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Old 02-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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Small lightweight hybrid travel trailer?

I everyone. Spring is around the corner and my old tent trailer has finally come to the end of it life span. So, now this is what I am looking for an seem to have difficulties find what I am looking for.

My needs for a new trailer~

*light weight as possible as a jeep will be the towing vehicle
*i have 2 young boys And the wife and myself
*needs to have a shower and toilette
*base minimal will be needed, but would need to have a sink and a little storage for cups/pots etc
*fridge/stove
*would prefer to have hybrid style sleeping quarters and I really wanna keep the size of the trailer down as much as possible
*electricity outlet/hook up
*heater

This will be used as a weekend warrior camping. This is why it needs to be lightweight and smaller.

If anyone can provide me with a link to a decent type of set up or company I would appreciate it very much so as I am not too familiar with all the brands/companies available. Thanks so much!
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What can your Jeep tow. My 2013 Trailer Life Towing Guide only lists the 3.6L V-6 Wrangler rated at 2000lb. towing cap...If that is so...a hybrid is out of the question. I believe they start at a hair under 3000 lb.

Looking at my older Trailer Life Towing Guide (2010) If I see your Avatar picture right, I would say you have a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Those are rated at 3500 lb towing cap.

We have the Aerolite hybrid, and even their lightest one is 18' and 3100lbs.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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So after researching a little further, this is what I found http://www.roulottesprolite.com/english/profil14.htm

This is the range of trailer I am after and yes, I have a 2014 jk unlimited 4 door and tow capacity is 3500 lbs. but don't wanna go that heavy.
Does anyone know of other company's or manufacturers that make trailers in this weight range in the link above? I appreciate the help and opinions. Thanks
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On the 3500# tow capacity, it will reduce as you load the Jeep with kids and cargo. As a guide, use a loaded trailer weight of 80% of the 3500#.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for that info. Basically one of the reasons why I would like to keep it under 1500 lbs similar to what's shown in the link provided.
I really need to know what other manufacturers make trailers this size and lightweight!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:41 PM   #6
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The prolite trailers are nice we looked at them. But they are not cheap.
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They lookike the kind of set up I am after exactly. Any other manufacturerukr this? Thanks again
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The Camplite trailers gave you some ideas of floorplans to fit your towing limits. What part of the country are you from?
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I am from Kitchener, ontario, canada
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Just wondering...Wasn't sure which RV brands would be available up north.
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Definitely not as many brands lol. We are just a weeee bit more "sheltered" up north here as well as things being more price inflated as well.
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Shop in Quebec.
Last year while vacationing in Quebec I saw more light trailers made in the province pulled by small SUVs. They seam to build them right and well engineered.
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