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The 3 Best Travel Trailers Under 5,000 lbs

RV travel trailers are a popular option for people looking to get away for a long weekend or an all-out vacation. But, not every vehicle can handle pulling heavy-weight RV trailer. So, people with smaller trucks and SUVs are very mindful of the dry weight of the trailer they need to pull. However, just because they are looking for a lightweight trailer does not mean they want to give up features. That is where the list below of the three best travel trailers under 5,000 lbs becomes valuable. There are thousands of different trailers. But, these are the ones that caught our attention for lightness.

1. Winnebago Micro Minnie RV

A white travel trailer by Winnebago called the Micro Minni
Winnebago Micro Minnie Travel Trailer | Winnebago

The Winnebago Micro Minnie RV travel trailer is a double axle unit weighing in a little over 3,300 pounds. Even with its low weight, it still packs some nice features that have become expected in the outdoor travel industry. The exterior has an outside shower, heated enclosed tanks, and is prepared with connections for solar, rear camera, satellite, cable. A spare tire is provided for emergencies. In the front, there is a power tongue jack, and rock guards in the lower portion. On the side, a nice electric-powered awning with LED lighting covers the entry. 

Inside the Micro Minnie RV, there is room for a queen bed plus a two-person dinette convertible sleeping area. The kitchen has a three burner range, a stainless steel dual sink, and a microwave. An air conditioner rounds out the interior. Pricing begins in the mid $21,000 range.

2. KZ Sportsman Classic RV

The KZ Sportsman Classic RV travel trailer is a single axle unit that is a little over 2,800 pounds, dry weight. The exterior has an electric awning, and preparations for a rear camera, and solar connections. The front has the popular rock guard protection. 

Inside the Sportsman classic, the little RV has a three-to-four-person dinette that converts into a sleeping area. The kitchen has a two-burner stove, a single basin sink, and a microwave. Air conditioning will cool off the occupants, and a full-size shower is included. The price point starts in the upper $16,000 range. 

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3. Coleman Lantern LT trailer

The Coleman Lantern LT RV travel trailer is a single axle unit that has a dry weight of around 3,000 pounds. The exterior has an electric awning that makes shaded entertainment enjoyable. Also, there are connections ready for solar attachments. 

The interior of the travel trailer has a queen bed and two bunks. There is also a four-person dinette the doubles as a convertible sleeping area. The kitchen has a two-burner stove, single basin sink, and a microwave. This unit also has an air conditioning system and a fireplace, which is unusual to find in an RV that starts about $13,000. 

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Depending on the three trailers mentioned are reasonably lightweight, yet carry enough features that people can enjoy the outdoors without feeling totally void of modernity. Units with fireplaces, full showers, double axles are all treats in the small travel trailer industry. But, those things were all in the mix in this list. So, if it is time to look for a new small RV, these three might be a good place to start.