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10 Best Small Pop Up Campers & Prices 2023

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Just how compact can the top-tier small pop-up campers be in today’s market? In the realm of the best small pop-up campers, we’re delving into models as diminutive as 15 feet or even under this length. Picture this – we’re spotlighting the lightest and smallest pop-up campers under 1500 lbs. Let’s review the 10 best options for lightweight pop-up campers and small popup trailers with starting prices. Adding an extra layer of allure, some of these pint-sized wonders even come equipped with a toilet and shower – a surprising bonus in these compact packages!

  1. 2023 Rockwood Tent 1640LTD: Best Lightest and Smallest 2023 Pop Up Camper (camper trailer under 1500 lbs and less than 15 feet long).
  2. SylvanSport GO: One of the Smallest Pop Up Campers
  3. Flagstaff Tent 206M: Lightweight & Small Pop Up Camper Under 2500 lbs
  4. 2023 Flagstaff Tent 425M: 2023 Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Real Queen and King Size Beds
  5. Clipper Express 9.0TD: Small Pop Up Camper Trailer Under 15 feet
  6. TigerMoth: One of the Best Off-road Campers 2023
  7. Starcraft Comet Pop Up Campers: An American Tradition
  8. Clipper 107LS: Pop Up Camper with 2 Queen Beds
  9. Flagstaff 23SCSE: Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Shower
  10. Flagstaff HW27KS: Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Shower

Rockwood Tent 1640LTD: Best Lightest and Smallest Pop Up Camper for 2023

With the solid structure of a real pop up camper (not just a pop up tent with a trailer), the 2023 Rockwood Tent 1640LTD by Forest River gives the most of an easy-to-tow small pop up camper under 1500 lbs and less than 15 feet long.

2023 Rockwood 1640LTD Spec

  • Hitch Weight: 162 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 1,465 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 793 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 2,258 lbs.
  • Exterior Open Length: 17′ 2″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 5′ 4″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 12′ 4″
  • Exterior Width: 84″
  • Slides Out: Zero
  • Griddle Outside Kitchen: Yes (Portable)
  • Awning: 7′ 0″

Below is the floor plan of the Rockwood Tent 1640LTD: Best Lightest and Smallest Pop Up Camper for 2023

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Rockwood Tent Trailer 1640LTD Floor plan – 2023 Small pop up camper under 1500 lbs.
Source of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

This very light and small pop up camper has an outdoor kitchen area prepared for the portable two-burner cooktop, so you can easily carry it out to the exterior and enjoy a barbecue on a patio equipped with an awning of 7′ length.

As you can see in the floor plan above, to the left of the entry door there is the kitchen cook prep area. Across from it, there is a booth dinette (48″x 80″) and a refrigerator under the countertop.

There is no toilet in this pop-up camper but is enough room to place a portable toilet. Both bunk ends have comfortable beds (42″x 78″ and 54″x 78″).

Don’t miss the 360-Tour of this limited edition, one of the best smallest pop up campers for 2023.

2023 Starting Price (New): $15,200.00  

Best Small Pop Up Campers for 2023: Rockwood 1640LTD Walkthrough Video

Let’s see the walkthrough video of this limited-edition model that we choose as one of the best small pop up camper for 2023 Rockwood 1640LTD.

Best Small Pop Up Campers 2023 Rockwood Tent 1640LTD

SylvanSport GO Small Pop Up Camper

For those looking for something even smaller, this SylvanSport GO is one of the smallest pop up campers. Although similar to camping in a tent, the small travel trailer structure allows for a lightweight toy hauler for bikes and kayaks while still having the convenience of a camper.

2023 Starting Price (New): $12,800.00    Used: $9,800    (Updated 2023)

Best Small Pop Up Campers for 2023: SylvanSport GO Walkthrough Video

Let’s enjoy this walkthrough video of the 2023 Small Pop-Up Camper SylvanSport GO

Flagstaff Tent 206M – Lightweight & Small Pop Up Camper Under 2500 lbs for 2023

When we are looking for lightweight camping trailers, Flagstaff Tent 206M MAC Series by Forest River RV, is a great option to get to most of one of the best small pop up campers under 2500 lbs and 20 feet on the current market.

With a UVW of 2223 lbs. and an exterior closed length of 17′ 3″, the 2023 Flagstaff Tent 206M is a lightweight and small pop up camper easy to tow for any SUV.  

If you are thinking of purchasing a Flagstaff 206M, I recommend you to choose the optional 20K BTU furnace and the heated mattress bunk ends, as winterizing a pop up camper may be challenging. These two features will definitely help.

2022 Starting Retail Price (New): $16,000.00  

  • Hitch Weight: 240 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 2,223 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 1,017 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 3,240 lbs.
  • Exterior Open Length: 20′ 2″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 5′ 6″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 17′ 3″
  • Exterior Width: 84″
  • Slides Out: Zero
  • Griddle Outside Kitchen: Yes
  • Awning: 8′ 6″
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2023 Flagstaff 206M Floor plan – Source of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

This lightweight pop up camper has an outdoor kitchen on a patio equipped with an awning of 8′ 6″ length and a griddle assembly. Next to the grill is the entry door.

As you can see in the floor plan, across from the entry door, there is a booth dinette (40″x 74″) and a kitchen equipped with a single sink, a three-burner cooktop, and a refrigerator under the countertop. Both bunk ends have comfortable beds (48″x 80″ and 60″x 80″).

Pros of the Tent Flagstaff 206M

Let’s see the advantages of the 2023 Flagstaff 206M

  • Lightweight and easy-to-tow: camper under 2500 lbs
  • Small: camper under 20 feet
  • Easy to store in a garage
  • Outside Kitchen
  • Affordable pop up camper and current on the market
  • Winterize Package Available

Cons of the Tent Flagstaff 206M

The disadvantages of Flagstaff 206M are common to many of the smallest pop up campers on the market. Many pop up campers do not have bathrooms or even toilets. In fact, it is not so common for small, inexpensive pop up campers to have bathrooms. However, they have enough space to add a portable toilet to make your stay more comfortable and to allow you to have some comfort.

  • No restroom, no shower
  • No private bedroom

2023 Flagstaff Tent 425M: Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet

An upgrade of this Flagstaff 206M pop up camper model is the 2023 Flagstaff Tent 425M, which has one slide-out booth dinette and a portable toilet. It definitely offers more interior space and a larger food preparation area, which is sure to be appreciated. While this model is more spacious, it is still a lightweight pop-up camper under 3000 lbs (2,654 lbs, to be exact), and an easy-to-maneuver trailer under 20 feet long.

2023 Starting Price (New): $26,000.00  

Pros of the Flagstaff 425M

  • Lightweight and easy to tow: camper under 3000 lbs
  • Small and easy to maneuver: camper under 20 feet
  • Easy to store in a garage
  • Real Queen and King Size Beds
  • Outside Kitchen
  • Affordable pop-up camper and current on the market
  • Winterize Package Available
  • An excellent choice as one of the best lightweight pop up campers with toilet

Cons of the Tent Flagstaff 425M

  • No shower
  • No private bedroom
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2023 Flagstaff 425M Floor plan – Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet
Source of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

This lightweight pop up camper has an outdoor kitchen on a patio equipped with an awning of 8′ 6″ length and a griddle assembly. Next to the griddle, is the entry door.

As you can see in the floor plan above, to the left of the entry door there is the kitchen with a bay window equipped with a single stainless-steel sink and a two-burner cooktop. Across from it, there is a refrigerator under the countertop and a huge booth dinette (72″x 50″) placed on the slide-out. To the right of the entry door, there is a portable toilet. Both bunk ends have comfortable queen and king-size beds (70″x 80″ and 60″x 80″).

Don’t miss the 360-Tour of one of the best small pop up campers with toilets for 2023.

2023 Flagstaff 425M Spec

Let’s see some brief details of the 2023 Flagstaff 425M specification

  • Hitch Weight: 295 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 2,654 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 641 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 3,295 lbs.
  • Box Size: 12′
  • Exterior Open Length: 23′ 9″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 6′ 0″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 19′ 1″
  • Exterior Width: 84″
  • Slides Out: 1
  • Griddle Outside Kitchen: Yes
  • Awning: 10′ 6″
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Flagstaff 425M Floor plan – 2023 Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet
Source of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

Best Small Pop Up Campers for 2023: Flagstaff 425M Walkthrough Video

2023 Best Small Pop Up Camper Trailers: Flagstaff 425M Walkthrough Video

Clipper Express 9.0TD: Small Pop Up Camper Trailer Under 15 feet

Let’s see some brief specs for the Clipper Express 9.0TD small pop up camper trailer.

  • Hitch Weight: 194 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 1,418 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 776 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 2,194 lbs.
  • Box Size: 10.17′
  • Exterior Open Length: 13′ 0″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 6′ 5″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 14′ 2″
  • Exterior Width: 56″
  • Slides Out: Zero
  • Outside Kitchen: No
  • 360-Tour available here

2022 Starting Price (New): $13,000.00  

2023 Camper Under 20 feet
Clipper Express 9.0TD Floor plan – Source of photos and specs: https://coachmenrv.com/

TigerMoth: Tiny Off-Road Pop Up Trailer

If you are looking for a tiny pop-up camper, the TigerMoth was chosen as one of the smallest pop up campers for 2023, offering a sleeping capacity for up 2 adults, this is a lightweight camper trailer under 13 feet (12’10” length and 1310 lbs).

Let’s see a brief spec for the 2023 TigerMoth.

  • Tongue Height: 20″
  • Hitch Weight: 127 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 1,310 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 990 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 2,200 lbs.
  • Box Size: 10.17′
  • Exterior Length: 12′ 10″
  • Exterior Height: 6′ 8″ (7’1” w/ Awning)
  • Exterior Width: 6’7″
  • Slides Out: Zero
  • Bed Dimensions: 80″x54″
  • Outside Kitchen: Portable
  • MSRP: $23,313.00

Cons of the TigerMoth

We will highlight these disadvantages, as comparing the pop campers in this review we strongly believe these are important cons to consider.

  • Very limited space inside
  • No room for a portable toilet inside the camper
  • Expensive when compared with similar options

Starcraft Comet Pop Up Campers

If you are looking for something used, the Starcraft Comet Pop Up camper is already part of an American tradition. You will easily see in any RV park a Starcraft pop-up camper camping, and its owner enjoying one of the most traditional camper trailers in the United States. You won’t see any new models recently manufactured, and yet you will see that they are in very good condition, even though they may be models from 10 years ago. Versatile and durable, I’d say that’s what characterizes the Starcraft Comet as the Best Small Pop up camper.

Starcraft Comet 3611HW is a High Wall version of a very lightweight and one of the best small pop up campers of the American tradition. Only 3500 lbs GVWR and 2650 lbs UVW. When fully opened is 25’6″

See the picture below of this used 2007 Starcraft 2407 that looks new. Or the good quality interior of the kitchen of this 2016 Starcraft Comet 3611HW.

Clipper 107LS: Best Small Pop Up Camper with 2 Queen Beds

The great advantage of pop up campers is that by folding out the ends you can easily get a very long and spacious floor plan that includes up to 2 queen beds and when folded down is less than 13 feet long. This is offered by another Coachmen RV model in the Clipper line that is our favorite model for families: Clipper 107LS. If your vehicle can tow between 2000 and 3000 lbs., this pop up camper is a great option.

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Best Small pop up camper with 2 queen beds: Clipper 107LS Floorplan (when folded, the exterior length is under 13 feet) Source of photos and specs: https://coachmenrv.com/

Let’s see some brief specs for the Clipper 107LS small pop up camper. Consider more options for campers with 2 queen beds following the link to our article.

  • Hitch Weight: 208 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 1,801 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 1,137 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 2,938 lbs.
  • Box Size: 10′
  • Exterior Open Length: 20′ 5″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 4′ 10″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 13′ 2″
  • Exterior Width: 85″
  • Slides Out: Zero
  • Outside Kitchen: Portable
  • 360-Tour available here

Best Not-So-Small Pop-Up Campers with Bathrooms

Forest River Flagstaff Sports Enthusiast 23SCSE Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Shower

The Flagstaff Sports Enthusiast 23SCSE by Forest River is a pop up camper equipped with a cassette toilet and a shower.

The bathroom of the Flagstaff 23SCSE is a wet bath that includes a cassette toilet and a shower.

  • Hitch Weight: 294 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 2,952 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 842 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 3,794 lbs.
  • Box Size: 12′
  • Exterior Open Length: 26′ 5″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 6′ 2″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 22′ 3″
  • Exterior Width: 84″
  • Slides Out: 1
  • Outside Kitchen: Yes
  • Real Queen and King Size Beds
  • Bathroom: Yes (wet bath, toilet, and shower)
  • 360-Tour available here

Although when fully opened is not a tiny pop up camper, when closed is a trailer under 25 feet, that is why is in our recommended options for the best small pop up campers and because is one of the few tent trailers on our list with a full wet bathroom (toilet and shower). The Flagstaff 23SCSE has an outdoor kitchen on a patio equipped with an awning of 10′ 6″ length and a griddle assembly. Next to the griddle, is the entry door.

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Flagstaff 23SCSE by Forest River – Pop Up camper with Toilet and Shower
Source of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

As you can see in the floor plan above, to the left of the entry door there is a wet bath with a cassette toilet and a shower with fabric curtains. Across from there, you will find the kitchen with a single stainless-steel sink, a three-burner cooktop, and a refrigerator under the countertop. There is a comfortable booth dinette (64″x 50″) placed in the single slide-out. Both bunk ends have comfortable queen and king-size beds (70″x 80″ and 60″x 80″). This RV is one of a kind, a great option if you are looking for the best small pop-up campers with toilet and shower for 2023.

If you want to learn more about Pop Up Camper Weights, we recommend following the link to our article.

Flagstaff HW27KS: Best Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Shower

The Flagstaff HW27KS, trim from the High Wall Series by Forest River is a pop up camper with a toilet and shower, which is a great option to consider for those who are looking for pop up campers with a bathroom. This high wall pop up camper is a luxury pop up camper, still lightweight when compared with other travel trailers and fifth wheels.

  • Hitch Weight: 380 lbs.
  • UVW (Dry Weight – Unloaded Vehicle Weight): 3,334 lbs.
  • CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): 546 lbs.
  • GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 3,880 lbs.
  • Box Size: 14′
  • Exterior Open Length: 25′ 9″
  • Exterior Closed Height: 6′ 7″
  • Exterior Closed Length: 19′ 6″
  • Exterior Width: 84″
  • Slides Out: 1
  • Outside Kitchen: Yes. Slide-out kitchen with two-burner and a griddle
  • Real Queen and King Size Beds
  • Bathroom: Yes (wet bath, cassette toilet, and shower)
  • 360-Tour available here

When closed the Flagstaff HW27KS is a camper trailer under 20 feet, short enough to say this is a tiny pop up camper. However, when fully opened it is not tiny at all. As you can see in the floorplan of this Flagstaff High Wall HW27KS, the floorplan offers a similar arrangement that you can find in any travel trailer under 20 feet, or even more, as you will have Real Queen and King Size Beds, a slide-out kitchen outdoors and a griddle in a patio area under an awning of 13′ length. Atypical of many pop-up campers, this Flagstaff HW27KS pop up camper has a toilet and shower.  

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Flagstaff High Wall HW27KSSource of photos and specs: https://forestriverinc.com/

To the left of the entry door, you will find the kitchen with a double stainless-steel sink, a three-burner cooktop, a microwave oven, and a refrigerator. There is a huge U-shaped booth dinette (72″x 50″) placed in the single slide-out. Both bunk ends have comfortable queen and king-size beds (70″x 80″ and 60″x 80″). This RV is one of a kind, a great option if you are looking for the best small pop up campers with toilet and shower for 2022 and 2023.

Flagstaff HW27KS: Best Small Pop Up Camper with Toilet and Shower

If you still want to dive into more lightweight and small camper options, we have a few articles for you.

We hope you get the most out of our review, including retro pop-up campers such as Starcraft Comet and some of the new 2022 and 2023 best tiny pop up campers for 2023. I hope you find the lightest and smallest pop up camper on the current market and learn more options you have to choose the best small pop up camper under 1500 lbs with toilet and shower.


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About John Smith

For more than 30 years I worked in the exciting world of RV manufacturing. I liked knowing that I could improve the campers with customer feedback and see the improvements and upgrades on floor plans, delivering the best designs and the best quality RVs, year after year. After traveling with my family in RVs and small rented campers across the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and even North Africa, I feel that I must share personal experiences, guidance, concerns, tips, and news. At Camper Outdoor, we share our biggest passion, weekend getaways in a camper, RV vacations, extended stays in RV parks, the quiet life of senior couples who choose to spend more time enjoying their RV, and boondocking experiences (which as in the beginning was unsuccessful, we have good tips to avoid the same thing happening to you!). Enjoy this website created just for you!

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