Palomino Real-Lite Mini Travel Trailer

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The new Palomino Real-Lite Mini is sure to sweep you off your feet. With seven different floorplans to choose from, you can be sure there is a design that fits your family's needs best.


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. Inside each Real-Lite Mini is kept bright and cheerful with its LED lighting throughout the trailer. These units include a queen bed with a pillowtop memory foam mattress, residential style cabinets, a power awning with an LED light, plus so much more!


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 (2019)
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
  • 4 stabilizer jacks (6 on RL 177 ORV)
  • Power Awning w/LED light
  • 1-20 lb. LP tank
  • 2-20 LB. on ORV
  • 13,500 BTU roof air conditioner
  • 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
  • Pillow top memory foam mattress
  • Hot Water, 6 gal.
  • Serta Matress
  • 11,000 BTU low profile roof air conditioner
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Frameless windows
  • RVQ grill w/bumper mount
  • Gel Coated front cap w/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.