9 Best Small Camper Trailers

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    The Best Tiny Travel Trailers

    Happier Camper

    Is the tiny house trend rekindling America’s passion for camper trailers? It sure as heck seems that way.

    Registrations for towable campers increased by more than 15 percent in recent years. And now that gas prices are hitting historic lows, glamping-worthy trailers are even more appealing — Like our nine favorites. Each of the following models will leave you jonesing for a road trip.

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    Teardrop Trailer

    Timberleaf Trailers

    You can virtually sleep under the stars inside this teardrop trailer by Timberleaf. The camper's huge skylight is one of the largest in the tiny trailer industry according to the manufacturer. You won't need a sport utility vehicle to tow this lightweight camper because it weighs 1,200 pounds. The back of the Timberleaf features a nicely designed cooking space made of Baltic birch.

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    Cricket Camper Trailer

    Taxa Outdoors

    The Cricket by Taxa Outdoors is an ultra-lightweight camper that many 4-cylinder cars can tow. Even better, inside you'll find creature comforts that aren't staples in similarly sized trailers like a water heater and outdoor shower system. Not impressed? You can add on a few of the campers many optional features for enhancing your outdoor adventures including a window-mounted AC, and a top loading fridge.

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    Casual Turtles Camper

    Casual-Turtle-Campers-The Terrapin
    Casual Turtle Campers

    The typical camper trailer is a mass produced item with a fiberglass or aluminum shell. But that’s not the case with the Terrapin, the largest towable caravan by Casual Turtle Campers. Each one is handmade to order in Fort Collins, Colorado using beautiful woods like western red cedar and beetle kill pine.

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    Retro Camper

    Dub Box USA

    Fans of classic camper vans will flip over the Dinky Dub travel trailer by Dub Box USA. Weighing a mere 1,000 pounds — trust us, that's super light for a towable caravan — this vintage-inspired RV is perfect for those looking for something larger than a standard teardrop camper. Equipped with an expanding kitchen, queen-sized sleeping area, and plenty of storage space the Dinky Dub also offers additional options like an awning over the hatchback and portable water tank. 

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    Happier Camper

    Happier Camper

    Indulge your wanderlust with the HC1 by Happier Camper. It's a small, retro modern caravan that most types of cars can tow. It's packed with handy basics for glamping including modular seating for use both inside and outside of the trailer. There's also a sink with portable water storage. Best of all if you're planning an overnight trip with friends, it can sleep up to five adults. 

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    Aluminum Teardrop Trailer

    High Camp Trailers

    If you're looking for something that oozes retro charm, there's nothing like an aluminum teardrop trailer. This model by High Camp Trailers in Portland, Oregon, has a sleeping cabin in the front and a compact kitchen in the back. Concealed inside the cooking space's birch drawers, you'll find off the grid kitchen essentials like a stainless steel burner cooktop, and Coleman cooler.

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    Homegrown Trailers

    Homegrown Trailers

    If you're looking for a camper trailer that packs features typically found in tiny houses behold the Timberline by Homegrown Trailers. It's so roomy it can double as a backyard guesthouse or granny pod. While this particular trailer is available in different layouts with optional add-ons, some of the standard features include an indoor shower and toilet, energy-efficient mini-fridge, and 20-gallon freshwater tank.

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    Bike Camper

    Wide Path Camper

    If your preferred mode of transportation is the electric bicycle, you can burn rubber with this bike-towable travel trailer. Called the Wide Path Camper, the mini-RV offers immediate shelter, including a comfortable bed for two adults.

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    Turn Your Car into a Camper

    Swiss Room Box for Hatchback Car
    Swiss Room Box

    Turn your hatchback into a towable caravan with the RoomBox Free Tech from Swiss RoomBox. It's a modular system based on the dexterity of a Swiss Army knife that transforms a car's cargo area into a camper within minutes. How does it work? It uses a unique folding system that packs a place for sleeping, cooking and eating into a portable unit. The basic setup (as shown) includes two tables and a place to sleep, two adults. 

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