Motorcycle Campers

Getting familiar with Motorcycle Campers may change your way of traveling forever.

Motorcycle campers: An Old Charm - New Adventures

     Motorcycle’s charm did not vanish in our times. Actually the allure of this “machine” especially when used for recreational activity is growing.

        The motorcycle is still part of the colorful legend, however, these days it's also mixed with new opportunities and needs.
Journeys into nature open the need for motorcycle campers – a sort of substitute for the “little home” that can be hauled behind to almost any place in the world regardless of how far from civilization.
Indeed the motorcycle camper trailer is a double winner.
Firstly it is your cargo space that you need anyhow when going even for just a weekend trip to the wilderness. But it is also a great way to enhance your camping experience by simplifying the tent “set-up” process, making it more comfortable, less prone to rainy weather, and more “personal”…..

        The market of motorcycle camper trailers is still “overshadowed” by much bigger camper trailers designed for cars and pick-up tracks (for sure, they are much more “visible” due to their sometimes impressive sizes and much more publicity). However, these days the “little” motorcycle campers are gaining more and more visibility and interest.
And frankly, despite their understandable size and weight limitations, the new designs of motorcycle campers now available on the market can surprise many with sleeping and living space, comfort, offered features and equally important – storage space for all kinds of “stuff” you may need when camping. The modern designs will make you quickly forget the “old” camping experience, finding the right spot for a tent, struggling to set it up, finding poles, a sleeping bag, pumping the mattress (especially in the darkness of the late evening, or in rainy weather…)… Mornings are even more rewarding – not only because it will take you much less time to fold it down and pack. It is also because sleeping on a full-size bed or having morning coffee comfortably sitting in a chair (attached to the hard roof-top of your motorcycle camper when on the road) “moves” your camping experience to a much higher level…..

motorbike camper

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        Fortunately, there are several manufacturers of motorcycle campers – and quite a good choice of models. You may not see them on the first pages or in prime-time news, but with a little patience, you can find them online.
The leading manufacturers of motorcycle campers include Roadman Campers, Nuko Industries (Aspen models - Ambassador, Classic, Sentry), Lees-ure Lite, Kompact Kamp, and Time-Out Trailers (to name only a few). It is worth noting that the presence of Australian manufacturers confirming that motorcycle camping activity is popular in Antipodes.
It may be surprising to motorcycle aficionados that well-designed models offer a lot of “bangs" in so limited space.

Typically you may expect the following:

  • Fully padded sleeping area with a full-size bed;
  • Bed convertible to sitting place;
  • Dressing area with enough room to stand up;
  • Hard top with luggage rack;
  • Independent cargo space (under the mainframe);
  • Few minutes of set-up time

And amazingly, you will find all that in lightweight and small-size forms.
Following is the list of available models from leading manufacturers with a short descriptions.

My Pod Basic

Tricycle towing MyPod camper

Little Guy's My Pod Basic

         MyPod camper in its basic version does not pretend to be the ”home-away-from-home” with residential-like features.  It does not even have a galley! Keep on mind that it is not a traditional teardrop camper as most Little Guy trailers, so it does not have a kitchenette at the back nor any otherwise useful features. MyPod Basic is just an upgrade from the tent.  And the main differences compared to the tent? It is well protected from weather elements, offers a lot of cargo space for stuff you want to take with you, is almost ready to use, (important  when you arrive at the camping late night) and it will last almost forever!

See details at: --> My Pod Basic

Roadman Camper

Roadman Campers can be pulled with a motorcycle or small car....

       The Motorcycle Campers by Roadman include models RC-038 and RC-2T. (Roadman also manufactures cargo trailers RT-038 and RT-2T – based on the same frames but not equipped with tents + accessories).

With only a 38” wide body they all can be safely pulled behind the motorcycle. With folded tent and accessories they still offer an extra 15 cubic feet of storage space plus extra cargo space on the luggage rack.

The tent setup is quite simple (no ropes, bolts to insert, etc…just opening the trailer cover lid, folding legs, setting poles, and removing a bed platform, ….), it should take no more than a few minutes for one person. The tent is made from waterproof and flame-retardant canvas with heavy-duty zippers. When opened it provides a 50” x 76” sleeping area (you still need your air mattress) and a 50”x42” head-room dressing area with a waterproof floor. The latter has enough space to be used as a small “breakfast room” (you need chairs and a table)


  • Weight - 225 lbs
  • GVWR – 500 lbs (maximum weight when loaded)
  • Size – 38” (W) x 62” (L) x 19” (H)
  • All aluminum body and frame
  • Four drop-down adjustable jacks at each corner of the frame
  • 15 cubic feet of storage space
  • Luggage rack – 36” x 24” x 2 ¾”

See more details at: --> Roadman Camper trailer

Kompact Kamp Mini-Mate

Mini-Mate pop-up camper

2 minute set-up of the Kompact Kamp Mini-Mate motorcycle camping trailer.

This small company from Myerstown (PA) specializes in the production of motorcycle camper trailers and cargo trailers. Their most popular model is Mini-Mate:


  • Weight 265 lbs
  • Travel Size 42” x 60”
  • Double Bed 4,5’ x 6.5’ (with 6’4” headroom)
  • Extra storage 15 cubic feet
  • Cargo capacity 250 lbs
  • Body fiberglass

The bed is fully padded, and it easily converts to the sitting area with 6’4” headroom. The hard-top cover includes a luggage rack for bulky stuff (folding chairs, camping table, etc…). Four jack-stands at each corner help stabilize the camper in an unfolded configuration. The optional awning extends the “sun/rain protected” area.

see details at: --> Mini-Mate pop-up camper

Time-Out Camper

Time-Out Camper: ready to go

Time-Out Camper: interior after setting-it-up

Timeout Trailers' series of motorcycle campers include:

Time-Out Camper

       It's the best compromise between size, weight, space, and cost. The model offers one of the largest "off-ground" sleeping and living areas in this class of campers....

See details at --> Time-Out Motorcycle Camper

Slipstream Camper

        It is probably one of the most compact camper trailers ready to use in just 30 seconds. Just lift the lid, snap stands and the tent opens itself. Included high-density foam mattress (6’ x 3,5’) guarantees sleeping comfort. Lightweight (270 lbs with dimensions 74” L x 44” W) it also offers 24 cubic feet of extra cargo space.

The downside – it provides only a modest sleeping area. The luggage rack is optional but strongly suggested to increase the cargo space.

Time-Out Easy Camper Trailer

        As the name points out the camper trailer is easy to set up. Lightweight (310 lbs with towing dimensions 65” L x 43” W x 31” H) – it is designed for any motorcycle above 1000cc. The basic features are relatively modest (including the double Coleman air mattress), but the list of options offers the chance to customize the camper trailer according to the customer’s needs (for example cooler package, screen room, awning, chairs, LED bar, electric brakes, spare tire, etc…). It offers 16 cubic feet of storage space.

Time-Out Delux Camper

        It weighs 385 lbs. Despite its name Delux its basic version is only modestly equipped following Time-Out’s general philosophy – limited standard features and a long list of options. It includes a queen-size Coleman air mattress, table, and chairs and offers 23 cubic feet of extra storage space…. \

Available Options: cooler package, screen room, L-shaped awning, chairs, LED light bar, A/C stand, spare tire, electric brakes, and more….. Options also include the wiring for either Harley Davidson or Honda motorcycles.

All Time-Out motorcycle campers come with a 1-year warranty on a trailer and 5 years on suspension.

Pros and Cons of Motorcycle Camper


  1. Increased storage space: Motorcycle camper trailers provide extra storage space for camping gear, food, and other essentials.
  2. Comfortable sleeping quarters: Motorcycle camper trailers come with a comfortable bed and mattress, providing a comfortable place to sleep while camping.
  3. Weather protection: Motorcycle camper trailers can protect you from bad weather conditions like rain, wind, and cold temperatures, making your camping experience more enjoyable.
  4. Versatility: Motorcycle camper trailers can be easily detached from the motorcycle, allowing you to use the bike alone for shorter trips.
  5. Mobility: Motorcycle camper trailers are more mobile than traditional RVs, allowing you to travel to more remote locations.
  6. Cost-effective: Motorcycle camper trailers can be a more cost-effective option than traditional RVs.
  7. Unique camping experience: Motorcycle camper trailers provide a unique camping experience, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors while traveling on your motorcycle.
  8. Safety: Motorcycle camper trailers come with features such as lights and reflective materials, making them safer to use.
  9. Easy to store: Motorcycle camper trailers are smaller and easier to store than traditional RVs.
  10. Environmental benefits: Motorcycle camper trailers use less fuel than traditional RVs, reducing their impact on the environment.


  1. Additional weight: Motorcycle camper trailers add weight to your motorcycle, which can make it more challenging to handle and maneuver.
  2. Reduced mobility: Motorcycle camper trailers reduce your mobility on the road, making it more challenging to navigate through traffic and parking areas.
  3. Limited living space: Motorcycle camper trailers offer limited living space, which may not be suitable for larger groups or families.
  4. Setup time: Setting up and dismantling a motorcycle camper trailer can be time-consuming, which can be a disadvantage if you need to move quickly or change your camping location frequently.
  5. Storage space limitations: Motorcycle camper trailers offer less storage space than traditional RVs.
  6. Limited amenities: Motorcycle camper trailers may not have all the amenities you would find in a traditional RV.
  7. Maintenance: Motorcycle camper trailers require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition.
  8. Cost: Motorcycle camper trailers can be expensive to purchase, maintain, and insure.
  9. Safety concerns: Motorcycle camper trailers can be more challenging to tow in adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds or heavy rain.
  10. Off-road limitations: Motorcycle camper trailers may not be suitable for off-road camping or rough terrain.

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Note:  Check with the manufacturer and / or authorized RV Dealer for the up-to-date list of features, options as well as latest specifications. These written above may not be accurate and certainly are subject to change by the factory. We are not responsible for any inaccuracy, the above text is provided only for the general information.

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