 TAG Teardrop Trailer
Great things come in small packages, and that statement can surely be used to describe the 2020 TAG Teardrop Trailer. It has the capacity to sleep up to 2 people with comfort by using the standard queen size bed that has come installed into the trailer.
You’ll also be happy to know that right next to the queen size bed is a dual 11/USB power port so that you can keep your electronics charged throughout the day.
The setup of this compact trailer is highly efficient and well-put together. From the door, you’ll first see the bed with a stargazer window right above it; and to the left and the right of the overhead window is a shelf that can be used for your trinkets, or for storing food, clothing, or other personal items.
Behind the bed are even more cool standard features, like the Yeti cooler that can be used to store your cold foods and beverages, and right next to it is a microwave for quick cooking.
And right next to that is a 2-door cabinet for storing dry food. Yes, these standard features are great, but is more where that came from!
Additional highlights that you can get with an upgrade is listed below:
- Diamond plated front guard
- Spare tire undermount
- Spice rack and rail
- Multipurpose rack
- 58 inch by 78 inch bed
Because it’s such a compact recreational vehicle, the TAG Teardrop only uses the most necessary and qualitative features that will ensure a functional and enjoyable travel.
2021 [email protected] XL BoonDock
The BoonDock has a length of 12 feet, which is a bit bigger than some of the other trailers on our list. Before we get into more specifications let’s see what type of features are included in this big camper.
- Stargazer window above the bed
- Sink and 2-burner stove
- Yeti Cooler
- 70 inch by 78 inch bed with storage units underneath
- Solar Now STD equipment
- Multi-purpose rack
- Spice rack and rail
- Spare tire undermount
The TAG XL also offers a diamond plated front guard, an in-wall air conditioning unit, and a 3-speed Fan-Tastic fan for cleaner air circulation. It’s an ultimate trailer for two people looking to have a great time while landscaping the country.
To ensure that safety is still a final factor, the water system is inspected and approved each time, especially the one and only fresh water tank in the entire trailer, which has an 8 gallon capacity rate.
On the inside, you’ll notice the air conditioning unit, as previously mentioned, but to each side of the air conditioning unit are two medium-size 2 swing door cabinets, which are to be used for storage of your belongings or anything else you pick up on your journey.
- Exterior length: 163 inches
- Exterior width: 92 inches / Interior width: 70 inches
- Exterior height: 72 inches / Interior Height: 47 inches
- Tire size: 175/80/13
- Roof vent: 14 inches by 14 inches
- Total weight with LP and Battery 1,210
Although the unit does not have any solar options, the TAG XL still offers modern amenities, doors, windows, and stylish highlights to make you feel right at home while traveling the world.
2020 Prolite Lounge
When you’re looking for a camping trailer that can give you comfort and be lightweight, the 2020 Prolite Lounge is a great option to check into. It has special features and amenities that makes it a convenient camper to have while on the open road.
First, let’s see exactly how big this trailer is:
- Sleeps 3 people comfortably
- Length: 15 feet 2 inches
- Exterior width: 6 feet 5 inches
- Exterior height: 7 feet 6 inches / Interior height: 6 feet
- Hitch weight: 155 pounds
- Dry weight: 1,485 pounds
- Axle count: 1
Unlike some of the other trailers the Prolite Lounge utilizes both a fresh water and grey water tank, where the freshwater tank has a capacity of 10 gallons and the grey water tank has a capacity of 15 gallons.
The 14 inch tires are constructed with aluminum and steel, making them strong and sturdy while on the road. Now that we know the Prolite Lounge has the ability to keep you safe on the road, can it give you the same comfort on the inside?
Yes, it can! Some of the special highlights of the Prolite Lounge are:
- Sofa bed
- Banquette-style dining area
- Shower and toilet
This means that you’ll be able to skip the restroom line at the next rest stop and eat your own food without having to pay for it at a station. The sofa bed also conveniently converts into a 74 inch by 54 inch bed, and the banquette can be folded down for more space inside of the trailer.
There’s also a front window with curtain, and exterior shower, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Bluetooth radio. A fiberglass body, plywood flooring, real maple cabinet doors, and a screen door are also standard features that come with the Prolite Lounge model.
2019 Great Ascape ST Travel Trailer
Still looking for a superior way to explore the world? Then use the Great Ascape ST Travel Trailer. It weighs under 2,000 pounds at 1,850 pounds making it a lightweight and towable recreational vehicle for most cars and SUVs.
The Aliner Great Ascape Travel Trailer has its most formidable features listed up front:
- Wet bath
- Deep bowl Euro sink
- U-shaped dinette
- Outside shower
- Thule 6 inch awning
This model offers fine woven vinyl, wood-veneered 100% lite-ply cabinetry, and a two burner Euro range stove top to make warm and tasty meals on.
You can also enjoy cleaning yourself with the enclosed shower and toilet combination; and what’s even better is if you want more space inside of the trailer, all you have to do is simply fold down the convertible U-shaped dinette table, or change it into the 77 inch by 64 inch bed at night for easy sleeping!
Although the Ascape ST Travel Trailer is considered lightweight, it has the ability and design to carry a load capacity of 650 pounds to 1,330 pounds, plus it includes a single axle. Check out some of its other details:
- Sleeps 2 people
- Length: 14 feet
- Exterior width: 6 feet 7 inches
- Height: Exterior: 8 feet 4 inches / Interior: 6 feet 4 inches
- Hitch weight: 220 pounds
- Fresh water capacity: 11 gallons
- Grey water capacity: 13 gallons
Some of the other options that can be used in this model is 2 LP tanks and a 23 inch flat screen TV. When it comes to appliances you’ll find a 16,000 BTU furnace, a 3-way refrigerator, 6 gallon porcelain lined water heater, range hood with vent fan, electric water pump, and a Mach 8 – 9,200 BTU roof mounted air conditioning unit.
Coachmen Clipper 12TD
The Coachman Clipper 12 TD has all that you need in order to have a fun time while riding the roads of the world. The floorplan reveals all of the amenities, features, and highlights that are necessary for the Clipper 12 TD to do its best work.
Detailed specifications come down to:
- Hitch weight: 250 pounds
- UVW: 1,964 pounds
- Cargo carrying capacity: 1,786 pounds
- Length: Open: 12 feet / Closed: 16 feet 9 inches
- Height: 13 feet 11 inches
- Width: 86 inches
More specifics include 1 water holding tank and it’s for fresh water; no black or grey water; there’s also one propane tank for better mechanic functioning. The construction of the vehicle is built with tent fabric for the sidewalls, and there is one door for easy entry and exit.
You’ll find one awning on the top of the sidewall, and although it is not a power retractable awning, it still gets the job done at providing coverage. However, there is a sofa bed that can be converted into a 56 inch by 74 inch bed that will provide you with an easy night rest.
Diving in to more details, the wheels are made of aluminum for secure driving, while being attached to electric drum rear brakes and one axle.
You’ll also notice that there is prewiring for heat to circulate during the colder months, as well as a 13,500 BTU air conditioning system to keep you cool during the warmer seasons.
Now of course the Clipper offers special options:
- Clipper interior decor
- 40 and 80 watt portable zamp solar panel
- Thetford porta potti
- White exterior color
- Screen Room with privacy flaps.
All for your comfort and convenience! As one of the more popular forms of recreational vehicles, the Clipper 12TD makes for a standard yet efficient travel trailer.
2007 Cruiser Fun Finder X 139
Being a bit bigger than other travel trailers listed, the Fun Finder X 139 will give you more than enough space to enjoy the peace of a personal room with the excitement of traveling in different areas.
- Length: 14.75 feet
- Width: 7 feet
- Height: Outside: 9.8 feet / Inside: 6.3 feet
It has a dry weight of 2,213 pounds because of all of the amenities that are included in the trailer, a payload capacity of 1,487 pounds, and a hitch weight of 200 pounds.
The fresh water tank can hold up 25 gallons of water while the gray water tank has a capacity of 32 gallons and the black water tank can hold 25 gallons; and two propane tanks are structured inside of the trailer.
The body of the Fun Finder X is constructed with aluminum materials while the sidewalls are made with fiberglass. The options that come with this trailer include:
- Eclectic stabilizer jacks
- Pebble beach interior decor
- Rustic cashmere interior decor
- X-fun pack
- Convection microwave.