Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers:
Models Under 1000lbs

Modern travel trailers with weight under 1000lbs can offer amenities you would only expect from larger campers; here we've compiled a list of 8 of our favorites......

Travel trailers today are lighter than ever, with many even being manufactured under 1,000 pounds.

This makes it easy for smaller cars to tow these convenient trailers.

Actually some can be even towed by “heavier” motorcycles.

Despite general skepticism and opinions that “ultra-light” must be very small and definitely much less comfortable, these days modern ultra-lightweight travel trailers offer amenities you would only expect from larger campers.

In this article, we've compiled a list of our favorite lightweight travel trailers that weigh no more than 1000 pounds. We start with 2016 models and then follow with older models that already proved themselves on the market....

2016 Top Lightweight Travel Trailers Below 1000 lb

1.       Buzz

      Made by So-Cal, Buzz is the lightest and most compact trailer you can find on the market. It will be extremely easy to tow it around, because your car won’t even feel it. Don’t be confused by its light weight, because it is able to withstand any challenge and weather and be a companion for life.

Looking like a bumblebee, with an aerodynamic shape, Buzz’s body is supported by resistant wall steel tubing, of the highest quality. It comes with a torsion axle and two wheels of 14 inches per piece. Inside, a 46” wide mattress can comfortable accommodate two adults. A curb door is the only way inside, which opens to the sides.

Among other facilities are a cabin light, a 12v outlet if you need something to plug in, and shelves, which are all foldable for extra space. If you need more space for cooking, you can also opt for a table, which will be side mounted.

Buzz travel trailer (courtesy of So-Cal Teardrops)

Specifications:

  • 136” overall length, body and towing 
  • 68” total width;
  • 47” width of the inside space
  • 44.5” height inside the the cabin
  • 66” total height;
  • 670 lbs. total weight;
  • 4"x47"x78" dimensions of the bed, for 2 
  • 15” clearance of the ground;

2.       Rover

        Another ultralight trailer from So-Cal Teardrops: a beautiful and aerodynamic camper, with sufficient space to accommodate travelers and offer them all the facilities they need for a comfortable camping experience. On the outside, the Rover has sturdy materials, which will keep you safe regardless of conditions. Also, the body is made to last, so you can enjoy as many outdoor experiences you want.

It is large enough to offer a comfortable place to sleep, while storing a fridge and a stove, with two burners, for increased convenience. In the back area of the galley lid, you will find areas available for storage, the space inside the trailer being maximized. It represents a compact and complete solution for every outing you plan to enjoy.

Rover travel trailer (courtesy of So-Cal Teardrops)

Specifications:

  • 156” overall length, body and towing system; 
  • 68” total width;
  •  47” width inside the cabin;
  •  44.5” height inside the cabin;
  •  65” total height;
  •  920 lbs. total weight;
  •  4"x47"x78" dimensions of the bed, for 2 persons;
  • 15” clearance of the ground;

3.       Suite

       It’s a spacious and easy to tow trailer, to take with you in every traveling experience. For this one, you don’t need a large car to move it around, because it was designed to be straightforward when it comes to transportation. Even if has reduced dimensions, the trailer can still offer you everything you need. In one end, you will find a sofa bed for two. Make it a sofa during the day, for extra space, and pull it in the shape of a bed at night, for a comfortable sleep. The table is mounted on the wall, a smart mechanism allowing you to push it sideways according to your needs, without the need to get it off the wall.

A Fan-Tastic fan is also part of the trailer’s equipment, making the atmosphere inside nice and cozy. And for an efficient use of the space, two depositing areas are available on the outside, two small access doors allowing you to store anything you may need. It has a total weight of 550 lbs., making it easy to tow and maneuver.

Suite - ultralight travel trailer made by Canadian company Roulottes-Prolite.

Below - the view inside of the trailer

Specifications:

  • 11'10” length; 
  • 4'6" width;
  •  4'4” height inside the cabin;
  •  6'4” total height;
  •  550 lbs. dry weight;
  • 935 lbs maximum weight
  •  76"x52" dimensions of the front bed, for 2 persons;

4.       Cool

       For a small family of four, or in case you wish to grab another couple with you in your camping experiences, this trailer can be just perfect. It will require a compact car, slightly bigger than the one required for the previous model, for towing. Everything in this trailer is made to accommodate in a comfortable manner four persons. A sofa bed and dinette will provide the space needed when night comes. During the day, both of them can be reduced in size to make more room inside the trailer.

       A cook top is available, plus a table as well, to facilitate cooking and serving diner. There is room for a small fridge at the same time. For an efficient use of the space, all shelves are foldable and one depositing space in created above the dinette, protected with a net to prevent objects from falling. It has a total weight of 925 lbs. 

Cool 13 - ultralight travel trailer made by Canadian company Roulottes-Prolite.

Below - floorplan of the trailer

Specifications:

  • 13'10” length; 
  • 7'4" external width;
  •  6'0” height inside the cabin;
  •  7'6” total height;
  •  850 lbs. dry weight;
  • 2000 lbs maximum weight
  •  74"x 48" dimensions of the front bed;
  • 74" x 54" rear bed

Previous years models of ultralight travel trailers

#1 – Lil El 8

Taylor Coach Lil El and pulling it car are both Small (and lite) - but actually "small" is a Great news for many :-)

The Taylor Coach Lil El 8 weighs only 700 pounds. Nicknamed “the motel on wheels,” it has a dinette that converts into a double bed and an overhead cabinet that can convert into a single bed. There is ample workspace in the kitchen, and you can even outfit this trailer with a full bathroom. For added convenience, there is plenty of storage space under the seats and in the cabinets.

#2 – Eco 12

Prolite's Eco-12 model: Minimum weight with maximum comfort (given the size)

The Eco 12 from Prolite weighs only 750 pounds and can be towed by almost any small car. It only sleeps two adults, but is quite cozy. An included furnace keeps you warm on those cold nights, while the kitchen features a two-burner stove and a small fridge so you can “treat” yourself with your favorite “stuff”.

See details at: --> Prolite Eco 12 Mini Travel Trailer

#3 – Wazat

The Microlite Wazat comes in a 4x5 and 5x5 models, with the 4x5 weighing in at 759 pounds, and the 5x5 weighing in at 857 pounds. The all-aluminum construction allows this trailer to be towed behind any car without big change in fuel economy seen at the gas pump. As with other trailers, the Wazat features a rear galley accessible through a fold-down wall, and can sleep up to four adults in the 5x5 model.

#4 – Sylvansport GO

This one you may just want to see more in details.....

The Sylvansport GO was designed to be both lightweight and economical. At only 840 pounds, almost any car can tow this small camper. It is somewhat unusual design because the tent is set up on top of the trailer in order to provide a more authentic camping experience; there are no hard walls. As such, this interesting travel trailer won't be for everyone.

#5 – A-Van Weekender

As its name suggests -the weekender is the perfect solution for weekends! Big bonus: built-in slide-out kitchen

The Weekender is a typical teardrop style lightweight travel trailer. It weighs in at only 850 pounds, but it is extremely well built. The entire back door opens for easy access to the interior, and the ceiling lifts up to provide extra storage space. One of the advantages of this trailer is that it has a very roomy interior.

#6 – Dyl 10

Dyl-10 is just 10'6" long, with its dry weight of only 850lbs it can take extra load of 650lbs of "stuff" and sleep 2!

The Dyl 10 is another small travel trailer from Taylor Coach. This model features a dinette that converts into a double bed, the cabinet above the dinette converts to a single bed. An optional bathroom is available for added convenience, and the galley offers ample work space. You also have your choice of appliances, with the added option of a sink. There is plenty of storage space under the seats and in the cabinets.

#7 – Mini 13

From Outside: Elegance, inside: Comfort, Summary Economy with all you need

The Mini 13 is another lightweight travel trailer from Prolite. Weighing in at 950 pounds, this model features a longer midsection than the Eco 12, with a sofa in the back and a dinette in front. Both can be converted into a bed for two adults. The galley features an LP cook-top stove for added convenience.

#8 – Bobbie 12

Taylor Coach's Boobie 12: dry weight just 1000lbs, load capacity 800lbs and sleeps 4

The Bobbie 12 is another Taylor model that weights exactly 1,000 pounds dry. The small galley includes a sink, stove, microwave, and refrigerator. This model sleeps three, with the dinette converting into a double bed, and the upper cabinet converting into a single bunk. An attachable awning provides extra shade on those hot summer afternoons. There are multiple options for the washroom depending on your needs, and there is plenty of storage space under the seats and in the cabinets.



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