Guide to RV trailers
Should one of these trailers be your next hotel room? Find your camper style
Whether perched on a coastal campsite or parked in your backyard as a high-design guest cottage, the Hut will have neighbors gawking. In design, it recalls the work of Charles and Ray Eames; in price tag, the Tesla. The Carpinteria, California–based company uses a Joubert Okoume marine plywood exterior, Baltic birch interior, and a waterproof cotton canvas canopy. Interior lighting, outlets, USB ports, and a
full-size futon come standard. From $63,900; sleeps 2; huttehut.com.
With its sleek design and birch interior paired with a heavy-duty axle and off-road tires, the Canyonland Teardrop by Boulder-based Colorado Teardrops offers cozy shelter for the rugged outdoors. The solar-power package includes a 65-watt solar panel that powers the hatchback kitchen galley LED lights, interior cabin lights, and vent fan. From $10,700, solar upgrade $1,100; sleeps 2; coloradoteardropcamper.com.
Rent it: The Basecamp Teardrop (pictured) is available in the Boulder area and includes a queen-size memory foam mattress and an ice cooler, water tank, and camp stove for the galley kitchen. $83/day.
The Cricket gives you NASA-inspired design with integrated plumbing and electrical and plenty of storage. The standard pop-top comes with space for a queen bed, interior sink, water heater, exterior shower, and battery power to keep you off the grid for up to five days. The new sport edition offers higher ground clearance and a roof rack. From $21,700; sleeps 2 adults, 2 kids; crickettrailer.com.
The HC1 trailer by Los Angeles–based Happier Camper is built of durable and ultralightweight fiberglass. The interior’s modular cube system allows you to configure your own space; customizations include a kitchenette with sink, stove, and refrigerator. From $15,000; sleeps 3–5; happier camper.com.
Rent it: Available in the Los Angeles area. $125/day.
Remember those VW camper vans so ubiquitous in the 1960s and ’70s? Oregon-based Dub Box USA’s trailer design pays homage to those homely, winning vehicles and adds modern conveniences. The fiberglass-mold trailer comes with a pop-top; a full-size convertible couch; a kitchenette with a two-burner stove, refrigerator, and hot/cold faucet; and an outdoor shower. Options include berths for children, solar panels, and heating. Flooring, paint, fabric, and cabinet finish can be customized. From $22,000; sleeps 2 adults, 2 kids; dub-box-usa.com.