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Beauty in Tow: Lightweight Camper Roundup

These six small, lightweight, tow-behind trailers offer utility with winsomeness

No truck? With one of these lightweight campers, no problem. Weighing in at under 3,000 lbs, these can be pulled by almot any car with a trailer hitch.

Happier Camper HC1

Molded entirely from fiberglass, the HC1 has a tremendously reconfigurable, patent-pending modular interior that snaps together like Legos. Empty everything out to load and haul motorcycles. Or pile in a bunch of cushions and cuddle with four other people on a “mega bed.” Using Happier Camper’s Adaptiv molded plastic components, you can create all manner of interior combinations to your heart’s delight.

happiercamper.com | Price: $16,950 | Weight: 1,100 lb | Sleeps: 5

Airstream Basecamp

Airstream Basecamp

The riveted aluminum body screams Airstream, but the all-new Basecamp is unlike anything we’ve recently seen from the 87-year-old company. The small trailer is pre-wired for solar panels, it has a versatile, adaptable floor plan that includes a kitchen and bathroom, there’s a pass-through for an outdoor shower, and the wrap-around windows offer awesome views of the great outdoors.

airstream.com | Price: $34,900 | Weight: 2,585 lb | Sleeps: 2

Oregon Trailer TerraDrop

Oregon Trailer TerraDrop

Both literally and figuratively, the rugged, off-road TerraDrop sits over the other offerings from Oregon Trailer, which employs a three-person team to hand-build each camper that comes out of the company’s workshop. The TerraDrop is about the same size as the company’s flagship FronTear, but it gets durable Timbren axle-less suspension and an overbuilt chassis that won’t fall apart on unkempt trails.

oregontrailer.net | Price: $12,500 | Weight: 1,200 lb | Sleeps: 2

Hutte Hut

Hütte Hut

The unbelievably gorgeous Hütte Hut started as an industrial design case study exploring lightweight, aerodynamic mobile structures. An aluminum space frame sits under the modernist teardrop shell made from Okoume plywood. The interior employs copious amounts of birch, and the removable roof canopy is available in natural or waxed canvas as well as a small selection of other fabrics.

hüttehut.com | Price: $63,900 | Weight: 900 lb | Sleeps: 3

High Camp Trailer

High Camp Trailer

These well-crafted, scratch-built trailers from Portland, Oregon, showcase amazing attention to detail. The High Camp uses an all-aluminum body on a steel frame, and its interior is lined with beautifully finished birch. Standard features include a cooler, a gas-powered cooktop, and a remote-controlled, 20-speed roof ventilation system that automatically turns off and lowers if it starts to rain.

highcamptrailers.com | Price: $15,895 | Weight: 1,250 lb | Sleeps: 2

Timberleaf Trailer

Timberleaf Trailer

Pick from 10 eye-popping colors, and three coats of marine-grade paint will be sprayed onto the aluminum body of the simple, clean, and classic Timberleaf. Inside its teardrop shell, which has inch-thick insulating foam squeezed between two layers of birch, there’s a queen bed surrounded by cubbies and a big skylight so you can look up at the stars.

timberleaftrailers.com | Price: $16,850 | Weight: 1,240 lb | Sleeps: 2

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