These 15 small trailers under 2500 lbs are great and well worth the effort. Each trailer is ideal for small families or individuals. I researched each trailer in detail and have broken down each trailer to give you more information about why I rated it the way that I did. Continue reading to discover the ideal travel-sized trailer!
Best Travel Trailer Under 2500 lbs with Bathroom
|1. Palomino PaloMini Travel Trailer||17 Feet||1,930 lbs||4||YES|
|2. Serro Scotty Trailer||10 Feet||2,230 lbs||5||YES|
|3. Jayco Jay Flight 145RB||16.5 Feet||2,335 lbs||2||YES|
|4. InTech RV Luna||15.6 Feet||1,800 lbs||2||NO|
|5. Clipper 106 Sport||13 Feet||1,300 lbs||5||YES|
|6. 8SD Jay Sport||8 Feet||1,570 lbs||3||NO|
|7. KZ Sportsmen Classic 160RBT||16 Feet||2,500 lbs||5||YES|
|8. Taxa Cricket Camper||15 Feet||1,450 lbs||2||NO|
|9. Armadillo Trailers||13.6 Feet||1,800 lbs||2-4||NO|
|10. Riverside Retro Travel Trailer||16 Feet||2,500 lbs||2||YES|
|11. Aliner LXE||15 Feet||1,795 lbs||2||YES|
|12. Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer||13 Feet||1,800 lbs||3||YES|
|13. Jayco Hummingbird 16FD||19 Feet||2,550 lbs||3||YES|
|14. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro||14 Feet||2,000 lbs||2||YES|
|15. Sylvansport Go Pop-up Campers||11 Feet||840 lbs||2||NO|
1.’14 Palomino-PaloMini 131 RL
|Palomino-PaloMini||17 Feet||1,930 lbs||4|
Overview: This Palomino model is perfect for the full-time or part-time RVer who will be spending a vast majority of their time in an RV rather than exploring nature. The little trailer has a converted seating area, which can be used as a sleeping area. Although it doesn’t have an attached bathroom, the seating arrangements make up for this.
This modern kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals while on the road: refrigerator/freezer, three burner range with overhead microwave, convection oven, and more. There is also a stacked washer/dryer inside the bathroom for added convenience.
Size: This trailer that isn’t a hybrid or pop up weighs in at under 2000 pounds. The Palomino measures almost 17 feet in length and can sleep four people. It is quite heavy for its size. You won’t find a lighter 17-foot hard shell trailer.
- Queen size bed
- Power awning with LED lights
- 2-seater dinette converts to bed
- Wet bath
- Pantry & wardrobe storage
- 3-speed Fantastic Fan
- AC and heater
- Cable/TV hook-up
- 3-way fridge freezer
- 2-burner stove and microwave
- External shower port
- External storage compartment
Overall Rating: This trailer gets 3 stars. This trailer is a used one. Trailers that are used can be dangerous and even gross. This trailer is great if you find one in good condition.
2. Serro Scotty Trailer
|Serro Scotty Trailer||10 Feet||2,230 lbs||5|
Overview: The Serro Scotty S188rbr is the perfect choice when looking for an economical camper that gives you room enough to sleep 5 people comfortably and features a kitchen complete with standard appliances.
A rear bath provides privacy for changing or showering while camping in remote locations and integrated exterior speakers allow convenient entertainment on those long outdoor trips.
Their motto is “Travel Right, Travel Light.” They are lightweight and reliable. This model is available for as low as $12,000.
Size: The trailer is 2,230 lbs. The trailer’s exterior length is just over 18 feet and its height is just under 10 feet. Even for smaller vehicles, the trailer is easy to tow. Although the kitchen is tiny, this is normal for a small trailer.
- R-7 Insulation Side Wall/Roof
- Hitch 2″ Ball with Safety Chains
- 2″x2″ Tabular Steel Frame
- 12,000 BTU Atwood Furnace
- 15 Gallon Fresh Water
- Tank with Pump
- 2-Burner Gas Stove Top
- Stainless Steel Sink
- 22″x68″ Entrance Door
- Four Pull-Down Stabilizer Jacks
- Electric Brakes
Overall Rating: Overall, I give the trailer a rating of 4.3. It’s small, compact, lightweight and weighs in at a little over 2,500 lbs. It has an old-fashioned look that I love.
This could be the perfect trailer to take on your next trip.
3. Jayco Jay flight 145RB
|Jayco Jay Flight 145RB||16.5 Feet||2,335 lbs||2-3|
Overview: Jayco Jay Flight 145RB, another excellent option worth considering, is also an option worth looking into. Jayco, a company that has been producing trailers for over a century, makes this trailer.
The Jay Flight model is affordable at $13,000 and highly rated by those who have it.
Size: Jayco Jay Flight 145RB weighs in at 2,335 lbs. It measures 16.5 feet in length. It measures just short of 9 feet high and can carry 615 lbs. This trailer is ideal for those looking for a trailer model that weighs less than 2,500 lbs. The trailer is a good couple hundred pounds lighter than 2,500 lbs , but it’s still small and light.
- Air Conditioner
- Stove top Burner 4 cu ft refrigerator
- Free Standing Dinette Kitchen Sink
- TV antenna
- Outside speakers
Overall Rating: The Jayco Jay Flight145RB was rated 4.2 stars by me. It impressed me more and more as I continued to look into it. It is a fantastic travel trailer, and comes with everything you need.
Although it is not the most unique trailer, I think it is still a great option for anyone looking for the right size and weight.
4. InTech Luna
|InTech RV Luna||15.6 Feet||1,800 lbs||2|
Overview: I initially decided not to include full teardrop trailers in my research for this article. However, I changed my mind after seeing the InTech Luna. The front profile is what attracted me to the lightweight teardrop. Luna’s front is not like a typical teardrop travel trailer. This huge panoramic window looks incredible instead of the usual teardrop profile.
The Luna has one of the most beautiful outdoor kitchens I have ever seen. It has a 3-burner gas grill, stainless steel sink and a 12V refrigerator. Stereo speakers are included, as well as white aluminum walls.
- All aluminum frame
- Triple tube A-frame
- Plug for 7-way trailer
- Aluminum wheels with nitro-filled tires
- Construction of aluminum cages
- Torsion axle for Dexter
- Spare tire mounted underframe
- Vinyl interior walls
- Two tinted windows with screens
- Front storage cabinets
- Center table
- Rear entertainment center
- Storage compartments under-floor (2)
- Vinyl flooring of the highest quality
- Unit with 8,000 BTU/C
5. Clipper 106 Sport
|Clipper 106 Sport||13 Feet||1,300 lbs||5|
Overview: Keep this pop-up camper in mind. For those who like the feeling of a camper but want to be able to transport a small trailer, the Clipper 106 Sport is a great choice. This pop-up can be extended to accommodate all your family members. The pop-ups make sleeping comfortable.
Size: This trailer is a great size. It is small enough to be easily moved around when closed, but it opens up to almost 18 feet in length, making it much more comfortable. It is very compact at just 13 feet. The trailer weighs in at just 1,500 pounds.
It is 7 feet in width, making it more comfortable and spacious, yet still easy to carry around.
Features: This trailer has the great advantage of being able to pop out so you have extra space and sleeping space. You can sleep up to 5 people in this trailer. You can store more things in it than other campers, which is great if you don’t have a truck to haul everything around. It is also nice to have an Above Floor 16 gallon fresh water tank.
Overall Rating: Overall, I rate this trailer 4-stars. It would have been nice to see a bathroom, but that is difficult in a trailer this small. I found the roof on the interior a little too low, which made it difficult for me. It is overall a great trailer, and I give it 4 stars.
6. Jayco 8SD Jay Sport
|8SD Jay Sport||8 Feet||1,570 lbs||2|
Overview: The 8SD Jay Sport is a great pop-up trailer. Growing up in a pop-up caravan, I can attest to the Jay Sport’s build quality.
Jay-Sports is one of the most loved pop-up trailers available.
Size: There are many sizes of the Jay Sport, but we prefer the smallest. For around 14,000 dollars, the 8-foot model has most of what you need.
Features: Manufacturers were looking for a feature that was compact and they succeeded. Although these pop-up trailers feel small, they are very spacious. It doesn’t feel like you are in a tent, unlike other popouts. These trailers, even though they are made of tent material, are very well insulated and secure.
Overall Rating: This trailer gets a solid 4 out of 5. I believe that you could spend more to get a trailer with a toilet. While some people are happy to trek long distances to the bathroom at night, others prefer the convenience of a trailer.
7. KZ Sportsmen 160RBT
|KZ Sportsmen Classic||16 Feet||2,500 lbs||5|
Overview: KZ is a great company, known for its extravagant lifestyle. However, the company’s sportsmen are quite the underdogs and do exceptionally well. It feels luxurious, but it isn’t expensive.
The Sportsmen Classic 160RBT is the lightest option. It is 2,696 pounds so it is over the weight limit, but it is such an excellent trailer that I couldn’t resist it. You can add optional equipment to lower the weight, but they are not required.
Size: It is a bit heavy, but it can still sleep 3-5 people. It’s big enough to keep a small family comfortable, and it comes with all the things you might need.
It is easy to transport and compact enough to fit in any parking lot.
Features: It also has many features that will make your journey easier and more enjoyable. The Marine-grade Aqualon Edge material reduces heat by 33% .For Added luxury it comes with a backup camera built in.
Power awnings can retract and extend in seconds and have an LED strip to add ambiance. It also has a bathroom with a shower, which is rare in smaller trailers.
Overall Rating: Overall, I rate this trailer 4-stars. The trailer has no flaws, except for the fact that it is very light. While some people would prefer it to be bigger, I find it perfect for me and I believe most people will agree with me.
8. Taxa Cricket Camper
|Taxa Cricket Camper||15 Feet||1,450 lbs||2|
Overview: This is the best option if you only need a small trailer to Sleep in and out most of the days. It’s tiny! This trailer is small! It is too small to be called a trailer.
Size: The cricket is only 1,450 lbs. It is just 15 feet long. To make this trailer more spacious, there are pop-outs.
Features: This trailer has a very different feel. It’s not traditional in any way. It is spacious and has windows that let you feel as if you are outdoors.
Overall Rating: The trailer is great, but it’s expensive. If you go for the larger model, this trailer will cost you up to $40,000 Is it worth the investment? Only you can decide. It is a very expensive product, so I give it 3 stars.
9. Armadillo Trailers
|Armadillo Trailers||13.6 Feet||1,800 lbs||2-4|
Overview: Armadillo Trailers is another Canadian manufacturer that I just discovered. Armadillo 13.5-foot lightweight trailers are available. This camper is among the most attractive ultra-light campers that I have seen. The 5-floor layout offers something different and it is packed with features.
The Armadillo’s frame is made of box steel by Industrial Steel Fabrication Inc., a partner to Armadillo. It features a TorFlex Torsion of 3500 lbs with an electric brake assist. Throughout the manufacturing process, marine-grade materials and sealants were used. The fiberglass shell is made of two pieces.
Rock guard protection will be found on the front of all wheels. For Canadian winters, heavy insulation is recommended to reduce heat transfer and for Canadian winters. You won’t find sharp edges inside, as all cabinetry is rounded corners. There is plenty of storage.
You can customize the interior with 6 different laminates, 2 fabrics and 2 types of vinyl. There are many interior and exterior options.
- Fiberglass shell lightweight, 2-piece
- Brakes with electric-assist
- Sunview windows to the sides
- Rear view of porthole window
- Screen for entry door
- 14’x14” Roof Air Vent
- Sub-floor made of 1-inch plywood high-density
- 3/4 inch thick EPS insulation
- High-quality, temperature resistant Linoleum flooring
- Vinyl wall paneling is washable
- 2-burner Dometic stove
- Dometic refrigerator
- 12,000 BTU furnace
10. Riverside Retro Travel Trailer 135
|Riverside Retro Travel Trailer||16 Feet||2,500 lbs||2|
Overview: This retro-styled travel trailer is my favorite. It has a unique exterior that gives it personality and character. It is very nice inside, and you will be able to tell that by the layout inside.
This trailer is fantastic and has many great features that make it stand out from the rest. All this for just $17,000
Size: It weighs in at just 2,500 pounds. It measures almost 16 feet long and nearly 7 feet wide. This makes sleeping very easy. The ceiling inside is 6 feet high, which I find a bit low, as I am 6 feet tall. The freshwater tank can hold 11 gallons of water and has a 6-foot canopy.
- Attractive vintage design
- Diamond-plated rock guard
- Rock guard on back window
- AC and furnace
- Manual pull-out awning
- Wet bath
- Mini fridge
- 2-burner stove and microwave
- Double bed
- 4-person dinette converts to bed
- Flip-out counter top for extra space
- External storage compartments
Overall Rating: Overall, I rate this camper 4-stars. This is mainly because I’m too tall to make this camper comfortable. It is not big enough to hold water or gas. It is an excellent camper with a lot to offer.
11. Aliner LXE
|Aliner LXE||15 Feet||1,795 lbs||2|
Overview: After all my research, this is one of my favorites trailers. It is lightweight and easy-to-tow, not only does it look great but also has a lot of utility.
The Aliner LXE is more spacious than other small trailers due to the many windows. This trailer is available for purchase starting at $18,000
Size: The Aliner LXE weighs in at 1,795 lbs unloaded, which is far less than the 2,500 lbs. It measures 15 feet in length and weighs 180 lbs. It is compact, but it can still carry 705 lbs.
- King size bed
- Fold-out roof and dormer
- Compact wet bath
- AC and heater
- 3-way fridge freezer
- 2-burner stove and microwave
- 5-6 space sofa/dinette converts to double bed
- Extra seating and storage by kitchenette
- Front and rear diamond-plate rock guard
- Generous counter top space
- External shower
- External rail for outside stove/grill
The Aliner weighs in at just 2,000 lbs, and comes with the bathroom. You can also collapse the bathroom to make more space.
Overall Rating: This trailer is fantastic and a great purchase for anyone looking to buy a small, reliable travel trailer under 2,500 pounds. This trailer is a great buy.
Because it’s very small and can feel tight at times, I took off only a few points.
12. Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer- 4.5 stars
|Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer||13 Feet||1,800 lbs||2|
Overview: This tiny camper is small but it does the job. This tiny trailer has a toilet and shower with hard walls. It is truly a dream.This trailer is available for purchase at around $12,000.
Size: This trailer is just below 1,600 pounds and can be taken almost anywhere. It measures 13 feet in length and 6 feet 4 inches inside. This makes it very accessible for someone my size. Although it is small, it contains almost all you need.
Features: A stove and sink are one thing ,But when you get a toilet and shower in 13 feet , it’s another. You don’t have to worry about keeping your things cold as it comes with a mini-fridge build in fridge . You can also use the dining area to relax or transform into a bed.
Overall Rating: Overall, I rate this little guy a 4.5 star rating. Although it is small, it did a great job at getting all the necessities and making it accessible for most people. This trailer is great for people who have just an SUV, but want to have fun on a short trip or to have some fun.
13. Jayco HUMMINGBIRD 16FD
|Jayco Hummingbird 16FD||19 Feet||2,550 lbs||2|
Overview: Another great trailer is the Jayco Hummingbird 16FD. Jayco is another great trailer from a great manufacturer. They have been making great trailers and products for many decades. This trailer is typically priced around $15,000.
Size: Jayco Hummingbird 16 FD trailer weighs in at 2,550 and is slightly more than 2,500 pounds. This is why I gave it a lower rating. I did my research to find the best trailers below 2,500 lbs .
After looking into the trailer, I believe it to be a great option for anyone looking to buy a small camper. It measures 19 feet in length, is approximately 10 feet high, and can carry 1,250 lbs.
Features: The interior is a highlight of this trailer. It has interesting designs and the combination of the floor and wood cabinets is great. It is a great looking trailer trailer.
This trailer also has a bathroom, which I consider a major plus. A bathroom in a trailer can prove to be very helpful and convenient.
Overall Rating: The Jayco Hummingbird16FD has 3 stars. Although it is heavier than I would like, it does have a toilet and is still a top-notch trailer. This trailer is recommended if you can tow it even if it weighs in at a little over 2,500 lbs.
14. Forest River Flagstaff E Pro 14ft
|Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro||14 Feet||2,000 lbs||2|
Overview: Although it’s small, this camper is quite impressive. It’s amazing how they were able to fit everything inside, and it doesn’t feel crowded.
You have plenty of space to relax and enjoy the view. You can dine, play video games and even sleep at night in the u-shaped dinette. All this for just $17,000
Size: It weighs in at around 2,000 pounds dry. It measures 14 feet in length and 6 and a 1/2 feet in width. Freshwater capacity is 26 gal. This is very convenient and nice.
Features: This trailer is small but has amazing features. You can cook anything you want with the gas grill. TV is for those who just want to relax or stay in on a rainy day. It also has a wet tub, which is very convenient. It also comes with a 9-foot awning.
Overall Rating: Overall, I rate this trailer as 4.5 stars. It would be great to give it 5 stars, but it is too small for people to sleep. It can only sleep one person, even though the dinner area is transformed into one.
This camper is great for two or three people. The only problem is that the gas grill is located outside. However, that is to be expected for a trailer of this size.
15. Sylvansport Campers Go Pop-up
|Sylvansport Go Pop-up Campers||11 Feet||840 lbs||2|
Overview: You have probably never seen a trailer like this. The Sylvansport Go popup.The trailer can be described as a tiny tent on wheels. It’s extremely light and compact. If you want to escape the tent experience, this is not the camper for you.
The Sylvansport Go is somewhere in between a toy and a tent. The Sylvansport Go pop-up can lift you off the ground and provide some stability for when you sleep. Sylvansport Go is available for as low as $9,000 making it one of our most affordable options.
Size: This trailer is very small and its really light at a mere 840 pounds. This beast can be pulled by almost any car. It measures 143x75x53in when it is folded. People who own one of these vehicles say that they often forget about it.
Features: The trailer is known as “The Swiss Army knife of trailers”, and it’s a very good nickname. The entire Sylvansport Go floor can be converted into a bed or trailer. Anyone who has one knows that they are easy to set up.
You can store kayaks, bikes, or even 4-wheelers on the trailer using its transport mode. You can remove the tent to make this trailer a utility trailer. This little guy has so many options!
Overall Rating: This trailer is a 4. It has many features that people who don’t mind roughing it. It allows campers to sleep in something closer to a bed than they would with smaller cars.
It isn’t a 5, because it lacks the same amenities as larger trailers. This is one step beyond sleeping in a regular tent.
Ultra-lightweight Travel Trailers Below 2500 Pounds
Many people don’t want a truck or large SUV in order to be able and able to tow a well-equipped, comfortable and functional travel trailer.
A Lightweight travel trailer camper is a great way to travel, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect trailer. A small trailer should be able to fit in most garages and parking spaces. It shouldn’t take up too much of your time either because you can set it up with just a few minutes.
If you love to go camping and travelling but don’t want to cart a lot of bulky equipment, perhaps you should opt for having a small travel trailer instead.
Which travel trailer is the lightest?
The Taxa Cricket Camper is the lightest travel trailer with a weight of only 1450 pounds and 15 feet long.
|Taxa Cricket Camper||15 Feet||1,450 lbs||2|
What to look for in a small travel trailer
A great difference between the sizes of some compact trailers and tow-behind campers is in floor space in relation to body size.
A 19′ travel trailer that sleeps five people may have just 100 square feet of interior living space, while a 16′ camper that also sleeps five will at least have double this amount, or 200 square feet.
If you are tall or big-footed, make sure your prospective camper has more than adequate room—you can imagine what it would be like to spend two weeks inside something smaller.
Other examples of designs with considerable differences in floor plan include pop-up campers versus slide-in models; wet bath units versus dry bath versions; and A-frames versus hard side.
What cars can pull a 2500 pound travel trailer?
Your owner’s manual will tell you how much weight your SUV, truck or van can handle depending on whether they are front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The following list includes a few vehicles that can handle towing trailers weighing up to 2,500 pounds. This is the car’s gross weight rating, and it does not take into consideration how much the trailer is loaded down with fuel or supplies.
- Honda Accord
- Toyota Camry
- Nissan Versa Note
- Ford Mondeo
- Ford Fusion
- Toyota Prius V
- Hyundai Sonata
- Chevy Malibu
- Hyundai Azera
- Hyundai Genesis
- Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima (2012+)
- Honda CRV (2011+) [tight fit]
- Ford Edge, Ford Explorer(2014+)
- Chevy Tahoe/Suburban(2014+)
- Chevy Impala Limited(2014+) [can tow with right hitch adapter & weight bars}
All this said, you will find many similarities between the smallest of campers and those that are much larger. For instance, most offer kitchen areas or galley kitchens where cookware can be stored, as well as sinks so dishes can be washed.
You’ll get both storage areas and sleeping spaces; some campers have dedicated storage cabinets while others provide ample closet space and interior compartments. Some 8′ travel trailers even include optional bunks that you can set up at night but fold away during the day.