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8 of the Best Lightweight Travel Trailers to Purchase in 2024

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What makes RVing so great are all the home amenities rigs can provide even when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. However, depending on your RV’s size, space can be highly limited. Thankfully, there is a middle ground. Travel trailers can provide a great alternative for those looking for extra space without breaking the bank on a full-class A rig.

Whether you’re searching for something larger or a compact-size travel trailer, we compiled a list of eight travel trailers that those in the market should consider. And if you’re not searching for a new rig just yet, this list will give you an update on some of the latest models available.

The Best Travel Trailers for Sale in 2024

  1. Airstream Bambi 16RB
  2. 2024 Jay Flight SLX
  3. Lance 1475 Travel Trailer
  4. Little Guy Micro Max
  5. Starcraft Super Lite 189RG
  6. inTech Sol Dusk
  7. Lance Camper Enduro
  8. Happier Camper Traveler  

1. Airstream Bambi 16RB

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Starting off our list is a travel trailer company that needs no introduction: Airstream. Known across the RV community for their iconic design and shape, Airstreams are one of the most well-known travel trailer brands on the market. However, depending on the model, some of their trailers can run on the larger size. If you’re considering traveling a little lighter, then the Airstream Bambi is a great choice.

The Airstream Bambi is lighter than traditional Airstream models, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any great features. Inside the Bambi, you’ll find a dinette, a full-sized bed, a wet bath, and plenty of storage space. Outside the Bambi includes a retractable awning and a solar panel pre-wire kit for easy installation.

Length: 16’ to 22′ depending on floor plan
Unit base weight: 3,050 lbs
Hitch weight: 450 lbs
Cost: $60,400

2. 2024 Jay Flight SLX

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Next on our list of best travel trailers for 2024 is a more affordable camper that offers plenty of features at a favorable price point. Coming in at a total length of 18 feet, the 2024 Jay Flight SLX is large enough to relax comfortably, but it is also fairly light compared to others on our list. According to Jayco, “you’ll forget you’re pulling a camper behind your vehicle” when towing the Jay Flight.

The inside of the base travel trailer features real wood cabinet doors, galvanized steel walls, a full-sized bed, and even two bunk beds, making this a great option for small families. And just like the Airstream, the Jay Flight SLX comes with an LED light power awning.

Length: 18’ to 31’1” depending on floorplan.
Unit base weight: 18’ trailer begins at 2,640 lbs
Hitch weight: 255 lbs
Cost: starts at $24,300

3. Lance 1475 Travel Trailer

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Lance Camper’s 1475 travel trailer is the lightest towable the company offers, but that doesn’t mean it’s light on features. Although this travel trailer does not come standard with a dinette, it does feature a full-sized bed and a sizeable dry bath. According to Lance Campers, they wanted to build a model that caters to those who are looking for a sizeable space, but spend enough time outdoors that a dinette isn’t needed. In place of a dining area, the 1475 travel trailer comes with two comfy lounge chairs and a desk.

Length: 19′ 8”
Unit base weight: 3,225 lbs
Hitch weight: 340 lbs
Cost: $47,300

4. Little Guy Micro Max

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Are you looking for something a little bit more compact, yet durable?

Little Guy Trailers make compact trailers that live up to their name without compromising build strength. Little Guy’s Micro Max comes in at a whopping 1,860 lbs, making it one of the lightest options on our travel trailer list. Although tiny, this model sure is mighty with its 3.5-season construction that will allow you to venture toward most destinations across the country.

Little Guy’s Micro Max is small enough to fit in most standard garages, making storage a simple process. Inside the Micro Max is a small dinette that transforms into a bed for space efficiency and a compact kitchenette.

Length: 15’ 11”
Unit base weight: 1,860 lbs
Hitch weight: 260 lbs
Cost: $25,000

5. Starcraft Super Lite 189RG

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Looking for a travel trailer that is light enough to tow with a truck or SUV, but large enough for the whole family? The Starcraft Super Lite 189RG is just what you need. The 2024 model features a PVC roofing membrane (with a limited lifetime warranty), vinyl flooring throughout, flush floor slide-outs, and a 6-gallon DSI water heater.

The Super Lite’s kitchen and bathroom are located on the rear, opening the large center for all your entertainment needs. And when it’s time to cook in your RV, you’ll love the extended 17-inch oven with three burners that will provide endless opportunities for RV-cooked meals.

Length: 25’ 2”
Unit base weight: 4,915 lbs
Hitch weight: 520 lbs
Cost: Starting at $39,053

6. inTech Sol Dusk

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Taking a more luxurious and modern approach, inTech’s Sol Dusk is as beautiful as it is robust. This travel trailer has a large front window, allowing you to take in a panoramic view of all the natural landscapes you travel to. On the inside, you’ll be greeted by a well-designed interior with lights, modern fixtures, and the option of either two twin beds or a full king.

The best part of the Sol Dusk? You can add plenty of customization to craft your ideal travel trailer. Examples of potential additions include a one-of-a-kind roll-out exterior kitchen for all your cooking needs and a large 10’ awning to keep you out of the sun. Do you prefer to boondock? Consider the off-grid package which includes a full solar panel setup that is ready to go!

Length: 20’ 8”
Unit base weight: around 3,600 lbs
Hitch weight: 540 lbs
Cost: starts at $45,000

7. Lance Camper Enduro

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Taking inspiration from traditional teardrop travel trailer designs, Lance Camper’s Enduro is a boondock lover’s dream. Built with a CURT independent trailer suspension, the Enduro is engineered to provide superior cushioning, allowing it to handle rough, bumpy roads with less stress than other models. Plus, this model comes standard with a 1500-watt inverter, a lithium battery, and a single solar panel system.

To maximize the interior space, the Enduro features an outdoor cooking space to bring you closer to your environment. With greater interior space, you’ll enjoy a spacious dinette seating space and you can convert it into a larger sleeping space at night. This model brings some of the primary comforts of a large RV into a compact space built for the rugged outdoors.

Length: 20’ 5”
Unit base weight: 3,500 lbs
Hitch weight: 350 lbs
Cost: $74,000

8. Happier Camper Traveler  

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Last on our list of best travel trailers for 2024 is one that can be towed by most standard vehicles and SUVs: Happier Camper’s Traveler model. Coming in 2,500 lbs, this lightweight trailer has two living spaces, an integrated bathroom & kitchenette, and a modern design.

What makes Happier Camper so special is its Adaptiv floor plan technology, which allows you to customize and reconfigure the Traveler to fit your specific needs. This is made possible thanks to the Adaptiv components that easily move and can be stacked, leaned, or even used as outdoor furniture.

Length: 17’
Unit base weight: 2,500 lbs
Hitch weight: 220 lbs
Cost: $49,950

Insurance for Travel Trailers

Once you purchase your dream travel trailer, it’s essential that you get it properly insured. Unlike traditional auto insurance, travel trailer insurance can provide specific coverages that are unique to an RVer’s needs. With coverages such as full-timers liability and personal effects coverage, you can rest assured your rig is insured no matter how far you venture. To learn more about how QRV can help you find and obtain proper RV insurance, give us a call today to speak with an RV insurance specialist at (866) 501-7335.

The information in this article is obtained from various sources and is offered for educational purposes. Furthermore, it should not replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. No warranty or appropriateness for a specific purpose is expressed or implied.