If you're looking for a minimal camping setup, the Backroadz tent by Napier is our top choice. These truck tents are designed to keep you off the ground in an enclosed bed to prevent wind and other elements.
Scamp trailers are known for being lightweight and simplistic. These tiny trailers might look small, but unlike some of the others on list list they come equipped with kitchens, dinettes, and even bathrooms!
The Deluxe version of the Scamp Trailer can sleep up to 6 passengers and comes with a toilet, shower, queen-sized bed, and plenty of extra storage space.
Scamp campers range from 13-19 feet long and the smallest versions weigh less than 1500 pounds.
Inside you'll find a kitchenette, bench seating, dining table, camper bathroom, and storage closet for starters. To maximize the small space there is a power lift bed with gear garage below.
The best part about this camper is that it's designed to withstand the bumps and curves of the road. 21 gallons of onboard fresh water will keep you hydrated through any adventure. It's also solar-ready if you want to travel off-grid.
Winnebago makes a variety of high-quality Class-C RVs, and one of our favorites is the View. This small camper is only 25 feet in length and comfortably sleeps four adults.
A cool feature about this Class-C is that it has a slide-out to add an extra row of theater seating inside.
Luxury features make this camper a relaxing place to cool down after a long day of hiking. Inside there is a bathroom complete with toilet and shower. The kitchen includes a portable refrigerator, microwave oven, 2-burner cooktop, and 30 gallons of freshwater.
It doesn’t take a big, expensive tow vehicle to go on an epic adventure.
Some of the best campers and trailers are small rigs that can handle tight turns off the beaten path.
If you want to go the DIY route, we recommend designing and building your own camper van conversion. Future overlanders will benefit from checking out our gear page. And if you’re looking for a more comfortable lifestyle, take a look at the RV living section of this website.
Kate is the lead content creator for ParkedInParadise.com and has spent over two years living in a camper van conversion. She has traveled through 48 US states and writes about van life, camping and RV living.