Top 5 Best Travel Trailers Under 2,000 lbs

One of the main aspects about a travel trailer before buying it is to look into its weight. And while there are tons of travel trailers out there that easily top 5,000 or maybe even 10,000 pounds in weight, you’ll need something lightweight if your towing vehicle doesn’t have a lot of horsepower to speak of. With that in mind, we present the top 5 best travel trailers under 2,000 lbs.

What puts an RV on the list: It’s always a task to make a top 5 list since there are so many good choices, even when you narrow the list down to something very specific such as ones that are under 2,000 pounds. The ones that made it have a good build quality, critic reviews, user reviews and are the latest variants available so you get the state-of-the-art features along with good support!

The Top 5 Best Travel Trailers Under 2,000 Lbs:

  1. Riverside Retro Travel Trailer
  2. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer
  3. Palomino Palomini Travel Trailer
  4. Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer
  5. Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer

#1. Riverside Retro Travel Trailer

Great For Some Good Ol’ Camping!

View All Riverside Retro Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 1937-6100 lbs 2-6 13-32 feet

Why we recommend the Riverside Retro travel trailer: With its checkered floor, bright colors and a birch wood furniture, the riverside retro is definitely living up to its name. It sports 18 different floorplans to choose from, 2 of which are actually under 2,000 pounds: the Retro 155XL and the Retro 509 Jr, which means you’ll definitely have something among the bunch which resembles the layout you had in mind.

Feature-wise, you’ll find this camper to be very durable, feature-rich and expandable, as are all of our top 5 choices for this list. It has the interior look inspired by the retro American ambiance as discussed above, but also has relatively modern features to keep you up to speed with the times. A 15,000 BTU AC, USB charging ports, solar powered prep, electric jacks, roof vents with rain sensors and a 14-inch awning are just some of the reasons you should consider this awesome camper, not to mention a good amount of expansions added to the mix as well!

Key Features:

  • 18 different floor plans available
  • 6.0 Cubic foot refrigerator
  • Mini blinds with birch valance or curtain toppers
  • 16,000/20,000 BTU Furnace (depending on single or double axle unit)
  • Aluminum cage construction
  • 15 amp solar port

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#2. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer

Lightweight Traveling Made Easy and Affordable!

View All Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 1133-3161 lbs 2-4 11-21 feet

Why we recommend Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro travel trailer: If you need something where you don’t have over 10 floorplans to choose from but the ones that you have are all light enough to be towable, then the Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro is right up your alley. Only one of its seven floorplans is actually over 3,000 pounds in dry weight, meaning you get a camper that’s super easy to tow and can still keep it spacious and (in some floorplans such as the Flagstaff E-Pro 16BH and the Flagstaff E-Pro 17PR ) even manage to house a perfect ‘family of 4′ in it!

Starting with features on the outside, you have the standard yet durable Aluminum construction coupled with vacuum laminated roof and walls and a fiberglass cap. You heard it right, a fiberglass cap which is unique for a travel trailer for its price range. Step on inside and you’ll see that it amazes just as much by having most of the stuff you’d expect and then some. Lots of storage, which is especially necessary in smaller campers, murphy beds (depending on floorplan), Wi-Fi range extender and a modern interior are just some of these. Needless to say that it also has expansions for those who want to improve its features right away or later down the line!

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available!
  • Recessed cooktop with flush mount cover
  • Tinted bonded frameless windows
  • 20,000 BTU furnace
  • Outside speaker
  • Nitro filled radial tires

Video Overview:

 

#3. Palomino PaloMini Travel Trailer

The Mini Trailer That Makes Camping A Breeze!

View All Palomino PaloMini Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
10 1979-3866 lbs 3-6 16-21 feet

Why we recommend the Palomino PaloMini travel trailer:  Sporting something like a 16 feet length and having a sleeping capacity of 3 people and still keeping the dry weight under 2,000 pound is a feat that very few can achieve, which is one of the strong reasons to prefer the PaloMini by Palomino. If you want a better sleeping capacity at the expense of slightly higher weight but still well under 4,000 pounds, then floorplans like the PaloMini 177BH and the PaloMini 179BHS should set you in the right direction!

Sleek looks and the super-durable material aside, one of its floorplans has a toy hauler so you can load your bikes and whatever else you need on it. Inside you’ll see the full extent of features added into this travel trailer by adding more storage space, a regular-sized refrigerator, bunk beds (depending on floorplan), 13,500 BTU air conditioner, 20,000 BTU space plus a huge amount of options to improve its capabilities later down the line.

Key Features:

  • 10 different floor plans available
  • Fully-walkable roofs
  • Residential-style cabinets
  • Vacuum-bonded construction
  • 13,500 BTU roof air conditioner
  • Pillowtop memory foam mattress

Virtual Tour:

 

#4. Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer

Airy and Affluent!

View Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
8 1545-2990 lbs 2-4 18-19 feet

Why we recommend the Jayco Hummingbird travel trailer: While the Jayco Jay Flight SLX is the most popular when you’re looking for travel trailers under 5,000 pounds, its cousin, the Hummingbird, shines under 3,000 and 2,000 lbs category. While technically the Hummingbird 10RK is the only one which is under 2,000 pounds, the others come as close seconds such as the Hummingbird 16FD and are still relatively lightweight.

Of course, a lower weight on the scale is not the only pro about this camper. On the outside, it has marine-grade exterior speakers, rear camera, a grill and power awning with LED light which doubles it as an excellence tailgating travel trailer. Head on inside and you’ll see that the Hummingbird also has a cooktop with glass cover that can be used as extra countertop space, a folding picnic table to enjoy sandwiches outside or inside, residential style countertops, 18,000 BTU furnace and many others. This definitely makes the Hummingbird one of our top picks in the best travel trailers under 2,000 pounds.

Key Features:

  • 8 different floor plans
  • G-20 tinted safety-glass windows
  • 30-amp service with detachable power cord
  • Outside grill propane quick-disconnect port
  • 2-burner recessed cooktop with glass cover
  • Decorative window treatments with pleated nightshades

Virtual Tour:

 

#5. Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer

An All-Time Favorite of Lightweight Campers!

View All Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 1133-3161 lbs 2-4 11-20 feet

Why we recommend Forest River Flagstaff Geo Pro travel trailer: If the floorplans of the E-Pro were still lacking something that you needed, then the Geo Pro is the one you should be looking at. It isn’t far off from the E-Pro, only being 1 feet shorter in maximum length but otherwise offering the same weight ranges and sleeping capacities. The Rockwood Geo Pro 12RK is the under 2,000 pounds model but if you’re okay with just hitting a teeny 20 pounds above that mark, then the Rockwood Geo Pro 14FK has a dry weight of 2,020 lbs which shouldn’t be too difficult to tow either.

You’ll notice more than a few similarities between the Rockwood Geo Pro and the E-Pro when it comes to features, too. For instance they both feature Forest River’s proprietary Wi-Fi range booster, have outside speakers, 6-sided aluminum cage construction and so on. You do get a 20,000 BTU furnace with this travel trailer, but for some reason, they haven’t included an AC, which can be fixed since you can add one as an expansion to it, among others which improve existing features or add new ones. All in all, the AC part aside, there is nothing to complain about the Rockwood Geo Pro and is truly one of the best travel trailers under 2,000 pounds!

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available
  • Tinted bonded frameless windows
  • Magnetic baggage door catches
  • Vacuum laminated roof and walls
  • Nitro filled radial tires
  • Coleman stove and grill combo

Virtual Tour:

 

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Instead of worrying about the total weight of your RV and towability issues, this list can help you relax and focus more on the features and your other requirements from a travel trailer when you’re in the market to buy a travel trailer!

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