The 4 Best Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 1,500 Pounds

When looking for a travel camper for your traveling adventures, don’t forget to consider a lightweight travel trailer. Travel trailers under 1,500 pounds are easy to tow, which spares you from having to buy a large truck. You can still use your midsize SUV or even a car that includes a towing package. Finding the right lightweight travel trailer for your family can be a bit of a challenge, but there are still lots of options to consider. Here are four of the best lightweight travel trailers under 1,500 pounds. 

The LG My Pod is a travel trailer perfect for two people

A Citreon DS station wagon with an attached travel trailer at the 2019 Concours d'Elegance in Baarn, Netherlands
A station wagon with an attached travel trailer | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Specifications: 

  • Dry weight: 760 lbs or 840 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 110 lbs
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • Materials: Molded Fiberglass
  • Price: $11,678 (from Fatherly)

According to RVing Know How, the LG My Pod is a teardrop travel trailer with impressive aerodynamics making it perfect for towing behind a car or SUV. The inside is small, but it is well appointed. You two people can sleep and enjoy the entertainment center together when indoors. The built-in air conditioner comes with the standard model too. If you need some more space added to the sleeping area to store shoes and equipment, you can upgrade and add an optional tent. This tent also works as a porch and can keep your stuff out of the bedroom. 

The Pika can go just about anywhere 

Specifications: 

  • Dry weight: 900 lbs
  • Accommodation: 2 people
  • Materials: Fully welded frame
  • Price: $13,200 (from Timberleaf)

With its heavy-duty design, the Pika takes the teardrop travel trailer to the next level. According to New Atlas, it starts at 900 pounds and has a wide range of optional add-ons. All these add-ons add weight, but you can also keep it basic and light. The interior allows for two people to sleep and has a rear kitchen hatch. The more adventurous travelers will appreciate the optional suspension system. You can choose from a standard, all-road, or off-road suspension system. 

The Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro 12RK brings the water 

Specifications: 

  • Dry weight: 1,252 lbs 
  • Freshwater storage tank: 20 gallons
  • Gray water storage tank: 6 gallons
  • Price: $16,887 (from Berry Land Campers)

The Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro 12RK is another sturdy teardrop design light travel trailer perfect for a small to midsize SUV. The Rockwood Geo Pro is great for those who love to go off-grid. The 20-gallon freshwater tank and 6-gallon gray water tank come standard with this travel trailer. This gives you enough water storage for activities like washing your dishes and hands without hauling water along.

The NuCamp Tag is a fully customizable travel trailer

Specifications: 

  • Dry weight: 1,284 lbs 
  • Freshwater storage tank: 8 gallons
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • 2021 model year base price: $19,527 (from RV USA)

The NuCamp Tag is lightweight and easy to tow. It can be hitched up to a midsize SUV or even a small SUV or sedan with a towing package. The great thing about the NuCamp Tag is how customizable it is. It even has a “Boondock” package for those who like to spend time off-grid. 

Don’t forget the weight

When looking for a lightweight travel trailer under 1,500 pounds, it is very important to remember that the weight listed in the specifications is the base unloaded weight. This weight does not include the weight added by luggage, equipment, or water. It also does not include any customized extras or add-on accessories. All of these things will affect the final loaded weight. You also need to be mindful of the towing capacity of your vehicle and then buy your travel trailer accordingly, with the final loaded weight in mind. However, most importantly, have fun on your future RV adventures. 

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