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TINY TRAILERS

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

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There’s no shortage of small, lightweight camping trailers for towing behind the family car, SUV or pickup. Attracting the attention of outdoor enthusiasts from Millennials to Baby Boomers, these mini campers have a small footprint but can be surprisingly big on features. Here’s a look at some of the latest tiny trailers — teardrop-shape, expedition-style and more traditional ultralight towables — that are giving beefier RVs a run for the money.

Trailer Roundup
New-Era Teardrops

A fresh crop of nostalgic streamlined camping trailers combines retro looks and modern technology

 

 

Trailer Roundup
Rough and Ready

The new expedition-style tent trailers take the dirt roads less traveled — or even forsake roads entirely

 

 

Trailer Test
Turtleback Expedition

Touring the backcountry in style with an 11½-foot off-road trailer, a rooftop tent and all the essentials

 

Trailer Roundup
Travel Light

Nimble trailers with a gross vehicle weight rating under 3,500 pounds

 

Trailer Test
Forest River R-pod

Ideal for couples of all ages, the 20-foot, single-slideout RP-180 matches up with a midsize pickup or SUV


Bruce W. SmithA respected automotive and RV journalist and longtime Trailer Life contributor, Bruce W. Smith has held numerous editorial titles at automotive and boating magazines, and authored more than 1,000 articles, from tech to trailering. He considers his home state of Oregon a paradise for RVing and outdoor adventure.


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