What you’ll be getting to know today is the HE3 series campers; a family of trailers so light that they’re even able to be towed behind a motorcycle. At least that’s what the manufacturer states on their website. However, three models exist for this series and the lightest, the HE3S, comes in with a dry weight of just 389 lbs (176 kg).
The remaining two models aren’t much heavier either, with the HE3S+ coming in with a 456-lb (206-kg) dry weight, and the HE3C, the largest of the bunch, at 605 lbs (274 kg). Depending on the size of your motorcycle and motor, I could believe it, but better make sure to add brakes to your HE3. Oh wait, electronic brakes are standard on all but the HE3S.
Seeing as how most folks will be spending quite the amount of time in their camper, know that the only model that includes insulation in its construction is the HE3C. Whether insulation is optional for the remaining two models is not clear.
Most folks that like to travel by trailer usually end up needing some sort of electricity to run features and even recharge devices. Exterior outlets, Zamp solar sidewall port, 120-volt/30-amp battery supply, and converter with 30-amp charger are standard for all models.
As far as size is concerned, each trailer has the same dimensions with the only difference being exterior height. With a length of 132 in (335 cm), fender-to-fender width of 68 in (172 cm), and interior height of 48 in (121 cm), each of these trailers will offer more than enough room for two adults to sleep comfortably.
To push the boundaries of your outdoor experience, Helio does offer some options. Outside the trailer, an awning tent with a connector can be opted for, and even a 100-watt portable solar panel, or simply, some 3M film protection added to the front of the trailer. Inside, on the other hand, a 19-inch (48-cm) entertainment center is something you can choose as well.
Is there really anything else I need to say to get you to consider one of these babies for your next trailer acquisition? Yeah, I didn’t think so. It’s light, it’s affordable, and built like much more expensive products. About time, monocoque constructions became more accessible.