Many people who want to add a small camper to their pick up truck discover that there are very few lightweight travel trailers to choose from. The problem is not the diversity of models but the weight, since most of the existing recreational vehicles in the category are too heavy to get pulled by a car or a pick-up truck. 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 have shown little interest in purchasing lightweight travel trailers. The reasoning for such a sales policy is very simple: these RVs are not that much in demand on the market, and therefore it is not profitable 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. Four types of vehicles fall in the category of lightweight travel trailers: the ultra-lightweights, the fiberglass eggs, the pop-up tent trailers and the teardrop ones.
There are good bits and bad bits about each of these models: 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.
The ultra-lightweight vehicles that generally have around 2,000 pounds could be the most money efficient, but that very much depends on what the client aims at for both quality and use. Given the small size, the interior of lightweight travel trailers resembles a small or medium-sized bedroom in the most fortunate of cases, which is between 10 and 12 feet. Such lightweight travel trailers would do for a couple, but not a family. The various models come ready furnished from factory with basic appliances including a stove and a microwave, with a very simple bathroom, with or without shower.
It is surprising to discover that there is little difference between the costs of new and used lightweight travel trailers as the price ranges somewhere around $10,000 with all the included amenities. The manufacturing year and the technical inspection remain key points to check when you want to buy a second-hand recreational vehicle. In the absence of a dealer in your local area, check online for more comprehensive resources. The databases you consult should be updated, otherwise you may find items that are no longer in stock.