The Best RVs for Solo Camping
The Perfect Campers for Anyone Who Just Needs Some Time to Themselves
Generally speaking, camping is a fun communal activity that allows us to spend time with friends and family. But there are some people who enjoy the solitude and serenity that comes from camping alone. While that can involve packing a backpack and heading into the backcountry, there are plenty of RVs that are perfect for solo camping, too. These tiny homes on wheels allow owners to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and get some much-needed time to themselves without sacrificing comfort and features.
If you’ve been searching for the right RV to take on your solo adventures, we have some suggestions. From towables to motorhomes to camper vans, these are our picks for the best models to help you get some alone time.
Happier Camper HC1
Light enough to be towed behind nearly any vehicle, the Happier Camper HC1 offers style, comfort, and lots of features in a compact package. The travel trailer actually has room for up to five people, which means solo travelers will find its interior spacious and accommodating. Plus, its retro design gives it a unique character all its own.
Other great features of the HC1 include its fiberglass construction—giving it outstanding durability—and a large rear hatch door that allows plenty of light and fresh air into the cabin. The unit has a modular interior that adjusts to meet individual needs, and it is solar-ready straight from the factory. It is even small enough to park in most standard garages, making storage a breeze. Starting Price: $32,950
Winnebago Solis Pocket
The Winnebago Solis Pocket is the fun-size version of the company’s larger Solis model. That makes it ideal for solo travelers looking for an affordable, well-appointed RV to support their adventures. The vehicle comes with an onboard shower, an innovative convertible dinette, and an indoor/outdoor galley kitchen to assist in that. It is also very well insulated, making it an efficient living space in the summer and warm enough for extended-season outings.
The rear of the vehicle features a comfortable Murphy platform bed with a spacious gear garage located underneath. That space provides room for mountain bikes, backpacks, climbing gear, and other outdoor equipment. The vehicle’s shower space also doubles as a mudroom for cleaning off after a busy day of adventuring. Starting Price: $140,375
Provided you own a pickup, most truck campers make excellent solo RVs. For example, the Palomino Backpack is especially well-suited for those who like to hit the road on their own. This model has everything you could ask for in a portable home, including a 20,000 BTU furnace, an on-demand water heater, and solar prep.
The interior space of the Backpack is warm, comfortable, and expansive. Some floorplans even have slide-outs to increase the square footage. And thanks to the queen-size cabover bed, there is actually more room in this truck camper than many camper vans. Starting Price: $21,090
Timberleaf Classic Teardrop Trailer
Because they are small, lightweight, and easy to tow, teardrop trailers are another great option for solo travelers. Add in an affordable price, and that makes them a popular choice for single campers. But the best teardrop on the market just might be the Timberleaf Classic. This model retains the iconic design that defines this style while offering a number of clever features that help it stand out from the competition.
Inside, the Classic feels open and spacious thanks to large skylights overhead. A comfortable queen-size mattress and wooden walls give the space a cozy feel. A galley kitchen—complete with sink, stove, and cabinets—is found under a hatch at the rear of the trailer. The towable is even available in an off-road version to make boondocking as accessible as possible. Starting Price: $24,150
Another lightweight and versatile towable, the SylvanSport Go looks like a large tent on wheels. This unique pop-up camper has room for four adults and a ceiling height of over 6.5 feet. It offers plenty of ventilation, making it an ideal option for warm-weather camping or other seasons provided you pack a warm enough sleeping bag.
When the tent isn’t deployed, the Go converts into a toy hauler for towing bikes, kayaks, or other outdoor gear. And with a weight of just 840 pounds, it is one of the lightest and most accessible RVs on the market. What it lacks in amenities, it more than makes up for in versatility and character. Starting Price: $14,495
The compact and capable Jayco Terrain is an off-road-focused Class B that almost seems like it was intended for solo travelers. Officially, this model is built to sleep two, but its interior space feels more accommodating for someone traveling alone. That makes it a cozy mobile base camp that is easy to drive and slips neatly into any campsite.
Despite its diminutive size, the Terrain packs a ton of features. It comes with a rear gear garage located below a powered drop-down bunk and it has seating for up to four passengers. The van comes standard with a galley kitchen, wet bath, and 210Ah lithium battery pack that supplies 10 kilowatt-hours of energy. Jayco even gave it Starlink satellite internet service, making the van a great choice for remote workers. Starting Price: $201,000
Available in 16′ and 20′ models, the Airstream Basecamp brings the company’s iconic design and legendary build quality to a compact travel trailer. Designed to comfortably sleep up to four people, this towable is an amazing camper for soloists. Amenities like the large rear hatch and the optional solar panel enhance life at the campsite, while still keeping the towable easy to tow and maintain.
The Basecamp’s interior space is kept comfortable thanks to an onboard furnace, water heater, and optional air conditioner. Bench seating near the rear hatch provides room for up to five, while a front dinette converts into a comfortable bed come nighttime. And with plenty of onboard storage, the travel trailer has room for all of your gear, including e-bikes, skis, and paddle boards. Airstream even managed to include a kitchen and a bathroom, giving RVers everything the need in a classy and compact package. Starting Price: $46,900
Grand Design Momentum G-Class Toy Hauler
If you’re a solo camper looking for a toy hauler to carry your ATV or UTV on your adventures, the Grand Design Momentum G-Class model is what you’re looking for. At just under 27’ in length, it isn’t overly large, yet still has a 14’ garage for storing motorcycles, side-by-sides, or other items. It also conveniently includes a built-in 30-gallon gas tank to keep those motorized toys running.
The Momentum G-Class provides plenty of livable space, too. Its slide-out bedroom has a queen-sized bed, a wardrobe, a wooden dresser, and a mirror. The nearby bathroom is spacious, with a sink, toilet, and a large shower with a skylight. The travel trailer’s kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, stove, sink, and residential refrigerator, offering plenty of space to entertain guests. As toy haulers go, they don’t come more versatile and easy to use than this one. Starting Price: $61,150
Leisure Travel Vans Unity
The Unity from Leisure Travel Vans is the RV for solo travelers looking for the ultimate in comfort and style. This Class C model is large and spacious but not so massive that it is challenging to drive or park. And when it does reach the campsite, it provides an exceptional luxury experience.
Inside the Unity, you’ll find hardwood cabinetry, a full-size walk-around island bed, a pull-out pantry, stainless steel sinks, and much more. The list of features seems endless on this upscale model, which includes LED accent lighting, a spacious dry bath, and plenty of onboard storage. In other words, If you don’t like to sacrifice comfort while on the road, Leisure Travel Vans has you covered. Starting Price: $186,370
Thor Motor Coach Axis
A Class A motorhome may seem like overkill when traveling alone, but some RVers may prefer the amenities only found in these vehicles. For those solo campers, the Thor Axis is an excellent choice. The smallest of these coaches is only 25′ 8″ long and weighs just 12,500 pounds, which makes for a less intimidating driving experience. It also has an 8,000-pound towing capacity, so you can bring a dinghy if you need one.
As you would expect from a Class A, the interior is large, open, and well-appointed. In addition to features like a queen-size bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious shower, the Axis comes with residential vinyl forking with radiant heating. It also has ceiling-ducted air conditioning, leatherette seating, ambient LED lighting, and a 32″ smart TV in the living area. A Winegard TV/internet range extender, 100W solar panels, and heated holding tanks round out an extensive list of amenities. Starting Price: $169,350
While there are other small travel trailers, teardrops, truck campers, and vans that make excellent solo travel vehicles, these are our favorites. Any of the RVs on this list is a good option for the lone wolf looking to hit the road on their own. Which one works best for you depends on your personal tastes, specific needs, and budget. The most important thing is to pick one and go. Adventure awaits.