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Camper Trailer; 7 Under $10,000

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Camper Trailer; 7 Under $10,000

If you’re in the market for an RV but have a tight budget, consider a camper trailer. For less than $10,000, you can take advantage of all mother nature and the open road has to offer. Read on for seven budget-friendly options.

Before you take the plunge into RV ownership, if you are a first-time buyer, you may want to rent a unit first. The largest selection of private RVs for rent can be found at RV Share. With their Guarantee that you will have a safe and enjoyable experience, you may want to try one out first.

Some of these less expensive units even come with TVs.

Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G12RK

With its sleek design and, you would never know the Forest River Rockwood Geo Po G12RK runs for around $10,000. This camper trailer also features,

  • a built-in TV
  • built-in exterior gas grill
  • overhead cabinets in the bedroom for extra storage, and
  • a Bluetooth compatible outside speaker.

Specifications:

  • Hitch Weight:162 lb.
  • UVW1252 lb.
  • CCC710 lb.
  • Exterior Measurement
    • Length:11′ 4″
    • Height:7′ 6″
    • Width:76″
  • Fresh Water:20.00 gal.
  • Gray Water:6.00 gal.
  • Black Water:0.00 gal.
  • Awning Size: N/A

Coachman Clipper Ultra-Lite 16FB Camper Trailer  

Coachman Clipper Ultra-Lite

If it’s time to make an upgrade from your worn-out camper or undersized pop-up, then this Clipper Ultra-Lite maybe what you have been looking for. There is a full-size bed, as well as a booth dinette that once folded down for the evening can be used as a bed; this sleeping configuration can accommodate 3 campers. With several floor plans coming in around the $10,000 mark, the Coachman Clipper is a great budget-friendly camper for beginners and seasoned RV’ers alike.

The two-burner range, microwave, and refrigerator offer everything you need to make your favorite meals including a pantry for your dry goods. The private toilet and shower room allows you to get cleaned up and ready for your next outdoor adventure. Additionally, you will also find storage inside and outside, plus more. The Clipper weighs in at 2,777 pounds, making it towable by many midsize SUVs and lighter-duty trucks.

Specifications

  • Hitch Weight: 403 lb.
  • UVW 2777 lb.
  • CCC 941 lb
  • Exterior Measurement
    • Length: 18′
    •  Height : 9′ 10″
    • Width: 88″
  • Fresh Water: 33.00 gal
  • Gray Water: 25.00 gal
  • Black Water: 25.00 gal

Highlights

  • Full Bed
  • Booth Dinette
  • Pantry
  • Wardrobe
  • Private Shower and Toilet

BCT Moab Fort

Moab Fort Camper Trailer

The Fort is a unique on the road or “offroad” utility trailer with an interior storage capacity of 38.2 cubic feet and the option of a cargo rack or roof top tent mounted to the top of the trailer. It is completely self-contained and offers all the amenities of a larger travel trailer in a smaller, more affordable package. Configured with either the Tepui Kukenam Roof Top Tent or the Tepui Autana RTT with annex, the Fort can accommodate 2-5 people, pack for days on the road or off road, and conveniently parks in your home garage.

Specifications

  • Hitch Weight: 403 lb.
  • UVW 1250 lbs
  • Exterior Measurements
    • Length: 10.5’
    • Height: 4.8’
    • Width: 6’
  • Fresh Water:. NA
  • Gray Water: NA
  • Black Water: NA

The American Dream Camper Trailer

American Dream Camper Trailer

Sure, there are plenty of trailers out there for campers looking to haul their boats and watercraft into the wild. But if you’ve been eyeing vintage RVs, the aesthetics of most modern toy haulers probably felt a bit wide of the mid-century mark. Until now, that is: Feast your eyes on the American Dream Trailer, a retro-styled camper trailer with a detachable rowboat roof!

Specifications

  • GVWR: 1200 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: NA
  • UVW 650 lbs
  • CCC NA
  • Exterior Measurements
  • Length: 11’
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Width: 5’5”
  • Interior Height: 5’5”
  • Fresh Water: NA
  • Gray Water: NA
  • Black Water: NA

MORV Explore Camper Trailer

MORV Explorer Camper Trailers

Equipped with 31″ A/T tires, an aluminum lid, trailer rack, and roof top tent; the Explore will follow you out to the most remote sanctuaries. Where computers are replaced with campfires and cell phones are replaced with good friends.

All for 9,000, making it a budget-friendly camper trailer worth considering.

Turtleback Adventure Trailer

The Turtleback Getaway Trailer is an 800-pound trailer designed for wilderness enthusiasts, with the required specifications to go on an off-road adventure with friends or family. At just over $11,000, this one might tug at your wallet a little– but you’re getting some features that may make the extra expense worth it.

The Turtleback Getaway Trailer comes with steel wheels, off-road tires, and over 50 cubic feet of storage space. Turtleback sells a rooftop tent and other accessories separately, so you have the option to beef up the trailer over time, as well. So, whether solo or with a group, these jeep camper trailers are perfect solutions to quench your thirst for exploration in the United States.

Hiker Trailer Extreme Off-Road Deluxe

Off Road Hiker Camper Trailer

The Extreme Off-Road Deluxe is Hiker Trailers’ luxury model. Starting at $8,000 for a 4’x8′ model and these trailers are fully customizable. The Extreme Off Road Deluxe comes standard with two windows, a front storage rack, and a manual roof vent. It has many other options as well, such as an optional shower and awning. Hikers can be towed with most passenger cars, mini-vans, and small SUVs. Its compact size makes it easy to maneuver in the woods, highways and bumpy roads.

Wrap Up

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a good camper trailer. These seven models are all excellent options for any budget. If you can afford an RV with a little higher price tag, take a look at these affordable models. 8 Budget-Friendly RVs; Motorized and Travel Trailers.

Additionally, Pinterest is an informative site for RVs at this price point. Please go to Pinterest, for some more choices.

Definitions:

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)

  • maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded
  • includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories
  • For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)

Is the maximum permissible weight, that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles, including;

  • cargo
  • fluids
  • optional equipment and,
  • accessories

UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)*

  • It is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory,  including,
  • all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin
  • LP Gas
  • The UVW does NOT include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.

*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) **

  • is the amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories
  • CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW.
  • Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon).
  • Before filling the freshwater tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity

**Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

Chip and Evi

There is no denying that RV travel is more popular today than it has ever been. With more than 485 locations, KOA reported that in 2020, there were more than 94.5 million camper households throughout North America. In the US, 48.2 million households camped at least once in 2020, including 10.1 million households that camped for the first time. Campers are more diverse than ever, with 60% of first-time campers in 2020 are from non-white groups, the highest rate since the inception of this report.
According to a Market Watch article published June 11, 2021, in an RVIA newsletter, RVing was hot in 2020. For example, well-known RV rental company Outdoorsy saw a 4,500% increase in bookings in 2020. And in 2021, there is reason to believe that this trend will continue. A recent survey by the RV Industry Association found that about three in 10 Americans hope to take an RV trip this year — 10% of whom have never done it before.
My wife Evi and I are in the 3 in 10 that plans to take an RV trip in 2021. As a matter of fact, since May 2021, we have been living in our RV full-time. We plan to live in our unit until the end of the year and then move into our permanent home. But, rest assured we will continue to take frequent trips in our motorhome.
With Covid 19 still in an issue in 2021, there is reason to believe travelers will want to venture out with family and close friends again. After all, there are over 4300 campgrounds in the USA to consider for your next group adventure.

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