Meerkat Mini Trailer--tow with your sedan

Travel TrailerAustin, TX
Sleeps 2
13 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

Matilda is the Gen 1 2020 Meerkat trailer made for traveling light on or off grid. At a gross weight of 900 pounds, most sedans can easily handle it. You can stand up inside, and the pop-top means there's plenty of room for tall folks. Far more spacious inside than it looks on the outside, Matilda has a little bit of everything.

The table and bench seating converts easily to a queen size bed ready for your own bedding. With windows all around, a pop-up canvas ceiling, an exhaust fan, and portable space heater, you'll be comfortable in any weather. In the front of the trailer is a pump sink and storage cabinets to keep cooking and personal supplies. The included one-burner propane stove is adequate for most meals and we provide a full kitchen kit so you just bring food. (Email us for Kitchen Kit inventory.)

The mini fridge is actually an icebox that keeps food cold for days. You put a bag of ice on the top shelf and food below it. If you're away from electric power for a night, you don't have to worry about keeping your food cold. When you have campground power, you can run appliances from the electric outlets.

Most trailers this size don't have a toilet. The Meerkat has a Porta Potti that you can use in the trailer but we prefer putting it outside under the pop-up standing tent for privacy.

The Meerkat is so light it's easy to forget you're towing anything. It's nimble and easy to manage. Make sure your car has a towing capacity of at least 1500lbs (most do). We'll help you get the right hitch and wiring. Most of our renters (and family members) are first-time towers. We think you'll love it as much as we do.

What's included

Icebox mini-fridge (requires ice)
Interior and exterior lights on battery power
Outlets for 3-prong plugs and 12v cigarette lighter type plugs
Plug in for electric campsites
Sink with 2.5 gal water reservoir provided
Interior table and bench seating for 4-6 people
Windows that open and close
Exhaust fan in ceiling
Pop top for more space and fresh air
Porta-potti to use in the trailer or in a tent outside.
Queen bed with cushions (no sheets, blankets, or pillows)
Toolbox, electric cord, fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, flashlight, etc.

We provide these amenities with every rental:
1. Kitchen Kit (email us for inventory -- everything but the food)
2. Carpet and doormat for front "porch"
3. Standing tent for outdoor Porta Potti or privacy
4. Electric space heater
5. Toolkit and road emergency supplies

We also offer optional equipment:
1. A side tent that attaches to the trailer for sleeping, hanging out, or food prep in the rain or a canopy to provide cover only
2. Cabela's Deluxe Camp Kitchen
3. Shower Kit to set up in the standing tent
4. Two reclining folding chairs
5. Games Kit with bocce ball and horseshoes
6. Zero Breeze portable air conditioner.

We deliver Matilda to you within 30 miles or meet at the Walmart on W Hwy 71 in Austin.

Recommendations

We love Texas state parks! Matilda is great on long trips because your vehicle will still get good gas mileage. (I get 30mpg with my Prius.) Check out Harvest Hosts. For a membership fee, you can camp at hundreds of vineyards and farms for free. No services, but lovely spots and great food.

Other things to note

Delivery free to your location within 30 miles of Matilda's garage near the Austin airport. If you live further away, we'll meet you at a safe and friendly parking lot of your choice. We find that the Walmart on W Hwy 71 is a good spot.
Matilda cannot be driven above 70mph.
Small and well-behaved dogs are welcome upon approval. No cats or other small animals.
We'll deliver Matilda clean and sanitized. No cleaning fee if she's clean when you return.
Absolutely no smoking, burning, cooking, or mosquito coils inside the trailer.


Features

2020 Meerkat Gen 1
  • Sleeps 2
  • Fresh water: 2.5 gal
  • Gross weight: 900 gal
  • Hitch weight: 900 gal

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Stove
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Heater
  • Awning
  • Leveling Jacks

Meet your host, Jane

Member since 2020

We've been tent camping and traveling for years--cross country, Colorado, Oregon, and Texas. We wanted to keep our footprint small so decided on the Meerkat. It's easy to pull and park, and fun to use.

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage

Drive less than 70 mph
No smoking anything inside
No animals unless approved

24/7 roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Cabela camp kitchen
Full outdoor kitchen with sink, countertop, hanging and storage
$13.40
/per day
Cleaning fee
Only charged if you return the trailer dirty or trashy
$100.50
/each
Folding bike
Citizen bike, Miami model 6-speed
$26.80
/per day

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There’s a 7 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $804.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $0.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Meerkat Mini Trailer--tow with your sedan

Dates




Reviews

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Cleanliness

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Maintenance

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Value

4.9

Listing Accuracy

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Guest photos

Allison V.

November 20225

Ashley R.

April 20225

Jane was incredibly helpful to us as first-time towers and eased any fears we had. She helped us hook up to our CR-V and gave us an easy to follow checklist. Everything inside was helpfully labeled. We had a blast taking Matilda out to Sherwood Forest Faire for the weekend, and we got so many compliments on the camper!

1 Photo submitted by Ashley R.

Blake W.

April 20225

Wonderful experience!

Barbara A.

December 20215

We rented this for a couple of reasons, one being to find out how it would be to tow a small trailer behind our CRV, and two, what the setup involves.

Jonathan B.

November 20215

We loved taking this camper on a Thanksgiving weekend trip with nieces and nephew. The weather was cold and rainy, but the camper kept the kids warm, dry, and happy. The Meerkat is designed really well inside and out. Pickup and driving were super easy with a Subaru Crosstrek. Jane and DJ have provided all the essentials needed, and also have nice little instructions inside for all the accessories. Would love to rent again sometime.

1 Photo submitted by Jonathan B.

Bob B.

November 20215

Great experience - everything was clean, well maintained and carefully thought out. We had a hiccup on our end, but the hosts were super helpful - thinking up an 'out of the box' solution to our problem. Jane was determined that we should have a great time.


Have a question?Get answers directly from the owner

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
A.
We can do hand-offs from 3pm-8pm M-F and 7am-8pm Saturday, Sundays, and holidays. If that doesn't work, please contact us and we'll try to work something out.

Q.What if we can't back up into the camp site?
A.
No worries. Get as close as you can and then move the trailer by hand. This really only works if the camp site is flat, so please use common sense.

Q.Do we have to deal with the Porta-potti?
A.
We usually don't! When the campground bathrooms are nice, we prefer to use them. But if you're boondocking (off the grid), it might come in handy.

Location

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Austin, Texas

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