Travel trailers are perfect for luxury camping. This is because most of them look like a small Airbnb inside.
They have a big and comfy bed, a living/entertainment area, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and multiple features including ACs and furnaces to make you feel residential comfort wherever it is you go camping.
Many companies make travel trailers. There are dozens upon dozens of travel trailer models on the market.
Some weigh as few as 2,000 pounds, while others weigh as many as 15,000 pounds. Most people prefer travel trailers that weight 5,000 pounds or less.
This is because these trailers are generally easier to tow and often do not require you to purchase a new truck to tow them around as they are lightweight.
In this post, I will share with you the best trailers under 5000 lbs. You will discover what makes each trailer to stand out from the rest.
Travel Trailers Under 5000 LBS
Forest River R-Pod RP-171
This Forest River camper is one of the best under 5000 lbs on the market. It is super lightweight because its body is built with aluminium and fiberglass only.
Despite being lightweight, this Forest River R-Pod machine is tough and durable. It can last up to ten years if well-maintained.
Fiberglass body trailers tend to be expensive. They often cost more than $15,000. This is very expensive for most people.
Many people are not willing to spend more than $12,000 on a recreational vehicle because they just don’t have the money.
However, despite being a fiberglass body RV, a used version of this RV goes for less than $10,000. This is one of the reasons why this Forest River R-Pod model is popular across the country.
This Forest River is the perfect RV for people looking for a machine that is affordable, practical, and durable.
Despite having a smallish footprint, this RV is perfect for both weekend trips and long holidays. Whether you want to travel alone or with a party of two or three other people, you will find this trailer to be very convenient.
It can sleep a total of four individuals. The main sleeping zone is its big queen bed, and the other sleeping zone is its dinette which can be re-arranged to reveal a comfy bed.
In terms of entertainment, this machine comes with an LED TV. It is perfect for watching live sports and for the kids when they just want to relax inside.
In terms of cooking, this camper has a microwave for fast food preparation and a two-burner cooktop for proper meal preparation.
In addition to everything above, this R-Pod model has a bathroom with a toilet and a wet bath.
Key features of this product include
- Among the best travel trailers under 4,500 pounds
- A front window for panoramic views
- A two-burner cooktop
- Designer flooring
- Residential style flooring
- A massive dinette
Jayco Jay Feather X23B
Just like the Forest River R-Pod model above, this model is super lightweight and highly-functional.
It is a model you will love towing if you have a big SUV or a half ton truck or something bigger. This is because it is built in such a way to be very stable and easy to tow with any powerful vehicle.
Probably the most amazing thing about this Jayco is the number of people it sleeps. Between seven and eight people can sleep in this trailer after a long day of hiking, swimming, canoeing, biking, cycling, and/or sightseeing.
This makes this trailer perfect for those with several children or those vacationing with their parents, cousins, or other relatives.
As you would expect from a trailer measuring about 5,000 pounds, this machine has a bedroom, a bathroom, a living area, and a mini-kitchen.
All these spaces/rooms have got all the features you would typically expect in them. For example, the living area includes comfortable seating, a relatively powerful furnace, and a TV, while the mini kitchen includes a countertop, a sink, a microwave, and a burner range.
Among the things I like about this model are its strong entry steps, its long awning, its big fresh water tank (42 gallons), and its two external storage areas. The latest model of this trailer has strong American-made tires that are extremely durable.
Key features include:
- Among the greatest ultra lite travel trailers under 5000 lbs
- Multiple sleeping zones
- A big freshwater tank
- Two external storage areas
- American tires
Coachmen Freedom Express 195RBS
This stunning trailer goes for about $32,000. This cost may seem high but when you actually see this trailer you will know it is totally justified. It is among the greatest travel trailers under 5,000 lbs for sale!
When you climb its entry steps and take the first peek inside, you will be awe-inspired. It looks like a mini luxury apartment. The first thing you will see will be its comfy sofa. It is in the living area of this camper.
Opposite this sofa is the entertainment center. You can watch TV from the seating, listen to music or relax. Just behind the sofa is a slide-out.
To see the main bed of this camper, you have to slide out the slide-out and then fold out the sofa. To the right side of the sofa, there is a U-shaped dinette that you can also convert into a sleeping zone.
The center of this trailer is its kitchen. The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing both light and heavy meals.
The main part of the kitchen includes a solid countertop, a double sink, a faucet, a microwave, a burner range/ oven, and overhead cabinets. Opposite this part of the kitchen is a massive two-door refrigerator. And next to it are additional storage cabinets.
After the kitchen this machine has a bathroom. The bathroom includes a good-size shower, a linen storage area, and a toilet. It is relatively spacious compared to what you would expect in a typical lightweight RV.
Key features include:
- An internal kitchen
- An external kitchen
- Pass-thru storage
- A big sofa
- A queen murphy bed
Keystone Passport GT 2210RBWE
This Keystone Passport travel trailer has a 30,000 BTU furnace for warm evenings, and a powerful 13,500 BTU air conditioner for cool daytime temperatures.
The floor of this camper has inbuilt heating and the top of it is residential style Vinyl flooring. There are three main zones in this trailer – the living area, the kitchen, and the bedroom.
The living area includes a big LED TV screen, a stereo with quality sound, a tri-fold sofa, and a heated underbelly.
The kitchen in this Keystone is one of the most feature-rich. It has a big refrigerator, a stove, a faucet, a sink, a burner range, a microwave, a gas oven, and solid countertops.
The main thing in this machine’s bedroom is its big queen bed.
Dutchmen Kodiak 201QB
Dutchmen is a quality manufacturer of camping trailers under 5000 lbs and this particular one is one of the best currently being manufactured by the company.
It is a super lightweight trailer but is at the same time it is strong enough to last long. Because this trailer is a lightweight trailer, it can be towed using most light trucks, crossovers, minivans, and SUVs.
The standard features inside this vehicle include its aluminium framing, a strong bear cage construction, an exhaust fan in the bathroom, a big refrigerator, a foot flush toilet, a medicine cabinet/mirror, a night shade on every window, solid countertops, a winterized water system, a ducted and more efficient AC, and a sunshade with adjustable LED lighting.
Probably the thing I love the most about this camper under 5,000 lbs is its bathroom skylight. it lights up the bathroom when the sun is up and makes it feel bigger than it really is.