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Heavyweight Benefits of a Lightweight Camper

Heavyweight Benefits of a Lightweight Camper

When it comes to lodging on your next summer vacation, lightweight campers are an awesome middle ground between pitching a tent and purchasing a full size RV. Lightweight campers offer outdoor enthusiasts many of the benefits that a full-sized RV does but at fraction of the price. Lightweight campers allow you to travel lightly, explore freely, store easily and camp in style.

Below are some of the benefits that you’ll love about a lightweight camper.


The savings travelers receive by choosing a pop-up trailer over an RV are substantial. RV’s can vary on size and features, but most standard RV’s are going to have a price tag of at least $120,000. Conversely, most lightweight trailers can be had for $20,000 or less. That’s a huge savings in price!

The savings don’t stop at the purchasing price. Pulling a lightweight trailer offers travelers improved gas mileage as opposed to driving a gas-guzzling RV. Depending on the fuel economy of the towing vehicle, improvements can be anywhere from 5-10 miles per gallon.

Every time you camp out in your trailer you can add the price of a hotel of cabin rental to your savings. Whether you’re an active traveler or only spend a few nights in the camper per summer, a lightweight camper provides you with a number of savings.


When you’re traveling in an RV, your options for where to camp for the night are limited. Additionally, any quick errands you run or sightseeing you do requires you to lug the massive RV with you. With a lightweight camper, you don’t have to worry about that.

Towing a lightweight camper doesn’t require a ton of engine output due to their lightweight and aerodynamic build. Smaller trucks, SUV’s or even some sport sedans can tow a lightweight camper.

Once you find your campsite, you an unhitch the camper and leave it set up until the completion of your vacation. You’ll no longer have to decide whether you want to camp near the fishing hole or the hiking trail, you can choose one and drive to the other.

Easy Set Up

Lightweight campers make it easy for travelers to set up camp. Most travelers will spend less than an hour to get their trailer ready to camp. That includes unhitching the trailer, popping up the roof and sliding out the extendable rooms. Compare that to pitching a tent and you’ll have much more time to explore the outdoors by staying in a lightweight camper.

In addition to an easy set-up process, taking down and condensing your lightweight camper is also time friendly.


Not a fan of hiking away from camp to go the bathroom? Lightweight campers offer travelers plenty of upgradable amenities that can make your camping experience comfortable. Campers can have feature:

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Beds
  • Tables
  • Couches
  • Full kitchens
  • TV’s
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves.

By adding some features on your lightweight camper, you can greatly improve your quality of comfort without breaking the bank.

Easy to Store

One of the most common pain points among RV owners is figuring out where to store the behemoth when not using it. RV’s can range anywhere from 25-40 feet in length, making offseason parking a challenge.

Fear not with a lightweight camper. Pop-up campers can fold into a neat and compact box as small at four feet, making offseason storage a breeze.

Bring on the Rain and the Bugs

The camping quarters of a lightweight campers allows for a comfortable camping experience with its superb protection. You won’t have to worry about mother nature spoiling your vacation while you’re inside the sanctuary of your camper, as they’re waterproof and wind resistant.

As opposed to the thin shell of a tent, a lightweight camper has sturdy shell that will keep you dry during the rain. Also, you won’t have to worry about waking up with a batch of fresh mosquito bites, as your camper will offer you and your family plenty of protection for keeping the bugs out.

Dec 28th 2017

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