9 Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds

Finding and choosing an ultra-lightweight travel trailer under 2000 lbs can be quite a challenging task. There many travel trailers in the 5000-1000 lbs range but lighter travel trailers are more difficult to find in large number, so it is a challenge to find the best small trailer campers

After much research, I have come up with a list of 5 ultra-lightweight campers that I believe offer good value for the money. The campers that made this list have an Unloaded Vehicle Weight or Dry Weight of 2000 lbs or less. So without further delay, I present to you 9 Best Travel Trailers Under 2000 lbs.

Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro

A modern ultra-lite that looks great and has excellent features.

Learn more about the E-Pro

Floor Plans Under 2,000 Lbs Unloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
2 under 2000 lbs UVW1,164 lbs and 1,763 lbs212′

The E-Pro is a very nice looking camper. It has been designed to be driven by small trucks, SUVs and some minivans. So there is no need to buy a huge truck is you don’t already have one. It comes in 10 floor plans but only two have an unloaded vehicle weight offewers than 2,000 lbs. It also comes in a toy hauler plan but again does not meet our UVW criteria.

Notable Features:

  • 6-sided aluminum cage construction
  • Vacuum laminated roof and walls
  • Torsion axle, Rubber-Ryde suspension
  • Pre-wire for backup camera
  • WiFi range booster
  • Recessed cook-top with flush mount cover
  • Microwave oven
  • Power awning

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Riverside RV Retro

A vintage styled camper with modern amenities

Learn About The Riverside Retro

Floor Plans Under 2,000 Lbs Unloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
11,180 lbs213′ 8″

The Riverside Retro 509 is the smallest and lightest travel trailer made by this company. There is not much to this camper in terms of amenities. It is a simple teardrop shape that has a queen bed and an outdoor kitchen with some storage. This camper meets our criteria for weight and is useful for a hunter or someone who just needs a nice space to sleep.

Notable Features:

  • 10,000 AC unit
  • Queen mattress
  • Overhead storage
  • Ceiling height of 4′ 5″
  • Outdoor storage
  • Outdoor kitchen with 2-burner stove, stainesless steel sink, and storage

Jayco Hummingbird

It’s flashy, comfortable and lightweight.

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Floor Plans Under 2,000 Lbs Unloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
11,545 lbs213′

The Jayco Hummingbird is a fun ultra-light camper with a lot going for it. Excellent for off the grid camping. Inside you will find a full-size bed with overhead storage. Though we would have preferred to see a king size bed still not a deal-breaker for some. What we really like about the Jayco Hummingbird is the rear outdoor kitchen. Its got a fridge, nice size sink, a TV, and lots of storage. There is an optional grill you can purchase to complement the setup.

Notable Features:

  • Tuff-Shell Aluminum frame
  • Roof-mounted solar prep
  • Rubber torsion axle
  • Goodyear 15″ radial tires
  • Self-adjusting breaks
  • 2-way 12V/110V LED TV & refrigerator
  • Enclosed underbelly with layer of AstroFoil insulation

Cricket Camper

The Ultimate Adventure Camper

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Floor Plans Under 2,000 Lbs Unloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
21,500 lbs215′

The Taxa Outdoors Cricket camper is not your typical lightweight camper. First off it is rugged and made for adventure. It can be towed by most 4-cylinder vehicles, and because it is so light it goes practically anywhere you can drive. The inside has room for 2 adults and even 2 children.

Four swings windows allow for excellent cross ventilation. The windows have screens and shades. You also have access to five mesh windows in the tent side. There is also a panoramic 32″ by 20″ picture window.

The roof on both models of the Cricket pop-up for optimized ventilation and added headroom. There is a dining table, and a roof-rack for gear depending on the model. BTW they are expensive.

Notable Features:

  • Can be stored in a standard garage
  • Kynar-Painted & UV Treated Aluminum Panels
  • Laser Cut Aluminum Super Structure
  • Galvanized Steel Frame Powder-Coated
  • Two 20 lbs Propane Tanks with Covers
  • 15-inch Aluminum Wheels with All Terrain Tires
  • Exterior Shower with Hot and Cold Water
  • Solar Pre-wired
  • LED Porch Light
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Portable Toilet (optional on Cricket)
  • 5,000 BTU AC (optional )
  • 12V Refrigerator and Freezer (optional on Cricket)

Scamp Travel Trailer

All fiberglass design with multiple well-designed floor plans.

Learn More About Scamp Travel Trailers

Floor Plans Under 2,000 Lbs Unloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
31,500 – 2,000 lbs1 – 413′ and 16′

The Scamp is a nice little camper available in 2 length (13-feet and 16-feet) that has floor plans having an unloaded weight of less than 2000 lbs. They also have a 19-foot model but that one is too heavy for your list. The 13-footer comes as a standard model and a deluxe model. The difference is the Deluxe has a bathroom. It is a wet bath instead of a separate toilet and shower.

The 16-foot Scamp also has a Standard and a Deluxe model however the Deluxe model weight more than 2000 lbs so it’s not one of the 3-floor plans under our weight limit. The 16-foot Standard adds more counter space and storage.

Personally I like the fiberglass body and the exterior look of this camper. However I feel the inside is dated and needs a fresh new modern look. The current interior reminds me of my grandmother’s kitchen. In this day and age Scamp can and should do better. At the same time their target demographics might just be quite comfortable with the look.

Notable Features

  • Fiberglass construction
  • Super insulation (R15)
  • 12-volt lighting
  • 30 amp converter
  • 12-gallon fresh water tank
  • Table converts to a bed
  • Two burner propane stove
  • Porch light

Each model has slightly different features so make sure to check their website.

Roulotte ProLite

Learn More About Roulotte Travel Trailers

Floor Plans Under 2,000 LbsUnloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
11590 – 1,995 lbs2 -512′ 02″ to 17″ 6″

Roulotte is a Canadian manufacturer of ultra-lightweight travel trailers. Their smallest model is 11 feet 10 inches and weights 550 lbs dry. Their largest model is 23 feet 4 inches and weights 3,700 lbs dry. In between that range you will find eleven floor plans that have a dry weight fewer than 2,000 lbs.

Prolite campers or caravan as they are called in Canada and many European countries have a one-piece shell roof covered with fiberglass. The walls are insulated with Duro-Foam known for long-lasting thermal resistance and water infiltration prevention. The floor is 5/8 plywood covered with Tekmodo composite panels.

The exterior is very aerodynamic which helps quite a bit with fuel efficiency. Below are some of the features found in the Evasion model. Please be aware that features and specifications vary from model to model.

Notable Features:

  • One piece roof shell covered with fiberglass
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric brakes
  • Front, rear and bunks beds
  • Sleeps 5
  • Two-burner stove
  • Stainless steel sink
  • 16,000 BTU heater
  • Water heater
  • Refrigerator
  • Four stabilizer jacks
  • Toilet with shower (wet bath)
  • Optional A/C, exterior shower and radio

Aliner Ascape

Learn About Aliner Campers

Floor Plans Under 2,000 LbsUnloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
81,495 – 1,850 lbs212′ to 14′

Aliner makes two models of their campers that have a dry weight of less than 2000 pound. One is an A-frame camper and the other is the Ascape which is the one we’ll focus on. Ascape is a somewhat teardrop shaped trailer, or at least the front half is.

The Aliner Ascape is available in 8-floor plans that meet our dry weight requirement. The Ascape has a rear entry door which helps maximize interior space. The front profile is very aerodynamic which helps with fuel efficiency. The lower section of the trailer is diamond plated for protection, frameless windows on either side. The frame is aluminum and most of the exterior is aluminum skin. Inside you will find lots of useful storage.

Notable Features:

  • LED running lights
  • High quality automotive finish
  • 10″ electric brakes
  • E-coated frame, robotically welded
  • Aluminum wheels (13″) with full-size spare
  • 2,500 lbs Dexter independent torsion axle
  • Stabilizer jack (4)
  • Grey tank 13 gallons
  • E-Z lube hubs
  • 18,000 BTU furnace
  • Water heater 6 gallons porcelain lined
  • Electric water pump
  • Dropped floor for increased interior height
  • Hardwood cabinet doors (maple)

Armadillo Trailers

Learn About Armadillo Trailers

Floor Plans Under 2,000 LbsUnloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
51,800 lbs varies with options2 -413′ 6″

I’ve just recently discovered Armadillo Trailers another Canadian manufacturer. They make one size trailer the Armadillo 13.5 foot lightweight model. This is one of the nicer looking ultra-light campers I have researched. It is loaded with features and the 5 floor plan all offer something unique as far as the layout is concerned.

The frame of the Armadillo is box steel frame built by Industrial Steel Fabrication Inc. a partner of Armadillo. It has a 3500 lbs TorFlex torsion with electric brake assist. Marine grade material and sealants are used throughout the manufacturing process. The body is a 2-piece fiberglass shell.

You will find rock guard protection on the front on all wheels. Heavy insulation suitable for Canadian winters and to help reduce heat transfer in the summer. Inside you will not find any sharp edges as all the cabinetry has radius corners. Lots of storage throughout.

The interior can be customized with 6 available laminates, 2 available fabrics, and 2 available types of vinyl. Many interior and exterior options available.

Notable Features:

  • Lightweight 2-piece fiberglass shell
  • Electric assist brakes
  • Sunview windows on the side
  • Porthole window rear view
  • Entry door with screen
  • 14″ x 14″ roof air vent
  • Porch light
  • 1-inch high-density plywood sub-floor
  • 3/4 inch high density EPS insulation
  • Temp resistant, high-quality linoleum floor
  • Vinyl wall paneling that is washable
  • 2-burner Dometic stove
  • Dometic fridge
  • 12,000 BTU furnace

InTech RV Luna

Learn More About InTech RV Luna

Floor Plans Under 2,000 LbsUnloaded / Dry WeightSleepsLength
11,800 lbs varies with options26′ 10″ interior
15′ 6″ exterior

When I first started doing my research for this article I was not going to include any full teardrop trailers, however, after seeing the InTech Luna I had a change of heart. What drew me to this lightweight teardrop is the front profile. The front of the Luna is not designed like your typical teardrop travel trailer. Instead of the sloping teardrop profile, you have this massive panoramic window which looks amazing.

The Luna comes with one of the best looking outdoor kitchens I’ve seen on any camper. IT has a 3-burner grill, stainless steel sink, 12V fridge and microwave. Plus you’ll find stereo speakers, and white aluminum walls.

Notable Features:

  • All aluminum frame
  • Triple tube A-frame
  • 7-way trailer plug
  • Nitro filled tires with aluminum wheels
  • Aluminum cage construction
  • Dexter torsion axle
  • Under frame mounted spare tire
  • Vinyl interior walls
  • Two tinted windows with screens
  • Front storage cabinets
  • Center table
  • Rear entertainment center
  • Under-floor storage compartments (2)
  • Premium vinly flooring
  • 8,000 BTU A/C unit

Summary: Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds

Many of us don’t want to have to buy a truck or full-size SUV to be able to tow a comfortable and very functional travel trailer. The ultra lightweight travel trailers under 2000 show here are all very capable campers that can be towed with a car in some cases or a properly equipment mid-size SUV.

It is very important that you understand the lightweight campers listed here are rated at dry weight or unloaded. Once you add what you will be taking a long, groceries, propane, water, etc the gross weight increases in many instances above 2,000 lbs. It is highly recommended you speak to your automobile dealer or manufacturer to confirm just how much weight you can safely tow with your vehicle. Also, speak to the RV dealer or manufacturer to confirm just how much you can load unto your travel trailer safely. Have fun finding your small best trailer camper.

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4 thoughts on “9 Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds”

    • Hi Erik, the Tongue weight is simply the downward force that the tongue of the trailer exerts on the hitch that is connected to the vehicle. Most experts agree – that an acceptable tongue weight for any trailer is somewhere between 9 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. Therefore, if you are towing a 5000 lbs trailer, the tongue weight should be measured at approximately 500 lbs. To get the most accurate weight I recommend you visit the manufacturer’s website and click on the floor plan you are interested in. It should be most under the specification data. Note that not all manufacturers post that data and you might have to contact directly to get. Thanks for your question.

    • Valerie P, I typically try not to post pricing because they sometimes vary depending on your region of the country. It’s best to check the manufacturer’s website where you can see the MSRP price. You can also check RV trader for pricing on models as well.

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