11 Best Mini Camper Trailers Under $10,000

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Mini campers and small camping trailers are growing in popularity each year, and we can see why!

Tiny campers give their owners all the joy of camping without the hassle of owning a large RV. When heading out on a camping trip with a mini camper you’ll see just how easy to tow and use these small travel trailers are!

Let’s take a look at the 11 best small camper trailers on the market right now:

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1. Kodiak Campers

Kodiak Camper

Standard Features:

  • Heavy-duty 3,500 lb. rated axle with 15″ tires
  • 15″ Tires and Black Steel Rims with full-size spare
  • Electric Trailer Brakes
  • Foam board insulated roof + radiant barrier for increased R-value 
  • Stand on 350 lb capacity flat fenders
  • Standard 2″ rear receiver for bikes and cargo
  • Standard MaxxAir vent/fan
  • Deadbolt lock door with screen + window & sunshade
  • Dual USB charging ports in the rear
  • Front interior power strip with USB ports
  • 15 Amp shore power connection

Specifications:

  • Dry Weight: 1,525 lbs
  • Exterior Height: 80.5″
  • Interior Height:5 feet
  • Interior Width: 5 feet
  • Interior Length: 10 feet
  • Price: Starts at $9,950

Kodiak Stealth Available Options:

  • 15″ All Terrain Tires mounted on black steel rims, upgraded lock n roll style coupler, and raptor lined fenders
  • 5,000 BTU Air conditioning unit
  • Battery kit with outside  port
  • Full-roof rack
  • ARB awning
  • Front rack
  • Front rack box
  • Outside outlet
  • Outside table
  • 24″ Tall Vinyl Wrap
  • 15″ Aluminum Rims
  • Upgraded Deluxe MaxxAir Fan

Kodiak campers are very well known in the mini camper market.

The Kodak Stealth is the most popular small camping trailers of the bunch simply because of its durability and perfectly laid out floor plan. It gives its users all the storage space they would need on their next camping adventure.

The Kodak stealth model is Kodak’s best-selling small trailer. It’s the only rustic trail small travel trailer, which is loved by many.

For those of you that enjoy staying cool, you can also upgrade to the 5,000 BTU Air conditioner. These Kodak small campers have everything you need to enjoy your camping adventures and make you a happier camper!

2. Backpacker 2

Backpacker 2

Key Specifications:

  • Trailer Weight: 1240 lbs.
  • Bumper to Hitch Length: 14’ 6”
  • Hitch Weight: approx. 160 lbs.
  • Overall Height: 79”
  • Interior Height: 60”
  • Sleeping Area: 6’8″ L x 52″ W
  • Price Range: $8,000 – $9,000

Standard Features 

  • 2900 lb. Axles
  • 2900 lb. Axles
  • ST205/75R14 Radial Tires
  • Aluminum Fenders
  • White Rims
  • Aluminum Skin
  • Metal Roof
  • Insulated Walls & Ceiling
  • 12-volt Battery Ready
  • ¾” Plywood Flooring
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Porch Light
  • Detachable Table
  • Complete Underbelly
  • Double-Barn Door in Rear
  • GFI Outlet & 12-volt Outlet
  • Large Countertop
  • Stainless Steel Sink with Hand Pump
  • Drawers (2 each)
  • Overhead Cabinet
  • 14” x 14” Roof Vent with Fan
  • Cherry Wood Cabinets
  • 110-volt GFI Outlet (2 each)
  • 12-volt Outlet
  • 12-volt Lights (2 each)
  • Large Entry Door with Window &
  • Screen Door (includes V-blind)
  • Large Escape Window

Their Backpacker 2 is the perfect lightweight mini camper which makes it easier to tow with smaller trucks or even SUVs. Its length of less than 15′ makes it easy to control when being towed behind your vehicle.

This camper comes with a decent-sized sleeping area and large living space. The Backpacker 2 also provides many options for storing your accessories.

If you’re after small camping trailers that will provide you all the storage space you need for all your camping needs and have you camping in luxury, look no further than the Backpacker 2.

3. Flagstaff E-Pro E12RK

Flagstaff E-Pro E12RK

Key Specifications:

  • Hitch Weight: 162 lb.
  • UVW: 1252 lb.
  • CCC: 710 lb.
  • Exterior Length: 11′ 3″
  • Exterior Height: 7′ 9″
  • Exterior Width: 80″
  • Fresh Water: 20 gal.
  • Gray Water: 6 gal.
  • Price Range: $8,000 – $9,000

Other Offered Options:

  • Chill Chaser Heat Strip For Air conditioning
  • Manual Awning
  • CSA (Canadian Standards)
  • Pro Rac Mounting Bars
  • Pro Rac Kayak, Bike, Tie Downs, Etc.
  • Accessories
  • Tongue Mount Bike Rack
  • Maxxair® Ventilation Fan and Vent Cover

Standard Features:

  • Standard Features Include:
  • Aluminum Cage Dinette Base
  • 6 Sided Aluminum Cage Construction
  • Vacuum Laminated Roof and Walls
  • 5/8″ tongue and groove plywood flooring
  • 2 Frame Mounted Stabilizer Jacks
  • Torsion Axle, Rubber-Ryde Suspension
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Magnetic Baggage Door Catches
  • 12V Refrigerator
  • Spare Tire W/ Carrier
  • 13,500 Roof A/C
  • 15” Mud Rover Radial Tires and a lift Kit (Step extension on the 12RK and 12SRK)
  • Foot Flush Toilets

The Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro provides you with all of the options you need. This include a gas griddle, outside sink, microwave, TV, and refrigerator – it’s a truly great tiny camper!

For any camping enthusiast that enjoys sitting outside and watching TV, this mini camper is perfect for you! The E-Pro has a gross vehicle weight rating of 1,300 lbs, which makes it easily towable for any truck or mid-sized SUV with a towing package.

This takes away the worrying of purchasing a vehicle that can tow a larger RV. This mini camper is a great option for anyone looking to purchase their first-ever camper.

4. Sun-Ray 109 Mini Camper

Sun-Ray 109 Mini Camper

Key Specifications:

  • Dry Weight: 1,280 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 120 lbs
  • GVWR: 2,000 lbs
  • Length: 12′
  • Interior Height: 53″
  • Width: 7′
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 16 gallons
  • Price Range: $9,000 – $10,000

Standard Features:

  • Bed size 54 X 74
  • Dinette bed 54 X 74
  • Awning length 8’2″
  • Complete kitchenette
  • Cabinets

The Sun-Ray Classic is an affordable option for those who want the RV lifestyle but from a camper trailer instead of a large-scale RV.

It’s perfect for camping enthusiasts looking to get out into the wilderness and experience tiny living. This mini RV teardrop trailer is for people who enjoy the basic amenities when they’re out camping.

It has one bed and a sofa for two for those days you want to enjoy time inside the trailer. The exterior cabinets are perfect for storing all of your camping and cooking gear.

This teardrop trailer also comes with a complete kitchenette, so you can enjoy fresh-cooked meals while camping. The interior space (as well as the sleeping space) in this small camper is amazing.

5. TrailStomper Micro Trailer

Trailstomper

Key Specifications:

  • Length (Front to back) – 40″
  • Width – 43″
  • Height – 26″
  • LOAD TOLERANCE: Trailer loads up to 600lbs.
  • Base Price: starts at $4, 995

Standard Features:

  • Rooftop tent mounting
  • Slide out tray
  • Front Cargo Rack
  • Side Boxes and Top Racks
  • 17″ spare tire
  • Aux Battery/ lights
  • Custom Fab

Sportsrig Microtrailers TrailStomper  is a very affordable camping trailer that comes with the option of adding a rooftop tent mount. This gives you the ability to get up and go whenever you feel like it while staying in the comfort of your tent and Trailstomper trailer.

This small trailer has a carrying capacity of up to 600 lbs. It’s also lightweight and compact, which means it can be towed by almost any vehicle with a towing package.

The adjustable suspension allows you to make adjustments based on your load so that you can have a more pleasant driving experience and take it off-road.

6. Timberleaf KESTREL Camper

Timberleaf camper

Key Specifications:

  • Base Weight: 860 pounds
  • Base Price: $7,800

Available Packages:

  • Standard Package: 2,000lb torsion axle, 205/75r15 trailer tires, 15″ aluminum wheels, round smooth aluminum fenders, standard 2″ ball coupler
  • All-Road Package: Timbren Axle-Less suspension, 3500lb independent suspension, electric drum brakes, 30×9.5r15 all-terrain tires, 15″ polished aluminum wheels, aluminum Jeep-style diamond plate fenders, Max-Coupler articulating hitch
  • Off-Road Package: Timbren Axle-Less suspension, 3500lb independent suspension, 4″ lift electric drum brakes, 31×10.5×15 BFGoodrich KO2 tires, 15″ polished aluminum wheels, custom jeep-style HD fenders w/ integrated corner steps, front corner rock sliders made of 1.5″x.120″ HREW Max-Coupler articulating hitch

Standard Features:

  • R-7 Insulated ceiling
  • .040 clear anodized aluminum roof
  • .040 custom painted aluminum sides
  • Passive roof vent
  • Three AA-powered LED cabin lights
  • LED running lights & tail lights
  • Baltic Birch plywood on all exposed surfaces
  • Cabin cabinets and headboard with sliding doors
  • Two 14-inch x 16-inch venting with screens
  • Two 26-inch x 36-inch doors with vented
  • Full Size – 6-inch foam
  • All wood finished in 100% zero-VOC Polyurethane
  • 205/75r15 spare tire
  • 2,000lb torsion axle
  • 205/75r15 trailer tires
  • 15″ aluminum wheels
  • Round smooth aluminum fenders
  • Standard 2″ ball coupler

The Timberleaf Kestrel is an ultra-lightweight camper that will let you experience an amazing time on your next adventure. It comes with 2 windows, 2 doors, a roof vent, and a 6-inch mattress.

These camper trailers are perfect for anyone looking to experience adventure with only the basics. It does not come standard with electricity or power, making it a much cheaper alternative to the other options on this list.

Although this travel trailer is very basic, it’s still very well-designed and well-built. It’s a serious contender for anyone who doesn’t need the added frills for camping trips!

7. Aspen Classic Mini Camper

orange black classic aspen camper

Key Specifications:

  • Closed dimensions: 47” W x 72” L x 38” H
  • Open dimensions: 150” L x 72” W x 86” H
  • Bed Size: 72” W x 84” L (King)
  • Room Size: 72” W x 66” L
  • Weight (empty): 350 lbs.
  • Storage Capacity: 25 cubic feet
  • Tongue weight: 24 lbs. (empty)
  • Price Range: $3,000 – $5,000

Optional Accessories:

  • Air conditioning duct kit
  • Bed caddy
  • Clear view window panel
  • Continental kit
  • Cooler rack and cover
  • Coupler handle
  • Den room
  • Extended tongue
  • Framing kit
  • Kayak rack
  • Lightbar
  • Party deck
  • Privacy skirt
  • Reflector bar
  • Screen room
  • Sun-rain canopy
  • Swivel coupler
  • Tongue stand

Standard Features:

  • Single-piece, re-enforced fiberglass body available in white, black or gray with a basement level for added storage.
  • Storage compartment accessible both while traveling or inside the tent
  • Full perimeter 2″ deep box-tube sealed welded & black powdered-coated frame.
  • A tri-angulated tongue is utilized for maximum stability
  • Dexter Torflex suspension with electric brakes option
  • Four adjustable jack stands at the perimeter of the frame
  • 1 7/8″ standard ball hitch.
  • A swivel hitch available as an upgrade
  • 4.80 x 12″ bias-ply tires with white wheels are standard. Chrome and aluminum rims are available upgrades as well radial tires.
  • Durable travel cover with 2.5 cubic ft. zippered pocket
  • LED trailer lighting for safe, long-lasting performance
  • 6-pin trailer plug standard. Other plug styles are available
  • Interior telescoping galvanized steel tent bows
  • Spring rear loaded bed bow for easy set-up.
  • Aluma-Core Bed Panels with insulation for maximum strength & weight (rated for 600 lbs.)
  • Single piece seamless white roof
  • An eight-inch high pan-rolled floor that positions seam above ground level.
  • Tents are seam sealed & water tested
  • Zippered storm flap that can double as a canopy fly (poles sold separately)
  • Zippered pocket for cooler/tongue access from inside the tent
  • A/C duct flap for the optional addition of your own AC unit
  • Dual zippered rear bedroom window for full access through the rear of the tent.
  • Rear with a flexible rod to allow for additional privacy and watershed.
  • Foam with cleanable covers.
  • 1-year warranty on parts
  • 10-year warranty on the axle

The Aspen Classic features reasonable space and storage for all your camping gear. It’s a lightweight trailer that can be towed by literally any truck, SUV, or even a small car with a tow package.

It’s easy to set up once you have reached your camping location, which is something important to remember when looking for a small camper. This travel trailer even comes with racks that can be used to transport kayaks or storage boxes.

Although very simple, this inexpensive lightweight trailer is definitely one to consider.

8. SylvanSport GO Camper Trailer

SylvanSport

Key Specifications:

  • Standing height 6’ 5”
  • 80” long by 116” wide
  • Interior height expands from 17” to 48”
  • Deck size 48″ wide x 84″ deep
  • Loading height: 53″
  • Max carrying capacity: 960 lbs
  • Starting Price: $9,995

Optional Accessories:

  • tent awning
  • spare tire
  • hitch lock
  • deck cushion
  • drill adaptor
  • rug set
  • hanging organizer
  • storage net
  • camper cover
  • 2 air mattresses
  • 2 trekking poles
  • screen room
  • breezeway connector
  • solar kit
  • camp kitchen
  • 2 single sleeping bags

Standard Features:

  • Equipment rack
  • crank handle
  • 8 frame pins
  • tent pod
  • 3 tent poles
  • 2 bed panels
  • 4 sleeping pads
  • 4 bed support poles
  • 2 table panels
  • gear deck
  • tailgate step
  • tailgate bungee
  • storage box
  • 2 storage box keys
  • stabilizer jack rod
  • 4 ratchet strap

This SylvanSport camper provides a quality designed shelter for 2 to 4 people. The towing of this trailer has become easier and more enjoyable because of its maneuverability and torsion trailer axle.

It’s also built and designed to be durable. It features heavy-duty tent materials and a powder-coated aluminum body. This travel trailer is known to last forever.

SylvanSport also offers a number of different upgrade options for anyone looking to spend a little extra money to enhance their camper trailer.

9. The Anza Trailer

Anza Trailer

Key Specifications:

  • 5 ft. x 8 ft. off-road trailer unit
  • 31” wheels and tires
  • Price: Starts at $10,500

Optional Accessories:

  • Awning Sunseeker
  • Curt Basket Roof Rack
  • Curt Basket Roof Rack and extension
  • Kayak Rack, mounted (Needs simple roof rack)
  • Cubbyhole Storage
  • Window (24“ x 14“) Slider with screen, each
  • Rear Door (23“ x 37“)
  • Large Rear Door (45“ x 40“)
  • Tongue Box
  • Diamond Plate Rock Guard (Not needed with full sized tongue box)
  • Side Table
  • Spare Tire (Bigfoot) (Unmounted)
  • Foxwing Awning (Mounted)
  • MaxSonic Stereo System with 2 speakers/ 4 speakers
  • Mounted Propane Tank
  • Bunks: Carpeted Shelf, aluminum cleats on wall, 2 ft. deep x width of trailer, each
  • Rear Cabinet
  • Waterport Pressurized Water Tank/Spray Unit
  • ClimateRite Heating and Air conditioning unit (CR 2500)
  • 31“ Wheel/Tire Upgrade
  • Black Wheel/Tire Upgrade

Standard Features:

  • Stand on the fenders and batwing step
  • All LED lighting includes 2 interior magnetic LED puck lights
  • Dual 5000 lb. rear stabilizer jacks, and a 2000 lb. tongue jack. 2” receiver on the rear for a bike rack, cargo rack, etc. Not to exceed 75 lbs
  • ¾” plywood walls with exterior sheet metal skin (choice of colors) and 2 x 4 ribs in the insulated roof
  • A welded chassis using 2 x 2 square tubing 120 walls
  • A welded tongue using 3 x 3 square tubing
  • Integrated step for accessing the stand-on fenders
  • Two doors with adjustable screened windows
  • A wall vent
  • Carpeted walls and floor
  • 6-plug power strip on the rear interior

The Anza Trailer may have a price starting at $10,500, this travel trailer is definitely one you should consider. It’s designed and built for off-road adventures.

This added off-road capability is part of the reason for the high price. The standard features of this teardrop camper trailer include dual 5000 lb. rear stabilizer jacks and a 2000 lb. tongue jack with 2” receiver on the rear for things such as a storage rack, bike rack, etc.

The Anza Trailer also comes stacked with a ClimateRite heating and air conditioning unit to help you stay comfortable inside the trailer. You’ll be a happier camper with this small camper!

10. 2021 Coachman Viking Express Mini Camping Trailer

2021 Coachman Viking Express Mini Camping Trailer

Key Specifications:

  • Hitch Weight: 77 lb.
  • GVWR: 1,277 lb.
  • UVW: 761 lb.
  • CCC: 516 lb.
  • Box Size: 8.75′
  • Exterior Open Length: 8′ 2″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 4′ 3″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 12′ 10″
  • Exterior Width: 79″
  • Price Range: $6,000 – $10,000

Optional Accessories:

  • Spare Tire & Carrier
  • Flex Rod Tech Add A Room
  • “Jack It” Bike Rack
  • “Toylok” Cargo Security System
  • 5000 BTU Air Conditioner

Standard Features:

  • E -Coated Tubular Steel Frame
  • 12″ Tires
  • Heavy-Duty Tongue Jack w/Wheel
  • Wide Trac Ultra Lube Spring Axle
  • Electric Brakes
  • Radial Tires
  • (4) Heavy Duty Scissor Style Jacks
  • Laminated Aluminum Skin Walls
  • LED Exterior Lights
  • Aqua-Shield Tenting Material
  • 100% Adhesion Residential Grade
  • Linoleum
  • Dark Ash Cabinetry
  • Residential Laminated Countertops
  • 12V LED Interior Lights

The Viking Express mini camping trailer is a very affordable option when looking for small campers.

It’s a true mini trailer, being one of the smaller travel trailers on our list. Despite it’s extremely small size, it packs a surprising amount of features.

The Viking Express comes with ash cabinetry and laminated countertops. This travel trailer also comes with 12V LED interior and exterior lights and electric brakes.

When it comes to quality, the Viking Express mini camper is top of the line. From interior design and well structure floor plans to all the options you can choose to install, this mini camper will never leave you disappointed or wanting more (in fact, you’ll be a much happier camper with the Viking Express)!

11. Intech RV Flyer Chase

 INTECH RV FLYER CHASE BASE

Key Specifications:

  • Dry Weight 950-1280 lb.
  • Tongue Weight . 190-215 lb.
  • GVWR 2200 lb.
  • Net Capacity 950-1250 lb.
  • Ball height 17″
  • Base Price: $10,995

Standard Features:

  • Frame All-aluminum cage frame
  • Coupler 2″ Ball
  • Receiver 2″ 100 lb.
  • Load center 30 Amp
  • Solar Zamp solar
  • Roof aluminum
  • Tires ST205/75R15 Tires w/Aluminum
  • Wheels – plus Spare Tire
  • Bed Size 59″ x 78″
  • Ventilation Maxx Air vent fan
  • Insulation R7 bubble foil
  • Storage front cabinet + 3 nets
  • Flooring infinity woven
  • Entertainment bluetooth stereo
  • 2speakers + TV prep
  • Lighting 2 LED dome lights
  • Outlets (1) 12V Outlet w/(2) USB Ports & (2) 120V Outlets

The Intech RV Flyer Chase starts at a price of $10,995, which is slightly over the price of most of these other mini campers. Although it costs slightly more, this mini camper holds up to its standards and is extremely well designed. 

The optional rear tent add-on allows for even more sleeping room when out on your adventures. It also comes with roof racks that can be used for multiple different storage options.

When it comes to small travel trailers, it’s hard to beat the Intech RV Flyer Chase, and this mini camper is one you need to consider.

Benefits of a Mini Camper Trailer

Mini campers are the perfect way to camp if you are someone who enjoys the basics.

These mini trailers come equipped with all the storage, sleeping, and kitchen options you might need for basic camping. Mini campers are also much smaller in size compared to other RVs, which makes them easy to tow and travel with.  

When it comes to maintenance, these lightweight trailers are very easy to clean and maintain. Small campers can easily be your cozy home away from home anytime you want to hit the road and go on a camping adventure without being bogged down by a massive fifth wheel or heavy trailer. 

Tips for Buying a Small Camping Trailer

When it comes to purchasing a small camper trailer, there are a few important factors to consider. Some of these include the price, size, and amenities that you would like your mini camper to have.

If you’re looking to spend under $10,000, then all of these small campers would be a great option to consider.

It’s also important to consider the number of people you would normally have on a trip. Most of these campers have the perfect amount of space for two adults. Some mini campers do come with packages that can sleep 3-4 people, so which one you buy depends on your needs.

One other important thing to consider when purchasing a small camper is the amenities you would like to have. Most of these mini campers come with a kitchenette and bathroom, but not all do.

If having a bathroom is important to you, check out these small campers with bathrooms for more options!

There are ways to get around the missing amenities. For example, you can bring propane grills with you on your trips if you don’t have a full kitchenette included in your mini camper.

And most campgrounds also have bathrooms, so a bathroom isn’t always a necessity depending on where you’re going to stay.

Other Small Camper Options

If you didn’t find what you were looking for on this list, here are some other lists of small campers to check out:

Not Sure Which Camper to Buy?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we get about mini campers:

How much does a tiny camper cost?

The price of a tiny camper can vary depending on the size and package you are looking for. Most of these mini campers’ prices range from $6,000-$10,000. For these prices, you can find a very well-designed and durable mini camper that will be perfect for you.

What is the best small camper?

When it comes to finding the best small camper there are a few things I look for. These include the size, amenities included, and price.

After doing research on all of the options, the one that stands out to me as the best would be the Flagstaff E-Pro E12RK. The Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro provides you with all of the options you need. These include a gas griddle, outside sink, microwave, TV, and refrigerator.

This mini camper also has a toilet and grey water tank which is something important to have on camping trips. You truly can not go wrong with this small camper which is why I would consider it to be the best mini camper on the market.

What is the smallest camper with a bathroom?

The smallest mini camper that has a bathroom/toilet is the Flagstaff E-Pro E12RK. This camper is just under 15 feet and comes equipped with a foot flush toilet. This small trailer also comes with a 6-gallon grey water tank that can be emptied easily when it becomes filled.

Other Types of RVs:

Not Sure Which Camper to Buy?

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