One of the barriers to RVing for many people is the fact that they have a vehicle that can only tow a light load. Most people own an SUV, crossover, minivan, or midsize pickup that can tow a moderate amount. However, many travel trailers can get pretty heavy, and that means your everyday vehicle likely isn’t rated to tow the weight.
There are several options for travel trailers that have very low dry weights. To help make it easier narrowing it down, I’ve rounded up five lightweight travel trailers with a dry weight of fewer than 3,000 pounds. That means most crossovers, SUVs, minivans, and smaller trucks should have no problem trailering them.
Jayco Jay Flight SLX 195RB
The Jayco Jay Flight SLX 195RB is a simple rear bath unit that features a queen bed, a camp side dinette and a kitchen across from the dinette. There’s also a nice wardrobe by the entrance door at the rear of the camper. Jayco builds quality campers, and the Jay Flight SLX is a long-running model. This particular floorplan measures almost 22 feet in length and weighs just 2,890 pounds, meaning your crossover or SUV should be able to handle this travel trailer with no issue.
Jayco Hummingbird 17RB
The Hummingbird 17RB is another lightweight model from Jayco. This unit features a 60 by 74-inch bed at the front of the unit, a camp side dinette and a kitchen across from it. Its layout is honestly pretty similar to the Jay Flight SLX discussed above, but this model features a linen closet and a full bathroom at the rear of the unit. The Hummingbird 17RB measures nearly 20 feet in length and weighs 2,865 pounds, meaning it’s suitable for SUVs, small trucks, and many crossovers.
Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro 19FD
The Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro 19FD is a unit that has a unique layout with a 73-inch sofa and a 54 by 72-inch Murphy bed. The unit also has a camp side dinette. On the off-camp wall is the kitchen area, and there’s a bathroom at the rear of the unit. This travel trailer also comes with an exterior gas grill. The Flagstaff E-Pro 19FD weighs a lightweight 2,829 pounds and has a length of 20 feet. Like the others on this list, towing it with an everyday crossover, SUV, or smaller pickup truck should not be an issue.
Forest River R-Pod 179
The Forest River R-Pod 179 is an excellent, lightweight travel trailer with everything a couple could need for a weekend camping getaway or a longer trip to a wonderful wild landscape. Across the back wall is the cooktop, sink and prep space. On the off-camp wall is a slide with the refrigerator and 75 by 45-inch U-shaped dinette. There’s a large queen bed at the front of the unit and a wet bath along the camp side wall. With a dry weight of only 2,756 pounds and an overall length of 20 feet, the R-Pod 179 should be a cinch for your crossover, SUV, minivan, or small truck to tow.
Travel Lite Aura 21RB
Last on this list, but certainly, far from being the last of the travel trailers that offer a light dry weight, the Travel Lite Aura 21RB offers quality construction and a unique layout. On the camp side of the unit is the kitchen, across from that is a dinette that is housed in a slide, the front has a queen bed with storage underneath and there’s a good sized bathroom at the rear. There’s also a small storage area by the entry door. The Travel Lite Aura 21RB has a dry weight of 2,840 pounds and measures just under 21 feet in length
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