9 Most-Popular Travel Trailer Brands (With Examples)

Travel trailers are one of the most popular types of RV out there and can be owned by someone on a budget or someone looking to splurge.

From luxurious to retro, these trailers are the perfect camping companion.

When looking for the travel trailer of your dreams, you need to know you are getting high-quality products.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most popular travel trailer brands out there:

1. Thor:

It is difficult to mention travel trailers without mentioning Thor.

Thor Industries, Inc. is one of the top manufacturers of RVs in the world.

Because Thor Industries is the umbrella company that manufactures Thor products, as well as Airstream, CrossRoads, Dutchmen, Jayco, and more, they have quite a large hold on the RV industry, and therefore the best pick of Travel Trailers.

According to Thor’s website, there are roughly 80 trailers on their list (from various different brands) that are considered travel trailers specifically.

These brands include Heartland RV, Crossroads RV, Keystone RV, Venture RV, and more.

For this reason, we will also be including travel trailers from those brands, as they all fall under the Thor umbrella:

2. Heartland Sundance Ultra-Lite 231 ML Travel Trailer:

Weighing roughly 5,000 lbs dry, the Sundance Ultra-Lite 231 ML Travel Trailer by Heartland RV is a great option for a smaller family looking for comfort.

The sleeping capacity in this travel trailer is about 5-6, perfect for family or friends traveling together. It comes with a full kitchen and small bath, as well as a pantry and storage space with overhead cabinets.

The cost of this travel trailer is around $35,000, and the exterior length is about 27 feet long.

3. Crossroads Zinger ZR-280RB Travel Trailer:

The Crossroads Zinger comes in multiple floorplan options and includes luxurious queen-sized living for your travel trailer needs.

Crossroads’ specific ZR-280RB floorplan includes a fireplace, sleeper sofa, and dinette area, as well as a full kitchen & bath.

The bedroom comes with ample storage space and closets, and the closet near the bathroom includes a washer/dryer prep area.

The entire travel trailer weighs roughly 6,600 lbs dry and room to sleep six people.

4. Keystone RV Retreat 391FDEN Travel Trailer:

Like a home on wheels, the Keystone Retreat comes with an incredible interior, a double sliding door in the living room, a king bed, and a huge kitchen and living space.

This particular floor plan only has one floor, but there are other Keystone RV Retreat floorplans that include an entire second-floor loft!

This travel trailer comes with a full shower and freestanding dinette, as well as a small bar at the end of the kitchen.

Its sleek interior and modern appliances will truly make you feel like you were living right at home while camping.

The base price for this RV before taxes, fees, and other expenses is roughly $57,000.

5. 2021 Venture RV Sonic X SN220VRBX Travel Trailer:

This small yet modern luxury travel trailer includes a pull-out Murphy bed and full kitchen with a 7 cubic foot refrigerator.

The Venture RV Sonic X includes a freshwater tank capacity of 78 gallons and a black and grey water capacity of 30 gallons each.

It also includes a 1,000 BTU furnace to keep you nice and warm, and the exterior includes a 12′ awning to keep you cool in the hot sun.

The dinette section of this travel trailer pulls out into a secondary sleeping space, and there is plenty of storage available from overhead cabinets, the pantry, and the garage storage system off the back of the bathroom.

6. Forest River Inc.

Forest River is a household name that a lot of campers go to when looking for a comfortable and well-priced travel trailer.

Their website boasts about 27 different models of varying sizes and from different brands, such as the Alpa Wolf and Wolf Pup Trailers by Cherokee or the Shamrock by Flagstaff.

This makes their lineup incredibly versatile as well as exciting!

We’ve listed a couple of examples from Forest River that we think you will enjoy:

Forest River Aurora 31KDS Travel Trailer:

The Forest River Aurora travel trailer comes in seven currently available floor plans, most featuring at least a queen-sized bed and full-sized kitchen.

With recliner lounge seating, a pull-out couch, a full bath, and plenty of storage space, this travel trailer will be perfect for you and your family or friends.

The awning on this floorplan is 18′, and it includes exterior storage, as well as a closet washer, dryer prep, or hookup station.

The unloaded vehicle weight or (UVW) is roughly 7,700 lbs.

Forest River Evo T2850 Travel Trailer:

This luxurious queen-sized travel trailer comes with bunk beds and a pullout sofa, allowing it to sleep at least six people!

The exterior awning measures roughly 16′, and the interior includes both a full kitchen and bath.

Plenty of storage and pantry space allows for packing every essential, and this particular floorplan even includes pass-through storage.

Top-of-the-line appliances and versatile kitchen space make for a very clean and convenient home-away-from-home.

7. Coachmen

Coachmen have been in business since 1964 and have sold nearly one million RVs since its inception.

Founded and operated in North America, this is another staple in the RV household list of names and will no doubt continue to remain in operation for years to come.

We’ve listed a couple of travel trailers that might fit your needs from Coachmen RVs:

Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 262BHS Travel Trailer:

One of their more popular models is the Viking Ultra-Lite travel trailer which comes with plenty of sleeping and storage space.

Included in the 262BHS floorplan is a queen-sized bed and bedroom, a double bunk bed setup as well as a dinette and sofa. This gives sleeping space for roughly six people.

Not only that but the full-sized kitchen and bath (which leads to the master bedroom) create luxurious amenities for long trips and long stays.

The outside camp kitchen and 16′ awning with LED light not only give you plenty of outdoor space but also luxury amenities as well.

Whether you are inside or outside, this RV is a great option for you!

Coachmen Apex Ultra-Lite 293RLDS Travel Trailer:

The Apex Ultra-Lite 293RLDS Travel Trailer boasts a private master bedroom, island kitchen, full bathroom, as well as a pull-out sofa, and recliner seating that faces a large interior television.

On the outside of this travel trailer is an exterior camp kitchen, television, and refrigerator, as well as space for a microwave and a powered and lit awning that is 18′.

Coachmen really know how to create great models that could entertain their owners both inside and outside their travel trailer.

Finally, this travel trailer, when fully loaded, weighs roughly 7,800 lbs and includes a 50-gallon freshwater tank and a 70-gallon grey water tank.

This means long trips and plenty of comforts, all with great amenities and ease of use.

8. Grand Design RV

Grand Design RVs have become incredibly popular.

Their creative well-thought-out layouts and affordability, as well as the brand’s attention to detail and utilization of quality materials in their models’ production, have many turning to Grand Design as their go-to brand.

Grand design RVs have been around this last decade and have quickly risen to become one of America’s biggest and most trusted brands:

2021 Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE:

For roughly $32,000, you can get the Imagine XLS, which can sleep, three people.

The travel trailer features one slide-out and has a length of 21 feet and 11 inches with a hitch weight of 480 pounds.

Additionally, this travel trailer has a dry weight of 4,674 lbs and a gross weight of 5,995 lbs.

This also includes an awning of about 14′ and exterior pass-through storage.

The murphy bed is queen-sized, and the dinette will allow for a removable table and extra sleeping space.

Finally, the full-sized kitchen and bath make this smaller travel trailer the perfect luxury camping companion.

2021 Grand Design Transcend 200MK:

The Transcend 200MK is another small travel trailer by Grand Design RVs.

Rather than a murphy bed pull-out, it comes with an already downed queen bed with a privacy curtain to pull around it during the evening and morning.

It also has a full kitchen and refrigerator as well as a dinette which can be swapped instead for theater seating.

The 32-inch LED television is situated directly across from the dinette or theater seats, and the outside awning is 17′ in case you’d like to spend more time in nature.

The Transcend Travel Trailer has plenty of storage and living space for the couple who loves to camp for a long time.

9. Starcraft RV

Another brand owned by Thor Industries is Starcraft RV.

The Starcraft company has long since established itself as a motorhome manufacturer of high quality and whose craftsmen are renowned for their attention to detail.

Starcraft is most recently owned by Thor Industries, who bought Jayco, which owned Starcraft at the time of purchase.

Starcraft Autumn Ridge Single Axle 180BHS Travel Trailer:

The Starcraft Autumn Ridge Single Axle 180BHS Travel Trailer is one of the smallest on our list and is perfect for couples who want to get away quickly while still enjoying the amenities of travel trailer camping.

This trailer weighs only about 3,700 lbs and is about 22 feet long.

Not only that, but it has incredible hardwood cabinetry, non-carpet flooring (perfect for pets and kids) and includes bright interior LED lighting.

It includes a bunk bed setup for the kids or guests, a full-sized bed in the front, a full bath, and a small kitchen.

The dinette booth is great for about four people.

Finally, the exterior includes an 11′ power awning for when you want to spend time outside in the shade.

Starcraft 2021 AUTUMN RIDGE 20MB Travel Trailer:

This luxury travel trailer – the Starcraft 2021 AUTUMN RIDGE 20MB – comes with an interior done in a beautiful grey and light brown wood accents called their “Moonstone” designs.

It is outfitted with a pull-down murphy bed and double bunk bed setup, as well as a half-bath and kitchen. The kitchen features an 8 cubic foot refrigerator, microwave, stove, and sink.

The 13′ power awning outside is great for patio dinners and evenings outside, and it even has a grill hookup for outdoor cooking!

Final Thoughts:

Great travel trailers come from everywhere, but the best brands are always going to provide you with comfort, affordability, and style.

Finding the one that works for you comes down to knowing your needs, your budget, and how much your vehicle can tow.

After that, it is smooth sailing toward your next great camping adventure!

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