Lightweight Toy Haulers: 10 Amazing Options!

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If you’re planning an RV trip, and it turns out that you have quite a lot of equipment that you’re wanting to take with you, a regular RV isn’t going to cut it. RVs can be spacious, but between the beds, the kitchen, the bathroom, and having room to stay in it, there’s not much left for storage, even less so if you’re wanting to take a motorbike or similar!

The answer, of course, is to have a toy hauler. These are a type of RV, designed to have a storage space at the rear end for transporting large equipment and items, leaving the front half for living space. However, as toy haulers are bigger, you might then worry about the towing capacity, and whether it is viable with the vehicle you have.

So…why not choose a lightweight toy hauler? Smaller models will be lighter, and should be able to be towed by smaller vehicles, solving the entire issue! There are plenty of different options on the market, although we understand that this can make it even harder to pick one.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best lightweight toy haulers, all of them amazing options that we absolutely recommend looking into. And to help even further, we will also talk about what to look for in a toy hauler, so that you can purchase one with complete confidence.

Does that sound good? Then let’s get started!

Lightweight Toy Hauler at a group campsite

What is a Toy Hauler?

Before we get into our list of the 10 most amazing lightweight toy haulers, we thought it might be worth clarifying exactly what a toy hauler is, just in case you have never come across one before.

To explain it in a simple way, a toy hauler is a type of RV that has a garage space at the rear end, with a ramp for access. They are designed as such so that they can transport motorbikes, four-wheeler “toys” and big equipment or gear, which you might want to take with you on your RV travels.

The name, toy hauler, comes from the idea that it hauls toys in it, items, and wheeled equipment that you will use in different destinations.

As toy haulers have the garage-space at the end, they are a lot more spacious than normal RVs, and can also usually accommodate more people, and more items. Basically, they tend to be bigger. The front part is usually the living area, with beds, the bathroom, the kitchen, and similar. And the back is the garage area with plenty of storage space.

They can be very convenient, especially if you want to take a motorbike or similar with you, to explore whichever area you stop in. And the back door of the toy hauler turns into a ramp, making it easier to load in the equipment and gear.

As for a lightweight toy hauler, it is essentially a smaller type of toy hauler, designed to be as lightweight as possible so that it can be towed easier by smaller vehicles.

Our Top 10 Best Lightweight Toy Haulers

Here is our list of the top 10 best lightweight toy haulers, all of them smaller and more lightweight than the average, to suit those with smaller towing capabilities. All of them are different, so they will suit different needs and preferences, and hopefully, one of them will suit you! But at the very least, they will give you an idea of what is available on the market.

Let’s finally get to it. In no particular order, here are our top 10 favorites:

2018 Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 180RT Toy Hauler Travel Trailer

2018 Forest River FSX 180RT Exterior (Lightweight Toy Haulers)

First, on our list of amazing top lightweight toy haulers, we have the 2018 Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 180RT Toy Hauler Travel Trailer.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 3160 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 1776 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 21.9 x 7.6 x 10.2 feet
  • It is equipped to safely transport motorbikes
  • It does not have any satellite wiring
  • It is in need of additional fans, to ensure a cooler indoor temperature

This toy hauler might seem small, and it is most definitely lightweight, but it has a decent carrying capacity and plenty of space for transporting your toys and equipment on road trips! This is mainly thanks to the sheet metal sidewall construction, and the fiberglass entry door.

It also features oversized awning-style exit doors, some nitrogen-filled tires, a single-piece seamless roof with a 12-year manufacturer warranty, an LP detector, safety glass windows, a window exit, and a smoke detector for safety. So although it might not seem fancy, it certainly is equipped with plenty of desirable features!

As for comfort, it can accommodate up to four people thanks to the spacious interior. It also has a capacity for 38 gallons of fresh water, a shower, an LP and electric refrigerator, a roof-mounted air conditioner, faucets, countertops, two cooktop burners, a collapsible dining table, a 30-amp electrical service, vents in the bathroom and the living area, a microwave, a Bluetooth stereo, and a backup camera.

So…it’s pretty much an all-rounder option that has everything you could ever need while being lightweight and storing more than enough cargo!

2018 InTech Flyer XLT + Explorer Lightweight Toy Hauler

Next on our list, we have the 2018 InTech Flyer XLT + Explorer Lightweight Toy Hauler, highly favored amongst customers thanks to its simple and functional design, which is most definitely lightweight.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 1400 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of 1590 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 13.9 x 7.8 x 7.11 feet
  • It can accommodate up to four people
  • It includes charging and maintenance equipment for your toys (incredibly convenient)
  • It has been fitted with a 2-inch receiver, which is rated at 100lbs

This InTech Flyer toy hauler is by far one of the most lightweight available in the market, and although it does sacrifice a little on the carrying capacity, it still manages to be incredibly spacious, with a practical design that makes it ideal for adventure.
The build of this toy hauler is made from aluminum, which is why it is so light, and it features an all-tube construction with a fully-wedged cage frame. It is also made to resist rusting and is protected against paved roads, so it is 100% guaranteed to be durable, and last a good amount of time and usage.

As for the interior, it is functional and practical, but not without its comfort. You can pretty much do whatever you need with the inside of the toy hauler, converting it into a sleeping space, living or kitchen area, or simply storage for cargo. However, with the rugged design, the focus is clearly on transporting cargo and equipment. In fact, there is an overhead storage cubby, a front storage cabinet, storage nets, and a 2-inch receiver to hook bikes or similar.

One of the best features, and selling points, of this toy hauler, is definitely that it comes with charging outlets for your toys and gear, with 12V outlets, 120V outlets, and USB ports. There is also a MaxxAir Vent Fan, LED lights, and a Bluetooth stereo with speakers, so you’re fully equipped for transporting gear during your journey!

Forest River No Boundaries NB10.6

Interior of Forest River No Boundaries NB10.6 (lightweight toy hauler)

If all you have to carry with you is a small bike or motorbike, and nothing too heavy or major, then we highly recommend this toy hauler, the Forest River No Boundaries NB10.6. It is lightweight, sturdy, and has a more limited carrying capacity better suited to those that don’t need much.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 1606 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 1992 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 13.9 x 7.33 x 7.5 feet
  • It comes with an outdoor kitchen included
  • It is ideal for small bikes and motorbikes, nothing too heavy
  • It does not have a dedicated bathroom or sleeping area

If all you need to transport with you is a small motorbike or a pair of bikes, then there is no need to look for a big toy hauler, instead, you can stick to a lightweight option that is practical and convenient, and the more limited carrying capacity won’t be a problem, because you don’t need more.

Now, it is important to remember that this toy hauler is not designed with comfort in mind, and is not fancy in any way. Instead, it has been made to be practical and functional, keeping to a minimum weight while having a decent carrying capacity and space.

As mentioned in the key information, there is no designated bathroom or sleeping area, but this is something that makes it versatile, as it can be used solely for storage and cargo, and if needed, you could introduce and add a sleeping area or other amenities (although they would have to be quite minimal).

Basically, it is a bare-minimum toy hauler, with a focus on functionality and cargo, to transport your toys. This keeps it small and lightweight, and if truly needed, you could easily install some kitchen appliances or similar, allowing you to cater specifically to your own needs.

Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer Line G16TH

Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Exterior

If you’re looking for a highly professional and efficient, yet lightweight, toy hauler, then we recommend taking a look at the Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer Line G16TH.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 2842 pounds
  • It has a carrying weight capacity of 1688 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 18.4 x 88 x 9.9 inches
  • It features a roof-mounted solar panel
  • It comes with collapsible furniture, allowing for extra space
  • It is ideal for the transportation of motorbikes and four-wheelers

This toy hauler is absolutely perfect for transporting plenty of heavy cargo, and it does so while remaining decently lightweight, and keeping a professional and comfortable floor plan for living space.

With a focus on garage space, which is a full 104-inches x 60-inches area, it might seem as though the rest of the RV is rather small. However, thanks to the collapsible furniture, such as the sofa and bed, which can be flipped down, there is plenty of space available for everyday living.

It is one of the most convenient toy hauler options for those that want to take a motorbike or four-wheeler with them and is well-designed so that it is comfortable for heavy-duty usage and full-time adventuring.

Other things of note, in this Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer, are the set of amenities and appliances that come included. There is a three-way refrigerator, a 20,000 BTU furnace, a 1,000 W inverter, a wet bath system complete with a toilet and shower, and an outdoor gas grill! Plus, this toy hauler comes with a 100W roof-mount solar panel, which is great for powering your appliances in a sustainable and cheap way, no matter where you go!

Basically, it does not sacrifice comfort for the garage space and manages to have it all.

Jayco Octane Super Lite 161 Toy Hauler Trailer

Jayco Octane Super Lite 161 Exterior

Yet another amazing toy hauler, that focuses on functionality and practicality, rather than comfort, is the Jayco Octane Super Lite 161 Toy Hauler Trailer, popular amongst customers that like to keep things simple.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 4700 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 2800 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 20.8 x 10.67 x 8.5 feet
  • It remains lightweight even when loaded up with more than two bikes
  • It features a small bathroom
  • It excels in food storage capacity

The 2800 pounds of carrying capacity might not seem like a lot compared to other toy hauler options, however, the Jayco Octane Super Lite makes up for this by being incredibly spacious for what it is, with an 8-feet long garage that is both wide and tall. It has increased interior room, for efficiency, and you can make more garage space for storage as needed. It is especially ideal for carrying multiple small bikes.

As the focus of this toy hauler is on practicality, it doesn’t really have many comforts, which is what could be considered its downside. There is a small toilet and a 30-amp service, and that’s pretty much it. However, there is an air conditioner and an auto-ignition furnace for long trips, and there is an excellent storage capacity for food, with an 8 cubic feet double door refrigerator, and a two-burner cooktop!

So you can think of this toy hauler as the perfect option for storage, and food.

K-Z Escape E180TH Toy Hauler Travel Trailer

K-Z Escape E180TH Exterior

If you want an affordable and versatile toy hauler that can pretty much adapt to your needs, then we recommend you take a look at the K-Z Escape E180TH Toy Hauler Travel Trailer.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 3290 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 1710 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 21.7 x 8.92 x 7.5 feet
  • It has an aluminum and fiberglass construction (extra-lightweight)
  • It can accommodate up to 4 people
  • It features a 9-feet long garage (very spacious)

This toy hauler is all about having space for storage, while also being comfortable, with a versatile design that is heavy-duty and full of expandable components. It is especially good for those that want a good division between the storage space for your toys, and the living space.

And thanks to the fiberglass sidewall construction, with a wood finish, it is lightweight and durable. Plus, it has vinyl furniture with foldable equipment! And with the nine-foot-long garage, there is seriously more than enough for your cargo.

As for the comfort of the living area, there is enough for two bunk beds and a sofa bed, accommodating a total of four people. It features a bathroom with a porcelain toilet, a kitchen, and a living space. All are complete with a small refrigerator, an 8,000 BTU air conditioner, a 20,000 BTU furnace, a 38-gallon fresh water tank, and a two-burner cooktop for those longer trips.

Lance Camper Lance THE 2612 Toy Hauler

Lance Camper 2612 Exterior

Another amazing toy hauler option that combines the best of hauling toys and equipment, with comfort in the RV, is this Lance Camper Lance THE 2612 Toy Hauler.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 1700 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 2900 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 26.6 x 8.5 x 8 feet
  • It is ideal for transporting kayaks and surfboards, or similar
  • Made with lightweight construction materials
  • Features extra storage space and a hook-up compartment

This toy hauler is perfect for combining hauling capabilities with the comfort of a spacious RV, and it has a versatile floorplan that caters to these needs. At the rear end, it features a ramp door that is 7-feet by 2-inches, with coin flooring that is able to support all sorts of toys and gear, such as race bikes, ATVs, kayaks, surfboards, hunting gear, and more!

There is also room for a pump station with a 40-gallon fuel tank, as well as there being a central utility hook-up compartment, an exterior propane connection, an outdoor wash station (especially useful for watersports equipment) and a roadside utility LED lightning.

As for the interior, it features enough space for two queen beds and a roll-over sofa bed, with enough to accommodate up to seven people! It also has a residential kitchen, a dining area, an entertainment center, and a bathroom. You will also find a wardrobe, a 100-gallon tank of fresh water, air conditioning, and a 25,000 BTU furnace. And to top it off, overhead storage, a microwave, a three-burner oven, a refrigerator, a roof rack, an automatic tracking satellite dish, and a solar panel!

So you can definitely be sure that this is more than comfortable, and a bit on the luxurious style. You can road trip in style, and have plenty of space for your toys, all at once!

QuickSilver 7x18FK Ultra Lightweight Toy Hauler

If you need a toy hauler that is lightweight but has a larger carrying capacity, without sacrificing comfort or space, then the QuickSilver 7x18FK Ultra Lightweight Toy Hauler might just be what you have been looking for.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded weight of 3320 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 3680 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 22.3 x 6.71 x 9.11 feet
  • It is designed to be able to carry fishing and watersports equipment
  • It has been fitted with a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide detector, and a propane alarm (for safety)
  • It does not come with any pre wiring for satellite

This toy hauler is ultra-lightweight thanks to the aluminum body and the sidewall construction. And with a 6.71 x 9.11 feet garage area, there is plenty of space for toys and tools, and all the gear you need to take with you. It is spacious, with a great weight capacity, and does not sacrifice comfort to do so.

This toy hauler has a full bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, a 50-gallon tank of fresh water, a six cubic feet refrigerator, and a 50-amp electrical service. Perfect for long road trips and having everything you need wherever you go!

It also comes with a soft shell expandable bunk material, roof vents, and a ramp door at the back so that it is easier to load in all of your items and toys.

The only downsides that we can find in this toy hauler are that there is no air conditioning or furnace, although these can easily be purchased separately and added to the setup!

VRV XTR 614 Smallest And Lightest Toyhauler

Another excellent product option, on our list of amazing lightweight toy haulers, is the VRV XTR 614 Smallest And Lightest Toy Hauler, and the name really lives up to its expectations, as it is one of the smallest and lightest of toy haulers available in the market.

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 2800 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 4900 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 14.6 feet x 9.33 x 6.5 feet
  • It can accommodate up to four people
  • It includes a full-sized bathroom
  • It can carry 2 four-wheelers

One of the best things about this toy hauler option is the huge carrying capacity that it has compared to its unloaded vehicle weight. This makes it very versatile, as it can be lightweight enough to be towed with ease, but can also be loaded up with a lot of weight when needed.

It features a 76-inch by 11-inch garage, which is a decent size for storage and does not sacrifice any of the comfort or capacity, despite it being one of the most lightweight toy haulers around. This is further aided by the steel exterior, and the ramp door with aluminum barlocks, giving it durable strength and capacity without becoming heavy or too big.

Also featured in this toy hauler you will find a 50-amp electrical service, a 19,000 BTU furnace, and a 9,200 BTU air conditioner with a wall thermostat. As for the full-sized bathroom that it has, it includes a 36-inch x 28-inch residential shower, a ceramic toilet, and a stainless steel sink.

The one downside that we find with this toy hauler is that it does not come with any kitchen equipment, so you will have to add it yourself, which means investing a little more money on top.

VRV XTR 720 Ultra Lite Weight Toy Hauler

Last, but not least, on our list of amazing top 10 lightweight toy haulers, we have the VRV XTR 720 Ultra Lite Weight Toy Hauler. Compared to the others on this list, this one is a bit on the bigger side, and slightly heavier. However, it is still decently lightweight and under 5000 pounds, and it is incredibly spacious and comfortable!

Some key information about this toy hauler:

  • It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 4440 pounds
  • It has a carrying capacity of up to 3300 pounds
  • The dimensions are: 20.6 x 9.33 x 7.5 feet
  • It can accommodate up to 5 people
  • It is ideal for ATVs
  • It features a residential-like full bathroom

Although it is in the lightweight category, this toy hauler is definitely on the bigger side, with a great carrying capacity, and plenty of space and comfort for those that like to travel with everything they need, and in style. The garage area is a full 88 inches wide and 120 inches long, which is more than enough for carrying two adult ATVs, and plenty of other RV equipment and gear.

As for the comfort, the biggest example is the full-sized bathroom that it features, complete with a shower cabin, a sink, and a residential-quality ceramic toilet. But that’s not all. This toy hauler also comes with a 19,000 BTU furnace, a 15,000 BTU air conditioner with a wall thermostat installed, a 50-amp electrical service, a 6.2 cubic feet refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, and a two-burner cooktop. What more do you need?

Buyer’s Guide – What to Look for in a Toy Hauler

We hope that you can find something that suits your needs and preferences within our list of the top 10 most amazing lightweight toy haulers. However, the market is full of plenty of more options, and when you are browsing through them, it is important that you know exactly what to look for so that you can truly get the very best one for you.

To help you out, we’re going to go through some of the main basic factors that you should take into consideration, whenever you are deciding on which toy hauler to get for yourself:

Dimensions and weight

One of the most important things that you need to look at when buying a lightweight toy hauler is the dimensions and the weight. These are vital if you have certain limitations on the dimensions or the weight, especially if you have a limited towing capability.

Some people require a lightweight toy hauler because they cannot tow anything too heavy, while others simply want a lightweight one for convenience, and can be a little more flexible on their final decision.

But just to make it simple, a lightweight toy hauler should weigh less than 5000 pounds!

Carrying capacity

The whole point of getting a toy hauler is that you want to be able to take your toys with you on your road trip, so your RV needs to have not only a comfortable living space but also some storage space for your big cargo.

Always check the carrying capacity of the toy hauler, and think about whether it is enough or not for what you have in mind. Just to be on the safe side, it is best to have a little more, than not enough!

Floorplan and space

How is the space divided, and what is the floor plan? These are things you absolutely need to know. Do you want more cargo space than living space? Or would you rather have the extra comfort and just a small garage at the back?

If you’re not sure, we recommend looking for something versatile that can be adapted to your needs.

Amenities, features, and appliances

Toy haulers can come with all sorts of features, some keeping it minimal and simplistic, while others go fancy with complete appliances. Think about what you would prefer, and about what you need.
If you want something practical, go for a bare minimum toy hauler, as it will be lighter, more convenient, and far more affordable. But if you’re planning on taking some long road trips, you’re going to want some comfort and the necessary amenities.

Overall quality and durability

It is important to ensure that the toy hauler is well-designed and well-constructed, so that it is safe and durable, even with regular heavy-duty usage. The best way to make sure of this is to check customer reviews and ratings, and to go for a reliable and trustworthy brand with a good reputation!

Final thoughts

Toy haulers are the perfect RV option for combining comfort and living space, with cargo storage space to transport your toys and big pieces of equipment, so that you have things to do and enjoy along the way.

You can check out our list of the top 10 most amazing lightweight toy haulers, to find a toy hauler that is small and light enough to be compatible with a lower towing capability. However, there are plenty more on the market, all you need to know is exactly what you are looking for, so you can find the very best!

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