Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds for Small Cars and Trucks

Published on March 31st, 2019 by Ray & Tammy Roman
This post was updated on April 17th, 2023

Choosing the best lightweight travel trailers under 2000 pounds for small cars is challenging. But don’t worry, we did the homework for you.

This list of 9 best lightweight travel trailers under 2000 pounds offer good value for the money. Here’s why.

Got a Small Tow Vehicle? We found the Best Campers for you.

There are many light travel trailers in the 5000-1000 pounds range. Unfortunately comparing prices and features of ultra lightweight campers is more difficult to do. There just aren’t enough of them made in large numbers. But don’t worry. We found the best ones for you.

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9 Awesome Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds

The campers that made this list of the nine best ultra lightweight travel trailers have an Unloaded Vehicle Weight or Dry Weight of 2000 pounds or less.

  1. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro
  2. Riverside RV Retro
  3. Jayco Hummingbird
  4. TAXA Cricket Camper
  5. Scamp Travel Trailer
  6. Roulotte ProLite
  7. Aliner Ascape
  8. Armadillo Trailers
  9. InTech RV Luna

These great bumper pull trailers show it’s totally possible to tow a camper with the smallest tow cars and light trucks. You’re bound to love at least a few of them!

Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro

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

lightweight travel trailers under 2000 lbs
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 2
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,164 lbs and 1,763 lbs
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Lengths: 12′

The E-Pro is a very nice looking ultralight camper. It has been designed to be driven by small trucks, SUVs, and some minivans. There is no need to buy a huge truck if you don’t already have one.

You get 10 different floor plans to choose from. But only two E-Pro floorplans have an unloaded vehicle weight under 2,000 lbs. It also comes in a toy hauler plan, but this does not meet our ultra lightweight travel trailer criteria.

Key Features

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

Learn more about the Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro

Riverside RV Retro Jr.

You will love this vintage styled ultralight camper with modern amenities!

Riverside RV Retro
The Riverside RV Retro Jr.
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 1
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,180
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Length: 13’8″

The Riverside Retro Jr. 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 ultra lightweight trailers under 2,000 pounds. It’s useful for a solo RVer, solo hunter, or someone who just wants a nice space to sleep. This is one of the nicest small camping trailers around!

Key Features

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

Learn About The Riverside Retro Jr.

Jayco Hummingbird

Here’s an ultra lightweight camper that’s flashy, comfortable, and easy to tow.

Jayco Hummingbird
Jayco Hummingbird Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailer
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: One
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,545 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Length: 13′

The Jayco Hummingbird is a fun ultra-light camper with a lot going for it. If you’re a fan of boondocking, this is the best trailer for it. Inside is a comfy full-size bed with overhead storage too.

What we 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.

Key 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 a layer of AstroFoil insulation

Learn more about the Jayco Hummingbird

TAXA Outdoors Cricket

This is the ultimate adventure camper that’s built for boondocking or glamping!

Cricket Camper
TAXA Outdoors Cricket Camper
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 2
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,164 lbs and 1,763 lbs
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Length: 12′

The Taxa Outdoors Cricket camper is not your typical ultralight travel trailer. First off, it’s rugged and made for adventure.

This ultralight travel trailer can be towed by most 4-cylinder vehicles. Because it is so light, it goes practically anywhere you can drive.

It’s perfect for small families too. The inside has room for two adults and even two young children.

Key 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-pound propane tanks with covers
  • 15-inch aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires
  • Exterior shower with hot and cold water
  • Pre-wired for solar electric RV power

Four windows with screens and shades provide excellent cross ventilation. You also get access to five mesh windows on the tent side. A panoramic 32″ by 20″ picture window puts you right inside nature.

The roof on both models of the Cricket pop-up for optimized ventilation and added headroom. Enjoy the built-in dining table, and one model has a roof-rack for gear.

The TAXA Outdoors Cricket small ultra lightweight trailer is not cheap. But we believe it’s worth the investment.

Learn More About The TAXA Outdoors Cricket

Scamp Travel Trailer

The Scamp features a weather-resistant all fiberglass design with multiple well-designed floor plans.

Scamp Travel Trailer
Scamp Travel Trailer
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 3
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,500 – 2,000 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1-4
  • Length: 13′ and 16′

The Scamp is a nice little camper. It’s available in 2 lengths (13-feet and 16-feet) with floor plans having an unloaded weight of less than than 2000 pounds. Scamp also offers a 19-foot model but that one is too heavy for our list of the best ultra lightweight travel trailers under 2,000 pounds.

The 13-foot Scamp comes as a standard model and a deluxe model. The difference is the Deluxe has a bathroom. This 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 Scamp Deluxe model weighs more than 2000 pounds, so it’s not one of the three floor plans under our weight limit. The 16-foot Standard adds more counter space and storage.

Key Features

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

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. Scamp can and should do better. At the same time, their target demographics might just be quite comfortable with the look.

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

Learn More About Scamp Travel Trailers

Roulotte ProLite

Roulotte ProLite
Roulotte ProLite Travel Trailer
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 11
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 590 – 1,995 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2-5
  • Length: 12’2″ to 17’6″

This ultra lightweight travel trailer is made by a Canadian manufacturer. Their smallest Roulotte model is 11 feet 10 inches and weighs 550 pounds dry. Their largest model is 23 feet 4 inches and weighs 3,700 pounds dry. In between, they make eleven-floor plans with a dry weight under 2,000 pounds.

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. This material is known for long-lasting thermal resistance and water infiltration prevention. The floor is 5/8 plywood covered with Tekmodo composite panels.

Below are some of the features found in the Evasion model.

Key Features

  • One-piece roof shell covered with fiberglass
  • Electric brakes
  • Front, rear, and bunks beds
  • Two-burner stove
  • Stainless steel sink
  • 16,000 BTU heater
  • Water heater
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet with shower (wet bath)

The exterior is very aerodynamic which helps quite a bit with fuel efficiency. Features and specifications vary from model to model.

Learn More About Roulotte Travel Trailers

Aliner Ascape

Aliner Ascape lightweight travel trailers under 2000
Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 8
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,495 – 1,850 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Length: 12′ to 14′

The Aliner company makes two ultra lightweight travel trailers under 2,000 pounds. One is an A-frame camper, and the other is the Ascape travel trailer. This is the one we’ll focus on. Ascape is a 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 that 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.

Key Features

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

Learn About Aliner Travel Trailers

Armadillo Trailers

Armadillo Trailers
Armadillo Trailers
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 5
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,800 pounds (varies with options)
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2-4
  • Length: 13’6″

I’ve just recently discovered Armadillo Trailers, made by another Canadian manufacturer. They make just one ultralight travel trailer under 2000 pounds, the Armadillo. This is one of the nicer looking ultra-light campers I have researched. It is loaded with features and the five floor plans all offer unique layout options.

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

Rock guard protection is built into the wheels. It’s made with four-season heavy insulation suitable for Canadian winters, and to reduce heat transfer in the summer. Al the cabinetry has radius corners. Enjoy plenty of of storage throughout.

Key Features

  • Lightweight 2-piece fiberglass shell
  • Electric-assist brakes
  • Sunview windows on the side
  • Porthole window rear view
  • 14″ x 14″ roof air vent
  • Porchlight
  • 1-inch high-density plywood sub-floor
  • 3/4 inch high-density EPS insulation
  • 2-burner Dometic stove
  • Dometic fridge
  • 12,000 BTU furnace

The interior can be customized with six laminate choices, two fabric choices, and two types of vinyl. Many interior and exterior options available.

Learn About Armadillo Ultralight Travel Trailers

InTech RV Luna

InTech RV Luna lightweight travel trailers under 2000 pounds
InTech RV Luna Ultralight Travel Trailer
  • Number of floor plans under 2,000 pounds: 1
  • Unloaded / Dry Weight: 1,800 pounds (varies with options)
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Length: 15’6″

When I started researching the best ultra lightweight travel trailers under 2,000 pounds, I was not going to include any full teardrop trailers. However, after seeing the InTech Luna, I changed my mind.

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 that looks amazing.

Notable Features:

  • All aluminum frame
  • Triple tube A-frame
  • 7-way trailer plug
  • Nitro-filled tires with aluminum wheels
  • Underframe mounted spare tire
  • Front storage cabinets
  • Rear entertainment center
  • Under-floor storage compartments (2)
  • 8,000 BTU A/C unit

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

Learn More About InTech RV Luna

Summary: Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2000 Pounds

Many of us don’t want to buy a full-size tow vehicle to pull a small travel trailer. If we did, these travel trailers under 4,000 pounds are a better choice.

The ultra lightweight travel trailers under 2000 pounds shown here are all capable campers. Similar to our Top 10 Best Small Camping Trailers, they can be towed with light truck, but even a car or a properly equipped mid-size SUV can tow any of them.

The lightweight campers listed here are rated at dry weight or unloaded. Once you add what you will be taking, groceries, propane, water, etc., the gross weight increases in many instances above 2,000 lbs.

Read RV towing guides to confirm how much you can safely tow with your existing vehicle. Also, speak to the RV dealer to confirm how much you can safely load on your travel trailer.

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