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15 Affordable Campers Under 10K | Micro Camping to Caravan RV

October 13, 2019


– [Reacher] One of the many
factors in choosing a camper is the diversity and pricing. If you’re looking to buy one, then you probably got the money to spare, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend all of your hard-earned cash. I’m Reacher. And for those of you getting paid in something other than pizza and beer, here’s our list of 15
campers under $10,000. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 15. – [Reacher] This first
entry is one of a few of the teardrop-style
campers on this list. The SunRay Model 109 from
Indiana-based Sunset Park RV has the standard layout
you’ve come to expect just with a few minor differences. The most noticeable is
the interior sleeper. Instead of the traditional
mattress on the floor, there’s bench seating along one wall that has an extending platform underneath the dual-purpose cushion, which
can be unfolded as needed. A rear hatch opens up to the kitchenette, which goes the extra mile with its oversized stainless steel sink, dual-burner cooktop, microwave, and a six cubic foot refrigerator. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 14. – [Reacher] If I told you that you could fit two full-sized
tents on top of this one, you’d probably be a bit skeptical. But it’s a thing, and
here’s a photo to prove it. The box-like shape of
this off-road towable has an interior measuring
seven feet in length and just under five feet in width, providing plenty of room
for a full-sized mattress and storage compartments all around. The access door to the rear kitchen opens to the side instead of up, which adds a unique touch but takes away the added benefit of a built-in roof over the cooking area. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 13. – [Reacher] The days of
needing a big vehicle to pull your camper are long gone due to the number of companies
marketing small campers. The Camp-Let from UK-based
Isabella is no exception, measuring just 10 and
a half feet in length with a dry weight around 600 pounds. An added bonus is a special bracket that allows the trailer to
be stowed away on its side in a standard home garage. Once on site, the trailer is opened, and the attached tent is set up to create a sleeping area
for up to four people, along with a central living space that maxes out at 194 square feet. Along with all of this
is an optional kitchen that can be attached to
the tailgate of the trailer as well as extra annexes that
increase the usable space. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 12. – [Reacher] This mini trailer
from Chilean-based Campbox is another one made for
the extreme outdoors. It comes in four different models, each utilizing a trailer that has an external
rear storage compartment and an internal sleeping area that can fit a full-sized mattress. The differences in each
one are the added features, which include a side
awning and rooftop tent, a slide out kitchen in the front along with side-mounted
fold out prep tables, and a 100-watt front mounted solar array. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 11. – [Reacher] This handy little
trailer from TC Teardrops is the perfect starter for anyone wanting to get into the small camper life. And though it may be smaller than most, measuring just four feet wide by eight feet long at its shortest, it’s got more than enough
room to put everything in. Each one has the standard set up, employing an outside kitchen area accessible via a rear hatch, while dual doors, one on each side, provide entrance to the sleeping area. Additional features include
a side-mounted shower unit, an awesome bat wing-style awning, and an even awesomer bunk
bed for the children. (soft music) – [Woman] Number 10. – [Reacher] If you like the
idea of back to basics camping but don’t want to sleep
in a tent on the ground, then this entry may be just
the one you’re looking for. The GFC Platform Camper is made up of a tubular steel frame
work, composite panels for the side walls and roof,
and vinyl fabric for the tent. The roof raises at an angle creating a sleeping area
above the bed of the truck that can be configured
for one or two people. The side walls can be used open or closed, and if needed, they can also
be removed to allow the vehicle to haul cargo without removing the camper. (soft music) – [Woman] Number nine. – [Reacher] For those of you who might not be driving a
vehicle with four wheels, we though of you as well. This ultra-tiny teardrop style trailer is composed of a steel framework with an aluminum shell
measuring just three feet wide, four and a half feet long,
and just over two feet tall. If you’re wondering how this one manages to function as a camper, the
secret is the fold-up floor that also serves as a sleeping area. When the bedroll is opened, it expands to a length
just under eight feet. There’s even an included
storage area in the rear for housing the basic cooking essentials. (soft music) – [Woman] Number eight. – [Reacher] At first glance, the teardrop shape of
this one doesn’t stand out due to the simple color scheme and lack of extras attached to it, but that’s the idea behind the
Do-Drop from Oregon Trail’R. The company was going for
a design that was simple and didn’t have to be
towed by a large vehicle, which shows as its dry
weight is roughly 550 pounds. The lack of a rear space, which usually utilizes the
kitchen and food prep area, helps make both of these possible. The interior is basic, as well, having only a sleeping area
for a full-sized mattress, shelving at each end, and
a single light fixture. (soft music) – [Woman] Number seven. – [Reacher] We included
the fancier big brother of this one on our previous
list of campers under $20,000. Although it’s not the same model, it’s still the same quality at
a little over half the price. Along with a single side door, two rear doors open to an interior that measures nine feet in length with the width just over five feet. Inside is a front-mounted storage cabinet that contains a Bluetooth stereo system, USB ports, and plug ins as well as a floor space big enough
for a queen-size mattress. Just like the previous entry, this one doesn’t have an attached kitchen, but it does have options such as a tent that can be attached to the rear to increase the living space and one of those ultra-cool
bat wing-style awnings. (soft music) – [Woman] Number six. – [Reacher] When I think about camping, I think of things like travel, adventure, and hiding out from the law, and this next camper
might be just what I need for all those things. It comes in three versions, the basic, the deluxe, and the premium, each with a dry weight
just under 1100 pounds, making it light enough to be towed by most mid-sized vehicles. Standard features, which are
dependent on the version, include a double floor
with removable panels to access extra storage, a
tri-fold queen-sized mattress, and a full kitchenette in the rear that includes a flush mounted
stainless steel cooker and sink along with a slide-out cooler. (soft music) – [Woman] Number five. – [Reacher] National Geographic Adventure hailed this one as the
coolest camper ever. Assuming their judgment
isn’t as impaired as mine, we can trust that statement. This lightweight aluminum
frame popup weighs in at 840 pounds with a cargo
capacity of 960 pounds between the deck and the top rack. The dual purpose use of a cargo trailer, which converts to a camper,
makes for smoother travels when you have somewhere to stow your extra gear during transport. The spacious interior has
a six and a half foot hide as well as multiple configurations
for dining and sleeping. The attached awning provides
an additional 46 square feet of usable space for those
requiring a bit more outdoor time. (soft music) – [Woman] Number four. – [Reacher] Just like
the earlier Camp-Let, the Stockman Kwik Kampa 2
is a trailer-tent combo, only a lot more on the rugged side. Once it’s opened, an attached
annex covers the top and rear of the trailer for a total
footprint of 65 square feet. The main area inside
houses a full-sized bed with a slide out storage tray underneath while outside is a 135 square
foot swing around awning and slide out kitchen that’s hidden away in the front storage boxes. (soft music) – [Woman] Number three. – [Reacher] Of all the
trailer-tent combos on the list, this one has to be the most organized regarding functionality
as every compartment is accessible without
having to set anything up. It measures in at just under 11 feet long and five feet high, with a
width just over five feet. The primary storage includes
a full-sized outdoor kitchen with a slide-out cooler. Directly above this is a cargo deck that can hold up to 600 pounds
while an elevated platform with a rooftop tent finishes out the mix. The Woolly Bear has a dry
weight of just 990 pound and a tongue weight around 140 pounds, making it the ideal camper for
most four-cylinder vehicles. (soft music) – [Woman] Number two. – [Reacher] This entry almost
took the number one spot due to it being light enough
to be towed by my Prius, and it just looks cool. Set up on this one is
easy as all it requires is raising the rear roof panel and securing the included tent. Inside, you’ll find a full-sized bed, a countertop with a sink, refrigerator, and heater on one side,
while opposite that is another countertop
with an air conditioner and a Bluetooth stereo. Although there is an
included portable toilet, additional bathing
facilities aren’t included in the standard model. (soft music) We wanted to give a
shout out to K9 Campers for their creative take on houses and beds for our little four-legged friends. As you can see from these photos, they put a lot of detail into their work. If you’re looking for a bit more info, the link to their
Facebook page can be found in the video description. (soft music) – [Woman] Number one. – [Reacher] Although it’s color scheme gives the impression of a basic design, this is every bit of what a
contemporary caravan should be. The box shape with its rounded front end measures just under 16 feet in length and seven feet in width
with an internal height of six and a half feet. In the front is a small dinette
that converts to a sleeper. Moving back, you’ll find
a sofa along one wall while opposite that is
a small kitchenette. In the very back is a corner
bathroom with a small tub and standup shower
across from the entrance. (soft music) There you have it. Whether you’re broke, frugal,
or just need the basics, this list should help you out. Be sure and let us know in the comments what your thought were on our choices as well as any suggestions you think should have made the cut. Also, don’t forget to throw in your guesses for the trivia campers. The grand prize on that one? You get to lie and claim you’re the smartest person in the room. If something with a bit more
to it is more your style, the be sure to check out
our camper video playlist. We’ve got a little bit
of everything in those, so if you can’t find
one to suit your needs, then re-watch everything ’cause you probably missed something. Once again, I’m Reacher. And as always, thanks for watching. ♪ Hello world, wake me up to ♪ ♪ Another good, good morning ♪ ♪ Time to go ♪ ♪ Oh, we are all looking for adventure ♪ – Hi everyone, and thank you for watching. I’m Chal Nee with Mind’s Eye Design. – Hey guys, this is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. – We love to hear your feedback, so please leave some comments below. And let us know your favorite from this video and why you liked it. – Also, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to hit the
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  2. Great vid! Thank you! I'm actually looking for a small tow behind camper. I'll let you know which one I chose!

  3. Great video on small car towable campers. I like #13 Isabella. Kind of a modern take on a pop-up. Being able to store it on its side is a real bonus, plus low weight and low drag for better miles per gallon.

  4. Not many criminals/ex-convicts drive a Prius. Your brand would be better served by driving a Harley or big pickup truck.

  5. I always enjoy your video presentations. For a budget camper, it is hard to beat the "Runaway" collection out of Florida. They are very basic, but if you subscribe to the "less is more" philosophy, they should be worth considering. The smallest ones are ultra affordable. Speaking of ultra, the trivia motorhome pictured looks very similar to an Ultravan. However, I thought the Ultravans had styrofoam bumpers.

  6. Thank you! Trailers to tow behind a car and Reacher too… This may be my favorite video yet! Can't decide which I like most, 15,13, or 2!

  7. The coachman is pretty impressive for the price and features. I was surprised that you were able to find as many nice trailers as you did for this one. Great Job!

  8. Too many to pick from but it is a nice variety. Will be saving this one. Re the lengthy conclusion, I feel the music was a bit overpowering and made it hard to hear the talking. You wanted feedback. You're still my favorite channel.

  9. Hands down, #1 was truly #1. Seems like you gave it less dedicated time than any of the runner ups.?.? For under 10K, #1 is easily the winner and #6 was pretty nice as well.
    Edit: Here's some guesses for the names of the campers. 1.- The Quonset Hut, 2.- The Sub (Hero) Sandwich.

  10. Love the new intros and ending. I like the small camper but am leaning towards redoing a utility van or tiny bus.

  11. I agree with William Pysell
    's previous comment on the fact that these are great for the younger crowd. The Coachmen Clipper Express looked to be simple to set up while having most of the amenities needed for the older generation. Maybe someday someone will design campers like these for the retired and still active crowd. Thanks for your reviews.

  12. I bought my brand new viking saga 16fb in dec 2017 for $8995. Looks a lot like #1 on your list. So far has been a great camper.

  13. With wide open borders you could not pay me to sleep outdoors with the homeless, diseased & violent illegals

  14. I’m just not sure about stumbling out of a rooftop tent at 3 a.m. in the morning when Mother Nature calls.

  15. Tell us what it's called! I'm searching everywhere. I want one for my '72 Chevy long bed pick up truck. Can't find it!!!!!

  16. Hello Reacher….Here's one I did not see made your list. It's the Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G12RK. Looks good to me and priced less than $10K depending on where you go, lol

  17. I think you should've included the Runaway camper (http://www.runawaycampers.com/). It's simple and affordable.

  18. good video but the only problem is most of the trailers shown on their website are over 10K, base model are under but the video showed all the pricey ones. the woolly trailer shown in the video for example is about 12K on the website.

  19. Really liked #2. It reminded me of the motorcycle camper I used for years. The Canadian Leesurlite can be setup in about a minute, sleeps two, interior height of 6’4” and weighed less than 300lbs. I put many miles on my used $1,000 camper, mostly in Arkansas. I also towed it to Sacramento from Louisiana and back, a two- month trip of some 10,000 miles. Great video and loads of camper talking points.

  20. Black series offroad camper. Alpha model. Trailer with tent and kitchen set.up Same price range 10k. Definitely worth checking out. Love mine.

  21. I own a #2. It's been great on 3 trips so far. I liked it as I got it and it's been fun modifying it to be way I want it.

  22. This is more like it. Prices..under $10k..things I can tow with my Taco.

    That Escape Mini looks pretty good.

  23. You have to check out Jumping Jack trailers. We got ours 2 years ago for just under $8000. It’s a canvas pop up type. We love it. Doesn’t get much press.

  24. We are looking for something compact, indoor bathroom (of some sort..just indoor) and cute. Just want to travel about but I am disabled. Want the safety of solid walls. Canvas can be seen through as well smashed by a Bear. Any Ideas? Would greatly appreciate them. Thank you Minds Eye Design! We did like #1.

  25. I definitely liked number one, if I owned it the axle and wheels would be changed to something beefier and you can always tweak the inside to make it more to one's own liking

  26. Ooooo that blue and white one is an Ultra Van. It's made of an all aluminum frame and powered by a corvair drive train. It was designed by a aviation engineer who wanted a light weight rv. I think it kinda looks like the Spruce Moose
    A friend was trying to buy one that was gutted. He was gonna do a v8 swap out of a 80 model cadillac front wheel drive car since that's what he used to do with corvairs back in the day.

  27. Thanks, nice lineup of cool camp trailers! FYI, one solar panel is not an "array." I can't believe what you chose for #1 tho, quite the ugly cheapo monstrosity.

  28. I am baffled by the teardrop with the folding floor for a sleeping area. It's shown like its open to the elements. Rain, mosquitoes? It has to have something to cover it?

  29. Nice toys, but still overpriced for the cost/night for the few years they are used. I have a $1k flatbed trailer that is a fine platform to haul all the gear and then acts as the Floor for 2 tents. If I want something better, I rent a yurt or cabin. If it needs to be more "rugged", then it's called a "hiking tent".
    I challenge all these makers to come up with a $2-4k camper.

  30. Thanks for the video: An entry that should be considered for v.1.1 would be the Tiny Camper Company offerings. I just bought their Rugged Rhino which is particularly well suited to the person who likes to customize the floor plan. Camp on!

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