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The Best Single Axle Campers

Single axle campers are perfect for RVers with smaller trucks or SUVs. They are generally lighter and easier to tow while offering all the creature comforts you need for a comfortable RV camping experience – especially if you’ve been tent camping up to this point. 

Deciding which towable camper to buy begins with understanding RV weight ratings and your vehicle’s towing capacity. From there, you can narrow your search based on the floorplan, interior amenities, and exterior features. 

What is a Single Axle Camper?

A single-axle camper is a travel trailer with only one axle, that is – two wheels. That’s opposed to a double-axle (or dual-axle) trailer – four wheels. Depending on the manufacturer, a single axle camper may be equipped with a spring or torsion axle. 

The Benefits of Single Axle Campers

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Let’s look at some of the advantages of single axle campers: 

  • Lightweight. Single axle campers, on average, are lighter than double-axle trailers. 
  • Maneuverable. They are easier to turn and maneuver into parking spots or campsites.
  • Adaptable. A larger selection of vehicles, including small trucks and some SUVs, can tow single axle campers.
  • Efficiency. Because most of them are lighter, single axle campers allow you to enjoy better fuel economy. 
  • Versatile. They can be used for camping in RV resorts, state parks, national parks, and remote boondocking sites.
  • Affordable. Single-axle trailers are among the most affordable towables out there.

The Best Single Axle Campers

Here are some of the best single-axle campers on the market this year:

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Coleman Lantern LT 17R

Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’5”
  • Dry Weight: 2,970 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 380 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3

The Lantern LT 17R is a perfect entry-level camper for couples. You’ll have a spacious rear bathroom with a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe, an efficient kitchen with a two-burner cooktop and a single-basin sink, and a convertible dinette for hosting the occasional guest. Explore everything you need to know about the Coleman 17R here.

Check pricing and availability at your local Camping World.

Coleman Lantern LT 17B

Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’5”
  • Dry Weight: 2,985 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 392 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 5

A relative of the Coleman 17R, the Coleman Lantern LT 17B is an efficient family-size camper that makes a great first-time RV. The whole family has plenty of room to sleep comfortably in this single-axle camper with a queen-sized bed for the adults, two single bunks, and a full-size convertible dinette.

Discover our nationwide inventory of Coleman 17B campers.

Coleman Rubicon 1200RK

Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’5”
  • Dry Weight: 1,682 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 191 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

The Coleman Rubicon 1200RK offers something most other campers don’t – the ability to store it in your garage between uses. With a seven-foot height, including the air conditioner, you can safely park this trailer inside to minimize environmental wear and tear – and eliminate the need for an RV cover

Shop the Coleman Rubicon 1200 Series travel trailer.

Coleman Rubicon 1608RB

Camper Specs

  • Length: 20’7”
  • Dry Weight: 3,717 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 503 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3

The Rubicon 1608RB is another great couple’s trailer, but this one offers more storage for longer expeditions with a full pass-through compartment at the front. The kitchen offers plenty of counterspace and a two-burner stove. It also comes with an indoor/outdoor table that gives you the flexibility to open up the rear bath floorplan or utilize the table inside for dining or board games.

Learn more about the Coleman Rubicon 1608RB.

Forest River Wolf Pup 14CC

Camper Specs

  • Length: 19’3”
  • Dry Weight: 2,884 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 400 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3

The Wolf Pup 14CC from Forest River is a lightweight travel trailer with a unique rear-entry floorplan. That design allows couples to enjoy a split bath, meaning you don’t have to wait until someone finishes properly utilizing the RV toilet before you can hop in and enjoy your recent RV shower upgrades.

Discover Wolf Pup 14CC trailers near you.

Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS

Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’9”
  • Dry Weight: 3,367 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 460 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 5

Forest River’s Wolf Pup 16BHS is a family-size, single-axle camper with exterior amenities that make RV camping and boondocking much more comfortable. Our favorites include the miniature outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, exterior TV mount, LP quick connect, and 12’ power awning.

Check pricing and availability for the Wolf Pup 16BHS.

Heartland Mallard Tailwind T180BH

Camper Specs

  • Length: 22’5.5”
  • Dry Weight: 3,949 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 490 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Heartland’s Mallard Tailwind T180BH offers a bunkhouse floorplan with double queen bunks, significantly increasing the sleeping comfort of this compact camper. With reversible booth cushions, this trailer’s interior design is as versatile as the front queen Murphy bed that converts to a sofa for comfortable lounging.

Learn more about the Heartland Mallard Tailwind camper.

Forest River Salem FSX 178BHSK

Camper Specs

  • Length: 22’11”
  • Dry Weight: 3,749 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 430 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Ideal for your growing family, the Salem FSX 178BHSK offers double-over-double bunks, a convertible dinette, and a queen-sized Murphy bed at the front. Outside, you can enjoy an exterior kitchen under the 14’ power awning to cook on hot days, helping to keep your RV’s interior cool.

Explore our inventory of Salem FSX single-axle campers.

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH

Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’8”
  • Dry Weight: 3,135 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 265 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 5

Jayco’s aluminum-sided Jay Flight SLX 174BH is ideal for family weekend getaways with single bunks on the off-camp side and a 60” x 80” queen bed at the front. This lightweight camper also features a full-size bath, a comfortable kitchen, and plentiful overhead cabinet storage space.  

Shop Jayco Jay Flight SLX campers.

Crossroads RV Zinger 18RK

Camper Specs

  • Length: 22’6”
  • Dry Weight: 3,527 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 476 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

By utilizing a rear kitchen floorplan, the Crossroads Zinger 18RK features a queen bed, a convertible 38” dinette, a 60” sofa, and a full-size dry bathroom. With a fully enclosed and forced-air heated underbelly, this camper can also handle colder temperatures than most. 

Find Zinger 18RK travel trailers near you.

Forest River Rockwood Geo-Pro 19FBS

Camper Specs

  • Length: 20’2”
  • Dry Weight: 3,375 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 479 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

Designed for the adventurous RV couple, the Rockwood Geo-Pro 19FBS features pass-through storage for all your recreation gear and a 2” rear hitch receiver for a cargo carrier or bike rack. Inside, the corner angled bathroom gives you plenty of room for the toilet, full-size shower, and vanity with sink and mirror. 

Learn more about the Rockwood Geo-Pro camper.

Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1800RB

Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’4”
  • Dry Weight: 3,754 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 480 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Highlighted by a roomy rear bath and a flexible Murphy bed, the Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1800RB is great for couples or small families. This camper is equipped with a dual battery rack and Keystone’s SolarFlex 200 package for off-grid adventures. It can also be upgraded to include the SolarFlex 400 package and two 100 amp-hour Dragonfly lithium batteries. 

Shop Keystone Bullet Crossfire campers at your local Camping World.

Venture Sonic Lite 169VRK

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Camper Specs

  • Length: 22’1”
  • Dry Weight: 3,580 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 380 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

The Venture Sonic Lite 169VRK gives you a full-width rear kitchen with an entry door next to the RV refrigerator. Opposite the fridge, there’s a closet for hanging jackets or storing shoes, something not all RVs offer in the entryway. The short queen bed is easy to maneuver around to access the closets on either side and the dinette converts for extra sleeping space. 

Explore the features and options on the Venture RV Sonic Lite.

Forest River No Boundaries NB19.2

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Camper Specs

  • Length: 21’10”
  • Dry Weight: 4,003 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 480 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3

The No Boundaries NB19.2 is perfect for the active RV couple. The Murphy bed gives you a 60” x 80” queen to sleep on but folds up to a comfortable sofa during the day. That opens up the living space for easier cooking, cleaning, or morning yoga. It also features an Overlander Package with 13” ground clearance, a torsion axle, and a Rhino Rack roof rack system. 

Check our nationwide inventory of Forest River NoBo camp trailers.

Happier Camper HC1 Adventure Package

Camper Specs

  • Length: 13’
  • Dry Weight: 1,100 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 110-150 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

The Happier Camper boasts one of the most versatile camper floorplans on the market today. The Adaptiv® modular design can be rearranged to suit your RV lifestyle. Whether you need a micro camper, mobile office, art studio, toy hauler, or meditation pod, the possibilities are endless with the Happier Camper. The Adventure Package boasts lifted suspension and larger tires for better off-road capability.

Learn more about the modular Happier Camper.

Airstream Bambi 19CB

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Camper Specs

  • Length: 19’1”
  • Dry Weight: 3,650 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 525 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

The Bambi 19CB is a couples single-axle camper with a 48” x 76” rear corner bed. Three large windows provide excellent nature views from the front dinette, and you won’t find a small camper with a more spacious bathroom. The shower, toilet, and vanity are separate to allow two people to get ready at the same time easily.

Explore Camping World’s Airstream Bambi selection.

Airstream Caravel 16RB

Camper Specs

  • Length: 16’5”
  • Dry Weight: 3,500 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 490 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Airstream’s Caravel 16RB is lighter and smaller than the Bambi 19CB but still offers sleeping space for a small family. The rear master bed measures 48” x 76”, and the front dinette converts to a double bed. It does have a wet bath, but some of the intriguing options for this small camper include window awnings and a 100-watt solar panel package with an interior monitor.

Discover Airstream Caravel models at nationwide dealerships.

Buying an RV is a fun decision for your family and your camping lifestyle. Here are a few more resources to help you select the right single axle travel trailer: 

  • RV Buying Guide: The Benefits of Exclusive Brand RVs
  • RV Buying Guide: Towing with a Midsize SUV
  • RV Buying Guide: Buying a Used RV

Which of these single axle campers captured your interest? Tell us your favorites in the comments below.

By: Tucker Ballister
Title: The Best Single Axle Campers
Sourced From: blog.campingworld.com/choosing-your-rv/the-best-single-axle-campers/
Published Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 14:00:12 +0000


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