This is our review of the 2021 Little Guy MyPod travel trailer, which should resume production about the time you read this.
By Tony Barthel
What is the definition of a travel trailer? Well, for some it’s a place to sleep that keeps you off the ground at night with some provision for managing temperature. In that case, the MyPod trailer by Little Guy Trailers qualifies.
The MyPod is a solid answer to folks who have very small vehicles but still want a trailer they can easily tow. How small a vehicle are we talkin’? The MyPod can actually be towed by some touring bikes and many trikes. Throw in things like the Prius or Mini Cooper and you’ve got a very, very towable machine.
Big things in little packages
The MyPod’s total dry weight is just 760 pounds with a tongue weight of just 110 pounds. That’s probably less weight than the driver in the vehicle or whatever junk is in the trunk.
What you get in this small package is a completely enclosed fiberglass “egg” that incorporates a mattress, TV, air conditioner and some storage. Furthermore, there’s a platform on the tongue if you want to bring a small generator. It’s a nifty little package that may be right for some campers.
One of the things that may make this a good alternative to the Time Out Deluxe trailer is that it’s all enclosed in fiberglass. Some parks where there are bears don’t allow folding trailers. So if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast who also wants a trailer, this may make more sense if that’s where you want to venture.
While this has a similar shape to the Aliner Ascape, you’ll find that that trailer is much larger and incorporates more amenities. The RV industry is really terrific – there truly is something for everyone and it’s great to have these choices!
Amenities in the 2021 Little Guy MyPod
Inside the MyPod it’s a pretty simple affair. On the far wall, in the nose of the trailer, is a small air conditioner, a stereo system with Bluetooth, a single cabinet that runs the width of the nose and then a 12-volt television.
All around you, the entire interior shell has been covered with carpet to deaden sound and provide some insulation. Since there is no propane system, there is also no heater – so this could be a fair-weather camper. However, it does have a 30-amp connection and a 110vac electric plug, so you could consider bringing a small electric heater. It wouldn’t take a lot to make the interior of this very cozy.
There is also a high-performance fan on the roof and a large window in the rear access door. The fan can blow in or out, so you can use this to create some significant airflow in this small space.
The floor is where you’ll find a folding mattress that’s 52” X 76” – so slightly smaller than a full-sized mattress. That mattress folds in half so you can sit on it during the day and sleep on it during the night.
The blinds on the two side windows are interesting in that they’re alternating rows. Essentially you just sort of swipe them open and closed. The two side windows don’t open.
Clearly, in something this small and light there’s no standing room, and also absent are any water systems whatsoever. There’s also no toilet. The plus side of this is that winterization is not something you’ll ever have to think about.
Furthermore, this will fit into almost any garage so that slick egg-shaped shell will stay new-looking for years. In fact, there is a whole fan club for these things with lots of enthusiastic owners.
Speaking with Joe Kicos from Little Guy, he indicated that the MyPod production for 2021 will resume soon. For those who might want a very lightweight trailer that offers the benefits of being hard-sided, this could be a great choice.
These RV reviews are written based on information provided by the manufacturers along with our writer’s own research. We receive no money or other financial benefits from these reviews. They are intended only as a brief overview of the vehicle, not a comprehensive critique, which would require a thorough inspection and/or test drive.
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