Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article in Truck Trend magazine profiling Wakarusa, Ind.-based Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles LLC. To read the entire piece click here.

Livin’ Lite designs and builds affordable, lightweight, towable RVs and truck campers. It offers a complete lineup of towable RVs, sport/utility RVs, VRVs (Versatile Recreational Vehicles), and soft- and solid-wall truck campers. The company’s state-of-the-art truck campers pair nicely with quarter- and half-ton pickups. There are other companies, such as Coleman, Scamp, and Aspen, who also manufacture small towables, but Livin’ Lite is one of the few that specializes in this size towable.The MSRPs for Livin’ Lite units begin under $4000 and go up to $19,000. Dry weights for a camping trailer start at 600 pounds, and the top dry weight on the travel trailer doesn’t exceed 2999 pounds. In most cases, you don’t need a large and powerful tow vehicle.

Livin’ Lite uses no steel in its trailers — only aluminum and composite materials. Even the chassis on the company’s largest travel trailers and VRVs feature welded aluminum structural members. All towable products come equipped with a Dexter independent torsion-bar suspension. An important benefit of using aluminum is that, over time, the chassis remains unaffected by the harsh punishments undeveloped roads can dish out. The interior floor and ceiling panels, structural members in the walls and roof, all exterior surface skin, and interior cabinets are fashioned from aluminum. Composite material is used for countertop and tabletop surfaces and for the windows.