Expandable Trailer Rental

Expandable trailers, also called hybrid trailers, are the perfect mix of affordability, comfort, and ruggedness. They’re more durable than a canvas-sided pop-up trailer, yet just as easy to tow, and even easier to set up. Their compact size makes them a favorite among those who like to camp in remote areas and only need the essentials. However, many models of expandable trailers go beyond the necessities, offering high-end extras you would find in full-size trailers and motorhomes.

Vehicle Overview

# of Traveler Seats up to 6
Sleeps up to 6
Size 14' - 25' Long
6' - 8' Wide
Features 2-3 queen-sized bedrooms, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Microwave, Bathroom, Wardrobe or pantry area, Dinette and sofa, Small entertainment center

Pros & Cons

Of course, no RV is going to hit all the must-haves on every camper’s list (unless you want to spend a few million dollars). Expandable travel trailer rentals are no different, you’ll discover they also have a few pros and cons.


  • Hybrid trailers tend to attract people who want a lightweight, affordable way to camp, while still being comfortable.
  • They offer more shelter and convenience than a pop-up since you don’t have to crank open the whole rig just to get inside. If it’s raining or you’re too tired to set up the beds, you can simply leave the bunk ends closed and sleep on the convertible sofa, also known as “turtling.”
  • Expandable trailers are easy to tow – most models only require a compact SUV or truck.


  • That expandable camper rentals offer in affordability, they lack in privacy. Canvas-sided bedrooms leave you open to the sights and sounds of nature… or other people. You could either be in for a peaceful night under the stars, or a restless night filled with the sounds of rowdy neighbors.
  • Their lightweight construction makes them inefficient for winter camping, even with a thermal package. If you plan on camping in freezing temperatures, you’d be better off in a fully enclosed RV.

Towing an Expandable Trailer

Expandable trailers are some of the easiest RVs to tow. Their aluminum-frame construction is sturdy, yet lightweight. Most models weigh between 2,000 to 5,000 pounds unloaded. Expandable trailers with decks allow you to tow the rig and an ATV or bike, all on one chassis. If you’ve never towed a trailer before, you may want to watch a few tutorials or take a lesson. Expandable trailers, like any tow-behind trailer, are difficult to control and are less stable when in motion.

Renting an Expandable Trailer

As with all towable RV’s, it’s best to check your vehicle’s weight limits before you rent a expandable camper. Although expandable trailers weigh less than most travel trailers, you’ll still need a vehicle that can handle a mid-sized load. Expandable travel trailers for rent truly offer the best of both worlds to campers who enjoy the experience of tent camping but still want the comforts of home. If you’re looking the affordability of a pop-up, the durability of a hard-sided trailer, and the amenities of a full-size motorhome, search through our wide selection to find an expandable travel trailer to rent and other hybrid options available through RV Rental Guide, or by researching any of the many RV rental options discussed on this website.

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