A lightweight campers up the RV lifestyle to those who don’t have a three-quarter-ton truck or are hesitant to make the leap into a larger RV. These trailers use modern materials and aerodynamic design to keep their weight low without sacrificing comfort, amenities or durability. In fact, some can be pulled with small SUVs, sedans, and family minivans.
If you’re in the market for a new lightweight travel trailer, read on to learn more about this nimble RV option and find out which ones are available at Camping World. You’ll also discover how to calculate the dry weight of a lightweight camper and what to look for in a model that fits your needs.
Freedom on Wheels: The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Campers for Your Adventures
The 610RSL by Travel Lite is one of the newest truck campers on the market that redefines lightweight RVing. Its sleek Euro-style design is built with state-of-the-art composite materials and a seamless, poured-resin fiberglass roof. This ultra-light travel trailer features a double cabover bed, TV, exterior gear storage, Dometic fridge, two-burner stove, dinette and rooftop A/C for a fully contained, off-road living solution. A portable cassette toilet can be stored inside the camper for a fully functional bathroom.
Scout Campers is another brand that’s disrupting the traditional truck camper market with its Yoho and Olympic models. These minimalist designs feature a pop-up rooftop tent, outdoor kitchen, Dometic fridge, and a portable toilet for off-grid living that’s easy to set up and maintain. The Winnebago HIKE is another great lightweight RV that can be pulled with small trucks, SUVs, and even some passenger cars. This tiny trailer comes in five floorplans and has a GVWR of up to 4,200 pounds.