Travel trailer owners want a lightweight RV for several reasons. First of all, if you have a lightweight travel trailer, you won't have to own an expensive, huge tow vehicle to pull it with. Second, it will save you gas, which in turn saves you money. Lastly, it will be easy to tow and less stressful on you as a tow vehicle driver. A good example of an easy to tow, lightweight travel trailer is the Ascend from EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, that can be pulled with large sedans, mid-sized SUVs, and crossover vehicles.
The Ascend is lightweight for several reasons. First of all, it is constructed of lightweight materials. The composite inner liner and underside of the floor not only resists damaging moisture, mold, rot, and mildew, it is also lighter than travel trailers made with all-wood construction. The all-aluminum frame also makes the Ascend lighter because it uses no heavy wood. EverGreen's DuraLite Double Welded Aluminum Frame used in the Ascend, in addition to being lightweight, is stiffer and allows for less flex, making the entire structure of the Ascend stronger. The bed base and pass through storage are constructed of lightweight aluminum rather than wood asl well, with aluminum framing around all baggage doors, windows, and entry door openings. All of these design features combine to make one of the most lightweight, easy to tow travel trailers on the market today.