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. The problem is not the diversity of models but the weight, since most of the existing recreational vehicles in the category are too heavy for a car or light pick-up truck to pull. A closer analysis of the market offer will show you that even the RV companies no matter if 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, some lightweight travel trailers have a rudimentary form of bathroom or lack it completely. There are four groups of lightweight travel trailers and they are divided as follows: the ultra-lightweights, the fiberglass eggs, the pop-up tent trailers and the teardrop ones.
Each of the models has its advantage and downside: the fiberglass vehicles are less popular because of their specific smell, the teardrops are pretty crammed while the pop-ups can be used mainly in warm climates.
Lightweight travel vehicles of around 2,000 pounds could be the most money efficient, but that very much depends on the individual choices and preferences. Given the small size, the interior of lightweight travel trailers resembles a small or medium-sized bedroom in the best of cases, which is between ten and twelve feet. Such lightweight travel trailers would do for a couple, but not for a family. Manufacturers provide the models ready furnished with basic appliances including a basic functional bathroom with or without a shower, a microwave and a stove.
The amenities included as well as the overall features of the vehicle determine the price for new and used lightweight travel trailers; the costs usually reach $10,000 or somewhere around this figure. The manufacturing year and the technical inspection are also important to check when you want to purchase a used recreational vehicle. If there is no dealer in your local area, you can always try the Internet for more comprehensive resources. Always go through updated databases, otherwise you may be looking at items that are no longer in stock.
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