2012 Lightweight Travel Trailers
We’ve rounded up some lightweight travel trailers that are just right for a new generation of camping enthusiasts.
Added value is a trend that continues to be seen in many new travel trailers and folding camping trailers (known as pop-ups or tent trailers in the common vernacular) for the 2012-model year. That much-sought-after added value may come in the form of lower prices, additional amenities, or smaller rigs with lighter weights that save money on fuel.
Bunk bed floorplans are also seeing more popularity as young families discover RV camping, and there also continues to be an emphasis on trailers that are green. Each of these qualities has value to the customer. Either way, it’s what new customers are looking for, and the manufacturers are responding appropriately.
For instance, Starcraft has introduced its Starflyer, the lowest-priced folding camping trailer in its lineup. Cruiser RV has added a 37-inch deep, 11-foot 6-inch long slideout to a relatively short 28-foot floorplan Fun Finder X travel trailer to substantially open up the interior. And then there’s motorized icon Winnebago, now back in the towable business for the first time in 29 years with the Winnebago ONE.
Along with these and other new examples, here’s a sample of what RV camping enthusiasts will find available for 2012.