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5 cool camper trailers you can buy right now

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Never sleep on the ground again

The AIR OPUS transforms from trailer to tent in 90 seconds.

When it comes to hitting the road for an extended adventure, you have a lot of options, ranging from add-on solutions like vehicle rooftop tents and portable kitchens to entirely tricked-out RVs and vans. Somewhere in between lies the camper-trailer, which offers a small—but efficient—home on the go. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.

Trailers are far from a new idea—people are still mad about Airstreams, for one—but today’s designers and manufacturers haven’t shied away from riffing on tradition, either.

Below, take a look at some of the inventive offerings in camper-trailer-land.

A white camper trailer in a desert. There are people in the trailer lounging on a bed. Courtesy of Polydrop Trailers

Name: The Polydrop Trailer
Cost: Currently 20 limited edition launch models cost $9,000 each, before shipping. Once they have ramped up production, the Polydrop trailer will cost $13,000.
Key features: Wood and skinned aluminum exterior, 760 pounds dry, 80-pound tongue weight for easy maneuverability, strut-assisted butterfly doors, roof vent, LED lighting, leather trim.

A trailer with a tent material top. The base is blue and the word Opus is on the side of the trailer.
The interior of a camper trailer. There are grey cushions in a pullout bed. There are pillows and blankets. The walls are light grey tent material.
The interior of a camper trailer. There is a kitchenette with a sink, stove, and storage compartments that hold food and other items. There is a microwave. Next to the kitchenette is a dining area with seats and a table.
A camper trailer on a beach near a body of water. The base is grey and has the word Opus written on it. The top is light grey tent material.

Cost: $2,499 for the Air Tent System add-on, available for all OPUS trailers, which range from $18,999 to $22,799
Key features: Pop-out tent inflates in 90 seconds, double beds with inner privacy tents, leatherette seating, kitchenette with stainless steel sink, portable toilet, skylights

A white camper trailer with a black stripe. The word Mantis is written on the black stripe. The roof has an inflatable pop out tent. Courtesy of TAXA Outdoors

Name: The Mantis by Taxa Outdoors
Cost: $36,900 MSRP
Key features: Lightweight, under 3,000 for easy towing, sleeps four adults, main full-size bed—located in the rear of the trailer—converts into a sofa, while the front area houses two bunk beds, can be stored in a standard length and height garage, wet bath, kitchen

A white and grey camper trailer.
The interior of a camper trailer van. There is a dining area with a green booth and table. There is a kitchenette with a sink and stove. The walls are white and there is a skylight over the dining area.
The interior of a camper van. There is a kitchen area with a sink and stove. There are tan seats. There is counter space that has two mugs on it.
The interior of a camper van. There is a kitchenette with a sink and stove. There is a table with a vase with flowers and various other items. The walls is white.

Name: The Nest by Airstream
Cost: $42,900
Key features: Fiberglass construction from one of the most revered companies in the industry, wide front tinted windshield, premium fixtures, a two-burner stove, a stainless steel sink, a microwave, and a 24-gallon fresh water tank, small wet bath, sliding screen door, blackout shades, LED interior lighting with Bluetooth Control, USB ports, and lots of overhead storage, sleeps two

A white camper trailer attached to a blue jeep. There is a man and a woman next to the trailer. There is a body of water surrounded by grass and trees.
The interior of a camper trailer. There is a woman in a blue vest who is stirring food in a bowl on a kitchenette.
The interior of a camper trailer. There are red seats surrounding a table. There is a small kitchenette with a dishwasher.
The interior of a camper trailer. There is a bed with grey bed linens and multiple assorted colorful pillows.

Name: Alto R Series Trailer by Safari Condo
Cost: From $29,756
Key features: Ultra-light travel trailer that has an exterior height of 83.5 inches so it fits in a garage, aluminum roof pops up electronically to reveal 7 feet of interior space, two dining areas that convert to sleeping quarters for three to four people, kitchen, fixed flush toiler, interior shower