15 Affordable Campers and Travel Trailers Under 20K


– [Reacher] We’ve been
telling you camping time is creeping up on us, so
it won’t be a surprise that this one is gonna
have some campers in it, but this one is a bit different, as it came about due to so
many requests for a video having options on the lower
end of the price spectrum. In listening to our
viewers, 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 a
few somethings about them that I think are super cool. – Thank you for watching Minds Eye Design. Number 15. – [Reacher] This first one caught my eye due to the versatility, which
can 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 rear
entrance door are both open. I’m still not completely sold
on slide-out kitchens though, but this one offers a ton
of space for everything and hides itself underneath
one of the benches when not in use, so
there’s no wasted room. Speaking of room, there’s enough
to sleep two people inside and another two outside, if
you wanna put a rooftop tent on this bad boy. Throw in some solar panels for the integrated electrical systems and the idea of seven
plus days off the grid doesn’t sound so bad. – [Alex] Number 14. – [Reacher] This next one taps
into that sense of nostalgia that I hope all of us can appreciate. The style is reminiscent of
an era that I’m pretty sure most of us weren’t even
born in, and if you were, feel free to comment and let
us know the memories you have of those camping trips
from back in the day. So, I think it goes without
saying that my favorite thing about this trailer is the
addition of the boat on top. I said in a previous video
that having to choose between towing a boat
and a camper is no fun, so this eliminates that problem. Again, there’s that versatility. Adding in the option of
getting out on the water without having to rent a
watercraft 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 was
the string of lighting around the exterior and interior. Feel free to make your
jokes about simple minds, loud noises, and shiny objects below, but it’s not just the
aesthetics 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 cake
is 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 without
saying that buying a camper isn’t just about the neat
things 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 frame
on a base with walls that are stapled or screwed onto them. This difference in
manufacturing 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 of
these trailers forming groups on social media platforms. We’ll throw the links to the
groups in the description for those who are interested. – [Alex] Number 11. – [Reacher] Although
I’m a fan of diversity, there’s also that need
for the standard camper that has all you need
located on the inside. Not only does this floor
plan have a kitchenette spanning the width of the trailer, it has a slide-out which
houses the dinette area and a fully enclosed wet bath. I think it goes without
saying how nice it is not to have to bathe in
an exterior enclosure. – [Alex] Number 10. – [Reacher] This one
comes in with the standard teardrop shape you’d expect
from a smaller trailer, but don’t let that fool you. In this case, the rugged
look isn’t selling a false promise of how
tough this trailer is. I won’t get too deep into
the specs on this one, but the base model alone
is loaded with most things you’d find as add-ons when
buying from other companies. The guys behind this one are
passionate about what they do and test the hell out of
everything 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 the
jet black powder coating on this thing ups the
intimidation factor by 100%. – [Alex] Number nine. – [Reacher] It took a
while for me to sell myself on this style of storage
trailer, rooftop tent combo, but once I saw the appeal,
it really made me want one and like most things, every
time I think I’ve decided on what I like, I see something
that makes me reconsider, but this one, so far, it’s
staying 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 handle
a hard or a soft shell, along with an attached awning. My favorite thing, though,
is the 360 degree area lighting package, which
basically 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 another
one that falls into the realm of a normal-looking trailer,
but just like the one I mentioned earlier, it’s
what inside that counts. These floor plans start
at just 14 feet in length, which doesn’t sound like a
lot of room for a camper, but the company managed to
get 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 to
make anything fit in it, so yeah, high five to this one. – [Alex] Number seven. – [Reacher] Most of my
camping excursions as a kid involved truck bed campers
or 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 this
one came to be appeals to my nomadic rebelliousness. On top of that, the attention to detail, the rugged materials, and
the common sense approach to the layout and what’s
included are the sole reasons it’s the only truck bed
camper that I would consider if I were to buy one. – [Alex] Number six. – [Reacher] I stumbled upon
this one some time back and fell in love with the
idea of it immediately. If ever there was a camper
to define modularity, this is the one. It’s composed of interchangeable panels, which allow for the
user to create a layout specific to their needs,
which can be extended in size. The door, the windows, and the
optional interior accessories can be used as needed, as
well as the whole thing being able to break down and
store away in a compact form. A camper that can fit any size trailer and still be stowed away
in a corner of the garage? I’d say it doesn’t get
any easier than that. – [Alex] Number five. – [Reacher] This next
one 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 also
offers a stationary option. Although it’s intended to be a
specific size once assembled, it does still offer the modularity, as the user can put panels and accessories in the layout that they
choose and as an added bonus, the panels are interchangeable
between this and the trailer. – [Alex] Number four. – [Reacher] Although this one
isn’t readily sold in the US, I am partial to it for many reasons. I love the look and style
that hints at a teardrop, but has enough of a different
shape to be more modern. On top of that, it has
everything located internally while still offering plenty of space to move around comfortably. Couple that with the large
windows and you create the impression of a
trailer larger than it is and speaking of the
size, this one is smaller than my previously mentioned
office and still manages to have more than I think I could fit. Obviously, interior
design is not my forte. – [Alex] Number three. – [Reacher] So, this one
is 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 will
take you back in time, but it has all of the amenities
of a modern camper and more. That, and it’s just cool as heck. I’m a big fan of the look
of 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 stove
and you’ve got a no-brainer on why this is one of my favorites. – [Alex] Number two. – [Reacher] First off, I
wanna 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 that
put their heart and soul into something and it
doesn’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, and
the customizable nature, what every company should
offer in some capacity. As a side note, they also
offered 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 check
out what they had to offer, just out of appreciation
for 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 it
influences those yet to come. Not only does it have a pop-up roof in the front and the back, it
also has pop-out side walls, which more than double the
living and sleeping space. All of this can be covered
with a mosquito mesh tent offering protection from the elements, while still enjoying the open
feeling of the outer areas. Side walls that pop out, that’s some outside-the-box
thinking that you cannot ignore. – Hi everyone and thank you for watching. I’m Chanli with Minds Eye Design. We’d 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. If you have an idea for a future video, leave another comment and let us know, and then, if we use your idea, we’ll give you a shout-out in that video, but don’t leave yet. Keep watching because there’s more. (calm music)

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  1. Thank you for watching everyone! This video is for all of you who have been requesting more affordable lists.
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  2. Boat/Camper I remember these!😊! I was born in 1962 and it's so good to see this idea coming back, so practical!!

  3. Still confused on why travel trailers are so frickin expensive. As a fabricater there's not enough there to justify the cost. But the dealership get most of it

  4. I 'VE FOUND THE RIGHT ONE NOW.After a lot of looking & learning i've found the PERFECT caravan.It'll fit (just) in my garage.I can get a 2010 FREEDOM JETSTREAM ~ FIRST CLASS LIGHT WEIGHT 2 BERTH for Β£8,000 ish.The FREEDOM JETSTREAM TWIN is v.similar too for interior spec.Size,height,length and width,weight is the same but unsure if it has a heater for warmth/hot water.Both are 650kgs so max payload 750kg so my little car will easily pull it.I'll be getting a portable 100W foldable solar charging panel,3x decent long thermal curtains which i'll double up and put behind the normal curtains to keep heat in on all the windows (except the kitchen window of course,cut out some carpets for underneath the seats/storage space to keep some more warmth in the caravan and may get some carpet for the rest of the caravan throughout to keep it snug through the British winter.I also have a battery jump pack with a 3 pin house hold UK plug and can use a normal battery charger to charge up the lessure battery if i ever need it (incase) I wanna be prepared for off the grid when and if i need it.I'm new to camping by the way lol

  5. My favorite is the Armadillo. They are one of the few companies that state in detail how their campers are constructed and how they are usable in frigid weather. And the offer and furnace. Having the ability to use the camper in all four seasons is a big factor for me in my decision making process.

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