Whether you’re heading off-grid or heading to the local campground for a weekend getaway, the last thing you want to do is spend the entire time cooking inside. When the weather is nice, there is no better way to spend time with family and friends than enjoying a great meal outside.
When it comes to cooking your meals outdoors, you have a few options. You can throw some grub on a portable grill, cook over an open campfire, or show off your culinary skills in a small camper with an outdoor kitchen.
Unfortunately, not all small campers are equipped with an outdoor kitchen, but there are some.
In this article we explore 5 of the best small campers with outdoor kitchens.
Let’s jump in…
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5 Small Campers With Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor kitchens have become more popular over the past few years. You will typically find them in fifth wheel RVs and larger travel trailers. These outdoor kitchens provide a means to prepare your meals while still enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.
With a small camper, you not only have the ability to get to certain places the larger RVs can’t get to, but with the addition of an outdoor kitchen, you get the best of both worlds.
Don’t let the compact size of these campers fool you. Although small, these trailers have a wide variety of amenities, ample sleeping space, and plenty of storage.
These small campers with outdoor kitchens are perfect for couples, small families, and those who enjoy being outside cooking for their loved ones.
No Boundaries NB10.6
This mini toy hauler by No Boundaries has everything you need for an off-grid camping trip. The only things missing are your clothes, your favorite camping mug, and anything else you’ll need to get by for a few days.
Coming in at just over 13‘, this small camper features an outdoor kitchen that is equipped with a 12V/110V fridge and a gas-powered cooktop with two burners. In addition, the built-in drawers are designed to allow you to store canned food and other kitchen essentials.
The sofa folds out into a 60” X 82” Queen sized bed and there is a small pantry and wardrobe closet for storage.
There is no bathroom in this compact camper, but there is a 30-gallon tank on board for storing fresh water.
And did I mention it is a mini toy hauler? The cargo area of this camper is actually large enough to load up your ATV or other recreational toys you might want to bring along.
The NB10.6 is perfect for those looking for a small, lightweight camper that has some of the benefits of a larger travel trailer.
- Length – 13’ 10”
- Width – 88”
- Height – 7’ 9”
- Dry Weight – 2,225 lbs.
- GVWR – 3,788 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 288 lbs.
- Black Tank Capacity – N/A
- Gray Tank Capacity – N/A
- Fresh Water Tank – 30 Gal.
Forest River R-Pod RP-202
The R-Pod RP-202 by Forest River is another great choice for those looking for a small camper with an outdoor kitchen. It is a bit larger than the NB10.6 listed above and has more of a traditional travel trailer layout.
The main sleeping area of this camper features a 60” X 74” Queen sized bed and is separated from the living area by a full bathroom. The bathroom in this camper features a stand-up shower, corner mounted sink, a plastic toilet, and tall linen closet for storage.
In the main living area, the convertible dinette is tucked away in a slide out that sits across from the TV, pantry, and wardrobe storage.
The indoor kitchen of this small camper is equipped with a small refrigerator, single bowl sink, two-burner stove, and convection microwave.
The outdoor kitchen for this small camper isn’t what you might find in a much larger RV, but it does come with a flat-top gas griddle and a single bowl sink for cleaning up. Plus, it’s all tucked away nicely underneath a 12’ powered awning.
The compact size of this camper makes it perfect for beginners, couples, and small families that want to spend some time at their favorite campgrounds.
- Length – 25’
- Width – 8’
- Height – 10.5’
- Dry Weight – 4,574 lbs.
- GVWR – 6,485 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 485 lbs.
- Black Tank Capacity – 30 Gal.
- Gray Tank Capacity – 2 X 30 Gallon Tanks
- Fresh Water Tank – 30 Gal.
Jayco Jay Feather Micro 199MBS
The Jayco Jay Feather Micro 199MBS is a small camper that is perfect for those who are focused on adventure. With a raised ground clearance and Goodyear Wrangler truck tires, this micro camper is well suited to go anywhere you care to take it.
The outdoor kitchen on this small travel trailer features a flat-top griddle that is stored in an all-metal sliding drawer. When it’s time to feed your hungry campers, the griddle quickly mounts to the JayPort and hooks to the propane quick connect.
Also included in the outdoor kitchen is a small refrigerator for keeping your food and favorite beverages cold while you’re cooking.
On the inside, there are a set of double bunks next to the bathroom that features a corner sink, toilet, overhead cabinet storage, and a shower with a bathtub for the little campers in the family.
The U-Shaped, convertible dinette is tucked neatly into the slide and is situated across from the kitchenette that is equipped with a small fridge, two-burner cooktop, microwave, and a single bowl sink.
At the other end of this compact camper is the main sleeping area, which houses a sofa during the day, and a fold down Murphy Bed for sleeping at night.
This camper is ideal for those looking for a small camper with some of the amenities of a much larger travel trailer, like an outdoor kitchen.
- Length – 23.2’
- Width – 8.3’
- Height – 10.4’
- Dry Weight – 4,660 lbs.
- GVWR – 5,750 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 660 lbs.
- Black Tank Capacity – 30.5 Gal.
- Gray Tank Capacity – 30.5 Gal.
- Fresh Water Tank – 55 Gal.
Opus Camper OPUS OP4
The OPUS OP4 camper is built for those who like to take their camping adventures a little further off-grid than your typical campground or state park.
This compact camper might look small, but it has enough space to sleep up to 6 people and has all the amenities you could want in an off-grid camper.
The set-up process of this pop-up camper is not just simple, it’s quite impressive as well. Simply unfold the two beds, close a couple of air valves, tighten the corners, and turn on the air pump. In just matter of minutes, this small camper is fully setup and ready for adventure.
When it’s time to cook up your favorite camp meal, the outdoor kitchen slides out and has everything you need within arm’s reach.
The kitchen comes equipped with a single bowl sink, a four-burner gas cooktop, and a 12V refrigerator. In addition, the convenient stainless steel prep shelf contains drawers for additional storage.
When it’s time to eat, gather around the U-shaped dinette and enjoy the views through several windows located throughout the camper.
While there’s not a typical bathroom in this camper, there is a shower that is tucked inside a privacy tent on the side of the camper.
- Length – 20’
- Width – 7.17’
- Height – 5.3’ (Closed)
- Dry Weight – 3,100 lbs.
- GVWR – 4,200 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 400 lbs.
- Black Tank Capacity – N/A
- Gray Tank Capacity – N/A
- Fresh Water Tank – 40 Gal.
NuCamp TAB CS-S Teardrop Camper
The NuCamp TAB CS-S camper features that iconic teardrop shape and comes with all the amenities you need to spend a few days at the campground.
While this camper is small, it comes equipped with sleeping space for two with a dinette that converts into multiple sleeping options. You have the choice of two twin beds, one full-sized bed, or one twin-sized bed with the other side remaining as a bench seat.
Another great feature of this compact camper is the wet bath. The bathroom includes a cassette toilet, a single bowl sink, and a shower, all in the same room.
The outdoor kitchen is located under the rear hatch and is equipped with storage cabinets that pass-thru into the main living area, a small 12V refrigerator, two-burner glass-top stove, and a stainless-steel sink.
While the outdoor kitchen is standard on this camper, there are a few optional upgrades that will make your camping experience a little more comfortable. These options include a power roof fan, central air conditioning, and acrylic dual pane windows.
With the 19” TV, Bluetooth media center, and LED lighting throughout, you will have the feeling of luxury camping, even at the campground.
If you opt for the boondock package, it includes everything listed above but also adds off-road tires, a heavy-duty pitched axle, and custom molded fenders.
The additional lithium package option turns this small teardrop trailer into the ultimate off-grid camper by adding a solar package with a 2000-Watt inverter/charger and a 200-Amp Hour Battle Born Battery.
- Length – 15’ 3”
- Width – 6’ 8”
- Height – 7’ 8”
- Dry Weight – 1,907 lbs.
- GVWR – 2,900 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 142 lbs.
- Black Tank Capacity – 5 Gal.
- Gray Tank Capacity – 18 Gal.
- Fresh Water Tank – 19 Gal.
I don’t know why, but it seems like food always tastes better when it’s cooked outdoors. Just think about how good food tastes when you grill it outside. Having a small camper with an outdoor kitchen means you can do all of your cooking and eating in one place. Plus, using an outdoor kitchen has its benefits over cooking inside. I mean, who wants to spend the entire camping trip cooking inside?
David is a U.S. Air Force veteran who currently lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with his wonderful wife of 26 years and their two furry companions, Gus and LuLu.
As an outdoor and RV enthusiast, David loves to spend his free time taking road trips and spending as much time as possible at the campground with the family in their 2018 Dutchmen Kodiak 201QB travel trailer