When shopping for an RV, people often ask if they need to buy a big new pickup truck to tow their camper. While most RVs do need a large vehicle to pull them, today’s manufacturers are producing ultra-lightweight models that can be towed by a crossover, SUV or even a large sedan.
These RVs are generally minimalistic, but they are perfect for people who just need a place to crash when they are on an adventure. If you are looking for a small travel trailer to take on the road, check out these four compact RVs with a dry weight under 2,600 lbs.
Forest River RV No Boundaries
The Forest River RV No Boundaries is a rugged, lightweight travel trailer for outdoor lovers. It is built for campers with an active lifestyle and can carry equipment like kayaks, mountain bikes, surfboards and more. Its large tires and high ground clearance make it perfect for off-road adventures. The 10.5 model features a 60” x 82” lounger that sleeps two and a slide-out grill and cooler. The 10.5 model has a dry weight under 2,000 lbs.
Forest River RV r·pod RP180
The Forest River RV r·pod is a compact, luxury travel trailer with an eye-catching design. The well-appointed interior features solid countertops, a two-burner range and a 3.7 cubic foot fridge. The 180 model includes a kitchen slide, queen bed and dinette. It also includes a wet bath with toilet and sink and a four-speed MaxxAir® fan. The 180 has a dry weight of 2,662 lbs.
Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro E12RK
The Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro was designed to be towed by crossover vehicles and SUVs. The E12RK model is the lightest and most compact. Inside, it features a 54” x 74” heated mattress and an entertainment center with an optional TV. The rear opens to an outdoor kitchen with a fridge, sink and microwave. The E12RK has a dry weight of 1,072 lbs.
Forest River RV Rockwood Freedom Series 1640ESP
The Forest River RV Rockwood Freedom Series pop-up is an incredible entry-level RV for families with young children. The 1640ESP model includes two tent end beds, a pull-out gaucho and a sink with an optional refrigerator. The two-burner range can be carried outside so owners can grill up delicious food under the 9’ awning. The 1640ESP has a dry weight of 1,722 lbs.
For advice on shopping for a hitch for your vehicle, check out our blog, 5 Tips for Purchasing a Travel Trailer Hitch.
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Actual units may vary from pictures.