The bigger the better, right? Well, not always. Big or large travel trailers have their advantages. They tend to be more luxurious, more comfortable, and so on. However, they also have their disadvantages. They are often difficult to tow and they can turn your towing vehicle into a gas guzzler. They also tend to cost a lot more.
In this post, you will discover the best 20 feet long trailers. These are small trailers. They are often cheaper, easier to tow, and easier to park. They also do not affect gas mileage significantly because they tend to be lightweight.
So if you prefer small travel trailers to big travel trailers, read on to discover the best RVs for you.
The best under 20 feet travel trailers
Forest River R-Pod (Length: 19 feet)
Forest River is one of the most popular RV manufacturers in the United States. The firm has been making quality, durable, and feature-rich trailers for many years.
The R-Pod is one of the company’s most famous lightweight trailers. Because it is lightweight, this RV is very easy to tow.
Forest River makes several types of R-Pods. The shortest one measures 19 feet, while the longest one measures 25 feet. Because the R-Pod is a relatively short camper, you will not find any difficulty in finding parking space for it at any true RV camping site. Long campers are often more difficult to park.
You will love that the R-Pod is made using a tough steel frame that offers great protection. Each R-Pod comes with a LED TV, a microwave, a big fan, a two-burner cooktop (with glass cover), a refrigerator, and a hot water heater.
Despite being an under 20 feet trailer, this trailer is not exactly compact. It has an interior height of 6’6”. This means that even if you are six feet tall, you will not have to crouch to operate in this vehicle.
All R-Pod models come with a bathroom. They also come with an outside shower as a standard.
You can upgrade this trailer with a solar power system.
Venture RV Sonic Lite 150VRK (Length: 19 feet)
This trailer has the classic trailer design and it is one of the lightest travel trailers on the market. It weighs just over 3,000 pounds making it easy to tow. However, it has sleeping spaces for two people only so unless you are traveling solo or with one other person, it is not something you should consider.
If you want to travel alone or with a partner, you will absolutely love this vehicle. Its Murphy bed will provide you with the most comfortable sleeping space at night, while its comfy sofa will provide you with a relaxing space during the day.
To enable you to refresh any time you want, there is a full bathroom inside this RV. This full bathroom has a skylight to provide you with natural lighting to shower during the day. No need to waste energy.
This trailer also comes with a kitchen that has a pantry, overhead cabinets, a two-burner range, a sizeable refrigerator, a sink, an oven, and an eating area.
Other notable features of this vehicle include a weather shield, a fiberglass roof, self-adjusting brakes, an enclosed underbelly, and a SafeTek box.
TAXA Outdoors Cricket Camper (Length: 15 feet)
Cricket by TAXA Outdoors is a simple, smart, and futuristic camper that measures barely fifteen feet. Despite its small size, it can be the perfect camp for a family for three to four people (two adults and two kids).
This vehicle measures fifteen feet and it does not weigh much for a travel trailer. These two things make it easy to tow and maneuver.
While the exterior of this RV is eye-catching, it is the interior that is very very impressive. This is explained perhaps by the fact that the company’s CEO was part of the team that designed the world’s only international space station.
One of the most notable things about the interior of this vehicle is its pop-up roof. When popped it reveals 5 mesh windows that let in natural light and improve ventilation. Four swing windows around the camper also improve its ventilation.
Despite being a small trailer, there is a sizeable kitchen area with a big countertop and a sink with a lid for prepping your meals and cooking.
There is also a big bed with plenty of storage under it. This TAXA Outdoors RV also comes with a table that can be folded away to provide space.
Happier Camper HC1 (Length: 13 feet)
This camper has a retro seventies design and features such as a wide entry door and a massive rear hatch. It looks like the iconic VW microbus of yore. It is a wonderful trailer that you will love traveling in.
The number one thing about the interior of this camper is that it is modular. This means you can rearrange it whenever you please to make it more convenient for you to operate in. You can change the position of your cargo space, your cooking surface, your sink, and your table. You can also alter your sleeping space and sitting space. This modular interior is kind of like playing with Lego blocks as it allows you to change things whenever and wherever you like.
So if you like customizing things or you want things inside your trailer in a particular order.
Additional features include a drawer refrigerator, a privacy screen, a solar power system, a pressurized shower, flexible reading lights, and a dry flush toilet.
Winnebago Micro Minnie 1708FB (Length: 19’5”)
This is a one-of-a-kind travel trailer measuring less than 20 feet. It is one of the best because it is made using a very durable chassis and an excellent frame. The build of this Winnebago RV is very strong and at the same time very light. This makes it simultaneously durable and easy to tow.
Two things about this vehicle make it one of the best campers – its special roof and its powerful AC. The roof is designed in such a way that it is energy efficient and heat reflective, while the AC has an output of 13,500 BTU. Therefore, there is no way you will feel too hot in this camper even during summer.
This Micro Minnie also comes with a kitchen that has many highlights include a 2-door refrigerator, a cooktop, and a microwave.
Other highlights include a king mattress, a spacious dinette, a spacious bathroom, a sink, and a faucet. A power awning, patio speakers, and a spacious mattress are some of the other highlights of this vehicle.
TAB 400 by nuCamp (Length: 18’ 5)
This travel trailer is designed as a teardrop camper. It is streamlined, fuel-efficient, and ruggedized to conquer the toughest terrain.
There are two versions of this 18 feet camper on the market – the Standard version and the Solo version. The main differences between the two plans are in the interior space.
The standard version is the cheaper version. Despite being a tiny-looking teardrop trailer, it is well-designed to enable you to live inside for days if that is what you want. How? It has a big fresh water tank, a kitchen, a pantry, and a bathroom with a toilet and a shower. So if you carry the right supplies, you will not need to step out of this camper to survive.
Probably the loveliest thing about this nuCamp vehicle is its comfortable sleeping surface. It is thick and perfect for either one or two people.
Scamp Trailer (Length: 19’)
Made by a Minnesota company that has been manufacturing trailers since the mid-seventies, Scamp Trailers are among the best-looking travel trailers on the market!
The vehicles look like a mix of old and new because they have an old-school American design and plenty of new features and amenities inside.
There are three models of Scamp Trailers – a 19-foot model, a 16-foot model, and a 13-foot model. If you have a big family, you should definitely go for the longest version because it can sleep six individuals easily.
Both the Scamp Trailer 13-foot and 16-foot versions are sold as travel trailers and are relatively light making towing them easy. While the 19-foot version is actually a fifth wheel and requires a powerful vehicle for towing.
The main features of the 13-foot Scamp trailer include a bathroom, a rear dinette, and a kitchen with a sink, an icebox, and a stove. While the main features of the 16-foot include multiple storage areas, a convertible dinette, and a convertible couch.
The main features of the 19-foot model include a loft bed, a special suspension system, and a lightweight but durable design.
Safari Condo Alto Travel (Length: 17’)
The Safari condo is a properly named travel trailer. Its design is inspired by aircraft design and it is meant to provide the same kind of luxury you would expect in a well-furnished condo.
Several things about this vehicle are very impressive.
First, it has a special suspension system. This system provides great stability and enables this vehicle to handle various terrains effortlessly.
Second, it has great gas mileage. Because the different models of this RV weigh less than 2,000 pounds, they do not affect fuel usage as typical travel trailers do.
Third, it has great interior features. The features include a king-size bed that can be converted into two twin beds, a table, a 2-seat dinette, a 5-seat dinette, a refrigerator, a bathroom with a toilet, a storage area in the toilet, and panoramic windows.
Airstream Basecamp (Length: 16’3”)
This Airstream camper is regarded as one of the greatest travel trailers ever made. This is because it is built by one of the most renowned American RV companies and also because it is flawless. It is perfect for camping for both newbie campers and veteran campers.
The floor plan of the Basecamp is what makes it one of the greatest RVs ever made. It is well-planned with a kitchen, a dining area, and a bathroom. The dining area is what you convert to a sleeping zone for two at night.
There are Basecamp models that measure 20 feet long. But the focus of this review is on the 16 feet model.
The kitchen inside this vehicle comes with a fridge, a microwave, a sink, and a 2-burner gas stove. It also includes a countertop and it is right next to wide beautiful windows.
Other key features of this RV include multiple storage areas and strategically placed LED lights.
Legacy Elite II by Oliver Travel Trailers (Length: 23’ 6)
This is one of the most popular compact travel trailers. It measures 23 feet in length and 4,900 pounds in weight.
It comes with a beautiful and comfortable bed perfect for two. It is one of the two sleeping zones in this vehicle with the other being a side dinette that can be converted into a bed.
This trailer comes with a big bathroom which has a toilet, a modern vanity, a mirror, a sink, and a shower.
Reading lights, a dual charging station, a TV mount, and a special suspension for stability are among the standard features of this vehicle. A refrigerator, kitchen drawers, and premium flooring are some of the other standard features.
Optional features include a solar power system for off-grid camping.