There is a big disappointment when you want to get a small camper but you realize that lightweight travel trailers compatible with your truck are very scarce. Weight is the problem not the variety of the RVs, since most of the existing designs are too heavy for a car or light pick-up truck to pull. Moreover, a closer look into this matter will convince you that even the RV companies whether we are talking about rental companies or dealers are reluctant to purchase lightweight travel trailers to keep them on stock. The explanation they give is very simple: these RVs are not that much in demand on the market, and therefore it is not efficient to keep them in stock.
The bathroom plumbing adds up quite a lot to the weight of the vehicle, particularly as the ceiling design has to be altered to. Therefore, with many lightweight travel trailers the bathroom is pretty basic or non existent. Four types of vehicles fall in the category of lightweight travel trailers: the ultra-lightweights, the fiberglass eggs, the pop-up tent trailers and the teardrop ones. There are good bits and bad bits about each of these models: thus, the pop-ups are suitable for warmer climates, the fiberglass ones have a specific smell inside because of the materials they are made of, and the teardrops have offer pretty little space.
The ultra-lightweight vehicles that generally have around 2,000 pounds could be the most money efficient, but that very much depends on the individual choices and preferences. In terms of size, the interior of lightweight travel trailers resembles a small or medium-sized bedroom in the most fortunate of cases, which is between ten and twelve feet. Such lightweight travel trailers would do for a couple, but not for a family. The various models come ready furnished from factory with basic appliances including a stove and a microwave, with a very simple bathroom, with or without shower.
It is surprising to discover that there is little difference between the costs of new and used lightweight travel trailers as the price ranges somewhere around $10,000 with all the included amenities. The manufacturing year and the technical inspection remain key points to check when you want to buy a used recreational vehicle. If there is no dealer in your local area, check online for more comprehensive resources. The databases you consult should be updated, otherwise you may find items that are no longer in stock.