Team Outdoorsy
by Team Outdoorsy
Posted May 26, 2020

What is the best small RV?

Small travel trailers are all the rage. Why? The smaller and more lightweight the travel trailer, the easier a tiny towable is to take on the road. Tiny trailers range in size from the teeny-tiny teardrops to the more lightweight aluminum, fiberglass, or composite-material travel trailers. Depending on your vehicle’s towing capacity, (GVWR or GAWR), a small RV might be just what you need to get outside and connect with nature. This year, small travel trailers have taken over the RV shows, and it’s no secret that the smaller the travel trailer, the easier it is to get into those hard-to-reach and coveted dispersed camping areas. Have we got you thinking about what might be the best small RV for you? Check out our favorite top-ten smallest and cutest RVs on the road, and then read on for the ten smallest and cutest RVs.

 The 10 smallest and cutest RVs

1. NüCamp RV T@G 

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What is the smallest RV on our list? The T@G. We love the T@G because it is the perfect combination of an off-road tiny towable that can take you off-the-grid but still give you a place to eat and sleep in style and comfort. The newer T@G models have a  large stargazer window, a heater with a wireless thermostat, air conditioner, solar panels, and a Yeti cooler option. T@G makes it easy to camp inside of a cozy campground or take your rig off-the-beaten-path. 

Specs

Length: 13′ 7″

GAWR: 2,200 pounds

Freshwater tank: 8 gallon

Gray water tank: n/a

Black water tank: n/a

2. Happier Camper HC 1 Travel Trailer

Campers who crave the retro vibe but don’t want to do renovations will love the flexibility and style of the adorable HC 1. Happier Camper has combined the look of an old-school camper with a modern fiberglass shell. The ADAPTIV™ floor plan allows campers to choose how to arrange modular components like the kitchenette, bunk area, cooler, and toilet space. Think of it like Lego® for grownups! 

Specs

Length: 13’

GVWR: 3500 pounds 

Freshwater tank: 5 gallon

Gray water tank: portable

Black water tank: n/a

3. Wanderlust Vintage Trailers

Retro RV lovers, rejoice! Wanderlust Vintage Trailers is a company that takes vintage rigs, typically between 20-40 years old, and restores them to like-new condition with the help of each prospective owner. Because each cute travel trailer is custom-built, no two campers are alike. Most of the trailers come standard with a table that converts to a full-size bed and a bench with bunk setup.

Specs

Length: 13’

Approximate weight: 1200-1500 pounds

Freshwater tank: varies

Gray water tank: varies

Black water tank: n/a

4. Scamp Trailers 13 Foot 

 

If you have a vehicle that you love, and you don’t want to buy a new truck or bigger SUV with a heavier tow rating, check out Scamp. Scamp Trailers are lightweight and are towable with smaller vehicles with properly-outfitted hitches. Scamp Trailers are sold factory direct, so it’s easier for you to get the options you choose, such as a hardwood interior, an air conditioner, and an awning. The smallest Scamp is a standard 13 foot model with a few different floor plan options. 

Specs

Length: 13’

Approximate weight: 1200-1500 pounds

Freshwater tank: 12 gallon

Gray water tank: varies

Black water tank: n/a

5. Airstream Bambi 16RB

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One of the most iconic travel trailers is the Airstream, and tiny RV lovers have a few options when it comes to picking a small Airstream. The Airstream Bambi 16RB is shaped like an adorable-aluminum bubble and gives a whole new meaning to the word glamping. Airstreams are known for their reliability and luxury, so don’t be surprised when you see the standard-luxury equipment, like a microwave, solar panels, and an air conditioner. 

Specs

Length: 15′ 11”

GVWR: 3,500 pounds

Freshwater tank: 23 gallon

Gray and black water tank combo: 28 gallon

6. Taxa Outdoors Cricket

Not all tiny and cute travel trailers cater to glampers. Some, like the Taxa Outdoors Cricket, appeal to a more rugged camper. The Cricket looks unlike any small RV on the market. It’s lightweight and towable by many properly equipped 4-cylinder vehicles because the trailer folds down for driving and pops up at the campground. The panoramic picture window and the interior LED lighting help to make the Cricket comfy even if you are just chilling inside the camper on a rainy day.  

Specs

Length: 15′

GVWR: 2,500 pounds

Freshwater tank: 15 gallon

Gray water tank: 16 gallon

Black water tank: n/a 

7. InTech RV Luna Rova

InTech RV tiny trailers are out-of-this-world. These adorable travel trailers are unique from the inside out, and the signature LED lighting illuminates each trailer to give off a spaceship-on-land vibe. The Luna Rova is a lifted version of the base model Luna, and it comes with a refrigerator and microwave in the clamshell kitchen galley and a fireplace inside near the sleeping space. With a Luna Rova, you will feel comfortable and look spectacular, often becoming the envy of the campground.

Specs

Length: 15′ 6″

GVWR: 2,200 pounds

Freshwater tank: 8.5 gallon

Gray water tank: portable

Black water tank: n/a 

8. Casita Freedom Deluxe

The Casita Freedom Deluxe, known for its fiberglass shell exterior, and its lightweight towing, is perfect for campers who want a permanent bed and a designated sitting space. The Casita Freedom Deluxe has an insulated interior to keep you warm on colder days and cool on hotter days as well as an on-board water heater and an air conditioner. Casita also has numerous add-ons, making it easy to customize your trailer to meet your must-have amenities.  

Specs

Length: 15′ 6″

GVWR: 2,480 pounds

Freshwater tank: 25 gallon

Gray water tank: varies

Black water tank: varies

9. Forest River No Boundaries 10.6

Do you want little, light, and cute? Check out the Forest River No-Bo 10.6, a travel trailer made to haul your outdoor gear in style! The No-Bo is for serious adventurers, and it’s like a mini toy hauler with a roof-top tent. The No-Bo can even fit a full-size four-wheeler inside! No wonder this small RV is named No Boundaries! Adventure is almost limitless! 

Specs

Length: 13′ 10″

GVWR: 1,973 pounds

Freshwater tank: 30 gallon

Gray water tank: n/a

Black water tank: n/a

10. Safari Condo Alto R1723

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The Safari Condo Alto is little and big. You might wonder how it’s possible for a travel trailer to be both small and tall at the same time. Simple! The Alto folds down to a height that is easy to fit inside a garage, but it is still usable inside, unlike many other pop-up style trailers. The Alto has a curved, retractable aluminum roof that creates 75% less aerodynamic drag than traditional travel trailers. With an Alto, you get the best of both worlds: better towing and a comfortable campground stay. 

Specs

Length: 17’3”

GVWR: 1,867 pounds

Freshwater tank: 15 gallon

Gray water tank: 15 gallon

Black water tank: 12 gallon

How much does a small RV cost?

The cost of a small RV varies depending on the type of small RV or travel trailer you want to purchase. Some small travel trailers run as little as $16,500 while others run closer to $25,000 and up. Vintage and reno campers may cost more depending on your upgrades. Whatever small RV you decide matches your style, there is sure to be a cute RV that falls within your price range. 

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