– [Reacher] We've beentelling you camping time is creeping up on us, soit won't be a surprise that this one is gonnahave some campers in it, but this one is a bit different, as it came about due to somany requests for a video having options on the lowerend of the price spectrum.
In listening to ourviewers, I gathered up a few to bring you 15 of my favorite campers currently under $20, 000.
Just as a side note, I would like to add that these are in no particular order, since they each have afew somethings about them that I think are super cool.
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– [Reacher] This first one caught my eye due to the versatility, whichcan make a huge difference with these smaller campers.
The side hatch is a nice addition, as it provides an open spaciousness when it and the rearentrance door are both open.
I'm still not completely soldon slide-out kitchens though, but this one offers a tonof space for everything and hides itself underneathone of the benches when not in use, sothere's no wasted room.
Speaking of room, there's enoughto sleep two people inside and another two outside, ifyou wanna put a rooftop tent on this bad boy.
Throw in some solar panels for the integrated electrical systems and the idea of sevenplus days off the grid doesn't sound so bad.
– [Alex] Number 14.
– [Reacher] This next one tapsinto that sense of nostalgia that I hope all of us can appreciate.
The style is reminiscent ofan era that I'm pretty sure most of us weren't evenborn in, and if you were, feel free to comment and letus know the memories you have of those camping tripsfrom back in the day.
So, I think it goes withoutsaying that my favorite thing about this trailer is theaddition of the boat on top.
I said in a previous videothat having to choose between towing a boatand a camper is no fun, so this eliminates that problem.
Again, there's that versatility.
Adding in the option ofgetting out on the water without having to rent awatercraft goes a long way in the fun department.
– [Alex] Number 13.
– [Reacher] I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the first thing my brain latched onto when I saw this one wasthe string of lighting around the exterior and interior.
Feel free to make yourjokes about simple minds, loud noises, and shiny objects below, but it's not just theaesthetics that make this one.
The rear bumper actually has an optional slide-out storage unit hidden behind it.
Seriously, who thinks of this stuff? And the icing on the cakeis the ability to alter the floor plan to include triple bunk beds and as most of you know from past videos, my inner child loves me some bunk beds.
– [Alex] Number 12.
– [Reacher] It goes withoutsaying that buying a camper isn't just about the neatthings and the way it looks.
There's also the side you don't see, such as the framework and chassis and that's what caught me on this one.
It utilizes an all-aluminum, all-tube, fully welded cage frame, which differs from others that have a steel frameon a base with walls that are stapled or screwed onto them.
This difference inmanufacturing is what makes it the strongest in the industry and like some other brands out there, this one has developed quite a following, which involves owners ofthese trailers forming groups on social media platforms.
We'll throw the links to thegroups in the description for those who are interested.
– [Alex] Number 11.
– [Reacher] AlthoughI'm a fan of diversity, there's also that needfor the standard camper that has all you needlocated on the inside.
Not only does this floorplan have a kitchenette spanning the width of the trailer, it has a slide-out whichhouses the dinette area and a fully enclosed wet bath.
I think it goes withoutsaying how nice it is not to have to bathe inan exterior enclosure.
– [Alex] Number 10.
– [Reacher] This onecomes in with the standard teardrop shape you'd expectfrom a smaller trailer, but don't let that fool you.
In this case, the ruggedlook isn't selling a false promise of howtough this trailer is.
I won't get too deep intothe specs on this one, but the base model aloneis loaded with most things you'd find as add-ons whenbuying from other companies.
The guys behind this one arepassionate about what they do and test the hell out ofeverything themselves.
That dedication to one's own product goes a long way with me, making this one a definite entry for this list and I have to add that thejet black powder coating on this thing ups theintimidation factor by 100%.
– [Alex] Number nine.
– [Reacher] It took awhile for me to sell myself on this style of storagetrailer, rooftop tent combo, but once I saw the appeal, it really made me want one and like most things, everytime I think I've decided on what I like, I see somethingthat makes me reconsider, but this one, so far, it'sstaying at the top of the pack.
The cargo area has more than enough space to hold all of your gear, as well as a full-sized ATV.
The tent mount can handlea hard or a soft shell, along with an attached awning.
My favorite thing, though, is the 360 degree area lighting package, whichbasically allows for you to see what animal is raiding your trailer while you're hiding up in the tent.
– [Alex] Number eight.
– [Reacher] Here's anotherone that falls into the realm of a normal-looking trailer, but just like the one I mentioned earlier, it'swhat inside that counts.
These floor plans startat just 14 feet in length, which doesn't sound like alot of room for a camper, but the company managed toget a large dinette area, which also converts to a sleeper, a separate sofa, a spacious kitchenette, and an enclosed wet bath in that space.
My office is roughly the same size as this and I can barely seem tomake anything fit in it, so yeah, high five to this one.
– [Alex] Number seven.
– [Reacher] Most of mycamping excursions as a kid involved truck bed campersor a tent on the ground, so I guess it goes without saying that I might be partial to this one, but it's not just my own history that makes it one for the list.
The story of how thisone came to be appeals to my nomadic rebelliousness.
On top of that, the attention to detail, the rugged materials, andthe common sense approach to the layout and what'sincluded are the sole reasons it's the only truck bedcamper that I would consider if I were to buy one.
– [Alex] Number six.
– [Reacher] I stumbled uponthis one some time back and fell in love with theidea of it immediately.
If ever there was a camperto define modularity, this is the one.
It's composed of interchangeable panels, which allow for theuser to create a layout specific to their needs, which can be extended in size.
The door, the windows, and theoptional interior accessories can be used as needed, aswell as the whole thing being able to break down andstore away in a compact form.
A camper that can fit any size trailer and still be stowed awayin a corner of the garage? I'd say it doesn't getany easier than that.
– [Alex] Number five.
– [Reacher] This nextone is the big brother to the previous entry.
I love the idea of this one so much, I felt that I had to mention that the company alsooffers a stationary option.
Although it's intended to be aspecific size once assembled, it does still offer the modularity, as the user can put panels and accessories in the layout that theychoose and as an added bonus, the panels are interchangeablebetween this and the trailer.
– [Alex] Number four.
– [Reacher] Although this oneisn't readily sold in the US, I am partial to it for many reasons.
I love the look and stylethat hints at a teardrop, but has enough of a differentshape to be more modern.
On top of that, it haseverything located internally while still offering plenty of space to move around comfortably.
Couple that with the largewindows and you create the impression of atrailer larger than it is and speaking of thesize, this one is smaller than my previously mentionedoffice and still manages to have more than I think I could fit.
Obviously, interiordesign is not my forte.
– [Alex] Number three.
– [Reacher] So, this oneis as different as it gets from any others on this list.
This is a straight up, bonafide covered wagon and before you ask, no, it doesn't have to be pulled by horses, although that is an option.
The look of this one willtake you back in time, but it has all of the amenitiesof a modern camper and more.
That, and it's just cool as heck.
I'm a big fan of the lookof natural wood grain on just about anything.
Add in the ability to customize the layout to the needs of the user and the option of a wood-burning stoveand you've got a no-brainer on why this is one of my favorites.
– [Alex] Number two.
– [Reacher] First off, Iwanna say that it pains me that this company went out of business.
I get that things happen, but it just kind of sucks when there are those thatput their heart and soul into something and itdoesn't pay off as expected and like the last entry, the natural wood grain is a big plus for me.
That, along with the attention to detail, the rugged design, andthe customizable nature, what every company shouldoffer in some capacity.
As a side note, they alsooffered a truck bed version that was just as awesome.
Even though they're no longer around, their website is still up.
If anything, you should checkout what they had to offer, just out of appreciationfor the skill set.
– [Alex] Number one.
– [Reacher] This final entry on the list is one I have yet to see in any form, but I hope that itinfluences those yet to come.
Not only does it have a pop-up roof in the front and the back, italso has pop-out side walls, which more than double theliving and sleeping space.
All of this can be coveredwith a mosquito mesh tent offering protection from the elements, while still enjoying the openfeeling of the outer areas.
Side walls that pop out, that's some outside-the-boxthinking that you cannot ignore.
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