[15 ULTRA] Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 15 Feet (2000 Pounds)

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Lightweight travel trailers are a growing trend. They offer many of the same luxuries that traditional trailers do, but with a much lighter weight and more affordable price tag.

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These 15 lightweight travel trailers have been ranked by their weight to give you an idea of what’s out there in this category.

After much research i found the top 15 lightweight travel trailer under 2,000 lbs is great for those who want to go camping, but don’t want the hassle of a large, clunky camper.

These trailers are much more compact and easy to maneuver than traditional models.

15 ultra lightweight travel trailers under 15 Feet 2,000 pounds

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Cricket Camper15 Feet1,500 lbs2
Armadillo Trailers13.8 Feet1,800 lbs2-4
Scamp Travel Trailer13 Feet2,000 lbs2
Jayco Hummingbird13 Feet1,545 lbs2-4
InTech RV Luna15 Feet1,800 lbs2
Aliner Ascape12 Feet1,495 lbs4
Timberleaf Teardrop14 Feet1,500 lbs2
Roulotte ProLite12 Feet600 lbs2
Riverside RV Retro13.8 Feet1,180 lbs2
The Meerkat13 Feet900 lbs2
Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro12 Feet1,763 lbs2
Chalet LTW12.9 Feet990 lbs2
Happier Camper13 Feet1,100 lbs2
Travel Lite F1413.5 Feet1,692 lbs4
Taxa Tiger Moth12 Feet1,360 lbs4

Cricket Camper

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Cricket Camper15 Feet1,500 lbs2

Overview: The Cricket camper is a 15 foot, aluminum trailer that seats two adults and two children. It is produced by the company Yotta Tote Incorporated (YTI). This light weight camper weighs in at 1,500 lb dry.

The first thing you notice about this camper when you see it on the road; is how small it looks compared to other campers. I am 6’2″ 235 lbs and for me fitting into this camper was not a problem.

Features: It has a total of five 7 gallon jerry cans of propane, 2 for kitchen use and 3 that can be used for cooking if needed or for general heating/cooking outside in your fire pit area.

  • Can be stored in a standard garage
  • Kynar-Painted & UV Treated Aluminum Panels
  • Laser Cut Aluminum Super Structure
  • Galvanized Steel Frame Powder-Coated
  • Two 20 lbs Propane Tanks with Covers
  • 15-inch Aluminum Wheels with All Terrain Tires
  • Exterior Shower with Hot and Cold Water
  • Solar Pre-wired
  • LED Porch Light
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Portable Toilet (optional on Cricket)
  • 5,000 BTU AC (optional )
  • 12V Refrigerator and Freezer (optional on Cricket)

This gives you ample supply of propane for heating/cooking your food. There is a full kitchen in the camper, stove top, oven, microwave and large refrigerator with freezer on top.

I am very impressed with the amount of storage in this unit. They had a great plan here because when you are motor-homing you really don’t need to take anything but necessities for cooking/eating etc; because all lodging has kitchens that you can use or go out to eat at restaurants.

The table folds down into a bed which will sleep two adults (there are no bunks in this unit). The fridge slides forward and splits into two 1/2 fridges separated from each other by removable shelf dividers. That creates 3 separate areas inside: Window booth area, Fridge and freezer area. Each of these areas can be used to store different things depending on how the user wants it set up.

The bathroom is very small and to put it frankly, I wouldn’t spend much time in there unless you had to. That said, Cricket has done an excellent job with this space because all their 1/2 bathrooms are about the same size so setup shouldn’t be a problem as long as you plan for it ahead of time.

Armadillo Trailers

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Armadillo Trailers13.8 Feet1,800 lbs2-4

Overview: I recently discovered Armadillo Trailers, another Canadian manufacturer. They make a one size fits all trailer, the lightweight 13.8 foot Armadillo model.

This is one of the best looking ultralight campers I’ve ever looked at. It’s packed with feature and the 5 layout floor plan offers something great for everyone.

Features: The Armadillo frame is a box-shaped steel frame manufactured by Industrial Steel Fabrication Inc., an Armadillo partner.

  • Lightweight 2-piece fiberglass shell
  • Electric-assist brakes
  • Sunview windows on the side
  • Porthole window rear view
  • Entry door with screen
  • 14″ x 14″ roof air vent
  • Porchlight
  • 1-inch high-density plywood sub-floor
  • 3/4 inch high-density EPS insulation
  • Temp resistant, high-quality linoleum floor
  • Vinyl wall paneling that is washable
  • 2-burner Dometic stove
  • Dometic fridge
  • 12,000 BTU furnace

It has 3,500 pounds of TorFlex torque with electric brake assist. The manufacturing process the body in a 2-part fiberglass shell.

You will find stone guard at the front of all wheels. Heavy insulation for winter camping and suitable for Canadian winters and to reduce heat transfer in summer. You won’t find any sharp edges inside as all cabinets have rounded corners.

Lots of storage space everywhere and the interior can be customized with 6 available laminates, 2 available fabrics and 2 available vinyl types. They also offer many interior and exterior options available.

Scamp Travel Trailer

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Scamp Travel Trailer13 Feet2,000 lbs2

Overview: There are many great features about this little unit. First off the rig is compact, so you can easily maneuver it in your campsite when setting up for the night.

Next, it’s an all-in-one design with side kitchen cabinets and closet storage built into its interior wall space. There’s also plenty of room in closets and cabinets for storing food, clothes and other household items during a vacation trip away from home.

Features: The sleeping arrangements have ample headroom while the beds are comfortable and the double size bed on one side can be converted into a king or queen bed.

  • Fiberglass construction
  • Super insulation (R15)
  • 12-volt lighting
  • 30 amp converter
  • 12-gallon freshwater tank
  • Table converts to a bed
  • Two burner propane stove
  • Porchlight

The dinette folds out to make room for sleeping children while adults have more space in the dinettes. There’s plenty of storage below the seats as well as cup holders and cabinet storage above them.

There is an oven, stove top and refrigerator which makes it convenient for cooking warm meals during tailgate excursions or when spending time outdoors.

Jayco Hummingbird

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Jayco Hummingbird13 Feet1,545 lbs2-4

Overview: Lightweight – This is important for a number of reasons: it’s lighter so you can tow it with most pickups; it’s easier to park in campgrounds where space is limited; and, if you need to store it over winter, or just don’t have room for storage at your house, many rental places will put smaller units on their lots because they’re lighter than others on hand.

You’ll also save money in gas mileage and tire wear. Finally, if you go off-road in your travels, you’ll be able to handle the terrain better.

Features:

  • Tuff-Shell Aluminum frame
  • Roof-mounted solar prep
  • Rubber torsion axle
  • Goodyear 15″ radial tires
  • Self-adjusting breaks
  • 2-way 12V/110V LED TV & refrigerator
  • Enclosed underbelly with a layer of AstroFoil insulation

Folding queen bed – A queen-size mattress is easier to find (you can use a standard box spring and mattress set). You can probably fit a memory foam or gel mattress in it if you want, which will prevent your whole body from sinking into the ground when you lay down.

It also offers more sleeping options – some campgrounds only allow two people per site, but with this unit’s folding bed, you have an additional sleeping spot for your friends without taking up extra space on the campsite.

Finally, the bed folds out of the way during daytime activities so that it’s not in your way as you travel or prepare meals in the kitchen area.

InTech RV Luna

NameLengthWeightSleeps
InTech RV Luna15 Feet1,800 lbs2

Overview: The Luna is one of the best-looking trailers on the market! It’s a great family trailer that offers you comfort and convenience in an affordable package.

The innovative design makes it easy to handle when hooking up or just driving around town. It has a “plug & play” electrical system which means wiring harnesses are preinstalled so there’s no guess work involved!

Features: For 2014 Luna users can now enjoy InTech’s new mattress upgrade and a new entertainment center option for your exterior rear view with two 6×9 speakers, LED lights built into cabinet door panels, and more interior storage options than ever before.

  • All aluminum frame
  • Triple tube A-frame
  • 7-way trailer plug
  • Nitro filled tires with aluminum wheels
  • Aluminum cage construction
  • Dexter torsion axle
  • Underframe mounted spare tire
  • Vinyl interior walls
  • Two tinted windows with screens
  • Front storage cabinets
  • Center table
  • Rear entertainment center
  • Under-floor storage compartments (2)
  • Premium vinyl flooring
  • 8,000 BTU A/C unit

And if you’re worried about all the features coming in a smaller package, don’t be! The Luna’s 13′ 1″ interior height and 8 ft. 2 inch width will offer you more space than most other travel trailers in its class – so there’s plenty of room to stretch out.  

The new 2014 InTech RV Luna Travel Trailer is the best choice for your next weekend get-away or full-time lifestyle!

Aliner Ascape

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Aliner Ascape12 Feet1,495 lbs4

Overview: The Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer is a smaller pop-up camper that comes with 2 slide-outs. It can sleep up to four people and things in mind, this unit will be a great addition for anyone looking for inexpensive travel trailer.

This is an easy to tow camper which makes it ideal if you’re not used to driving large RVs. In fact, the manufacturer claims that the truck owners can tow this camper with just one finger! This may seem quite difficult, but I guess the point of their statement is to impress potential buyers without making any sense at all (like the majority of marketing tactics).

Features: It has been designed with simplicity in mind and therefore it’s really easy to set up. Most users report that it will take you less than an hour to set up this unit.

  • LED running lights
  • High-quality automotive finish
  • 10″ electric brakes
  • E-coated frame, robotically welded
  • Aluminum wheels (13″) with full-size spare
  • 2,500 lbs Dexter independent torsion axle
  • Stabilizer jack (4)
  • Grey tank 13 gallons
  • E-Z lube hubs
  • 18,000 BTU furnace
  • Water heater 6 gallons porcelain lined
  • Electric water pump
  • Dropped floor for increased interior height
  • Hardwood cabinet doors (maple)

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The Aliner Ascape travel trailer is a popular camper because it offers lots of space in a compact package. It has been designed with simplicity in mind and therefore it’s really easy to use and tow. Also, this unit comes with all the normal features which are present on any quality pop-up camper but without additional bells and whistles (they come at extra costs).

Timberleaf Teardrop

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Timberleaf Teardrop14 Feet1,500 lbs2

Overview: The Timberleaf Classic Teardrop is a small cabin travel trailer perfect for weekend adventures under the stars. With the largest teardrop-shaped roof windows of all available caravans, the inside cabin feels open and spacious even when closed securely from the outside.

Fetures: Filled with retro-inspired styling details like aluminum cladding and leather handles to add rustic charm to your kitchen area.

The Classic Teardrop has no bath or shower facilities, so this trailer is best suited for short or weekend trips.

Roulotte ProLite

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Roulotte ProLite12 Feet600 lbs2

Overview: Roulotte is a Canadian manufacturer of ultra-light caravans. Its smallest model measures 11 feet 10 inches and weighs 600 pounds dry.

Its largest model measures 23 feet 4 inches and weighs 3,700 pounds dry. This area features eleven story plans that are less than 2,000 pounds dry weight. Plolite campers, or caravans as they are called in Canada and many European countries, have a one-piece roof covered with fiberglass.

Features: The walls are insulated with DuroFoam, which is known for its long-lasting heat resistance and water penetration.

  • One-piece roof shell covered with fiberglass
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric brakes
  • Front, rear, and bunks beds
  • Sleeps 5
  • Two-burner stove
  • Stainless steel sink
  • 16,000 BTU heater
  • Water heater
  • Refrigerator
  • Four stabilizer jacks
  • Toilet with shower (wet bath)
  • Optional A/C, exterior shower and radio

5/8 plywood covered with Tekmodo sandwich panels. The exterior is very aerodynamic which goes a long way towards fuel efficiency. Below are some of the features of the Evasion model. Please note that features and specifications vary from model to model.

Riverside RV Retro 509

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Riverside RV Retro 50913.8 Feet1,180 lbs2

Overview: In case you were wondering what makes a travel trailer retro, it is all about unique design and vintage look. To be more precise, for the Riverside Retro 509 Travel Trailer review we got to know that this particular model has an iconic exterior , classic interior , hip roofline and is built for adventure .

Features:

  • 10,000 AC unit
  • Queen mattress
  • Overhead storage
  • Ceiling height of 4′ 5″
  • Outdoor storage
  • Outdoor kitchen with 2-burner stove, stainless steel sink, and storage

While it may not be the most ideal pathfinder due to its size, it does come with several attractive features such as spaciousness, lots of storage room , great amount of sleeping accommodations and so much more .

In addition, there are also special devices that make cooking outside possible under nearly any weather conditions including four anchors on the rear wall of this unit for the outdoor kitchen.

Why Retro is not a bad word at Riverside RV?

The retro travel trailers from Riverside RV are simply the best sales performers on the market thanks to their unique vintage look, cool retro design that brings back memories of early camping experiences . This company invested heavily in developing its own brand and now they feel like they have it here.

As a result, all models have been redesigned with new innovations keeping the whole concept of what retro means in mind . For instance, there were always problems when it came to indoor cooking outdoors due to heavy winds and other issues such as rain or snow .

As you may know, outdoor kitchens are created without any roof above them so this makes it nearly impossible to cook under these conditions.,

Despite these challenges, Riverside RV managed to create a special device that will allow people to cook outside .

The Meerkat

NameLengthWeightSleeps
The Meerkat13 Feet900 lbs2

Overview: The meerkat camper under 2,000 pounds is one of a kind. With a completely unique round pop-up top, this trailer has a serious personality and as good as any great traveler.

To maximize your outdoor space, The Meerkat comes with an attachable canopy space that extends beyond the front door, essentially doubling your living space.

Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro12 Feet1,763 lbs2

Overview: It’s no surprise that the E-Pro Flagstaff travel trailer from Forest River is an economical choice. The 2014 E-Pro has several features that you pay more for on more expensive models made by other brands. With a list price of just over $19,000, you get 4 seasons of camping enjoyment for an affordable price.

The low cost doesn’t mean low quality though; the E-Pro is well-built and includes many nice amenities you’ll appreciate after spending a few nights in it while camping.

Features:

  • 6-sided aluminum cage construction
  • Vacuum laminated roof and walls
  • Torsion axle, Rubber-Ryde suspension
  • Pre-wire for backup camera
  • WiFi range booster
  • Recessed cooktop with flush mount cover
  • Microwave oven
  • Power awning

Power stabilizer jacks – There are 3 stabilizers installed on the front and 2 for the back. The jacks are easy to raise and lower, even while the RV is in motion. They require no tools or extra effort to use and provide even leveling on any surface: dirt/gravel, sand or rock-infested gravel roads (which makes this trailer idea for camping with an off-road vehicle).

The chassis is a one piece welded steel I-beam construction which provides strength and rigidity, as well as being quite lightweight – half that of conventional travel trailers in its class. Without question you’ll appreciate the ease of backing up a lightweight vehicle when you’re at your campsite trying to get right where you want it set up.

The kitchen is equipped with all the necessities you need to prepare meals at your campsite including a 3-burner range, microwave, sink with filtered water and an overhead storage compartment for supplies.

The exterior of the kitchen also includes some nice features: gas/electric grill prep area, double ovens (upper & lower) and a counter top extension that can be lowered or removed completely depending on how much space you need in this area. There are even shelving units installed beneath the counter top extension to add more storage if desired.

The bedrooms have ample room for 2 people each and include a wardrobe closet, nightstands with reading lights and an overhead storage cabinet. You’ll also find a sliding door on the bedroom that has screens for those bugs to keep them out while you relax or sleep – but they’re easily removeable if you’d prefer not to have them there.

This travel trailer is light weight, easy to tow (not being overweight) and features plenty of storage space inside including under-bed storage compartments in both bedrooms.

There are even more storage cabinets around the outside of it too!

Chalet LTW

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Chalet LTW12.9 Feet990 lbs2

Overview: The LTW is Chalet’s smallest and lightest A-frame pop-up camper under 2,000 lbs. If you are unfamiliar with A-frame trailers, they have some unique advantages.

Chalet’s travel trailer have a maximum headroom of 2.40 m, which is why it offers more vertical space than most comparable vehicles.

And with rigid dormer pop-ups, even the smallest designs can be expanded and maximized once they are installed on the campsite. Restrictions for tents with soft side walls.

Features: The closed a-frame structure is also ideal for aerodynamic towing and can help keep fuel costs down. The more you plan to drive your trailer, the more fuel savings you will eventually see.

After three decades of learning and improving through its constructions, Chalet really masters pop-up RV technology and the LTW can be assembled and disassembled in less than 30 seconds.

If that doesn’t impress you, try setting up camp in the pouring rain and we’ll talk about that later. A 30-second setup time is a huge benefit, especially if you plan to move frequently.

Happier Camper

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Happier Camper13 Feet1,100 lbs2

Overview: The Happier Camper has almost achieved cult status in recent years. Just check out Instagram to these campers are.

The iconic silhouette exudes some great vintage vibes and it’s easy to see how quickly they caught attention on social media platforms.

Features: When it comes to the interior, the only limit is your imagination. And that is just the beginning. Happy Camper’s innovative Adaptiv ™ technology makes this ultra-light travel trailer continuously adjustable, weighing less than 2,000 pounds.

You can choose from several modular furniture to create your own unique design. By putting them together like Lego blocks, the modules can be rearranged, repurposed and even removed from the caravan for outdoor use.

The ability to turn the outside area into usable living space is a huge advantage given such a small size.

Travel Lite F14

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Travel Lite F1413.5 Feet1,692 lbs4

Overview: Travel Lite may have done some magic tricks to fit that much living space into a lightweight travel trailer under 2,000 pounds because its F-lite line feels almost too good to be true.

Features: The interiors are updated with sleek furniture and LED lighting for a modern look. The smaller F14 model includes a spacious kitchen, convertible dining area, wet bath, skylight, storage space and more.

Adding a few extra feet to one of the larger models creates space for a large dry bath or a separate bedroom. With additional sleeping space or a bunk bed, this small caravan can comfortably accommodate a whole family.

When it comes to caravans under 2,000 pounds, being able to sleep 4+ is an incredible feat.

Taxa Tiger Moth

NameLengthWeightSleeps
Texa Tiger Moth12 Feet1,360 lbs4

Overview: Taxa developed the Tiger Moth to cope with the toughest adventures. Whether you want to hit the dirt road in a 2,000 pound off-road camper, tackle serious inclines, or travel secluded and off the grid, the Tiger Moth is exactly what you need.

This travel trailer is completely new to what campers are can be under 2,000 pounds.

Features: Revolutionary hatches and doors open and unfold to create a living space out of nowhere. A pull-out kitchen and a canopy provide a fully functional and quaint kitchen space.

The huge side hatch opens the living area of ​​the caravan to immerse yourself in nature, a big plus for everyone who wants to get closer to nature.

Optional fly screens and doors create the ideal balance between the two. The space in this unit is primarily intended for sleeping, living, and storage. There is also the option of adding a roof tent to convert it into a bed for 2-4 people.

For such a small profile and weight, it is a real feat to sleep 4 adults comfortably.

What size travel trailer can I tow??

Trailer towing capacity is almost universally determined by the maximum weight of the trailer, which is stamped on a rear axle compliance plate. The formula for figuring out your tow vehicle’s maximum trailer weight (lbs) should be:

The general rule of thumb is that you should never exceed 80% of your tow vehicle’s GVWR. To find this information, check your certification label in the door jamb or underhood. A typical label will look something like this:

Where it says “GVWR,” 720 means “720 lbs.” If you weigh approximately 235 lbs., then your vehicle can probably handle a 2000 lb trailer before exceeding 80% GVWR.

Is it difficult to tow travel trailers under 2,000 pounds?

No, it is not difficult to tow a trailer weighing under 2,000 pounds. In fact, most newer vehicles are rated for much less tongue weight than the trailer may actually weigh.

If you’re using an older vehicle or one without a hitch, check the owner’s manual for any restrictions on axle weights. You can also consult your local DMV or truck stop to find out which trailers your vehicle will safely tow.

The main thing to remember when considering which controller(s) and brake system(s) you should use is that they must be in accordance with the law in your state and/or country.

Conclusion

Lightweight trailers are a great option for people who want to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing their comfort. This article has explored some of the best lightweight travel trailers on the market and how they compare based on size, weight, price range, features like AC/heating and more.

We hope this guide will help you find your perfect lightweight trailer under 2000 pounds!

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