12 Best Travel Trailers Under 5000 lbs: 2024 Models

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Updated March 27, 2024

I am asked all the time for recommendations for the best travel trailers under 5000 lbs. So here is my answer, which is sure to help you find a model that is perfect for you.

If you are looking for a travel trailer that you can tow with a small truck or even some larger SUVs, there are many travel trailers under 5,000 lbs to choose from. We have investigated hundreds of lightweight travel trailers to find the very best ones on the market today.

After all – this is a big part of what we do at RVBlogger. We have toured and reviewed RVs to produce written reviews and YouTube video reviews of RVs and campers for over five years now!

In addition to our opinion of these travel trailers, we provide links to check ratings and reviews from folks who own these camper trailers so you get the best info before deciding if one of these travel trailers is for you.

Our list of the ten best travel trailers under 5,000 pounds will give you some great ideas to start your search!

How We Chose The Top 2024 Travel Trailers Under 5000 Lbs

When we started looking for the 12 best travel trailers under 5000 lbs there were a lot of options to choose from. There are dozens of RV manufacturers in the United States, and many of them have stellar reputations.

As a result, it can be difficult to narrow down the field. However, there were a few factors we were able to look at to help us figure out what we thought were the 12 best travel trailers under 5000 lbs. 

The first thing we did was look at the unloaded vehicle weight or dry weight. This is the weight of the vehicle when nothing has been loaded into it. It is the weight of the vehicle once the manufacturer has finished building it and nothing has been added to it.

Obviously, for these types of trailers, we were looking at options that weighed less than 5000 pounds. Many RVs and trailers weigh more than this, so we were able to narrow down the field significantly with this one factor. 

After we found trailers that fit the weight specifications, we looked at other features that came with the trailers. For example, we looked for trailers that have bunkhouses and Murphy beds. Murphy beds are some of the best beds for travel trailers. And we wrote an article about them called 11 Best Travel Trailers with Murphy Beds.

We looked at floor plans, the overall quality of the trailers, and reviews from other credible sources. This way we could know for sure that these trailers were received well by consumers. 

Travel Trailer UVW vs GVWR

We use the UVW or Unloaded Vehicle Weight to decide which campers fit into our category of best campers under 5000 lbs. Unloaded vehicle weight is also known as curb weight or dry weight. It is the weight of the camper trailer with nothing in it.

GVWR or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum allowable weight of the camper when loaded with all of your supplies, groceries, water, generator, or anything else you decide to pack into your camper.

So be sure your tow vehicle can tow more than 5,000 lbs if you are considering one of these models.

12 Best Travel Trailers Under 5000 lbs: 2024 Models

Here they are our list of travel trailers under 5000 lbs for 2024. We’re sure there will be something on this list for you!

1. Oliver Legacy Elite

Oliver Legacy Elite travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Oliver Legacy Elite travel trailers under 5000 lbs interior
Oliver Legacy Elite travel trailers under 5000 lbs floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Sold factory-direct, so you get Oliver-specific components and accessories

⛔ Interior aesthetic is very sterile

  • Length: 18′ 5″
  • UVW: 3,700 lbs
  • GVWR: 5,000 lbs
  • CCC: 1,300 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 370 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3

The first of our travel trailers under 5000 lbs on the list is the Oliver Legacy Elite, a niche camper with a dedicated fanbase. Oliver Campers aren’t known for their variety (there are only a few models, with a ton of customization options). The Legacy Elite is a boondocking machine, if you want it to be.

Everything that comes with or is available for Oliver campers is factory-direct, so you’re limited on third-party accessorizing as everything you want or need comes from Oliver. As you can imagine, this enables the company to have so many customization options that two camper lines feel like forty.

The Legacy Elite is built with four fiberglass shells (two inner and two outer), fused together, with interior cabinetry molded into the fiberglass. This fiberglass bubble takes 400 hours to make and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It’s one of the strongest travel trailers you’re likely to find on the market.

Inside, the Legacy Elite is like Airstream, with an interior that matches the exterior aesthetic. I love the interior feature including the wet bath, multiple bedding options, sink, and stovetop.

Everything has its own compartment, including the batteries and propane tank control. These trailers are known for towing very well, thanks to their slick, aerodynamic profiles.

Susan and I visited the Fiberglass RV Rally in November 2023 and met many proud Oliver Elite owners who absolutely love their campers!

For more information, check out the Oliver Trailer Reviews on the Oliver website. You can also check out Oliver Travel Trailers’ Facebook page, where you will find some helpful info from Oliver’s owners.

There is a private Facebook Group called Oliver Trailer Owners for people who own or are interested in owning an Oliver Travel Trailer. You have to request to join the group but this is a great place to ask Oliver owners about their experience and recommendations.

2. Airstream Bambi

Airstream Bambi travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Airstream Bambi travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Airstream Bambi travel trailers under 5000 lbs interior
Airstream Bambi travel trailers under 5000 lbs floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Despite the space limits, includes a 2-burner stove, sink, fridge, freezer, shower, and flushing toilet

⛔ There are space concessions for the shower, which makes for a very cramped space

  • Length: 16′ 1″
  • UVW: 3,050 lbs
  • GVWR: 3,500 lbs
  • CCC: 450 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 450 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

We have walked through Airstream Bambi models from 2020 through 2024 and they are awesome travel trailers in my opinion.

Airstream is one of the most instantly recognizable brands in the business. Their smaller line of travel trailers under 5000 lbs includes the Bambi, Sport, and Basecamp. Airstream is embracing the ideal of micro-living and it shows in their exceptional and growing lineup of small travel trailers.

The Bambi resembles a traditional Airstream in a much smaller format. I think the best part about this shrinking effort is that Airstream still manages to pack so much into a smaller space, while still retaining a sense of spaciousness in the design.

Inside, the Bambi looks like what you expect in an Airstream, with aluminum walls and overhead. Several adults will fit comfortably in the smallest Bambi model. The wet bath is a tight fit and probably the most constrained space in the entire package.

Everything else you’ll need for a long-term trip or boondocking out in the middle of nowhere is present. This includes the two-burner stove, a four-person dinette, a fridge and freezer, a large bed, a sink, and more than enough windows to light up the interior on a sunny day. Despite its small size, the Airstream Bambi is as comfortable as it gets.

A great way to research this camper is to check out some reviews from actual Bambi owners. This is how we learn about RVs too!

A great place to talk to actual Airstream Bambi owners is the private facebook group called BAMBI & CARAVEL AIRSTREAM OWNERS AND LOVERS. Just request to join the group and ask any questions you like!

Another great place to learn about Airstreams is Airstream Forums. Forums are a great place to ask questions and receive answers from actual Airstream owners.

3. Starcraft Super Lite Maxx

Starcraft Super Lite Maxx travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Starcraft Super Lite Maxx interior travel trailers under 5000 lbs
Starcraft Super Lite Maxx floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ The rear bathroom features a large corner tub/shower

⛔ It has a space-efficient but very ordinary layout

  • Length: 20′ 7″
  • UVW: 3,685 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,995 lbs
  • CCC: 1,130 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 450 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6

The Starcraft Super Lite Maxx comes in four floorplans and they are all just as small as the model name implies. Don’t let the size fool you, however. These models are clearly designed with couples in mind and Starcraft did an outstanding job in such a small format.

We love The TuffShell fiberglass exterior is a highly resilient, vacuum-bonded, shell over an aluminum frame. It also comes with an enclosed, heated undercarriage for trips throughout the cold months. The focus of the Maxx clearly extends beyond what Starcraft can do with a small interior.

If you enjoy lounging outside, the Maxx has a lot to offer, including a hookup for a grill, a power awning, and wiring prep for a variety of outdoor peripherals.

Inside is standard fare, though it’s well made and arranged. The rear bathroom is a dry bath and it’s larger than the overall size of the camper suggests.

Residential vinyl flooring and the entire suite of entertainment and kitchen features are enough to turn this tiny space into a comfortable home away from home.

To obtain information about Starcraft campers, check out the Starcraft RV Owners Forum and the Starcraft Rv Owners private Facebook Group.

4. Jayco Jay Feather Micro

Jayco Jay Feather Micro travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Jayco Jay Feather Micro interior
Jayco Jay Feather Micro travel trailers under 5000 lbs floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Comes with an excellent outdoor Blackstone Griddle

⛔ Lacking in the window department

  • Length: 19′ 7″
  • UVW: 3,895 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,995 lbs
  • CCC: 1,100
  • Tongue Weight: 415 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3

We are impressed with Jayco’s full pre-delivery inspections, which are a sign that Jayco is striving for quality out the door.

The Jay Feather Micro is a high-quality product in a tiny package. Though it’s a little larger than some of the other travel trailers under 5,000 lbs on this list, the design is an obvious play for couples or maybe one-child families.

There are several options available for the interior appliances, but all of the standard features a couple needs are included, such as theater seating and a surprising amount of counter space.

We really like all of the windows, and the overall interior aesthetic has that welcome home vibe that some RVs have difficulty replicating.

The Murphy Bed is a short queen but it’s perfect for expanding the space when not in use. We are seeing more travel trailer manufacturers than ever using Murphy Beds to maximize the floor space through this multi-functional feature.

Outside, the 11′ awning is more than enough to shade a small family, with pass-through storage and a Blackstone Griddle. Also, Jayco’s Azdel wall materials are highly rated for long-term durability and the Feather Micro comes with a two-year warranty (an additional year added on for structure).

Some great resources to help you find ratings, reviews, tips, and advice from Jayco trailer owners are the Jayco RV Owners Forum and the Jayco Feather Micro Owners Group, which is a private Facebook Group.

5. Keystone Passport Mini

Keystone Passport Mini travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Keystone Passport Mini travel trailers under 5000 lbs interior
Keystone Passport Mini floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ The HyperDeck high-performance, the water-resistant floor is excellent

⛔ Bunkhouse model feels a bit cramped, especially if you have all 6 sleepers

  • Length: 21′ 5″
  • UVW: 3,485 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,825 lbs
  • CCC: 1,340 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 425 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6

Sleeping 6 and a Mini camper just don’t seem to mesh. However, the Keystone Passport Mini made it happen somehow, with plenty of room to spare.

There’s more than one floorplan here, but the above floorplan is the bunkhouse model, and you can see how much space is left over, even with a full house.

This is not an easy feat in travel trailers under 5000 lbs, and Keystone did make a few concessions. Fortunately, they are barely noticeable in a rig that contains a full dry bath, fridge, large sink, microwave, and stovetop across from a four-person dinette and TV.

There’s not much in the way of counter space, the result of doing the most within a small space. We think the storage options and cabinetry are more than adequate for six people.

The exterior awning is powered, and you also have access to pass-through storage, a 20-lb propane tank, and quick connections for solar panels. All of the exterior panels feature strong magnetic clasps.

To learn more about the Keystone Mini visit the private Facebook Group called Keystone Passport Trailer Owners. Another great resource is the Keystone RV Forum, where you can post questions and get answers from other Keystone Passport owners.

6. Winnebago Hike 100

Winnebago Hike 100 travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Winnebago Hike 100 travel trailers under 5000 lbs interior
Winnebago Hike 100 floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Thicker, high-insulation walls are excellent for thermal needs in the winter

⛔ Ventilation fan is definitely on the smaller side and doesn’t pull well

  • Length: 15′ 11″
  • UVW: 3,122 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,200 lbs
  • CCC: 1,078 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 576 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

The Winnegoago Hike 100 is one of the smallest campers on our list, yet it just doesn’t seem that way at all when you step inside.

I like the way Winnebago gets around the size limitations by making everything inside a flip or fold affair. The dual-opposing couches in the rear flip up and mount to the wall or fold completely out into a bed.

Meanwhile, you can pull an additional bed down from the overhead. The dinette flips up and down as well. Once everything flips up, we are surprised by the amount of standing room left in their wake.

The exterior is a similar arrangement, with flip-down tables and conveniently located storage panels that double as tables or counter space for a two-burner.

I love how the Winnebago Hike 100 becomes a pseudo-toy hauler, though you’re limited to things like bikes or large storage space for a ton of hiking gear.

Though the space is severely limited, there are several storage options we think are pretty nice as well. The wet bath features a cartridge toilet with a lid that rotates 90° when you need it out of the way.

To see what other Winnebago Hike owners are saying check out the Winnie Owners Forum and the Winnebago Hike & FLX RV Owners Group private Facebook group.

7. r-pod 180C

r-pod 180C travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
r-pod 180C travel trailers under 5000 lbs interior
r-pod 180C floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Azdel exterior walls

⛔ Refrigerator that comes with it is small, even for a small travel trailer

  • Length: 18′
  • UVW: 3,447 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,725 lbs
  • CCC: 1,278 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 359 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3

The R-pod is an interesting product. Forest River took the teardrop design, melded it with a slide-out, extended it just a bit, and ended up with the final product, which is a pretty fine example of what you can do in travel trailers under 5000 lbs.

The slide contains the entire galley, so it feels a little compressed, with the sink, overhead cabinets, two-burner stove top, and fridge all in the same space. However, we think it works well for an individual cooking some breakfast.

The queen bed takes up the entire front while the full, dry bath takes up the entire rear.

For those worried about leaks in RVs, the entire roof is a single, seamless piece and the entire RV is built around a powder-coated steel frame for superior durability.

We experienced a roof leak in our camper, and it was no fun! However, we think this roof will hold up well against leaks as long as you maintain it properly.

If you have a pet dog along for the ride, the exterior even includes a utility hook for a long leash so your pup can get some exercise and outdoor time.

The aerodynamic design is a fuel-saver on the highway and the r-pod is known for being easy to tow.

For more information from R-pod owners, check out the R-pod Owners Forum and the RPod 180 Owners private Facebook group.

8. Coleman Lantern LT 18BH

Coleman Lantern LT 18BH traveln trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Coleman Lantern LT 18BH interior
Coleman Lantern LT 18BH floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Unique use of the cabinetry, providing ample stocking space that’s out of the way

⛔ Bathroom is nice but maybe a little cramped for some

  • Length: 22′ 8″
  • UVW: 3,585 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,400 lbs
  • CCC: 815 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 498 lbs
  • Sleeps: 5 to 6

Coleman is a name often associated with mini-propane cylinders, burner stoves, and lanterns. However, the Coleman brand in the RV world is actually made by Dutchmen, owned by Thor Industries. We think the Coleman Lantern LT 18BH is a surprisingly exceptional small RV.

We really like the Murphy bed and the smart placement of the corner bunks, which optimize the interior living space.

The dinette folds into a sleeper as well, allowing for up to 6 sleepers if the Murphy and dinette sleepers are shared. This is a great feature if you have guests like grandkids camping with you for the weekend.

There’s plenty of counterspace considering the tiny space and also plenty of cabinetry.

We are surprised that they even managed to cram a 10.7 ft³ fridge into the limited space. Even the corner bathroom is surprisingly large.

Outside, you get pass-through storage, a power tongue jack, a 20-lb LP tank, solar hookups, an exterior GFCI outlet, and galvanized wheel wells.

You may not know that Coleman is owned by Dutchmen RV so check out the Dutchmen RV Forum for lots of great info. And you can also join the Coleman lantern lt 18bh private Facebook group where you can post your questions and get answers from owners of the Coleman Lantern LT 18BH!

9. Lance 1575

Lance 1575 travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Lance 1575 interior
Lance 1575 floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Lance 1575s come equipped with “situational” lighting, which is great for mood and ambiance.

⛔ The closet next to the fridge has no shelves and is designed like a bedroom closet. Weird.

  • Length: 20′ 5″
  • UVW: 3,590 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,600 lbs
  • CCC: 1,010 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 350 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

The Lance 1575 is the shortest name on our list of travel trailers under 5000 lbs, but it packs quite a punch all the same. The single slide is enough to turn this mini camper into a spacious home, especially for small families and couples.

The interior is heavy on the rich, honey-colored wood vibe, which people seem to either love or hate, but we think it looks rich and luxurious. The dual-pane skylight in the bathroom offers plenty of light, lifting that claustrophobic feel of a tiny bathroom.

We love the three-burner stove, since most RVs this size come with two-burners, the 21″ oven, and a 5 ft³ fridge.

The walls are insulated and rest on an aluminum frame, with a one-piece PVC roof to minimize or eliminate leaks. The outdoor washing station is a nice touch for those who like to camp on the beach or spend a ton of time outdoors.

We think the coolest feature is the situational lighting, which you can change to match the mood indoors or out.

A great place to ask Lance owners about this model is to visit Lance Owners of America. This forum is a great place to converse with Lance camper owners.

Another great place to learn about Lance campers from people who own them is in the private Facebook group called Lance 1475 & 1575 Owners.

10. Coachmen Clipper 18DBS

Coachmen Clipper 18DBS exterior
Coachmen Clipper 18DBS interior
Coachmen Clipper 18DBS floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Jumbo pass-through storage is plenty large, along with a variety of storage options inside

⛔ Despite the storage size and options, the CCC is limited

  • Length: 23′
  • UVW: 3,919 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,900 lbs
  • CCC: 981 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 500 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6

The Coachmen Clipper 18DBS is a deceptively lengthy but lightweight travel trailer. Though the exterior looks pretty much like a standard-fare camper, it includes an exterior shower, an LED electric awning, a mini fridge, pass-through storage, a 20-lb propane tank (with room for a 30-lb version), and an exterior kitchen with the included grill.

The interior offers some surprises of its own. These include a Murphy bed, a very large U-shaped dinette couch, and tons of small cabinets everywhere. Susan has a great eye for organization and she thinks it would be fun to get creative with all of the little cabinets.

There are also some convenient closets for extra clothes storage or a neat little pantry conversion if that’s what floats your boat. The bathroom won’t blow you away but it’s a dry bath and large enough for all of your bathroom needs.

To learn more about the Coachmen Clipper check out the Coachmen Clipper & Viking Travel Trailer Owners Group, which is a private Facebook group full of Coachmen trailer owners. The Coachmen Owners Club is a great forum to learn more as well.

11. Scamp 16′

Scamp 16' travel trailers under 5000 lbs exterior
Scamp 16' interior
Scamp 16' floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Nearly invulnerable, waterproof bubble, fiberglass powerhouse of an RV

⛔ Scamps are very limited in the storage options

  • Length: 16′
  • UVW: 2,200 lbs
  • GVWR: 3,500 lbs
  • CCC: 1,300 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 250 lbs
  • Sleeps: 3

The Scamp, like the Oliver, is a niche camper that’s primarily a fiberglass-fused egg on wheels. In other words, it’s robust, highly durable, and stands out. You can roll one of these things down a mountain and it will probably be just fine once the dust settles at the bottom.

Scamp has been around a long time and we feel that the interior looks like a camper from the 1960’s. But Scamp feels that they have a great product so why change it. And they are right!

The Scamp 16′ is a variation of a small number of floorplans and, if you like the Oliver up above, you’ll love the Scamp for all of the same reasons. To save and maximize space, just about everything inside is convertible, flips, or folds in some way.

There are two floorplans included above just so you can have an idea how flexible these campers are.

The outdoor shower is a nice touch for those looking to go off-grid, especially since some of the floor plans don’t include an interior one. Wet baths are the only kind you’ll find, however, no matter what floorplan you go with.

The Scamp is a very interesting travel trailer that can take a beating and is usually reserved by those who belong to a small but hardcore group of fans. However, Scamp fans tell us they love their camper for many reasons, all of which are completely valid.

Some great places to find first hand information about Scamp Trailers are Scamp Trailers Testimonials, Scamp Owners International, and the private Facebook group called Scamp Travel Trailers.

12. Grand Design Imagine 15RB

Grand Design Imagine 15RB exterior
Grand Design Imagine 15RB interior
Grand Design Imagine 15RB floor plan

Our Pros and Cons

✅ Nice shoe storage option directly under the booth seat adjacent to the door!

⛔ Only sells at partnered dealerships and are priced a little higher than comparable brand/models

  • Length: 19′ 11″
  • UVW: 3,594 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,795 lbs
  • CCC: 1,201 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 378 lbs
  • Sleeps: 4

Last but not least on our list of travel trailers under 5000 lbs is the Grand Design Imagine 15RB. This slick little travel trailer includes a power awning with an LED strip, an entire outdoor kitchen, and pass-through storage with a grip surface.

It may sound like a silly feature but Grand Design was so meticulous in their design strategy for this model that they even included a little shoe cubby to the left of the entranceway. The cubby is nestled into the back of one of the bench seats on the dinette, revealing Grand Design’s effort to pack comfort and convenience into a tight package.

The inside also includes plenty of living space, with interesting LED lighting that runs along the horizontal seams in the overhead. There is a ton of cabinetry on either side of the front-end couch. The couch folds out into a queen-sized Murphy bed, which is very well hidden when not in use.

The kitchen is spacious, with lots of storage options, a sizeable fridge, and a two-burner stovetop. The dry bath takes up the rear of the RV and is large enough for plenty of movement without banging shoulders with the wall.

We have heard for years that Grand Design had excellent customer service. Lately however, we have been hearing that Grand Design is slipping a bit in this department. We think it’s probably because they sold so many campers during Covid they can’t keep up with customer service any more.

The Grand Design Owners Forum, and the Grand Design Imagine Owners (OFFICIAL) private Facebook Group are great places to ask Grand design owners questions about their experience with Grand Design trailers.

Advantages of Travel Trailers Under 5000 Lbs

Before you settle on which trailer to purchase you will have a lot to consider. One of the most important things to decide on is the size and weight of your trailer. There are benefits to getting a small and large trailer. Here we will look at some of the advantages of purchasing one of the best travel trailers under 5000 lbs.

Easy to Tow

Firstly, it is incredibly easy to tow a travel trailer under 5000 lbs. Most trucks and vehicles will be able to pull a trailer of this size and weight.

With a lot of travel trailers, you will need to purchase a tow vehicle as well because the vehicle you already own cannot pull it. However, with a travel trailer under 5000 pounds there is a much smaller chance that you will need to do this.


Price is always a factor when it comes to purchasing a travel trailer, RV, or camper. After all, these are always big financial commitments. However, when you purchase one of these travel trailers under 5000 lbs you will not need to pay as much as you would with a larger option.

Most of these trailers are sold for under $30,000 which is a big improvement from the larger options which can sometimes cost upwards of $50,000. So, if finances are a big factor for you, you should consider one of the cheaper options.

Great Floor Plans

Another great part about these lightweight trailers is that they have great floor plans. Part of what makes them lighter is that they do not have as many things cluttering up the area. As a result, the manufacturers can get more creative with the floor plans. So, you should be able to find one that is perfect for you.

Lots of Storage

Despite their smaller size, you do not need to worry about storage with most of these trailers. They still have all the storage you need. You will be able to pack almost anything you want in one of these lightweight trailers.

Additionally, since they are already lightweight you can get away with packing extra. Even with all the extra gear you probably will not need to worry about weight restrictions.


Finally, maneuverability is a big factor for all travel trailers, RVs, and campers. Traveling with a trailer can be challenging for someone inexperienced because certain roads are not great for trailers.

Larger trailers can not go down certain passageways, and some roads are too dangerous for large vehicles. As a result, you may not be able to go to certain areas with a large trailer. However, when you purchase a travel trailer under 5000 lbs you will not have this issue.

You will be able to drive down most roads, and you can pass over almost all bridges. As a result, you will not be restricted on which campgrounds you can stay at.

Should I Buy an Extended Warranty for My Camper?

Wholesale Warranties How Much Does an RV Warranty Cost?

Yes – but not from a dealership! Unfortunately, your odds of suffering a major mechanical breakdown go up with every passing year. Based on RV Warranty claims records, more than 3 out of every 10 RVs will need major repairs in only their second year on the road.

This skyrockets to 8 out of 10 in their fifth year, and virtually ALL of them in their eighth year! Today’s RVs are increasingly more complex, and with more things to go wrong, the need to protect your investment is more important than ever.

You can read all about why we bought a warranty through Wholesale Warranties for several reasons:

  • We can cancel the warranty at any time and get a pro-rated refund
  • We can transfer the warranty to the new owner if we decide to sell our RV
  • There are no mileage caps on our policy
  • We can use repair shops all across the country
  • We can use a mobile repair company right at our campsite
  • The price is way better than most dealerships
  • We could finance the cost of the warranty
  • With parts and labor prices increasing all the time, we have peace of mind

You owe it to yourself to at least check out a warranty and get a free quote to see if it is right for you. It just takes a few minutes and you will learn a ton about protecting your investment. We only recommend products we use ourselves and we highly recommend you get a free quote from Wholesale Warranties.

How to Handle Visitors in a Camper Under 5,000 Lbs

The main reason a camper weighs less than 5,000 lbs is because it is small. Like under 25′ long. So how do you handle guests who come along for a camping trip?

Susan and I RV alone for the most part but every now and then our adult children and our grandkids come along for some camping fun.

We do a few things to accommodate our guests and we hope some of our tips help you out too.

First of all, the dinette in a small camper will be small too. So we suggest you eat outside as often as possible to make sure everyone has enough elbow room.

Second, you may not have enough bed space to sleep 6 people. We use an air mattress on the floor to create extra sleeping capacity. If you have kids or grandkids, you could even pitch a tent outside and let the kids sleep there. I guarantee they will love it!

And finally, you will probably find that the bathroom is not adequate for more than a couple people. So we suggest you encourage everyone to use the campground bathrooms for showering etc.

Final Thoughts About the Travel Trailers Under 5000 lbs

Travel trailers under 5000 lbs make up a large portion of the RV community. They are a nice balance between size and weight. There are lots of floor plans to fit everyone’s needs.

We hope you like our list of the 12 Best Travel Trailers Under 5000 lbs. If you have a small pickup truck or a large SUV these travel trailers may be perfect for you! And, they all have full bathrooms too!

Do you own a travel trailer under 5000 lbs? Let us know what model you chose and why in the comments.

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About the Author:

Mike Scarpignato is an avid RVer and outdoorsman. He travels with his wife Susan in their Class A 2021 Thor Challenger and their Class C 2008 Gulf Stream Conquest. Mike is the owner of RVBlogger.com, TravelTrailerPro.com, MotorhomeFAQs.com, the RVBlogger YouTube Channel, and the private Facebook group called RV Camping for Newbies.

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  1. Looking for a rv under 5000 lbs to be towed by my Toyota FJ Cruiser


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