travel trailers under 2500 lbs

13 Best Travel Trailers Under 2,500 Pounds

Traveling around the country without any obligations or expectations can be one of the best and most relieving feelings in the world. However, unless you have a massive, heavy-duty truck, finding campers that you can comfortably pull around can seem nearly impossible. Most trailers come between 5000 and 10,000 pounds and while they’re certainly convenient, they can be a bit much for someone who’s looking to travel light. 

Luckily, after doing a bit of research, we’ve been able to put together a list of high-quality, reliable, and convenient trailers that will have you wondering why you ever started looking at the bigger options in the first place. Here are the 13 best travel trailers under 2,500 lbs that you’ll be able to take with you on absolutely any journey. 

1. Best Overall Travel Trailer—Jayco Hummingbird 16FD

If you’re looking for a lightweight trailer that you’ll still be able to depend on for all your on the road needs, then this is the perfect trailer for you. Designed and manufactured by Jayco, this trailer comes with a shower, a micro-fridge, a queen-size bed, a pantry, a dinette, and a kitchen area all conveniently located within 18 feet of easy to maneuver space. While it’s definitely on the heavier side of the lightweight models, the amount of conveniences that it comes with makes it more than worth it and the interior design really can’t be beaten. You can rest assured that you’ll be able to depend on this trailer for comfort no matter where you decide to visit. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2535 lbs
  • Height—10 feet 
  • Length—18 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Wood and Vinyl
  • Carrying Capacity—965 lbs
  • Fresh Water Capacity—25.6 gallons

2. Best Small Travel Trailer—Aliner LXE

For travelers who need something compact yet convenient, this travel trailer from Aliner will be one of the best options. This travel trailer weighs as little as 1870 lbs, making it ideal for those adventurers who need to travel light. However, its small size and weight doesn’t mean for a minute that it’s lacking in features for you to enjoy. In fact, this trailer comes with a beautiful and collapsable wet bathroom, air conditioning, furnace, and a water heater so that you can be sure you’ll have what you need on the go. You will also find yourself amazed by the high-quality materials used in the construction of this trailer, including the beautiful vinyl wood floors that most all units come with. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1870 lbs
  • Height—4.75 feet 
  • Length—15 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Pressboard and Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—11 gallons

3. Best Affordable Travel Trailer—KZ Sportsmen Classic 160RBT

Travelers who are looking for wild adventures and experiences without having to empty out their bank accounts will love the KZ Sportsmen Classic 160RBT. Made by one of the most trusted names in the business, you can rest assured that this stunning trailer will provide you with everything you need to feel confident wandering through hill and dale. Most customers end up feeling like they’ve ended up with a luxury trailer, rather than a more affordable option. Keep in mind though, that while the trailer is considered lightweight right off the lot, there are a number of additional features that you could choose that will ultimately affect its final weight. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2696 lbs
  • Height—9 feet 
  • Length—18.83 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—20 gallons

4. Best Used Travel Trailer14 Palomino – PaloMini Floorplan: 131 RL

While you won’t be able to find any of the new Palomino Mini trailers that come in at under 2500 lbs or really anything even close to that, you can find the older 131 RL model that weighed less than 2000 lbs. While getting an older, preowned trailer might not seem ideal, the number of conveniences that this trailer has to offer more than makes up for it. In fact, you’ll be able to easily sleep up to four people in this incredibly spacious setting that also comes with an oven and a stove so that you can manage all your cooking right in your very own beautiful kitchen. The U-shaped dinette is another unique and stunning option that you’re sure to appreciate on those nights that you want to settle in and just play cards or any other boardgame. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1930 lbs
  • Height—8 feet 
  • Length—16.83 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—19 gallons

5. Best Compact Travel Trailer—Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro 14fk

If you’re looking for a travel trailer that can help you feel like you’ve booked a night in a world-class hotel right in the comfort of your very own personal trailer, then this is the best option for you. This travel trailer comes with a dinette, an entertainment center with television, a refrigerator, a shower, a nine-foot awning, and a kitchen all squeezed into 14 x 9 feet of space. The trailer also comes with a gas grill that you can start up on those nights you’re looking for something a little extra-delicious. The dinette area is also extremely comfortable, providing you and your loved ones with more than enough space to easily get to sleep whenever you feel like. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2259 lbs
  • Height—9 feet 
  • Length—14 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—26 gallons

6. Best Classic Travel Trailer—Riverside Retro Travel Trailer 135

For those travelers who are looking for all the style and convenience of classic travel trailers under 2500 lbs, the Riverside Retro travel trailer is a perfect fit. Riverside has been making world-class trailers since the 1920s and this trailer certainly lives up to all expectations. Not only does it come with a queen-size bed that can fit up to four people, but it also comes with a kitchen area, a comfortable sofa, as well as a full wet-bath, giving you everything you need to really enjoy your time away from home. The style and design of this trailer is what really makes it stand apart, harkening back to a time all those years ago where character and quality meant so much more. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2500 lbs
  • Height—6 feet 
  • Length—16 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Mattress—Memory Foam
  • Fresh Water Capacity—17 gallons

7. Best Two-Person Travel Trailer—Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer

Yet another Aliner trailer to make it onto our list, the Ascape model is really something to rave over. This travel trailer is perfectly designed to fit two people with a comfy bed, two dinette seating areas, a small kitchen with a stove, and a large wardrobe to store your belongings. While you may need to stop off and invest in a shower here and there, this trailer will quickly start to feel like home while you’re out on the road. The best part of all is that the trailer itself only weighs about 1600 lbs, meaning you’ll be able to take it pretty much anywhere you desire, which is great for those adventurers looking to see something new and exciting. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1600 lbs
  • Height—7.5 feet 
  • Length—13 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Wood and Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—11 gallons

8. Best Family Travel TrailerSerro Scotty S188RBR Trailer

Are you looking to jump on the road and create memories that will last you and your family a lifetime? Then the Serro Scotty S188RBR is the perfect trailer for you. While this trailer might seem like it’s on the larger side of the smaller trailers, you can rest assured that it can easily be towed around by even the smaller sized family vehicles. One distinct feature that you’re sure to love is the flip-up queen-size bed which gives you the comfort you need at night without having to worry about losing that space during the day when you all want to be together. Rest assured, you’ll be able to create truly worthwhile experiences while adventuring around in this high-quality trailer. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2230 lbs
  • Height—8 feet 
  • Length—20 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Hardwood
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—30 gallons

9. Another Great Option—Jayco Jay Flight 145RB

Another great option for travelers who are looking for something in the lightweight area will be the Jayco Jay Flight 145RB. This trailer comes with every convenience you could need while on the road, which makes it perfect for those people looking for a different kind of vacation experience. While there may not be many unique features, the trailer itself comes with a dinette, more than enough seating, a smaller kitchen, a bathroom with a tub/shower, and even a closet storage space. You can feel safe and comfortable as you see everything the open road has to offer in this stunning trailer that you’ll be able to find at extremely reasonable prices. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—2405 lbs
  • Height—8 feet 
  • Length—16 feet
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic
  • Fresh Water Capacity—10 gallons

10. Another Great Option—Jayco 8SD Jay Sport

Yet another trailer from Jayco, the 8SD Jay Sport is perfect for larger groups as it comes with two beds including a twin and a full-sized. Depending on how comfortable you are with one another, this means that you could fit up to six people in this trailer at any given time. The trailer also comes with abundant storage, a convenient little kitchen area, and a dinette that you’ll be able to convert into a gaming space for those more relaxed evenings in. Rest assured that the quality of all Jayco products is well noticed throughout this particular trailer and you’ll quickly understand why it’s one of the most popular models on the market right now. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1570 lbs
  • Height—4.5 feet 
  • Length—11 feet (travel) or 16 feet (campsite)  
  • Cabinets and Flooring—Vinyl
  • Cargo Capacity—680 lbs
  • Fresh Water Capacity—28 gallons

11. Another Great Option—Sylvansport Go Pop-up Campers

One of the most unique and exciting options on this list, the Sylvansport Go Pop-up Camper. This trailer is designed to be the perfect tent-home away from home and is perfect for people looking for more of a natural experience while they’re on the road. The trailer is, for lack of better terminology, a tent on wheels. This trailer will provide you with a comfortable place to eat and sleep while you’re out on your adventures, but very little else. However, the floor itself can easily be turned into bedding or even a table, making it ideal for people who need compact and easy to use solutions. Additionally, considering you can get that kind of comfort for around $9,000, there really isn’t much room to complain. You can rest assured that while on the smaller side, you’ll quickly come to love all the conveniences this little trailer can provide. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—840 lbs
  • Height—6.5 feet 
  • Length—12 feet 
  • Bedding and Flooring—Interchangeable 
  • Front Storage Capacity—9 cubic feet 

12. Another Great Option—Taxa Cricket Camper

If you’re looking for a trailer that can help you feel like you’ve really become one with nature, then the Taxa Cricket Camper is the ideal option for you. Coming with a number of different pop-up space options and windows, you’ll really know that you’re spending time in the great outdoors in this trailer. The Cricket manufacturers say that this trailer comes with everything you need and nothing you don’t, which we found to be pretty accurate. You’ll end up with enough room to sleep two adults and two kids, a high-quality furnace and water heater system, significant storage, an exterior shower with hot and cold water, and even a large cafe table. However, we do want to note that this trailer is one of the most expensive on the list and you should expect to pay upwards of $40,000 for this convenient trailer. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1800 lbs
  • Height—9 feet 
  • Length—15 feet 
  • Cargo Capacity—700 lbs
  • Fresh Water Capacity—15 gallons

13. Another Great Option—Clipper 106 Sport

Another great pop-up travel trailer under 2,500 lbs is the Clipper 106 Sport. This trailer comes with everything that standard smaller trailers do, while also having the option to close it all up, making traveling around easier than ever. This trailer comes with a double-size and full-size bed, which makes it ideal for families or larger groups of people. You’ll be amazed just how comfortable you’ll all feel getting a good night’s sleep in this quality trailer. While the dining area and kitchen are really the only other notable features about this trailer, it’s definitely a great option for people who are looking for a convenient place to stay while they explore what the open road has to offer. 

Specifications:

  • Weight—1500 lbs
  • Height—4.7 feet 
  • Length—17 feet 
  • Air Conditioning—Automatic 
  • Fresh Water Capacity—16 gallons

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