2023’s Lightweight Champion

Some of us pack light. Others pack heavy. The laws of physics dictate that a successful marriage comprises of one person from each group, but that’s for another blog post. For the light packers, the minimalists, and mid-size sedan owners, this 2023 travel trailer is for you.

First thing’s first: how “lite” is the 2023 Rove Lite Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailer? Like the answer to many questions, that depends. This trailer comes in four floorplans (the 14BH, the 14FD, the 14FL, and the 16RB) and each one has a few unique characteristics of its own. The lightest one, by Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW) is the 14BH, at a meager 1,702 lbs. By Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), all three ‘14’ models clock in at 2,500 lbs and the 16RB has an upper limit of 3,500 lbs. Both of which are towable by most mid-size sedans. So, final answer: the Rove Lite is pretty darn light!

What makes these trailers so lightweight? Three words: materials, materials, materials! The trailer walls are constructed from layers of gel coat fiberglass, a patented blend of polypropylene and fiberglass called Azdel, and Hydro-Lite, a revolutionary material that is impervious to water. Beneath the flooring is a honeycomb composite layer, which lightens the load by removing the weight of a solid material in exchange for a hollow support structure. Finally, the Rove Lite is built on an aluminum chassis—the go-to metal for lightweight construction.

Travel Lite also put an emphasis on safety with the 2023 Rove Lite. The gel-coat fiberglass in the outer wall is also impervious to heat, thanks to the two-pound fire-retardant block foam insulation. Combined with the Hydro-Lite material, the Rove Lite (and you, living in it) are fully secured from all the elements—hot, cold, or wet.

The trailer may be lightweight, but the style isn’t! Inside the Rove Lite is a cozy and rustic living space, complete with textured wooden patterns on the walls, brown accents, and stainless-steel appliances. On two of the four floorplans, the dinette folds out into an additional 54”x74” bed—the other two offer a spacious queen-size sleeping area. And if you’re interested in add-ons, Travel Lite offers an Electric package (lithium batteries, the works!), as well as: front stabilizer jacks, a 32” HD TV with a mount, an off-road package, a roof rack, and much more!

Learn more about the 2023 Rove Lite and all of its standard and optional features here.

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