Hit the Road in Style: 11 Micro Campers That Have It All

Are you sick of sleeping in a tent? Micro campers are super easy to tow and store. Check out our top picks that any car can pull.

HC! Happier Camper Micro camper hitched to a car on the beach

Are you tired of setting up and breaking down a tent, packing and unpacking all your cooking gear, and perhaps most of all, sleeping on the ground? Are you curious about the RV lifestyle and wondering if there’s an easier, more affordable way to try it out? If you answered yes to either of those questions, a micro camper may be the perfect RV for you. 

Micro campers are easy to tow, easy to set up, and easy to store at home. Some even fit inside a standard residential garage, which dramatically reduces maintenance concerns over their lifetime.

In this article, we’ll talk about micro campers, who they are for, and what vehicles can tow them. For some amazing inspiration, we have selected 10 micro campers that are equal parts cute and functional.

11 Cute and Functional Micro Campers For Sale

Micro campers have grown in popularity over the past few years, so there are now some super cool models on the market. They’re the perfect campers for beginners who want to transition from tent to trailer without spending too much and having to store a massive trailer.

Check out these 11 cute micro campers for sale. There’s a micro camping trailer for every budget; remember that you can buy some of these second-hand.

Coleman Rubicon 1200RK (and 1400BH)

white  Rubicon micro camper by Coleman

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’5” to 15’11”
  • Dry Weight: 1,682 to 1,938 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,062 to 1,318 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Coleman’s Rubicon 1200RK and “big brother,” the 1400BH, are equipped for your off-grid camping fantasies. They boast extra ground clearance with rugged, all-terrain tires and a flip-up rear access hatch to the outdoor kitchen, which doubles as a roof when you’re cooking in inclement weather. 

Inside, your main source of heat is a 5,000-BTU fireplace that keeps this micro camper’s interior surprisingly warm. The gaucho-style bed inside easily converts to a couch during the day for comfortable lounging if you need to get out of the elements. 

There’s also a wall-mounted A/C unit, which keeps the Rubicon’s exterior height to seven feet and allows you to park it inside most residential garages for storage. The single propane tank mounted on the front of the trailer’s axle supplies the portable exterior griddle for easy cooking on your next camping trip.

Forest River No Boundaries “NoBo” 10.6 Micro Camper

white Forest River No Boundaries “NoBo” 10.6 Micro Camper parked outdoors

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’10”
  • Dry Weight: 2,255 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,533 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

The NoBo 10.6 is one of my personal favorite micro campers because it doubles as a toy hauler, providing ample space for motorized toys like dirt bikes or a single ATV. Or, if you’re like me, it just has all the space you need to store an e-bike, inflatable paddleboards, and other recreational gear. 

With a rooftop tent, kayak racks, and a 270-degree Batwing awning, the NoBo is ideally equipped for indoor-outdoor living. The rear ramp folds down for easy access, but there are also smaller entry doors on either side if you camp with a partner. 

The front compartment opens to reveal the camper’s outdoor kitchen, which is mounted on a sliding platform. That outdoor kitchen includes a two-burner stove top and a 12-volt/110-volt refrigerator. When your gear is unloaded, the interior can be set up with a couch for lounging or a 60” x 82” queen bed when you’re ready to sleep. 

CoolCamp Micro Camper by Runaway

white CoolCamp Micro Camper by Runaway parked outdoors

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 11’4”
  • Dry Weight: ~570 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

This super lightweight off-road trailer is perfect for anyone who wants to hit the road fast, on a budget, without compromising on quality.

The basic version includes a 5,000 BTU air conditioner, a spare tire, a locking entry door, a storage shelf, and a 110-volt power connection with a six-outlet strip.

The interior is basic, so you could easily customize it yourself after purchase. The window is right by the door, enabling abundant ventilation. You will also have a great view from your sofa or bed.

The CoolCamp offers many accessories, such as a sofa bed, a roof basket, an extra window, and two types of awnings.

This little box on wheels is great for anyone who would like to keep things basic and be able to take all their camping gear out of the trailer and use it to transport something else.

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Rugged Rhino Micro Camper by Tiny Camper Co

Rugged Rhino Micro Camper by Tiny Camper Co parked outdoors
The Rugged Rhino micro camper is perfect for adventures!

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 12’
  • Dry Weight: 990 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

The name says it all. The Rugged Rhino is perfect for the adventurous camper who wants to live off-grid with some home comforts. These trailers are custom-made and can be adapted to your requirements.

The Rugged Rhino can take you pretty much anywhere. It boasts 15” all-terrain tires, square Jeep fenders, side steps, a rear hitch for a bike rack, rear stabilizing jacks, and 2000-3000K Dexter axle leaf springs.

The interior is stylish with a hardwood floor, a couch bed, two doors (you can add two windows), and a galley at the rear. The exterior is all black, which makes it look even cooler. It also features two LED solar lights and custom roof racks engineered with 2” square tube steel.

HC1 Micro Camper by Happier Camper

HC1 Micro Camper by Happier Camper attached into a car parked at the beach
We love the adorable look of the HC1 micro camper!

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’5”
  • Dry Weight: ~1,100 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: Up to 2,400 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

Love a retro look? Then you need to check out the HC1 travel trailer by Happier Camper. This cute but practical micro camper will get you lots of attention at the campground.

There are two doors – a side one and a hatchback, but also plenty of windows. This makes the HC1 feel like a tiny van without an engine.

The interior is totally customizable, thanks to the Adaptiv modular cubes, such as couch bed, kitchenette, toilet, table, and ice box components. You can make this mini camper into a pocket RV with all the luxuries you may need.

The best bit? You can renew your interior at any time by moving the units around.

The headroom is more generous than that of other micro campers, so sitting inside at the table is comfortable. This is the perfect micro camper for those looking to downsize, enjoy more efficient towing, and take advantage of arguably the most versatile micro camping trailer out there. 

Highway Deluxe Micro Camper by Hiker Trailers

Highway Deluxe Micro Camper by Hiker Trailers attached to a car with bikes on the rooftop

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 13-15’
  • Dry Weight: 1,100 to 1,400 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 500 to 800 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

The Highway Deluxe micro camper combines a vintage design with a modern feel. It’s perfect for towing with a smaller SUV or crossover and it’s best suited to smooth dirt, gravel, or paved roads. 

The Highway Deluxe comes with two side doors, two side windows with screens, and a side-opening rear door. There is a manual hand-crank roof vent for ventilation and two rear galley shelves for your camp cooking essentials.

The Deluxe Series from Hiker Trailers also offers plenty of room for customization. You can choose from optional upgrades like a two-bar roof rack, a Goal Zero Yeti 500X power station, and a front trapezoid medium toolbox, depending on the package you select.

Need more gear? No problem; you can add as many options as you like. And if you plan on traveling off the beaten track, check out the Extreme Off-road model. This sturdy and well-equipped beauty will take you anywhere.

TigerMoth Overland Micro Camper by TAXA Outdoors

TigerMoth Overland Micro Camper by TAXA Outdoors parked outdoors

Dry weight: 1,360 pounds
Price: starting from $23,297

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 12’9”
  • Dry Weight: 1,458 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 942 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3 (with optional rooftop tent)

Looking for an adventure micro camper? The rugged TigerMoth Overland from TAXA Outdoors can take you off-grid for seven days or more. This cool trailer has a distinctive look, lots of cleverly hidden amenities, and plenty of storage for your gear.

What makes the TigerMoth stand out is the huge side hatch, which offers amazing views and plenty of ventilation. Inside, you’ll find a full-size bed couch with up to 12 cubic feet of storage underneath, a few cabinets, and a small table. There’s even a water tank, USB plugs, and lights.

The exterior is equipped with 16” all-terrain tires, a pull-out outdoor rear kitchen, a front cargo step, a roof cargo deck, a 4” lift for added ground clearance, and an articulating Lock ‘n Roll hitch that provides more freedom and ease than a standard ball hitch when maneuvering this trailer. 

Among the options, there’s a solar power system, an awning, screen doors, mosquito netting, a 5,000-BTU window-mounted air conditioning unit, a three-person rooftop tent, and a propane package.

Scamp ’13 Standard Micro Camper

white Scamp ’13 Standard Micro Camper
Extra cute and with extra headroom – what’s not to love about the scamp?

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’
  • Dry Weight: 1,200 to 1,500 pounds, depending on the interior layout
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2-3

The Scamp ’13 Standard is a micro camper that looks like a miniature classic travel trailer. On top of being extra cute, this camper offers more headroom than the more rugged options listed above, allowing you to actually stand up comfortably inside.

You can choose between two floorplans: one that features two bunk beds or one that features a toilet. Both plans include a dinette that converts into a double bed, a galley, a closet, and storage cabinets.

The Standard package comes with plenty of great gear, such as a 30-amp power converter, a 12-gallon water tank, a stove and sink, an ice box, and more.

This is one of the very few micro campers on the market that can sleep a family of four and still have enough room for a toilet.

If a bathroom is more important to you than hard walls, check out these pop-up campers with bathrooms.

Pika Micro Camper by Timberleaf

pika micro camper parked in the desert
The rugged and charming Pika micro camper is ready for adventure!

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 12’
  • Dry Weight: 1,025 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

The Pika is equal parts adventure RV and charming micro camper. The teardrop shape and bright color make it stand out, but the options and ruggedness of this tiny camper are what’ll win you over.

The Pika comes in three versions: the Standard, which is perfect for the road trip of a lifetime, the All Road, which can go on forest service roads as easily as it navigates highways, and the Off-Road, which can take you literally anywhere.

This teardrop camper’s interior comes with two doors, two windows, and a skylight. All models come with a full mattress, four USB power outlets, cabinets, a 100 amp-hour deep cell marine battery, and more.

If you are interested in more campers built for off-roading, check out these rugged off-road campers.

Airstream Basecamp Micro Camper

a family having a good time beside a micro camper

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 16-20
  • Dry Weight: 2,650 to 3,400 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 850 to 900 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Airstream’s Basecamp micro campers are the perfect fit for those willing to spend a little more on a camping trailer that, to be quite honest, is likely to outlast all the others on our list. Airstream’s reputation for build quality is well-earned, and its designs are some of the most durable on the market today. 

With the Basecamp – and the REI Special Edition – they’ve entered the world of micro campers in style. Both Basecamp floorplans boast a ducted furnace system and an optional air conditioner with a heat strip for interior climate control.

They also feature versatile seating/lounging and sleeping areas, with a 76” x 76” bed that can be converted to a 38” x 76” bed or a 24” x 76” bench seat. Other optional upgrades include a solar energy system, a 0.7-cubic-foot microwave, and lithium batteries (available only with a solar upgrade). 

Airstream also designed a unique attachable tent for this micro camper, allowing you to expand your interior living space. This inflatable tube-frame tent has two entry doors, and two rooms, making it perfect for expanding your Basecamp to include kids or guests. 

Airstream Bambi Micro Camper

Airstream Bambi Micro Camper
When it comes to campers, it doesn’t get more iconic than an Airstream.

Micro Camper Specs

  • Length: 16-22’
  • Dry Weight: 3,050 to 3,900 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 450 to 1,350 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

If you’re looking for something a little bigger, you may want to consider an iconic Airstream Bambi. These are the lightest Airstream trailers out there and they’re between 16 and 22 feet long.

There are four floorplans to choose from; the 16RB, 19CB, 20FB, and 22FB. The Bambi 16RB features a wet bath, dinette, galley, and a double bed. Not bad for a mini camper, right?

It also comes with heating and air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an exterior shower. There are many options you can add on, such as a solar energy system with an internal monitor and upgraded lithium batteries.

This nimble, shiny micro camper will take you around the US in comfort. The bigger size means you can stay on the road for longer.

What Are Micro Campers?

A micro camper, also sometimes called a mini camper or teardrop camper, is a lightweight trailer RV that typically weighs between 500 and 2,000 pounds; although some more luxurious micro campers can weigh up to 4,000 pounds.

Being so lightweight, a mini camper can be towed by smaller, less powerful vehicles like SUVs, crossovers, and mid-size trucks. In other words, you don’t have to upgrade to a heavy-duty F-250 or Chevy 2500 HD to tow one.

There are several manufacturers of micro campers out there; however many are custom made and lots of people build their own DIY micro campers.

Micro campers usually have a low profile to keep windage to a minimum. The facilities inside these little beauties are often basic – they are essentially a “bed on a trailer” that you can take camping or boondocking with ease and through narrow, unmaintained roads.

However, if you can tow something a little on the heavier side (2,500 to 4,000 pounds), you can buy a model with more built-in luxuries, such as an outdoor shower, a convertible dinette, and an indoor kitchenette.

Adding some handy accessories, such as an awning or a propane mount, can make your camping life a lot sweeter. If you’re still in the shopping phase of finding the perfect camper, take a look at these hard-side pop-up campers and learn why they might be perfect for you!

Who Are Micro Campers For?

If you love camping, but cannot put up with sleeping on the ground, having insects crawling into your sleeping bag, and packing up your tent and equipment anymore, then a micro camper could be right for you.

Whether you love wild camping or campground camping, a small trailer RV can be a great base to explore a national park or a city. Micro campers are great for first-time RVers who don’t want to tow a heavy trailer or worry about more complex trailer systems. 

Due to their smaller size, this type of RV is more suitable for couples than families or groups of friends.

A micro camper is also great for anyone who isn’t confident driving and parking a big motorhome or trailer. Mini campers can be maneuvered by hand, so you can place yours in the exact spot you like.

Those who are in a rush to get outdoors for the weekend will love how you can just keep your camping essentials inside your micro camper and it’s always ready to go.

If budget is a big factor in your RV choice, then a micro camper is ideal for you, because campground rates are cheaper for smaller campers and maintenance costs are low, if you go for a basic design. Plus, these campers are ideal for boondocking or camping off-grid where you won’t have to worry about campground fees at all. 

Consider renting a Micro camper if you are on the fence. Learn all about it here.

What Can Tow Micro Campers?

Being so lightweight, chances are that your current vehicle can tow a micro camper. A sturdy car, minivan, or SUV will do; even a Mini Cooper can tow some of the most lightweight mini campers.

Check the towing capability of your vehicle and make sure it’s higher than the dry weight of the trailer you want to purchase. Bear in mind that you may want to put some gear inside the camper and fill up the tanks, so be sure to leave some contingency.

Camping World’s Towing Guide is an excellent resource for understanding how much weight your vehicle can tow safely.

Conclusion on Micro Campers

Ready to shop for a micro camper? Whether you want to explore America’s wild spaces or travel between cities, there’s a perfect camper for you out there.

A micro camper allows you to maneuver with ease, keep your current vehicle, and spend less on campground fees and maintenance. Most importantly, it will keep your camping experience pure.

However, if you’re hoping to stay on the road for weeks at a time, consider going for something a little bigger, like a bigger trailer or a van – the luxuries they offer will make a big difference in the long term.

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  1. Dave Bitton says:

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