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Cool small travel trailers
February 2009

Just some of the small travel trailers that RoTi and our readers think are cool...

R-Pod ultra lite travel trailer exterior

The R-Pod
Forest River says that "the r•pod is the first of it’s kind to offer you affordable luxury at the lowest tow weight in it’s class. All models are fully self-contained with holding tank capacities beyond comparison and a tank monitoring system at your fingertips."
Read about it here

Takena travel trailer exterior

Takena
Just 18'9" long with 3 floorplans - "aluminum vacuum bonded construction and composite floors with other features like residential style face frame cabinet construction" 
Read about it here
Airstream DWR Design Within Reach Travel Trailer exterior The Airstream DWR
Really cool (but pricey) - "a new design sensibility, unique materials, and modern classic furnishings" 
Read about it here
T@B
The T@B (TAB) teardrop trailer has an exterior height of just 7'7" - it can be stowed in most garages!
Read about it here
Coachmen M-Series small travel trailer being towed Coachmen M-Series
"a new line of truly ultra light travel trailers. Starting at under 3,000 lbs., the M-Series is easily towed by your minivan, crossover, large sedan, light truck, or SUV."
Read about it here

  
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