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If you want to travel with all the comforts of home but not need a big tow vehicle to do it, this is the podcast for you. In Episode 190 I shared five RV’s under 3K pounds that you can stand in. I had to leave quite a few off the list though and this week I am filling in that list with the box trailers that fit that bill.
My criteria was that it had to be under 3 K pounds, have a bathroom and be tall enough to stand up in. I decided to concentrate on the box style trailers with a length of 19″ to 21″10″. These RV’s have many similarities but each has a defining characteristic that sets it apart from its competitors.
Working heaviest to to lightest the first is the Winnebago, Micro Minnie 1706FB. This RV weighs in at 2,980 pounds and is the only one with a dual axel. It also has the largest fresh water tank at 43 gallons. Another great feature setting it apart is the standard tankless hot water heater. It’s got a built in ladder and good outside storage. The negatives to me are not front window and limited kitchen counter space. The Micro Minnie has a MSRP of $21,464.
The Jayco Hummingbird 16MRB weighs in at 2,890 pounds. It has a flexible floor plan with a Murphy bed that folds away to reveal a love seat for daytime leisure. It has a portable table that can be set up inside in front of the love seat or outside under the 10′ awning. Without a dedicated dining booth there is room for a bigger kitchen and more storage across from it. The rear bathroom on the Hummingbird is really spacious and has a lot of storage. The negatives in my mind are that it has no front window and some people may not like having a dedicated dining space. The MSRP for the Hummingbird is $25,440.
The Forest River Wolf Pup has several models including one that is a toy hauler. The 14CC weighs in at 2,884 pounds and is 19′ long. It’s defining feature is the rear entry. The window over the dining booth is really large and the booth folds down to become a small sleep space or day bed. There is a lot of kitchen counter space and good storage underneath. The negative is the east/west bed and the separate toilet and shower which are on opposite sides of the rear entry. The MSRP on this unit is $14,380.
The KZ Sportsmen Classic 160 QB is a great entry level model that weighs 2,860 pounds. It is 21′ 10″. The added two feet allows for this model to have a walk around Queen bed. It has a small dinette across from the kitchen. There is a three piece bath and a large wardrobe in the rear of the trailer. Outside there is pass through storage under the Queen bed. The MSRP for this model is $16,995.
Lastly, the Lance 1475 is the lightest of the five models I chose weighing in at just 2,600 pounds. They have another model with a small slide out but I am focusing on the non slide out model. It is 19′ 8″ long with an east/west facing Queen bed. It has many outstanding features but the main thing that separates it from other units in this field is the chairs and swivel table that replace the dining booth. Lance Manufacturing offers many standard features that are upgrades with other manufacturers. Aluminum framed ceilings, floors and sidewalls are standard features as is the Azdel exterior. The 1475 is a four season RV with wrapped and heated tanks. The windows are European style Radius Acrylic Tinted Thermopane. The MSRP is $39,000.
Does the The Sportsmen Classic 160QB. have air conditioning?
Where are the R-Pods? Weights under 3k with slide outs.
Great episode. Love small campers. My pick would be the Lance followed by the Winnie.