If you’re not familiar with hybrid campers, they appear almost identical to your standard, hard wall camping trailer in transit mode. When set up at your camping destination, the sides or ends can fold or pop out, with all-weather canvas sleeping spaces.
Essentially an expandable travel trailer, these pop outs give you more floor space by extending out the sleeping space. They tend to shave off some trailer weight compared to a hard wall trailer of similar square footage. There are other unique camping trailer variants that some manufacturers label hybrids as well, but here we’ll focus on those with trailer tent pop-outs.
Below, let’s take a look at some hybrid travel trailers.
R-Pod Hybrid Camper (Pictured Above)
The R-Pod by Forest River is quite a unique, hybrid camping trailer, referring to themselves as the #1 sold trailer under 23 feet in North America at the time of writing this article. Tons of features and options are available for the R-Pod. Here’s a few:
- Aluminum sidewalls, doorway and framing with block foam, closed cell insulation.
- One piece, seamless fiberglass roof
- Rear expandable R-Pod tent
- Rear garage models include outside entertainment center, an oversized utility sink and LED lighting
- Exterior 120V detachable power cord
- Tall slide-out boxes on sides make more floor room
Jayco Jay Feather 7 Hybrid Campers
Another popular hybrid travel trailer on the market is Jayco’s Jay Feather 7 which comes in nine different models that are 7 feet wide. Jay Feather 7 ranges in length from 18’10” to 27’8”. Unloaded vehicle weight on these trailers ranges 2850 to 4195 lbs. Options include a heated bed mat nice! A slew of standard features include:
- 8,000-BTU side-mounted A/C (13,500-BTU in a couple of the larger models)
- Power awning with LED lights
- Black tank flush
- Outside shower
- Exterior TV bracket with 110V electric and cable outlets
Solaire Expandables by Palomino Hybrid Travel Trailer
The Solaire comes in 4 floorplans, ranging in an unloaded vehicle weight of 3069 to 4348 lbs. Some cool standard features include a power awning with LED lights, Furrion HDMI DVD/Bluetooh/HDMI Stereo, Power tongue jack and a 13,500 BTU Ducted Air conditioning.
Options include an off road trailer package (147x model only), heated holding tanks, create a breeze fan, 24” LED TV, aluminum wheels and an air conditioning upgrade.
Shamrock Hybrid Camper Trailers by Flagstaff
If you’re looking for a broader range of expandable hybrid trailer model choices, the Shamrock trailer line by Flagstaff offers 10 different trailer lengths and floorplans. Ranging in exterior from 18’9″ to 32’2″, there’s alot more options dependent on your personal desires in a trailer, and vehicle limitations. There are a couple Shamrock models that include a front storage deck which would be useful for those with ATV/moto gear. Unloaded trailer weights range from 3465 lbs. to 5,674 lbs.
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