Small travel trailers are great for new RVers and people who travel light. Even in a small size, many small travel trailers can sleep from 4 to 8 people. They come in an affordable variety of floor plans and can be towed by a variety of vehicles.
What is a small travel trailer?
A small camper trailer is an RV that’s a travel trailer, meaning it’s towed, but specifically designed to fit a smaller footprint. Small travel trailers can span from micro-trailers to the smaller end of standard travel trailers. Heartland lightweight and small travel trailers start at under 4,000 lbs dry weight and 22 feet in length. Small travel trailers can be an affordable entry into RV ownership, providing all the necessities in an easy-to-handle package.
Small Travel Trailer Models
If you’re interested in a small Heartland travel trailer, take a look at the selection below. Our small campers start around 22 feet in length, and can sleep a max of between 4 and 8 people. Dry tow weights start under 4,000 lbs. Visit our RV Finder to help find your best RV model by its specific capacity and features.
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- 4,534 lbsWeight
- 21' 1"Length
What are the benefits of a small RV trailer?
Benefits of a small travel trailer RV include affordability, flexibility and convenience. Because they’re small, they can be a great value for first time RV owners. The lightest models can often be towed by an SUV. That means you can often own a small travel trailer without needing to buy a new vehicle. And because small travel trailers are affordable, they are a great entry level choice for anyone who wants to try RVing.
Small travel trailers are built with an efficient use of space. They can often sleep four or more people, perfect for young families or couples traveling with friends. But even though they are small, they can still contain best-selling features. For instance, with a Heartland RV, you’ll still get heat and A/C, a fridge, a cooktop and a bathroom in a small travel trailer. No need to sacrifice comfort for convenience.
Who should consider buying a small travel trailer RV?
Small campers are perfect as a first RV, because they are shorter and can have a lower price point than other models. They’re ideal for couples and young families, and can easily fit a family of four or more. Small travel trailers are also a great choice for solo campers looking for a good value in an RV. The best small travel trailer for you will depend on which features are most important for your lifestyle. There are models that prioritize beds over living space, and those that sacrifice beds in exchange for more features.
Disclaimer: Always consult owner’s manuals for vehicles and accessories before towing a recreational vehicle. Towing capacity will vary based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.