Palomino Real-Lite Mini Travel Trailer

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The Palomino Real-Lite Mini is a brand that you can trust because it stems from a rich heritage. Each of the Real-Lite Mini travel trailers are crafted with integrity and functional elegance, and the floor plans for each design have been carefully thought out to maximize the use of storage space. Palomino brings great value to its product with top-quality materials, such as name-brand appliances, at a fraction of the cost, and the light-weight construction of these trailers is what enables them to have a better fuel efficiency rating.


If you are looking for a new kind of RV experience, the Real-Lite Mini is perfect for you. The laminated, walkable roof makes it easier to clean the top of your trailer and to keep it maintained. The inside of each Real-Lite Mini is kept bright and cheerful with its LED lighting throughout the trailer; however, you may never want to get out of bed to experience the rest of the trailer since Palomino has included a pillowtop memory foam mattress in the bedroom.


Check out Palomino's line of Real-Lite Mini travel trailers to find your very own quality-crafted RV!

Real-Lite Mini Features:

Standard Features
Top 10 Reasons To Buy
  • Lightweight Construction to Promote Better Fuel Efficiency
  • Vacuum-Bonded Construction
  • Exterior Fiberglass for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Fully-Walkable Roof
  • Tinted Safety Glass Windows
  • LED Interior Lights Allow for More Light and Less Power Usage
  • Residential-Style Cabinets
  • Fully-Loaded with Amenities
  • Narrow Footprint to Increase Visibility
  • Affordably Priced

Palomino Warranty

  • 2-Year Fiberglass Warranty
  • 5-Year Axle Warranty
  • 12-Year Alpha Super Flex Roof Warranty
  • 2-3 Year Warranty on Appliances (See Manual for Details)
  • 1-Year Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty
  • An additional 1-Year Warranty Available
Standard Features
  • Dexter® Torflex® Torsion Axle (N/A RL-177 ORV)
  • Diamond Plate Rock Guard
  • Four Stabilizer Jacks (Six on RL-177 ORV)
  • Power Awning with LED Light
  • 20 LB LP Tank
  • Two 20 LB LP Tanks on ORV
  • 13,500 BTU Roof A/C
  • 20,000 BTU Furnace
  • AM/FM Bluetooth Stereo
  • Ball Bearing Drawer Guides
  • 2-Burner Cook Top
  • Microwave
  • Power Vent in Bathroom
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Raised Panel Cabinets
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Laminated, Walkable Roof
  • Pillowtop Memory Foam Mattress
  • 6 Gallon Hot Water
  • Serta Mattress
  • 11,000 BTU Low Profile Roof Air Conditioner
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Frameless Windows
  • RVQ Grill with Bumper Mount
  • Gel-Coated Front Cap with Windshield
  • Solid Surface Counter Tops
  • Jack-It Bike Carrier
  • Walnut Raised Panel Cabinets
Off Road Package (Standard on RL-177 ORV)
  • 15" Wheels
  • 28" Mudder Tires
  • Lift Kit
  • Flared Fenders
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Assist Rail


See us for a complete list of features and available options!
All standard features and specifications are subject to change.


Palomino Camping Trailer construction began in 1968 with the dream of Mr. Vern Landey. Mr. Landey had been a tent trailer distributor for several years when he felt he could design and produce better quality units than were currently being offered to the public. He would design units which were lightweight and offered convenient floorplans at affordable prices. He began designing and producing Palomino pop-up tent trailers in a small building in Savage, Minnesota.

As demand for the Palomino grew, Mr. Landey felt it would benefit his company, Vanguard Ind., to relocate. With most manufacturers and industry suppliers located in the Elkhart, In. area the move eastward seemed logical. Vanguard Industries settled in the community of Colon in 1972. Once in Colon he began to put his plans in motion. By 1973 he had built the main production facility and within days Palomino tent trailers were rolling out the doors.

In 1976, Vanguard added its own Needle Division, in 1978 its own Metal Fabrication Plant, and has several cold storage facilities. On May 27, 1992, the primary production building and offices were destroyed by fire. By late August, 1992, the first 1993 model Palomino rolled of the line in the new 52,300 sq. ft. facility, which was built on the same site as the previous building had been.

The year 1998 continued to see expansion with the addition of a new 75,000 sq. ft. production facility, and another storage facility.  In 2002 Vanguard was purchased by Forest River, Inc. This allowed for rapid growth and the introduction of two new towable lines of travel trailers and fifth wheels, Puma and Sabre by Palomino.

In 2005, Forest River, Inc. and it's divisions were acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.  Palomino RV operates as a separate division of Forest River Inc., and has grown from humble beginnings in Minnesota to one of the top 5 RV manufacturing facilities in North America.