Mini travel trailers are small structures that are towed behind a motor vehicle to provide shelter and home amenities when camping, or when access to a hotel or house is unavailable. Travel trailers are generally under 8.5 feet in width, so miniature travel trailers are even smaller and more compact.
Travel trailers are also called caravans, tagalong trailers, or conventional trailers. They are considered a subcategory of campers and recreation vehicles. Travel trailers are further subdivided into categories according to use and shape. Teardrop trailers in particular tend to be very light and often fall into the mini travel trailer category. Some teardrop trailers are light enough to be towed by motorcycles. Mini travel trailers generally contain only enough space for a bed, storage, and some cooking facilities for use outside the trailer's interior living space.