If you are interested in a small travel trailer, we definitely recommend considering an A-frame camper. These small campers are a great option if you’re on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice quality.
A-frame campers (also called A-frame travel trailers) are comfortable to travel in and have a wide range of sizes — ranging from models that sleep just two people, to the larger models that can sleep a family of four. A-frame travel trailers’ smaller size also makes it easier to set up while camping. This small footprint also comes at handy at home when you’re storing the camper.
Whatever your reason is for being interested in an A-frame trailer, take a look at these brands below to get an idea of what might be best for you!
Forest River A-Frame Campers
If you are looking for an A-frame camper, Forest River has a couple different options to check out. All of their different campers offer the necessities, like a kitchen, sleeping and dining area, and bathroom.
Rockwood Hard Side Series: A122
This is going to be your most basic a-frame camper from Forest River. It includes all of the necessities that I mentioned above, as well as a cabinet, exterior storage, and a gas grill. Camping World of Richmond has generously created a video review of this camper:
Along with the A122, there are two additional models that offer more perks.
Rockwood Hard Side High Wall Series
Like the name suggests, the walls of this a-frame camper are going to be a bit taller, which is important to keep in mind when towing. This model is similar to the Hard Side Series, although it offers a bit more space and more exterior storage:
This is the most basic model of the Hard Side High Wall series. It offers a flip-up bed with storage, kitchen, dinette, cabinet and external storage in the front of the trailer. Along with the A192HW model, there are 4 additional models with more perks. You can check those out here.
Rockwood A-Frame Camper Review
The Great Outdoors RV has created a video review for this trailer, which you can watch below.
Chalet A-Frame Campers
Chalet offers up a few different styles of A-frame campers for you to choose from. These three models differ in length and weight. The company prides itself on high quality materials, eight feet of headspace, and a well-built A-frame.
Chalet Classic Arrowhead
As the name suggests, this is their classic model. It is the middle size of the three models coming in at 15 feet 6 inches. It offers a cooking area, two different dining areas that can be converted into beds, and storage options. You can get some more detailed information about the specifications of this camper here.
The XL is the largest version of the Chalet A-frames and measures 18 feet 7 inches. This a-frame camper is a great option for families as it can comfortably sleep four people. It offers more interior area than the other options, creating more storage and cooking space. This model has three different variations that you can check out: click here to visit Chalet’s website and compare them.
If you are interested in customer reviews of this model, this PopUpPortal thread has some useful information.
Aliner A-Frame Campers
Aliner offers up a very wide range of options when it comes to A-frames. You can easily find budget friendly options that only provide the essentials, or the more luxurious models that offer a lot of space and amenities. Aliner is widely considered one of the best in the A-frame industry, and is known for high quality building materials and comfortable interiors.
As per the name, this is the original Aliner a-frame camper. It is the company’s most popular model and one of the industry’s best. It is 15 feet long and weighs in at just over 1500 pounds. This model offers a sleeping area, kitchen, and dinette. These models are easily customizable: you can explore all the options on the Aliner website.
Aliner A-Frame Camper Video Review
If you are interested in learning more about the Aliner classic, here’s a video review.
This is one of the mid-sized models from Aliner. It is a bit smaller than the Classic version, although there are many smaller models available. The Ranger 12 is equipped with a bed in the rear that includes storage. The dining area is located at the front of the trailer, while the kitchen is in between here and the sleeping area. Click here to check out more detailed specifications of the trailer.
Motor Sportsland has created a walk around video of this camper:
Whatever your reason for buying an A-frame camper, there are some great options out there. They are easy on your budget but still offer great quality on the road. Their smaller size makes them easy to set up when you are ready to camp, and easy to disassemble when you head home.
An A-frame trailer is also much easier to store and maintain than its larger RV counterparts. If there is a model of A-frame that you absolutely love, let us know via the contact form on our site!
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Written by George Wright