Top 5 Annoyances From Other Campers

Most of you that have followed my blog through the years know my favorite campsite is a free one in the boondocks. One of the many reasons my wife and I prefer the boondocks is that we aren’t annoyed by other camper’s lack of manners. These are the top five inconsiderate things you never should do while you’re at a campground.

1. Cut through occupied campsites

I believe when you rent a campsite it ought to be your little piece of real estate during the duration of your stay. It should be up to you on who enters your space with permission.

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Mind your camping manners. Photos via author (Dave Helgeson)

My wife and I both consider it very inconsiderate when others take a shortcut through our space on the way to somewhere else like the bathhouse, beach, playground or any other destination, especially when we are sitting outside enjoying a meal or the campfire. Please walk around, the exercise is good for you.

2. Let your dog roam in other campsites

Over fifty percent of RVers bring their four-legged friends camping with them. My wife and I love dogs and always brought our beloved lab with us.

However, just like above, we don’t always appreciate uninvited guests in our site and that includes unleashed dogs that come running into our site looking to steal a snack off our picnic table, stick their nose in our catch of shellfish, redistribute our sacked garbage, or are maybe wet from a swim at the beach. Please keep your dog on a leash as required by most campgrounds.

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Please keep your dogs leashed
3. Or let your dog bark excessively

This could be included with number 2 above but it is such an annoyance it deserves its own listing. If your dog barks at every stranger that passes by your campsite, please consider keeping it inside the RV, away from the road where it can’t see others passing by, or invest in a bark collar.

Another consideration is a dog that yips excessively when left alone in the RV. This is almost as annoying as listening to a smoke detector with a low battery chirping. Remember, other campers may have come to the campground to enjoy some quiet time, so please respect that and take your dog(s) with you if they are prone to endless yipping in your absence.

4. Be loud after hours

Let’s face it, most of us go camping to have an enjoyable time, but there comes a point when it is time for the party to end and go to bed. Nearly all campgrounds have posted quiet time and most campers willingly abide by them.

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Being loud after hours—and leaving your dog unleashed—is not only annoying to other campers but it’s usually against campground rules.

However, some inconsiderate campers seem to ramp up the volume after hours via alcohol consumption, the volume control on their sound system, or both.

Please be considerate and keep the noise level confined to your campsite. If you want to be loud and party all night, please find yourself a campsite way out in the boondocks where there is no one to bother.

5. Leave trash in the fire ring

It’s amazing how many times I pull into a campsite and find the last camper used it for a trash can rather than walking a couple hundred feet to the dumpster.

It’s not my job to clean up after the thoughtless camper that was there before me, nor is it the campground host or paid staff’s job.

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Pack it in, pack it out

Please plan ahead and bring a trash bag or two with you when you go camping and dump your trash in the campground dumpster—or if you are too lazy to walk to the dumpster, take it home with you.

I’m sure you have your own annoyances to add, so please feel free to share using the comment box below. Avoiding bad manners of other campers, just another adventure in RVing!

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Top RV Accessories For 2019

There are two things that make me want to spend money on a new RV product, and that is usefulness and versatility. There just isn’t room for items that don’t get used on a regular basis, and the more reasons to lug around an item, the better (hence why we’re in love with our Instant Pot!).

We shopped around for new RV essentials and found some really useful items that should be in every rig. These must-have items will give you extra space where you need it the most!

1. A stovetop cover for extra counter space

Some RV kitchens come with a stovetop cover, while others could use the extra space for meal prep. These hardwood covers fit over most 3 or 4-burner stoves and include a cutting mat to protect the finish. You can set them up in minutes by attaching their rubber feet to the grates.

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When you want to use the stove, the covers can be removed just as easily. They can also help silence annoying stovetop rattles during transit.

2. An extending shower rod

Most RV showers could use more elbow room. These handy rods by Stromberg Carlson can extend out to give you more space while showering and pushed back after you’re done.

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The extra space keeps the curtain from billowing in and sticking to you while you’re trying to lather up. The shower rods also work great for air-drying laundry.

3. Hidden storage keepers

Install one of these Anything Keepers under your kitchen cabinets or tables for your everyday items. This could be your phone, keys, medicine, glasses, or even important receipts. A lot of RVers have also used these bins as charging stations for phones or tablets.

They’ll keep the items out of sight and from getting lost or cluttering up your counter space. Installation is quick and easy using the included screws or double-sided adhesive.

4. A portable trash bag holder

Portable trash bag holders are a lighter alternative to garbage bins. The Trash-Ease holders can be set up inside or out on kitchen counters, picnic tables, and more.

No tools are needed to set up the holders. Just slip the holder and a bag on a table near you and you can clean up wherever you go.

5. Tissue box holder

During allergy season, having quick and easy access to a box of tissues is much needed. These Pop-A-Tissue holders will help clear up counter space by moving the tissue box to an open space on your RV wall or cabinets.

You can set them up to dispense sideways or downward. The dispenser can be installed using the included screws or double-sided tape.

6. A portable washer

If your RV is without the luxury of its own washer/dryer, you may want to consider investing in a portable washer like the Wonderwash. You’ll save time on laundry trips, not to mention loads of quarters. Plus, you’ll never have dirty laundry piling up until you can find a laundry room or laundromat.

These non-electric units are powered by a hand crank and use less water than regular machines. You can read more about the washers & accompanying dryers in our previous article on Do It Yourself RV.

7. A multipurpose shoe tray

A boot/shoe tray can be used for all sorts of things around the home and RV. You can use them to store dirty or wet shoes or even to prevent gas or oil spills on the carpet.

They could also be used as a paint tray or for an indoor garden. Pet owners can also use the trays to set down a litter box or pet food/water that spills often.

8. Shelf bins

These shelf tracks with sliding bins will help organize your pantry storage in less than 20 minutes. They provide easy access to small items (like gum, toothpicks, or salt/pepper) that you don’t want to lose in the cupboards.

The sliding bins can also hold small containers of aluminum foil, plastic bags, and plastic wrap. They’re available online for only about $5.

9. Stackable cabinet organizers

Shelf organizers can also make a big difference in your cabinets. Use them to organize anything from pantry items to your cups and plates.

When you’re moving to a new RV, they can easily be folded down and removed. The organizers are available in a two-pack on Amazon.

10. A screen door handle

RV screen doors are notoriously flimsy and expensive if damaged. This handle will give the screen door more stability and also gives you something sturdy to hold on to while making it down the steps.

The bars extend from about 21 to 28 inches. They come with a mounting template and all screws needed for installation.

See also: 8 Insanely Easy RV Mods That Take Less Than An Hour



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Top 10 RV Christmas Gifts // 2018 Edition

If you’re searching for those perfect RV Christmas gifts, you’ve come to the right spot. Each year we compile a list of presents that will be perfect for the RVer in your life!

Let us begin by saying – this is not a sponsored post. None of these companies have paid us or asked us to include them in this Holiday RV Gift Guide. We’ve picked these items for two reasons…either they’re a classic RV item or they’re cool & unique (making sure your loved-one won’t be receiving a delicate present).

Without any further ado, let hope right in!

This is a great gift for the aspiring RVer! Our friends, Marc & Julie of RV Love, just released their beautiful, full color book titled, Living The RV Life. Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 5.38.27 PM.pngThis 256 page book is packed full of useful information, gorgeous photos and informative diagrams.

Escapees Magazine says, “This is an excellent introduction to RVing and a suitable holiday gift for those who are considering the RV lifestyle.”

We have a copy of this book in our rig, in fact! Not to mention, you can find a sweet pic of our Airstream renovation in it!

Click here to get it on Amazon for $15

This RV Gift is perfect for the part time RVer. The MarCell Monitoring System is a cellular based technology that monitors the temperature and humidity in your RV. Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 5.51.30 PM.pngWe currently use this system and it gives us great peace of mind when we’re away from our rig.

If the temp or humidity gets out of range (which you set), a text message or email will be sent to you immediately.

The system also has Water Pucks that can be strategically placed and monitor your RV for leaks inside your rig.

Overall, the system can protect your rig and prevent major issues from developing.

Click here to get it on Amazon

What the heck is an RV Life printable?! Well, it’s pretty much just what it sounds like…files you can print to help organize your RV life.

Our friends, Jason & Rae of The Getaway Couple, have created a unique set of printable documents to assist with that.

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Jason & Rae say, “There is so much information to keep track of regarding insurance, weight limits, maintenance, warranties, campground bookings, things you want to see, planning meals, moving day checklists, and so much more! Tracking all of this information is overwhelming, especially when you don’t have a centralized point for it all. You can be hunting through paperwork to find your warranty card, searching emails to find that one campground booking, scouring your phone for a quick departure checklist you made on the fly.”

Check Out The RV Life Printables Here

The WiFi Booster Camp Pro 2 can help get you connected to the campground WiFi. If you’ve ever been at a RV park, but couldn’t quite connect to the WiFi signal, this booster can come in handy.Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 6.12.52 PM

The booster may also help you get connected to WiFi at Walmart or Cabella’s during your overnight camping stay!

We’ve linked to the booster on TechnoRV because they’re always ready to help you figure out what equipment will work best for your unique setup.

Click Here To Get The Booster From TechnoRV

Of all the RV Christmas Gifts, this is the only gift that has made the list two years in a row! The Outland Living Fire Bowl is a must-have for any RVer. Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 6.20.56 PM.pngHeck, it’s a must-have for any home owner that spends time outside.

We’ve been using the Fire Bowl for two years and have absolutely loved it.

It runs on propane – so, you never need to worry about smelling like a smokey campfire. We’ve been allowed to use it during “burn bans” because its self contained and can be turned off with a single knob.

Truly, we’ve had only positive experiences with this. It comes highly recommended by us!

Get The Fire Bowl on Amazon

If your loved one is serious about RV Living – an online RV course may be the perfect gift! We suggest two courses, depending on your needs.

First, The Fulltime To Freedom course is an amazingly comprehensive guide to becoming a full time RVer. It covers all the basics of transitioning into RV Life and it dives deep into planning & preparation.

Secondly, The Remote Work 101 Course is great for people wanting to transition into a remote work job. Remote Work allows travelers to explore and earn income at the same time!

Ok, this might not be the most fun of the RV Christmas gifts…but, we promise it will come in handy. No one wants to camp in a slanted RV. Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 6.32.41 PM.png

These modern levelers use an innovative design so you can level your RV or trailer on the FIRST try – every single time!

Our friends at Morton Trailer Supply not only offer these levelers, but they are also full time RVers and offer awesome customer service!

Get these levelers from Morton Trailer Supply Here

Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 6.42.51 PM.pngHere’s another gift perfect for ANY RVer! We all love clean water, and having used these ourselves, we can honestly say these Berkey Water Filters rock!

We use a Royal Berkey, but they come in all sizes…from a water bottle, to a shower unit and all the way to a 6 gallon water filter!

They’re currently having a huge sale on their “Holiday Bundle”

We like that the Berkey Water filter has options to remove fluoride from the water! If you want to check out the unit we use, click here (its on sale now too)!

Sometimes the internet just can’t compete with a physical book! The Next Exit is a perfect example of this fact. Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 6.59.22 PM.png

Here’s how the book self describes, “The Next EXIT 2018 is the 27th updated edition of the iconic USA Interstate highway exit directory, which lists gas, food, lodging, shopping and many other services. The most complete directory ever printed, it will help you find everything you need in the windshield, not the rear view mirror.”

Our friends, Tom & Cait, have also told us just how useful it is! Instead of searching the internet for a gas station or restaurant, The Next Exit will tell you exactly what services each intestate exit offers!

Click here to get it on Amazon!

Screen Shot 2018-11-25 at 7.06.08 PM.pngIf you’re part of the Vibe Tribe, we have the perfect stocking stuffers for you! Our stickers & koozies are available here.

And, even though our album recently sold out, you can still download it on our website. It will set the perfect vibes for baking holiday goodies!

Get The Digital Album Here

Last, but not least, you can buy a Vibe Tribe shirt for your loved one! All these gifts will fit snuggly in the stocking of your loved one!

Get Your Tee Shirt Here

You can get more ideas here! These are our Top 10 RV Christmas Gifts Lists of the past.

Top 10 RV Christmas Gifts 2017

Top 10 RV Christmas Gifts 2016

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Top 5 Best Ultra Light Travel Trailers Under 1800 lbs

An important factor to consider when you’re in the market for an RV is to look at the weight. While purchasing a majority of the travel trailer warrants the purchase of a towing vehicle as well, it isn’t really necessary. There are ultra light travel trailers available in the market if you want to tow your camper with your current vehicle or just spend a decent amount in a towing vehicle that does the job. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top 5 best ultra light travel trailers under 1800 lbs dry weight.

What puts an RV on the list: Apart from choosing the lightest towables in the market, we’ve also hand-picked the ones among that bunch which had good reviews among users and critics. Some of these even have more than one floorplan available, giving you some level of variety when you’re interested in one particular brand.

The Top 5 Best Ultra Light Travel Trailers Under 1800 lbs:

  1. TAXA Outdoors TigerMoth Travel Trailer
  2. Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer
  3. Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer
  4. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer
  5. Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer

#1. TAXA Outdoors TigerMoth Travel Trailer

A Floorplan For Every Taste!

View All TAXA Outdoors TigerMoth Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
2 900 lbs 2 12 feet

Why we recommend the TAXA Outdoors TigerMoth travel trailer: A single look at the specifications of the TigerMoth and its apparent that this camper is definitely one of a kind. It has 2 floorplans that are under 1800 lbs and also has an extremely positive rating: the TigerMoth Camp and the TigerMoth Trek.

The Tigermoth serves as a perfect balance between tailgating and interior features. On the inside, it has LED lighting, USB charging ports and birchwood kitchen. On the outside, you have a grill, bike rack, solar heated shower among features and a decent set of options/upgrades too! Some of those upgrades include but are not limited to a fully enclosed shower tent, a 5000 BTU window AC, mesh screen door for side and many others.

Key Features:

  • 2 different floor plans available
  • Powder-coated galvanized steel frame
  • Solar pre-wired system
  • Powder-coated gravel guards
  • Foam core aluminum interior walls and ceiling
  • Fully enclosed shower tent

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#2. Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer

An All-Time Favorite of Lightweight Campers!

View All Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 1133-3161 lbs 2-4 11-20 feet

Why we recommend Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro travel trailer: Similar to the Tigermoth, Forest River’s Finest when it comes to ultra light travel trailers is the Rockwood Geo Pro, whose Rockwood Geo Pro 12RK floorplan goes as low as ~1100 pounds in dry weight. A bit more spacious and heavier floorplan is the Rockwood Geo Pro 12SRK, that weighs just shy of 1800 lbs and is 12 feet long.

This cozy camper is also packed with features that you’ll find useful when camping, and even some luxury ones to make your trip comfortable. Some of those features include a stove and grill combo, Wi-Fi booster, power awning, 20,000 BTU furnace among others. They even have options to upgrade its capabilities such as a 13,500 BTU AC and a bike rack!

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available!
  • Multidirectional TV antenna
  • 20,000 BTU furnace
  • Coleman stove/grill combo
  • Vacuum laminated roof and walls
  • Nitro filled radial tires

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#3. Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer

Airy and Affluent!

View All Jayco Hummingbird Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
8 1545-2990 lbs 2-4 18-19 feet

Why we recommend the Jayco Jay Hummingbird travel trailer: If you need a lightweight travel trailer but one that’s still spacious, it doesn’t get any better than the Hummingbird 10RK travel trailer from Jayco. This sole floorplan that comes under the criteria of being under 1800 lbs dry weight is easily a top choice for anyone looking for ultra light travel trailers.

You’ll find this camper has quite a lot of features for tailgators. Exterior speakers, outside grill, exterior TV bracket and power awning are just some of the bells and whistles that it has. Further than that, it has a super comfy bed on the inside along with a picnic table and residential style countertops if you’re planning on spending the trip indoors. In short, Hummingbird has proved itself as a manufacturer of some of the best ultra light travel trailers in the market.

Key Features:

  • 8 different floor plans available
  • One-piece fiberglass roof
  • Dual marine-grade exterior speakers
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Residential style countertops
  • Self-adjusting electric brakes

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#4. Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer

Lightweight Traveling Made Easy and Affordable!

View All Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 1133-3161 lbs 2-4 11-21 feet

Why we recommend the Flagstaff E-Pro travel trailer: Akin to its Rockwood cousin, the Flagstaff E-Pro travel trailer by Forest River has an under 1800 lbs floorplan that’s so lightweight that it might as well be considered as a popup camper. The Flagstaff E-Pro 12RK is the one we’re talking about, that’s 11 feet long and sleeps 2 people.

There’s a different set of features provided for the Flagstaff E-Pro 12RK and every other floorplan, but the common ones include outside speakers, Wi-Fi range booster, microwave oven and coleman stove/grill combo among many others. The aforementioned floorplan can also be made better by adding rack mounting bars, 13,500 BTU AC, a 22-inch TV with DVD player and a few others. Hence, it goes without saying that you’re definitely picked the right choice if you prefer the Flagstaff E-Pro as your choice of a towable camper.

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available
  • Vacuum laminated roof and walls
  • Nitro filled radial tires
  • Roof mount solar prep
  • Multdirectional TV antenna
  • 20,000 BTU furnace

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#5. Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer

The Getaway Travel Trailer!

View All Aliner Ascape Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
5 1170-1630 lbs 2 13 feet

Why we recommend Aliner Ascape travel trailer: You probably know about the Aliner Ascape from our post of the top 5 travel trailers under 3,000 pounds. However, the Ascape, is much, much lighter than that. The Ascape MT itself is just 1170 lbs and spans 13 feet, making it quite spacious all things considered. Its other 4 floorplans such as the Ascape Camp are all under 1800 lbs dry weight as well.

This Aliner camper is also just as feature-rich as any other regular travel trailer, which is a feat given its size. From a bluetooth sound bar and a 23-inch TV to 3-way refrigerator and attwood furnace, the Ascape delivers and exceeds every expectation from an ultra light travel trailer!

Key Features:

  • 5 different floor plans available
  • Atwood 16,000 BTU furnace
  • Standard sink with stationary faucet
  • Front mounted solar panel
  • Deep bowl sink with pull-out faucet
  • 23-inch flat screen TV

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Top 5 Best Campground Travel Trailers Under 5,000 Pounds

Top 5 Best Travel Trailers Under 3,000 Pounds

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Popup campers pose a lot of advantages, especially for someone heading into RVing for the very first time. Hopefully this list will provide a good starting point for you and let you know exactly what RVs have to offer without spending a ton of money right at the beginning.

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

Share with us your favorite ultra light travel trailer under 1800 lbs in the comments below!



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Top 5 Best Campground Travel Trailers Under 5,000 Pounds

If you’ve traveled in an RV before, you probably remember it as one of the most memorable experiences in your life. It offers more features, stability and comfort than your traditional tent, and also gives you tons of options when buying a new one. It’s generally suggested to go with a lighter RV first, and if you’re buying it to travel to different states across the country, you’ll also need one that’s suitable for campgrounds. To get that sorted for you, check out our top 5 best campground travel trailers under 5,000 pounds GVWR!

What puts an RV on the list: There’s a significant difference between dry weight and GVWR. The travel trailers in our list are the ones that are under 5,000 pounds GVWR, meaning you’ll actually be able to tow these with ease. Of course, we have also considered the ones which have appreciable ratings and an adequate number of floorplans that are under 27 feet and under 5,000 pounds GVWR.

The Top 5 Best Campground Travel Trailers Under 5,000 Pounds:

  1. Forest River R-Pod Travel Trailer
  2. KZ Escape Travel Trailer
  3. Jayco Jay Flight SLX Travel Trailer
  4. Livin Lite Camplite Travel Trailer
  5. Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite Travel Trailer

#1. Forest River R-Pod Travel Trailer

Your Featherlight Weekend Camper!

View All Forest River R-Pod Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
9 2342-2836 lbs 2-4 18-20 feet

Why we recommend the Forest River R-Pod travel trailer: You’ve probably stumbled across the R-pod if you’ve been researching RVs for a while. A little digging and you’ll find that the R-pod is known as being of the, if not the most lightweight campground travel trailers in the market. We recommend checking out the R-Pod RP171 and the R-Pod RP172.

While the R-pod has a slew of different features packed into it, the most popular ones are the LED interior lighting, 20,000 BTU furnace, 3.7 cubic feet refrigerator, tinted safety glass windows and many others. This, combined with its equally impressive list of available expansions, makes the R-pod a worthy inclusion in this list.

Key Features:

  • 9 different floor plans available
  • Independent torsion axle
  • 20,000 BTU furnace
  • Solid lumber core cabinet fronts assembled with screws
  • Decorative window treatments
  • Welded aluminum sidewalls and floor

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#2. KZ Escape Travel Trailer

Short and Sweet!

View All KZ Escape Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
6 2735-3760 lbs 3-7 19-27 feet

Why we recommend KZ Escape travel trailer: The Escape travel trailer from KZs stables sport 6 floorplans in total, all of them being suitable for traveling across the country with ease as they’re well under 5,000 pounds GVWR as well. We recommend checking out the Escape E161RB and the Escape E181RB in particular as they offer better sleeping capacities as well!

The escape offers the best of both worlds: it offers standalone expansions as well as an offroad package that adds better tires and other items that help in ease of travel when camping to a faraway place. The standard features include smart arm awning, exterior speakers, overhead cabinets and many more!

Key Features:

  • 6 different floor plans available!
  • Self-adjust electric brakes
  • Power awning with LED light strip
  • Seamless countertops
  • Rail-style cabinet doors
  • Omnidirectional HDTV antenna

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#3. Jayco Jay Flight SLX Travel Trailer

The Versatile Family RV!

View All Jayco Jay Flight SLX Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
17 2350-7445 lbs 3-9 16-36 feet

Why we recommend the Jayco Jay Flight SLX travel trailer: The Jay Flight SLX is whatever you want it to be: ultra light models with rear bath all the way to 36 feet rigs that can hold as many as eight people! You’d probably be more interested in the Jay Flight SLX 145RB and the Jay Flight SLX 154BH floorplans, as they come under the category of campground travel trailers under 5,000 pounds.

Depending on the floorplan, there are varying features of Jay Flight SLX travel trailer, but there are many that remain common throughout all of them. Some of these include but are not limited to the Atwood furnace, J-steel jackknife sofa, DiamondFlor vinyl flooring, under-bed storage and so on. These can be taken a step further with over 15 different available upgrades and additions, which we recommend taking a look at by checking out the link above!

Key Features:

  • 17 different floor plans available
  • Pleated window shades
  • Fully integrated A-frame
  • Entrance doors and baggage doors all keyed alike
  • Mission-style maple cabinet doors
  • J-Steel jackknife sofa

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#4. Livin Lite Camplite Travel Trailer

Livin Up To Its Name!

View All Livin Lite Camplite Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
9 2430-3650 lbs 3-6 15-27 feet

Why we recommend the Livin Lite Camplite travel trailer: Like its namesake, the Livin Lite Camplite travel trailer is a ultra light travel trailer that also doubles as a campground travel trailer since 9 out of 11 floorplans have well under 5,000 pounds GVWR and are under 27 feet as well, making it safe for use in campgrounds! Check out the Camplite 23RKS and the Camplite 11FK floorplans as those are our personal favorites!

On the outside, the Camplite features a 6-sided aluminum superstructure with insulation on the roof, walls and cap to keep you warm and cozy this winter. Head on inside and you’ll be greeted with the beautiful interior that comes in 3 color choices, complemented by the laminated flooring and solid surface countertops. These along with the fact that it has so many options to choose from, leaves no room for doubt that the Livin Lite Camplite is one of the top notch campground travel trailers under 5,000 pounds!

Key Features:

  • 9 different floor plans available
  • Solid-surface countertops
  • 6 cubic feet double door refrigerator
  • Residential quilted comforter
  • Overhead cabinets
  • Slideout topper awning

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#5. Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite Travel Trailer

Short and Sweet!

View All Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite Travel Trailer Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
17 3127-5277 lbs 3-8 20-25 feet

Why we recommend Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite travel trailer: The second travel trailer by Forest River that deservingly earned a spot is the Micro-Lite that has a phenomenal rating of 4.37 and sports 4 floorplans that fall under the category of campground travel trailers under 5,000 pounds. We recommend checking out the Flagstaff Micro-Lite 19FBS and the Flagstaff Micro-Lite 19FD.

Spend some time with this beauty and it’s clear that this rig is as feature rich as it gets and yet offers so much more. Want something even better than the 13,500 BTU A/C installed? Upgrade it to a 15,000 BTU one. Need another TV in the bedroom? You got it. Need thermopane windows for better insulation? They offer that too. You get the gist!

Key Features:

  • 17 different floor plans available
  • Ducted furnace
  • Residential one-piece sink cover
  • Magnetic compartment door catches
  • Lower front diamond plate panel
  • Outside antifreeze stations

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Hopefully, this top 5 makes it easier for you to find your favorite campground travel trailer under 5,000 pounds which you can use to head into the intriguing world of RVing!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

Share with us your favorite campground travel trailers under 5,000 pounds in the comments below!



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Top 5 Best Fifth Wheel RVs with Bunk Beds

So, you’re bringing along the entire party for your next camping trip? Good! After all, the more, the merrier, right? Well, all of those people will need a place to kip and spend their time, which is why its important to choose a good fifth wheel with a sleeping capacity of more than 6 people. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 best fifth wheel RVs with bunk beds. Read on to find out!

What puts an RV on the list: Fifth wheels with bunk beds are dime a dozen. However, the ones that made our list have a maximum sleeping capacity of at least 7 and at least 3 bunkhouse floorplans so you get at least a few options to choose from. We’ve also paid special attention to a fifth wheel’s user reviews so you know you’re buying a fifth wheels with a satisfied user base.

The Top 5 Best Fifth Wheels RVs With Bunk Beds:

  1. Forest River Wildcat Fifth Wheel
  2. KZ Durango 1500 Fifth Wheel
  3. Keystone Hideout Fifth Wheel
  4. Palomino Puma Fifth Wheel
  5. Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel

#1. Forest River Wildcat Fifth Wheel

Keeping It Simple!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
23 7466-13170 lbs 4-10 31-42 feet

Why we recommend the Forest River Wildcat fifth wheel: Given that it has 24 floorplans, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Wildcat, which is already a great fifth wheel, is also one of the best fifth wheels RVs with bunk beds as well. It can hold a maximum of 10 people in the Wilcat 28BH floorplan, but you could also go for the Wildcat 38MBX if you’re looking for something smaller. It’s also smaller and lighter than some other fifth wheels, making it great if your towing vehicle isn’t suited for heavier fifth wheels.

Heading on to the features, it has all the luxuries of a camper, as a fifth wheel well should, such as reclining theater seating and large LED TVs in the living room. On the outside, it sports custom accented front caps for a sleek look and some exterior features such as awning and outdoor speakers. You can also take it up a notch through the list of available options, which we recommend talking a look at in detail on the RV page!

Key Features:

  • 23 different floor plans available
  • Residential brushed chrome door and drawer hardware
  • Large sofa with residential hide-a-bed sleeper
  • Residential tile pattern shower surround
  • Aerodynamic custom accented painted front cap
  • Dual marine-grade outside stereo speakers

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#2. KZ Durango 1500 Fifth Wheel

KZs Finest Lightweight Fifth Wheel!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
12 7620-9430 lbs 5-10 28-35 feet

Why we recommend KZ Durango 1500 fifth wheel: While 7620 lbs might not sound light by any stretch of imagination, it would seem like it when you would look at other fifth wheels that start with 10,000 lbs dry weight. The Durango 1500, on the other hand, manages to add a good chunk of bunkhouse floorplans such as the Durango 1500 D280BHS and the Durango 1500 D292BHT, with its footprint ranging between 28 and 35 feet.

Tailgators will find the Durango 1500 quite appealing since it has all the writing for an exterior TV and has outside speakers too. Its equally good in terms of indoor features, where you’ll notice a full sized refrigerator, a deluxe sleeper sofa, pullout pantry and a faux vinyl ceiling. Similar to our previous choice it has a ton of different upgrades available: convection microwave, standalone DVD player, freestanding table and rear observation camera, to name a few. In a nutshell, the Durango 1500 is definitely a top choice for fifth wheel RVs with bunk beds.

Key Features:

  • 12 different floor plans available!
  • 100% exterior LED running lights and taillights
  • Outside speakers and pre-wired for exterior TV
  • 8 Cubic foot double-door refrigerator
  • 4-inch high-density foam cushions on all booth dinettes
  • Deluxe sleeper sofa

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#3. Keystone Hideout Fifth Wheel

Spacious Camping Personified!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
10 7745-9635 lbs 6-10 30-36 feet

Why we recommend the Keystone Hideout fifth wheel: The fifth wheel version of Keystone’s hideout is a bit different yet similar to its travel trailer version. Different in the sense that it features lesser number of floorplans and obviously more features since it’s a fifth wheel, but similar because its equally loved by users and critics in the fifth wheel world for its top notch quality and features. We recommend taking a look at the Hideout 295BHS and the Hideout 308BHDS.

Keystone’s attention to details is clear with the Hideout once you’ll notice that it has taken care of storage for those opting for a shorter fifth wheels and, of course, all of the luxuries regardless of which floorplan you choose. We liked that it had taken care of safety particularly well since (can’t be too safe, right?). Furthermore, it has a few options such as a free-standing dinette and a spare tire, making the Hideout another great choice!

Key Features:

  • 10 different floor plans available
  • Lighted adjustable power awning
  • Full-strutted storage under master bed
  • Interior surround sound speakers
  • Seamless one-piece full walk-on roof
  • Prepped for backup camera

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#4. Palomino Puma Fifth Wheel

43 Floorplans. Same Luxury.

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
43 5322-8795 lbs 4-10 27-34 feet

Why we recommend the Palomino Puma fifth wheel: Palomino’s fifth wheel version of the Puma is a fifth wheel with, frankly, so many floorplans available that ones who didn’t make a checklist for buying their fifth wheel will find themselves confused because they’re all so good. From the 29 feet Puma 259RBSS to the 38 feet Puma 295BHSS, they’re all great and, of course, feature a lot of other bunkhouse floorplans too!

On the inside, the 80-inch height will allow people to comfortably stay and enjoy the luxuries it has to offer whether its cozying up on the sofa near the fireplace and watching some TV or cooking in the kitchen with its decorative splashboard, 3 burner cooktop and 6-feet double door refrigerator which can be upgraded to a 11 feet variant, as can its other aspects through a list of different options available. A few of them include but are not limited to an upgraded Serta® mattress, bike rack and roof ladder.

Key Features:

  • 43 different floor plans
  • 14-inch deep overhead cabinets in super-slide models
  • Evergreen high density foam mattress
  • Suburban 3-burner, high output range
  • Jack knife sofa with pull-down center drink tray and storage underneath
  • Colored front fiberglass cap with diamond plate

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#5. Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel

One of the Cozier Fifth Wheels Out There!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
11 8307-12896 lbs 2-9 30-42 feet

Why we recommend Heartland Sundance fifth wheel: The Sundance is another fifth wheel that isn’t oblivious to our other top fives. With its versatility both in terms of sleeping capacities and length, it’s likely you’ll find the perfect floorplan for you with the Sundance or, at least, somewhere pretty close. For bunkhouses in particular, the Sundance 297QB and the Sundance 3710MB are pretty great choices.

The Sundance is segregated into two variants: the mid profile and the high profile ones. There are bunkhouse floorplans in both variants and we’ll focus on the ones that are common in both of them. For starters, they have slam latch baggage doors, painted fiberglass front cap and solar prep. On the inside, both of them have 8 cubic feet refrigerators, universal docking stations and tri-fold sleeper sofas. Both can be upgraded to a 15,000 BTU air conditioner over the traditional 13,500 BTU one too.

Key Features:

  • 11 different floor plans available
  • Painted fiberglass front cap
  • 8 cubic feet stainless steel refrigerator
  • 30-inch OTR microwave
  • Tri-fold sofa bed
  • Back-up camera prep

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Top 5 Best Luxury Fifth Wheels

Top 5 Best Fifth Wheels For Camping With Grandchildren

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Forget the worries about having enough beds for the gang to sleep in. With these fifth wheel RVs with bunk beds, your next camping trip will be a memorable and a comfortable one!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

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Top 5 Best Class C Motorhomes With Bunk Beds

A Class C Motorhome is a good fit for people with a decent budget and ones looking to skip the hassles of calculating tow weight and buying a vehicle and a trailer/fifth wheel separately. But, as it is with choosing any other RV, you’ll need to take a look at the ones that provide the best features and has a good standing with users to end up with something that’ll last, especially if you’re bringing people along. Keeping that in mind, here’s a list of the top 5 best class C motorhomes with bunk beds!

What puts an RV on the list: Sure enough, what makes a good class C is the fact that it has a plethora of features and good mileages, but we’ve went ahead and also taken a look at reviews of previous models (but ones posted recently) to be sure you’re also ending up with a motorhome with longevity! After all, this isn’t something you buy every day!

The Top 5 Best Class C Motorhomes With Bunk Beds:

  1. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome
  2. Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome
  3. Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome
  4. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome
  5. Jayco Redhawk Class C Motorhome

#1. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome

23 Flavors of Luxury!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
23 12300-14500 lbs 4-7 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Thor Chateau class C motorhome: Thor Chateau had made it on the 2017 iteration of this list, and our choice hasn’t changed. If anything, Thor has made quite a few improvements to the Chateau with new floorplans, better sleeping capacity and better features. Its adequately constructed too, with the Chateau 22B weighing 12300 pounds and holding 4 people. All 23 floorplans have bunk over cab but the maximum sleeping capacity you can get is 7 on a floorplan like the Chateau 30D.

Feature-wise, the Chateau has definitely set itself apart. For instance, it has swiveling seat on both drivers and passanger’s chairs in the cockpit for 2 people to sit on when you’re at the campground. In the kitchen, a 16 feet refrigerator easily raises and eyebrow and once you notice everything else it has to offer, you’d already be willing to seal the deal. Of course, if you’re one or two years into the trailer and wish for an ‘oomph’, it has a variety of options to add new features or upgrade existing ones too, making it an awesome class c motorhome with bunk beds.

Key Features:

  • 23 different floor plans available
  • Lighted rotocast storage compartments
  • Three-point seatbelts for the driver and passenger
  • Residential vinyl flooring
  • Blu-ray player in living area
  • 13,500 BTU roof front air conditioner

Video Overview:

 

#2. Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome

So. Many. Floorplans!

View All Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
20 8140-12728 lbs 5-8 23-31 feet

Why we recommend Coachmen Freelander class C motorhome: If you need something on the lighter end with a higher sleeping capacity, then the freelander should set you in the right direction. All of its 20 floorplans have bunkhouses ranging from the Freelander 20CB Ford starting at 23 feet all the way to the 12728-pounder 31-feet-long Freelander 32FS Ford. There are many of them in between that are a good mix of length, weight and sleeping capacity so be sure to check them out too!

Heading onto the features, on the outside the Freelander is constructed using azdel composite, and also features a walkable roof making it good for tailgating. Head on inside and you’ll notice that it also has a booth dinette and reclining driver and passanger seats. Of course, all of this can also be upgraded in the future (or right away) such as an upgraded A/C or a 32-inch TV and DVD in coach. All in all, the Freelander is a top-notch class C motorhome with bunk beds!

Key Features:

  • 20 different floor plans available!
  • Reclining driver and passenger seats
  • Nutmeg wood grain cabinets
  • Skylight over shower
  • Exterior TV ready compartment
  • Vacu-bond laminated 2-inch aluminum-framed sidewalls

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#3. Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome

The Durable Family Camper!

View All Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 10288-12867 lbs 5-9 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Coachmen Leprechaun class C motorhome: The Coachmen Leprechaun is another one which made our list last year. The number of floorplans or the physical specs haven’t changed since last year, but coachmen has added some new features to make it better over the existing modes, but more on that later. The Leprechaun 280BH Ford 450 and the Leprechaun 310BH Ford 450 are our top choices because of their sleeping capacity, but be sure to check out the other ones, as they are just as good as any class C motorhome with bunk beds out there!

Heading onto the features, we found the even-cool A/C ducting system and the upgraded vinyl flooring quite impressive, but most folks would probably be more interested in the U-shaped dinette and the reclining passanger and driver seats that this RV has to offer. Safety is also taken care of as the Leprechaun as safety measures such as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors put into place and lastly, there are numerous upgrades to opt for in order to expand this class Cs capabilities, making the Leprechaun the complete package!

Key Features:

  • 18 different floor plans available
  • Solar panel connection port
  • Upgraded vinyl flooring throughout
  • LED exterior tail and running lights
  • Reclining driver and passenger seats
  • Exterior TV ready compartment

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#4. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome

The Ultimate Luxurious Class C Camper!

View All Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
12 12500-14500 lbs 5-8 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Gulf Stream Conquest class C motorhome: Of the gulf stream’s number of RVs is one particular class C called the conquest which definitely had our attention, and for a good reason. Despite its comparatively decent spec sheet, it has some features that actually made it stand apart. Of course, its decent spec sheet does feature floorplans with bunk beds such as the Conquest 6526 and the Conquest 63111.

On the inside, the conquest features Roanoke light cherry cabinetry and a skydome shower while being solidly constructed out of aluminum on the outside. Standalone upgrades aside, it also features an already added package that brings many new luxury based features such as a number of stainless steel applicances and an IRD dual battery charging system. These, along with its solid rating of 4.8 stars, makes us recommend the Gulf Stream conquest as a good class C motorhome with bunk beds.

Key Features:

  • 12 different floor plans
  • Pleated window shades
  • 13,500 BTU ducted roof air conditioner
  • IRD dual battery charging system
  • Laminated steel frame floor with metal underbelly
  • Basement storage

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#5. Jayco Redhawk Class C Motorhome

Small Yet Spacious!

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 14200-14500 lbs 3-10 24-33 feet

Why we recommend Jayco Redhawk class C motorhome: Jayco’s Redhawk is often shadowed by the its Greyhawk cousin simply due to the fact that the latter is the more popular one. However, the Redhawk is actually a better choice if one were to consider a good class C motorhome with bunk beds. Its maximum sleeping capacity is actually 10 people on the Redhawk 31XL floorplan and 3 on the Redhawk 22J floorplan, making it quite versatile for people with different requirements, all within just 7 floorplans, which is saying something.

The Redhawk is no slouch when it comes to driving features either, which is evident when you notice that it sports power anti-lock brakes, power steering and side view remote controlled mirrors. Looks are paid attention to as well since it features linoleum flooring. You can also upgrade the regular awning to the 12V electric patio awning or maybe add a rear view backup camera with its optionals (check the out the full list, it’s a long one!). In a nutshell, we find no reason to not recommend the Redhawk is a great class C.

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available
  • Jayco-exlusive easy operation legless dinette table
  • 15,000-BTU ducted air conditioner
  • 31,000-BTU furnace with wall thermostat with auto-ignition
  • Queen-sized bed with bedspread
  • Remote-controlled, side-view mirrors

Virtual Tour:


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Top 5 Best Luxury Fifth Wheels

Top 5 Best Fifth Wheels For Camping With Grandchildren

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Whether its bringing your buddies along or the kids, bunk beds are a must-have for anyone who’s planning on traveling with more than 2 people. With this list, that definitely won’t be a problem!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

Share with us your class C motorhomes with bunk beds in the comments below!



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Top 5 Best Class A Motorhomes With Slide Outs

Whether it’s a sub 25 feet class C or a behemoth 40-footer class A motorhome, slide outs are always a welcome addition, since they provide some much needed space. To that end, we’ve whipped up a list of the best class A motorhomes with slide outs! Read on to find out:

What puts an RV on the list: Since space is really the name of the game here, we’ve hand picked the motorhomes that feature at least 3 slide outs per floorplan and brands which have at least 4 such floorplans so you get enough variety to choose your pick. It goes without saying that these RVs are also highly respected among the critics and has secured many happy campers over the years!

The Top 5 Best Class A Motorhomes With Slide outs:

  1. Newmar Ventana Class A Motorhome
  2. Tiffin Allegro Bus Class A Motorhome
  3. Entegra Aspire Class A Motorhome
  4. Newmar Dutch Star Class A Motorhome
  5. Fleetwood Discovery Class A Motorhome

#1. Newmar Ventana Class A Motorhome

A Window Into What Makes a Perfect Motorhome!

View All Newmar Ventana Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 28700-36000 lbs 4-7 34-43 feet

Why we recommend the Newmar Ventana class A motorhome: Tipping the scales on the heavier side of things is the Newmar Ventana whose lightest floorplan is still a massive one at 28700 lbs. 17 out of its total 18 floorplans have at least 3 slide outs such as the Ventana 3407 and the Ventana 3709, so you’re definitely all set if the sleek looks and the interior decor seems good enough to you. It does have a decent housing capacity of 7 people, and can span as much as 43 feet long, making it pretty spacious too!

The Ventana has a lot to say about its features too. The interior features Bermuda glazed maple hardwood cabinets coupled with adjustable pullout pantry shelves and plush pillow top mattress. Driving is a breeze on this rig as well as the brand adds Newmar’s proprietary comfort drive™ steering and cruise control to the cockpit. On the outside, that awesome look is overlayed on top of a aluminum frame and fiberglass construction. Long story short, we’ve no reason to believe that the Ventana is not one of the best class A motorhomes with slide outs in the market right now!

Key Features:

  • 18 different floor plans available
  • Convex exterior mirrors with remote control, defrost and turn signals
  • Driver and passenger dash overhead ventilation system
  • Wireless charging mat built into dash
  • Polished solid surface countertop in bathroom and bedroom
  • Concealed hinges on cabinet doors

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#2. Tiffin Allegro Bus Class A Motorhome

Larger than Large!

View All Tiffin Allegro Bus Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 41000-51000 lbs 4-5 38-45 feet

Why we recommend Tiffin Allegro Bus class A motorhome: What is considered as a ‘large’ motorhomes usually caps out between 40 and 43 feet. But the Allegro Bus by Tiffin edges beyond it with the Allegro Bus 45 OPP floorplan that is 45 feet long. Of course, ones who aren’t all for this extreme can go for the smaller but still just as luxurious Allegro Bus 37 AP floorplan, making this camper a truly versatile one.

Constructed out of fiberglass, the exterior of this RV has probably as much to say about it as the interior such as the high-performance thermal insulation thanks to the fiberglass material and the one-piece tined windshield for easier vision when driving. Heading inside to the driver’s seat you’ll notice that Tiffin has been extra cautious and added a 12V disconnect switch. Akin to a fifth wheel and a travel trailer you also have options to make it better such as a memory foam mattress and a bedroom TV.

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available!
  • Independent front suspension
  • Decorative inside wall panel
  • Fiberglass front and rear caps
  • Large tinted one-piece windshield
  • Soft touch vinyl ceilings

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#3. Entegra Aspire Class A Motorhome

True Class A Experience Starts Here!

View All Entegra Aspire Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
8 41000-49000 lbs 4-7 40-44 feet

Why we recommend the Entegra Aspire class A motorhome: If you’re only looking for a brand that focuses on larger sized floorplans, then the Entegra Aspire is where it’s at. All 8 of its floorplans have at least 3 slide outs albeit with different sleeping capacities. They’re between 40 and 44 feet long which is quite spacious, and thus contribute to an RV that’s one of the best class A motorhomes with slide outs. We recommend taking a look at the Aspire 38M and the Aspire 42RBQ floorplans.

Onto the features, you’ll notice that these are just as impressive as the Aspire’s on-paper specs. The luxurious interior is complimented by the multiplex controlled lighting system whilst taking care of functionality when you’ll notice that it has the central vacuum system and deep drawers in the kitchens for thing such as wastebasket as well. Add expansions such as compliance with Canadian Standards and solar panels to the package, and you have a class A motorhome on your hands that provides a true class A motorhome experience.

Key Features:

  • 8 different floor plans available
  • Two-stage engine brake
  • Equalizer hydraulic automatic leveling
  • Halogen high beam headlights
  • Multiplex controlled lighting system
  • Blu-ray™ player in living area

Virtual Tour:


 

#4. Newmar Dutch Star Class A Motorhome

Leaves You Longing For More!

View All Newmar Dutch Star Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
15 32900-40700 lbs 4-6 37-43 feet

Why we recommend the Newmar Dutch Star class A motorhome: Whether its due to their cozier 37-feet Dutch Star 3717 floorplan or due to the 6-sleeper Dutch Star 4363 floorplan, campers have always recommended their Dutch Star to anyone else inquiring about them, and we don’t disagree either. Apart from the ones we mentioned, it has 13 other floorplans, all of which feature at least 3 slide outs too, providing you with quite a few options!

Few class As in the market can boast their level of driving experience to be the same as the Dutch Star, and for a good reason. The comfort drive steering and the Freightliner® suspension coupled with other parts makes it possible. It’s not without its set of consumer features, either. You’ll enjoy the USB outlets at multiple places and the fireplace or upgrade the regular sofa to an 87-inch one with its number of options provided. All in all, the Dutch star is a great motorhome with slide outs!

Key Features:

  • 15 different floor plans
  • Gelcoated fiberglass exterior sidewalls, front and rear caps
  • Electronic chassis information center in dash
  • Skylight above shower
  • Emergency engine start switch
  • Interior courtesy lights

Video Overview:

 

#5. Fleetwood Discovery Class A Motorhome

‘Discover’ The World in Comfort!

View All Fleetwood Discovery Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 33400-36400 lbs 4-7 38-41 feet

Why we recommend Fleetwood Discovery class A motorhome: Heading into the great outdoors and camping in the embrace of mother nature shouldn’t be an uncomfortable experience, and the Discovery takes care of that, but more on its features later. On paper, it has 7 floorplans which cover a decent length and weight ranges. We recommend taking a look at the Discovery 38F and the Discovery 38N.

The Fleetwood has it all, from a electronic command control center to a camera system for the driver, all the bells and whistles that you’re accustomed to if you’re shifting from a different class A motorhome is all here and then some. The roof-mounted 15,000 BTU air conditioner provides enough cooling, and the expansions such as a third AC and a technology package which adds a series of useful features such as a Wi-Fi extender are an absolute treat as well!

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available
  • Residential refrigerator with 2000-watt pure sine inverter
  • Firefly house electronics command controls
  • Standard under-chassis lighting
  • Safe-T-view camera system
  • 15,000 BTU roof air conditioners

Virtual Tour:


 

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Top 5 Best Small Motorhomes For Campgrounds!

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Even a 40-feet motorhome isn’t as large as your home is, making it an absolute necessity to have as many slide outs as possible to compensate for it. Hopefully this should serve as a good starting point for choosing one!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

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Top 5 Best 2018 Motorhomes With Bunk Beds For The Kids

In this day and age of smartphones and gadgets all around us, it can’t hurt to get away from it all and spend some time exploring the woods, especially for the kids who could use some time off as well. For that, we have whipped up a list of the top 5 best motorhomes with bunk beds for the kids. Read on to find out!

What puts an RV on the list: Getting bunk beds aren’t enough. There will be many cases where you’ll need to look at motorhomes that also have a good capacity to hold people. We’ve selected the ones with a good mix of both after considering their features, reviews and ratings!

The Top 5 Motorhomes With Bunk Beds For The Kids:

  1. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome
  2. Newmar Bay Star Class A Motorhome
  3. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome
  4. Fleetwood Bounder Class A Motorhome
  5. Tiffin Allegro Class A Motorhome

#1. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome

A Window Into What Makes a Perfect Motorhome!

View All Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
12 12500-14500 lbs 5-8 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Gulf Stream Conquest class C motorhome: While being a class C, you’ll find that the Conquest by Gulf Stream will not only provide a good mix of sleeping capacities but lengths too, if you’re looking for something cozier and cheaper. Some of the good bunkhouse floorplans which we liked were the Conquest 6237LE and the Conquest 6245 but feel free to take a look at the rest by clicking on the link above!

You won’t be compromising anything in terms of features when you take a look at the conquest, either. A dual-door 6 cubic feet refrigerator will provide ample storage space along with all the cabinetry present in a beautifully designed kitchen. If you’ll be piloting the rig, features such as the dash A/C and the upgradable seats will be more appealing to you. Therefore, you’ll find that the Conquest is not only one of the top motorhomes with bunk beds but is also a great overall motorhome!

Key Features:

  • 12 different floor plans available
  • Kitchen window and side cabover windows
  • Upgraded interior fabrics
  • 6 cubic feet 2-way double door refrigerator
  • IRD dual battery charging system
  • Upgraded interior fabrics

Video Overview:

 

#2. Newmar Bay Star Class A Motorhome

The Ultimate Luxurious Class C Camper!

View All Newmar Bay Star Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
20 17494-20880 lbs 4-8 30-36 feet

Why we recommend Newmar Bay Star class A motorhome: While it’s obvious that a good motorhome can be made by any company, you’ll also find that Newmar seems to be proving itself as one of the most impressive companies right now. Look at the Bay Star here as an instance. Not only does it have a plethora of floorplans with different lengths, it also provides a good sleeping capacity and a full-fledged feature list that few can compete with. We recommend taking a look at the Bay Star 3406 and the Bay Star 3419.

In it’s neatly organized feature list, the Bay Star features a fully walkable BriteTEK roof that sits on top of an aluminum construction complete with fiberglass coating on the outside. Head on inside and you’re greeted with an exquisite looking RV that also has features just as impressive. Whether its a mini shoe storage near the entrance or the 30-inch microwave, it’ll be a long time before you run out the full capabilities of this motorhome which are complemented by an equally extensive list of available upgrades, making this a truly amazing bunkhouse motorhome!

Key Features:

  • 20 different floor plans available!
  • One piece tinted windshield
  • Two 12-volt house batteries
  • Convex exterior mirrors with defrost
  • BriteTEK roof with walkable deck
  • Anti-lock braking system

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#3. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome

17 Flavors of Luxury!

View All Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
23 12300-14500 lbs 4-7 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Thor Chateau class C motorhome: A class A’s larger size doesn’t necessary translate to them having the best sleeping capacity. On the contrary you’ll find that some class Cs such as the Chateau by Thor actually has a sleeping capacity of 7 people in its Chateau 28E floorplan, which is better than some of the class As out there. Another great floorplan that we recommend is the Chateau 30D.

When you get into the features, you’ll see that the Chateau has just as much to boast about as it does with the specifications. From the residential vinyl flooring to a power charging center, it has all the bells and whistles of a standard class C and then some. Of course, if those aren’t enough, you can take it a step further with a good amount of expansions provided such as an exterior TV on manual swivel, leatherette dream dinette booth and many others. As far as bunkhouse campers for sale go, the Chateau is one we would grab off immediately, no questions asked.

Key Features:

  • 23 different floor plans available
  • One-piece fiberglass front cap
  • Windshield privacy curtain
  • Drop down stairwell entrance step
  • Solid surface kitchen countertop
  • Twin beds with king conversion

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#4. Fleetwood Bounder Class A Motorhome

Leaves You Longing For More!

View All Fleetwood Bounder Class A Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
9 22000-24000 lbs 4-7 34-37 feet

Why we recommend the Fleetwood Bounder class A motorhome: If its Fleetwood’s Bounder class A that’s caught your attention because you recognize it from a happy owner on a forum or through word-of-mouth (neither of which are too surprising considering it’s reputation), then be prepared to be looking at 3 floorplans in particular. The Bounder 36F and Bounder 36H both provide bunkhouses, but the former has two full bathrooms whilst the latter has a bath and a half. The Bounder 36D has a single bathroom.

Being a class A, there’s no doubt that the Bounder is one of the most feature-rich motorhomes in the market. From the adjustable cabinet shelves to the fiberglass shower with glass door, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something which you expected but wasn’t present in this motorhome. Despite its namesake, the ‘bounder’ doesn’t really has you bound to the amount of features that are included. Its got a ton of options available ranging from to the and many others which improve upon existing features or add new ones. Hence, it’s no doubt that the Bounder is one of the best motorhomes with bunk beds out there!

Key Features:

  • 9 different floor plans available
  • Whole-coach water filtration system
  • High output dash heat and air conditioning
  • Adjustable cabinet shelves
  • Residential refrigerator with platinum exterior
  • Driver 6-way power controls

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#5. Tiffin Allegro Class A Motorhome

Class A Living Your Deserve

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No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
7 22000-26000 lbs 2-7 33-38 feet

Why we recommend Tiffin Allegro class A motorhome: Tiffin Motorhomes is another one of the top dogs in the motorhome industry, especially the allegro lineup. When you’re on the lookout for a motorhome with bunkhouses in particular, a motorhome such as the Tiiffin Allegro will provide a lot of versatility as its got bunkhouse floorplans that provide outdoor entertainment (Allegro 35QBA) and a U-shaped dinette (Allegro 36UA).

Heading on to the features you’ll see that the Allegro has two high efficiency air conditioners, a multiplex system, a European-style driver’s center among many other features that one would consider premium, even for a class A motorhome. Of course, that’s not the only thing it can offer. One look at the feature page and it’s clear that the Allegro was also made with multiple use case scenarios in mind whether its tailgating, camping as a couple camping with the kids or camping in the winter. As such, we find it just to consider the Allegro to be a top motorhome with bunk beds.

Key Features:

  • 7 different floor plans available
  • Spyder controls multiplex system
  • European-style driver’s Center
  • Exterior flat panel TV
  • Two high efficiency roof ACs
  • Porcelain tile floor design

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Check out these similar RV reviews!

Top 5 Best Class C Motorhomes With Bunk Beds

Top 5 Best Small Motorhomes For Campgrounds!

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Whether its one weekend or a 15-day trip, a good motorhome leaves a lasting experience. Take a look at our top 5 of them above to get an idea of the best ones out there, or at least shorten your shortlist a bit!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
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  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
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Top 5 Best Small Motorhomes For Campgrounds!

Heading to a campground could often be an issue depending on where you’re traveling. But, the rule of thumb to follow is that campgrounds of any state in the US can house motorhomes that are under 27 feet. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 best small motorhomes for campgrounds. Read on to find out which are our favorites!

What puts an RV on the list: Apart from being under 27 feet, we’ve also taken a look at a motorhome’s reviews, ratings, critic opinon and their recent models to give you the most updated information available right now.

The Top 5 Best Small Motorhomes For Campgrounds:

  1. Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome
  2. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome
  3. Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome
  4. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome
  5. Winnebago Navion Class C Motorhome

#1. Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome

So. Many. Floorplans!

View All Coachmen Freelander Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
20 8140-12728 lbs 5-8 23-31 feet

Why we recommend the Coachmen Freelander Class C motorhome: When it comes to finding a class C that you could park in a campground, few could be as good as the Coachmen Freelander. Most of the floorplans available are pretty lightweight as well. Tipping the scales at the lowest is the Freelander 20CB and the heaviest being the Freelander 31BH Ford 450 at 12728 pounds. You don’t sacrifice on the sleeping capacity either, as it can house as many as 8 people, making this a suitable camper for both couples and people looking to camp with their friends!

As far as features go, the Freelander offers quite a lot which one would associate with a premium motorhome. This applies to both the convenience based features (such as an even-cool AC ducting system) and the looks (which include the nutmeg wood grain cabinets).  This, in combination with the variety of options available, makes us recommend the Coachmen Freelander as one of the best motorhomes for campground.

Key Features:

  • 20 different floor plans available
  • Solar panel connection port
  • Upgraded vinyl flooring throughout
  • Even-cool AC ducting system
  • Reclining driver and passenger seats
  • Nutmeg wood grain cabinets

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#2. Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome

23 Flavors of Luxury!

View All Thor Chateau Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
23 12300-14500 lbs 4-7 24-32 feet

Why we recommend Thor Chateau Class C motorhome: Whether or not you’ve been keeping up with our Motorhome posts, you’ve probably heard of the Class C Thor Chateau. This goes without saying that Thor has made a one-of-a-kind camper here, even with its high standards. 23 floorplans offer many choices in sleeping capacities between 4 and 7 people. Not to mention that it has 9 floorplans that are under 27 feet and thus suitable for campground such as the Chateau 20CB Ford and the Chateau 21QB Chevy.

Heading to the features, the Chateau sports aluminum sidewall construction along with a roof made out of the same material plus a TPO surface. Inside, it has decorative glass cabinet doors and the nutmeg wood grain cabinets that look phenomenal. You also have a ton of options available to make this motorhome truly yours. Check out the link for the complete list as it has a truly long one!

Key Features:

  • 23 different floor plans available!
  • Welded tubular steel floor
  • Flush mount radius compartment doors
  • Three-point seatbelts for the driver and passenger
  • Residential vinyl flooring
  • Single child safety tether in dinette

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#3. Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome

The Durable Family Camper!

View All Coachmen Leprechaun Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 10288-12867 lbs 5-9 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Coachmen Leprechaun Class C motorhome: Another one from Coachmen’s stables that made the list is the Leprechaun.  The Leprechaum is also featured in our previous post about the best motorhomes with bunk beds. The Leprechaun is quite similar to the other campers here with the exception that it has the highest sleeping capacity of 9 people in the Leprechaun 310BH Ford floorplan. But you’ll probably be interested in something such as the Leprechaun 210QB Chevy, which is an under 27-feet floorplan suitable for campground.

The Leprechaun has a lot to say about its features as well. Things such as the exterior TV compartment with receptacle and coax connection or a walkable roof would make ideal for tail gators. If you’re more interested in staying indoors for your trip you can enjoy the comfort of the Jackknife sofa that can be converted into an auxiliary bed and watch some TV. Apart from these, those who have been into camping would like to upgrade this rig, and can do so with options such as an upgraded TV and A/C, slideout awnings, convection microwave and more!  In a nutshell, the Coachmen Leprechaun is another one of the best small motorhomes for campgrounds in the market right now!

Key Features:

  • 18 different floor plans available
  • 80-inch long residential queen bed
  • Azdel composite sidewall construction
  • Reclining driver and passenger seats
  • Decorative glass cabinet door inserts (specific areas)
  • Coach command center

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#4. Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome

A Window Into What Makes a Perfect Motorhome!

View All Gulf Stream Conquest Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
12 12500-14500 lbs 5-8 24-32 feet

Why we recommend the Gulf Stream Conquest class C motorhome: You’ll be hard pressed to find something that’s as versatile as the Gulf Stream Conquest Class C, which is especially impressive for a motorhome that only has 12 floorplans, half of which are actually ones that are under 27 feet in length such as the Conquest 6220. Even the ones over 27 feet aren’t that long, such as the Conquest 6320 spanning 32 feet.

The Conquest brings as much to the table in terms of features as it does in terms of specs. This is confirmed when you take a look at the furnishing such as the soft-touch vinyl jackknife sofa, pleated window shades among others. Its also got a decent set of appliances for general convenience and safety such as CO, LP Leak detector and fire extinguisher. If you want to give it a bit more oomph, the Conquest also has a lot of options such as an upgraded AC, rear window, stainless steel wheel liners and many more!

Key Features:

  • 12 different floor plans available
  • Radius ducted EPDM rubber roof
  • Roanoke light cherry cabinetry
  • Carbon monoxide and LP leak detectors
  • Upgraded LED interior and exterior lighting
  • IRD dual battery charging system

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#5. Winnebago Navion Class C Motorhome

Short and Sweet!

View All Winnebago Navion Class C Motorhome Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
4 11030 lbs 5 25 feet

Why we recommend Winnebago Navion Class C motorhome: While we’ve discussed the popular motorhomes, a particular one which probably goes unnoticed is the Winnebago Navion.  There are a good chunk of adventurers and critics who seem to be quite satisfied with its specs and features. This rig has 4 floorplans with nothing different about them in terms of physical specs. For example, there’s no difference between the Navion 6220 and the Navion 6237 with the exception of the layouts.

The Navion is also quite impressive in terms of features. Looks or convenience, the Navion has it all.  There is a decent 6 cubic feet double door refrigerator to Roanoke light cherry cabinetry for that exquisite look. Its capabilities aren’t limited to what you see on paper, as there are many significant upgrades and additions available ranging from remote control mirrors to a 15,000 BTU air conditioner. Thus, it stands to reason that the Navion is probably one of the best  small motorhomes for campgrounds.

Key Features:

  • 4 different floor plans available
  • Magnetic door holders for storage doors
  • Generator switch and hour meter
  • Roanoke light cherry cabinetry
  • 6 cubic-feet double door refrigerator
  • 13,500 BTU ducted roof air conditioner

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Check out these similar RV reviews!

Top 5 Best Class A Motorhomes With Slide Outs

Top 5 Best 2018 Motorhomes With Bunk Beds For The Kids

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Don’t let the different state laws hamper the fun of your camping trip! These motorhomes are guaranteed to keep you parked in a campground no matter where you go!

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must-haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options

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