A 2,500-lb camper is a pretty light one, and it will usually be under 20 feet. Campers of this size are great for small families or couples. Because they are smaller, you can expect a more compact living space, which may have some restrictions.
If you know what to look for, then there are options available with bathrooms, and all the basic amenities plus room to spare. We did the legwork for you and found some of the best camper trailers under 2,500 lbs with all the basic comforts you need on the road.
Best campers you can tow under 2,500 lbs:
1. KZ Sportsmen Classic 130RB
The first all-inclusive trailer that makes it onto our list is the KZ Sportsmen Classic 130RB. It comes in at 2,240 UVW (unloaded vehicle weight), with everything packed into the small 16.9-foot trailer.
There is a bathroom, which is something most people would prefer to have, with a toilet and a shower.
Most smaller campers will only offer a wet bath or even no bath at all. You will also find a stovetop, a microwave, and a sink with a small refrigerator that makes up the kitchenette.
The dinette is to the right when you walk into the trailer with a pullout sofa next to it and a wardrobe behind the door.
2. Aliner Family Camper
Aliner is a brand that focuses on small and compact trailers that can fit entire families. They offer tiny options that are fit for 1 or 2 that come in at just over 1,225 lbs! Since our limit is 2,500 lbs, we found the Aliner Family camper to help you maximize the space for the weight.
The Aliner Family weighs less than 2000 lbs and is large enough for a family of 4 or 5! It’s amazing since the camper is only 18 feet long.
You will find a sofa bed, a regular single bed and bunk bed within, a dinette that also converts to a bed, and a separate sink and toilet. The kitchenette and refrigerator are slide-out models that extend to the exterior of the trailer.
3. Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7
Although it’s dealer stock only on the Jayco site, you can still find this model widely available on the market. The Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 has an unloaded vehicle weight of 2,465 lbs, perfectly within our limits.
Just like the KZ Sportsmen Classic trailer on our list, this one is also a micro version of a large camper in the sense that it comes with everything. You won’t have to pick and choose what the trailer includes.
The SLX 7 has a bathroom complete with a tub/shower and a toilet, which already puts this camper lightyears ahead of some other models, although it is pricier.
You also have a dinette close to a sofa that converts into the sleeping area, a fridge, and a kitchenette with an awning attachment outside.
4. Armadillo Trailer
The flagship Armadillo trailer from the brand of the same name comes in at 1,800 lbs. At only 13.6 feet, one really wonders how comfortable it can be, but rest assured that the representative trailer of the Armadillo brand is comfier than ever.
The dinette can transform into a bed at night, you can also cook homemade meals on the glass electric stovetop with an accompanying sink. We also really like the range hood vent that sucks out all of the fumes.
You also get a fridge/freezer in the small space that can pack whatever food and ingredients you need on the road.
There is no doubt that the Armadillo trailer is small, since it doesn’t have room for a bathroom, but it’s comfortable and very well made with a fiberglass shell.
5. Jayco Feather Micro 12SRK
If the size is your biggest consideration, then the Jayco Feather Micro is one of the tiniest campers, but it does offer a lot for its compact size. The small trailer weighs in at 1,585 lbs and is only 13.4 feet in length. It’s the perfect solution for solo travel or for a couple.
The 12SRK is an option for resting, but not so much for living in for days on end unless you’re alone. It has a futon instead of a bed, a pull-out griddle outside, a cooler instead of a fridge, and no dinette or bathroom.
We recommend the Jayco Feather Micro for camping trips rather than long multi-week road trips across the country.
6. Taxa Cricket Camper
The Taxa Cricket is incredibly light with a dry weight of 1,800 lbs. The overall design was inspired by NASA and the small trailer can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children.
It’s only 15 feet in length but it can give you the impression of an even larger space thanks to the pop-up roof. You can lay in bed and enjoy the night sky or early sunrise.
The Cricket Camper has a 2-burner stove with a sink. There is a cooler space in the place of a refrigerator and a dining area that converts into a sleeping space to accommodate up to a family of 4.
Taxa also give you the option to build your own Cricket, which means customizing the features you think you need. Some additional functions include an awning, a portable toilet, and a side window air conditioner.
There are small campers available under 2,500 lbs, and even smaller ones that don’t reach 2,000. More compact trailers are fuel-efficient, which can save you money in the long run.
Not to mention, they are easier to tow and maneuver, you can fit into smaller campground spaces, and spend a lot less time on maintenance.
However, it is important to make sure that you do not compromise comfort for the size. It’s a good idea to check if the camper has everything you need. There are even brands such as Taxa that allow you to customize the features and amenities to better suit your requirements.
(featured image: taxaoutdoors.com)