Best Travel Trailers Under 30 FeetElijah White
Small travel trailers are perfect for people who want to enjoy life on the road without taking up too much space, but what model is right for you?
Travel trailers under 30 feet long come in all shapes and sizes and they have plenty of storage space and can easily fit in spaces where bigger rigs would be difficult. If you know you want an RV around this length, specific models will only differ in amenities.
My wife and I spent more time deciding what length of RV we wanted than we did shopping for a specific RV. It may be the most important factor when it comes to being comfortable on the road and inside.Here are some of the best travel trailers that don’t measure over 30 feet.
Best Travel Trailers Under 30 Feet
Dutchmen Kodiak Ultimate 221RBSL
The Dutchman Kodiak Ultimate 221RBSL is a travel trailer that checks all the boxes for a great camping experience. At 30 feet long and 8 feet wide, this unit offers substantial space for you to enjoy time with friends or family.
The living space has a walk-in closet, which can also be used as an entertainment center. A large sofa converts into two twin beds that can accommodate two adults each. The rear bedroom has two queen-sized beds, while the front bedroom has three twin beds and one pullout bed that can accommodate up to five people total.
When it comes to storage options, you’ll find plenty of them in this unit. In addition to the underbed storage compartment under both sofas, there’s also overhead garage doors on both sides of the living area as well as overhead cabinets above each residential sofa armrests.
Length: 24' 8''
Base Weight: 4575
Carrying Capacity: 1425
Hitch Weight: 549
Winnebago Micro Minnie 2106FBS
The Winnebago Micro Minnie 2106FBS is a great choice for those looking to travel in style on a budget, with features like two slides and a front bathroom that provide comfort and convenience.
This travel trailer has an overall length of 27’6”, so it’s not small by any means. It sleeps up to four people comfortably (one queen bed and two twin beds), though if you need more sleeping space there's also room for another person on the dinette bench seat.
The kitchen includes all the basics: stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer combo and microwave oven. And this model offers plenty of storage space—including interior cabinets above each bed—to keep your belongings organized while you're out exploring new territories.
Length: 21.92 ft. (263 in.)
Width: 7 ft. (84 in.)
Height: 10 ft. (120 in.)
Interior Height: 6.33 ft. (76 in.)
Dry Weight: 3,705 lbs.
GVWR: 7,000 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 360 lbs.
Airstream Sport 16RB
The Airstream Sport 16RB is a great choice for people who want a sports car-style RV that's easy to drive and pack. It has an attractive design, but it also comes with some serious storage space for your gear and clothes.
The Sport 16RB measures 16 feet long by 7 feet high, so it fits perfectly into most parking spaces with enough room left over for your vehicle to pull in behind you. The living space inside is 51 square feet—that's about the size of an average hotel room.
This can be expanded via an optional bunkhouse that adds another 20 square feet of sleeping space above the cab area on top of its own roofed dimensions.
- Exterior Length: 16'4"
- Interior Height with A/C: 6' 4.5"
- Hitch Weight: 350 lbs
- Unit Base Weight: 2,860lbs
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 3,500lbs
Heartland Prowler Lynx 22LX
As the name suggests, the Heartland Prowler Lynx 22LX is a 22-foot travel trailer. It sleeps up to four people and has two bedrooms with queen beds in each room.
The kitchen includes an oven, stove top burners and refrigerator/freezer combo unit. There are also two bathroom sinks for your convenience: one inside the bathroom itself (next to your toilet), and another one outside on the side of your trailer.
- Sleeps: 6
- Ext Width: 8 ft
- Int Height: 6 ft 8in
- Hitch Weight: 524 lbs
- Dry Weight: 4810 lbs
Forest River R-Pod 171
The R-Pod 171 is a great choice for those who want to tow their trailer around in an affordable package. It's an inexpensive travel trailer that can fit up to six people, making it ideal for families or groups of friends who want to spend time together while traveling.
The R-Pod has all the features you need from a car camping trailer: queen beds, kitchen sink and stove top (gas), full bathroom with shower and toilet combination unit, electric bedding system on queen beds and sofa sleepers; plus awnings over both front windows which provide shade on hot days when camping outdoors.
- Hitch Weight: 340 lb
- Exterior Length: 19 ft
- Exterior Height: 9 ft 7 in
- Exterior Width: 96in
- Fresh Water: 30.00 gal.
- Awning Size: Opt. (R-dome)
Oliver Legacy Elite Travel Trailer
The Oliver Legacy Elite Travel Trailer is one the best overall travel trailers under 30 feet that I have found. It has a spacious interior and comes with plenty of storage space, including a large wardrobe closet that can be converted into an extra bed.
The Oliver Legacy Elite Travel Trailer is also very easy to drive, as it has an automatic transmission. You don't have to worry about shifting gears or getting stuck in traffic when you're out on the road with this model.
- Sleeps: 6
- GVWR: 5,000 lbs.
- Dry Weight: 3,700 lbs.
- Tongue Weight: 370 lbs.
- Outside Length: 18' 5"
- Outside Height: 9' 2"
- Outside Width: 6' 6"
- Inside Height: 6' 1"
- Inside Width: 6' 2"
The Hummingbird is a great choice for first-time buyers, as it's easy to tow and park. It has a low profile, which makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces, while its compact size means you can fit it just about anywhere your heart desires.
It also has good storage capacity with two slide-out cabinets in the kitchen area and one slide-out cupboard in each bedroom. These cabinets are easily accessible through doors that open onto them from inside each room.
- Sleeps: 3
- Length: 19 ft 9 in
- Ext Height: 9 ft
- Hitch Weight: 315 lbs
- Dry Weight: 2840 lbs
Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite
The Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite travel trailer is a great fit for those who want to save money, but not sacrifice quality. It comes in at an affordable price point and has many features that are standard for this class of RVs.
The Rockwood Mini Lite has a maximum weight capacity of 1,200 pounds, which makes it an ideal choice for lighter-than-air travelers or short trips. There's also plenty of storage space throughout the home despite the size; you'll find six full-sized cabinets plus one half-sized cabinet in the bathroom.
- Hitch Weight: 681 lb.
- UVW: 4,977 lb.
- CCC: 1,864 lb.
- Exterior Length: 22' 4"
- Exterior Height: 10' 11"
- Exterior Width: 96"
- Awning Size: 15'
Palomino Puma (26RBSS)
This trailer features an 8 foot wide beam and 10 foot height, making it ideal for long distance travel with plenty of room to spare. It also weighs in at 5,890 lbs dry weight with a 4,850 pound fuel capacity so you can rest assured that your cargo will be safe and secure while traveling across the country or around town on vacation.
The front entry door can be locked with two keys if needed; however it does not have lockable sides or rear doors like some other models do.
The side walls are made from aluminum so they won't rust over time either--which means less maintenance costs down the road.
- Sleeps: 5
- Length: 29 ft 8 in
- Ext Height: 11 ft 1 in
- Gross Weight: 7610 lbs
Northwood Arctic Fox Camper (22G)
The Northwood Arctic Fox Camper is a 22'6" long, 7'11" tall and 6'11" wide travel trailer that weighs 1,500 lbs dry weight. It has a GVWR of 2,000 lbs and comes with two slide outs and awning over the back door, making it one of the lighter campers available.
The Northwood Arctic Fox Camper comes equipped with an inverter AC system that has been upgraded to include inverter technology so you can run your refrigerator on solar power while traveling.
The trailer's interior includes two queen beds as well as two bunk beds so there will never be any shortage of room for everyone in your family when it comes time to enjoy their vacation together.
- Length: 23.83 ft.
- Width: 8.5 ft.
- Height" 11.33 ft.
- Payload Capacity: 1,965 lbs.
- GVWR: 7,500 lbs.
- Hitch Weight: 599 lbs.
Jayco Jayflight SLX 264BHW
The Jayco Jayflight SLX 264BHW is an ideal travel trailer under 30 feet long with a bunkhouse. This model also has a rear kitchen, so you can easily cook meals while camping or traveling.
The Jayco Jayflight comes with two queen sized beds and can sleep up to five people comfortably. It also includes many other amenities found on most high end campers.
Jayco is a long trusted brand used by many RVers and offers plenty of great models in the 20ft - 30ft range. The SLX is onl one of many layouts and options from this brand.
- Sleeps: 8
- Length: 29 ft 3 in
- Ext Width: 8 ft
- Ext Height: 10 ft 6 in
- Int Height: 6 ft 9 in
- Hitch Weight: 490 lbs
- Gross Weight: 6500 lbs
Forest River R-Pod RPOD 176T
The Forest River R-Pod RPOD 176T is a short and narrow trailer that can be towed by most cars or trucks. It's great for people who want to go on longer camping trips, but don't have much room in their vehicle.
This travel trailer features an open floor plan with three sleeping areas: two bunk beds and one queen-size bed; all of these beds are made from wood so they're sturdy and comfortable as well as easy to clean up when you're done using them.
The kitchen area has all the standard amenities you'd expect from any RV: sink/refrigerator combination unit (with ice maker), microwave oven/convection oven combo unit (with grill), water filter system installed at factory level for ease of use during travel days when supplies may not be available outside campground kitchen facilities.
- Sleeps: 6
- Slides: 1
- Length: 20 ft
- Ext Width: 8 ft
- Ext Height: 9 ft 7 in
- Int Height: 6 ft 6 in
- Hitch Weight: 290 lbs
- Gross Weight" 3790 lbs
Keystone Cougar Half-ton (27RLS)
The Keystone Cougar is a 27-foot, 6-person trailer that can be towed by either a half ton truck or SUV. This makes it ideal for camping and weekend getaways, but it also has plenty of room for extended road trips with the family.
The Cougar sleeps up to six people comfortably and folds down into an easy to carry package when you need to hitch up your car at campgrounds or parks that don't allow trailers over 30 feet long.. The cougar features two slide outs allowing you to increase the space inside even more depending on how many people are traveling with you.
- Sleeps: 5
- Slides: 3
- Length: 31 ft 4 in
- Ext Width: 8 ft
- Ext Height: 11 ft 7 in
- Hitch Weight: 1355 lbs
- Dry Weight: 7925 lbs
- Cargo Weight: 2095 lbs
About THE AUTHOR
My wife and I bought a broken down 1984 Chevy A-Class 26ft RV and restored it back to working order. Now we both work remotely and live in it full time with our pet cats with the freedom to explore.Read More About Elijah White