Searching for a lightweight camper with a bathroom inside?
Our RV experts reviewed the most popular trailers under 5,000 pounds that offer a bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping area, while still being light enough to tow with a small truck or SUV.
We’ve also added a few important definitions at the beginning to help with some RV terminology.
Let’s get started.
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We dug deep when putting together our list of small campers with bathrooms. We walked through the campers at the RV shows, talked to real RV owners to get their thoughts, and analyzed what people were saying online.
Please note every small camper on our list:
Want to know more about wet and dry baths or learn about dry weight versus the weight of a fully-loaded trailer? Read on or use the table of contents to jump ahead to our list of the best small campers with bathrooms.
Wet baths are compact restrooms usually found on small trailers, campervans, and truck campers. A wet bath is a shower-toilet combination room constructed out of lightweight components made to get wet, and they're basically a toilet placed inside a shower.
RV manufacturers put wet baths inside campers for convenience, not luxury, and for some people, a small wet bath is better than no bathroom. In addition, wet baths take up less space inside an RV and don't require large holding tanks, which help keep tiny trailers and small campers within an ideal weight range for safe towing or driving.
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Dry baths resemble residential restrooms and have a separate toilet and shower, a sink, a mirror, and a built-in vanity. Since the toilet doesn't sit inside the shower, you don't need to wipe down wet walls and floors to use the toilet after taking a shower.
Since longer RVs are typically built on stronger frames and chassis, they can handle more weight. More weight means manufacturers have more room to add residential-type components and larger holding tanks.
Before you rent or buy a small camper, you should first determine how much weight your vehicle can tow safely. Manufacturers assign every car, truck, and recreational vehicle a weight rating to ensure the vehicle's components operate properly under varying conditions. Consult your owner's manual to find how much weight your vehicle can tow or carry.
For this article, we've broken down the weight of each small camper according to the RV manufacturer's specifications and included two weight categories: dry and fully loaded.
Dry weight is the weight of the RV shipped from the manufacturer and doesn't include propane, liquids, passengers, or other cargo.
Fully-loaded weight, or GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), is calculated by adding the weight of propane, liquids, passengers, and other cargo to the RV's dry weight. You should never exceed the manufacturer's GVWR (fully-loaded weight).
Listed from least to most expensive
The Bushwacker Plus 15FK by Braxton Creek is a self-contained tiny teardrop with everything you'll need to camp comfortably, including an air conditioner. Inside, the dinette converts to a bed, and the rest of the living space has a wet bath and kitchen. This model is perfect for solo RVers or two adults.
The Clipper Ultra-Lite Cadet 16 CFB by Coachmen is small but mighty and comes with tons of storage space inside. The kitchen has plenty of room to cook, and the modern cabinetry and countertops help give the RV an upgraded feel.
The Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB has a king bed, which is something you won't find in many small trailers. Since the floorplan is flexible, you can have two twins or convert your sleep space into a comfy king.
Sunset Park RV makes several lightweight travel trailers with bathrooms on board, but the teardrop shape and retro vibes make the Sunray 149 one of the more popular models because it's functional and fashionable.
No list of small campers would be complete without one of the most recognizable tiny teardrops on the market. The TAB 320 CS-S, made by nüCamp, has everything you'll need to feel comfortable on long road trips or a quick campout. The CS-S comes with an outdoor kitchen with a clamshell hatch, a full or split bed configuration, and a wet bath.
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Forest River makes several different R-Pod trailers that fit into the small camper category. The RP-180 is spacious inside and features a queen bed, large dry bath, pantry, and even a slide out in the kitchen.
Intech designed Sol Dawn to be innovative and futuristic. The panoramic windshield, one of Intech's signature elements, gives campers a broad view of the outdoors and creates a feeling of serenity from the inside out. In addition, this little RV is spacious, so when you're inside, you'll feel like the space is much larger than 16 feet long.
The Winnebago Hike 170 S is one of the bigger trailers in our lineup, but it still comes under 4,200 pounds fully loaded. The extra length means more interior space, a large dry bath, a wardrobe, and plenty of storage in the kitchen.
Forest River No Boundaries (NO BO) 16.6 is a lightweight trailer equipped with a queen bed, bunkhouse, dry bath, and an indoor kitchen. The trailer has adaptable storage space for recreational equipment and higher ground clearance than most small trailers, meaning you can take it practically anywhere.
Xtreme Outdoors Little Guy Mini Max is a small camper designed with extreme comfort. This travel trailer has upscale features, an oversized wet bath, and twin beds that convert into a full-sized queen. But, don't let the name fool you — it's anything but little once you're inside.
Airstream designed its small and iconic aluminum trailer, Bambi 16 RB, to be little, lightweight, and compatible with many SUV and crossover vehicles. Bambi has all of the luxury features you'd expect from an Airstream, like panoramic windows and smart storage spaces, as well as a wet bath and room to sleep up to four people.