When you’re thing about buying a travel trailer, one of the most important things for anyone to consider is the cost. So, I decided to do some research and discover what you can expect to pay for certain types of travel trailers.
What are the current prices for popular models of travel trailers? The prices can range anywhere from $7,000 up to $150,000 or more for a travel trailer. The cost depends on the type of travel trailer, the brand, the size, the quality of the finish, and the features.
Traditional Hard-Sided Travel Trailers
A traditional hard-sided travel trailer will often have more space than many of the other types of travel trailers. These are larger and heavier than other travel trailers, and often need to be towed by a truck or larger vehicle.
Jayco Flight SLX 7 – $14,000 to $26,000
This travel trailer is one of the many options that Jayco has available, and is fairly typical as well. There are several floor plan options, and the prices vary depending on which one you choose.
“The Jay Flight travel trailer is once again the #1 selling travel trailer in North America – an unprecedented 14 years in a row! …We are determined and excited to continue this success and are working hard every day to ensure the Jay Flight is the mainstay of the RV travel trailer industry.”-Matt Fisher, Jacyo Website
The Jayco SLX 7 comes with a marine toilet, a shower with a curtain on some models, a mirror, and a skylight. Standard exterior equipment includes 30-amp service, a 20-pound propane bottle, a spare tire, a 3-inch cambered steel box tube frame, large downspouts, and an external cable TV hookup.
Standard interior equipment includes wardrobe/pantry storage, solid-surface kitchen counters, a 2-burner range, a microwave, and a refrigerator, a wall-mounted 8,000 BTU A/C unit, a multimedia sound system, and more.
To give you an idea about what you can find on the Jayco SLX 7, I took a look at the 154BH version. The 154BH has an unloaded weight of 2520 lbs, the dry hitch is 280 lbs, the gross vehicle weight is 3250 lbs, and the cargo carrying capacity is 730 lbs.
The exterior length is 17 feet 10 inches, with an exterior width at 85 inches, and interior height at 73 inches, and the wheelbase is 145 inches.
The fresh water tank can hold 10 gallons, the gray tank can hold 19.9 gallons, and the black tank can hold 19.9 gallons. Overall, this model is about $15,700 new
Dutchmen Aerolite – $6,000 to $50,000
This is a larger travel trailer, and is on the more expensive end of things.
Each model will have 50-amp service; a high definition LED TV, solid-surface kitchen counters, electric stabilizer jacks, a power tongue jack, a shower, a refrigerator, a microwave, and more. Specific models may come with a backup camera, cable hookups, skylights, a queen bed, and much more.
The 2843BH version is about $34,000 new. It weighs 7,067 lbs, with a length of 33 feet and 3 inches. The Dutchmen Aerolite travel trailer is relatively large and can sleep a family of six. Consequently, it is one of the more expensive options available.
Heartland Trail Runner – $18,000 to $30,000
Th travel trailer comes in a wide variety of configurations. It comes with double-ducted air conditioning, a flip-down sofa, USB ports, stainless steel covered appliances, tinted windows, a fully walkable roof, a microwave with a carousel, a large oven, a double-door refrigerator, cabinets, storage space, and more.
The 27 RKS version costs around $21,000 as a base price, and its dry weight is 6,840 lbs with a carrying capacity of 2,128 lbs. The travel trailer is 33 feet and 3 inches long, with a width of 8 feet and 1/2 an inch, and a height of 11 feet and 2 inches.
The fresh water tank can hold up to 41 gallons, the gray tank can go up to 80 gallons, and the black tank can go up to 40 gallons.
Keystone RV Passport – $26,000 to $35,000
The Keystone RV Passport travel trailer is relatively lightweight, and it comes with an outdoor kitchen, glass top range and oven, a deep-seated stainless steel sink, USB ports, a queen bed, an outdoor shower, and more.
The 240BH version is the mid-range, middle-sized, and mid-priced version of the Keystone RV Passport. The average cost is $25,000, but that will vary depending on the dealer and on other factors such as local sales tax.
It is 27 feet and 4 inches long with a dry weight of 5,030 lbs, and it has a fresh water tank capacity of 43 gallons. The capacity of both the gray and black tank capacity is 30 gallons.
Forest River Cherokee – $14,000 to $47,500
The Forest River Cherokee is another popular model, with several different floor plans. It has a wardrobe, closets and nightstands, plenty of storage, a double door refrigerator, a microwave, acrylic bath sinks, and a medicine cabinet in the bathroom. The Cherokee also has an air conditioner, a six-gallon water heater, a walkable roof, and more.
The 274DBH version has an unloaded weight of 6,407 lbs and is 32 feet and 3 inches long. The fresh water tank can hold up to 46 gallons, the gray tank goes up to 64 gallons, and the black tank goes to 42 gallons. The price of this model varies, but the average price is $35,000.
Pop-Up Tent Travel Trailers
A pop-up tent travel trailer is a bit smaller than a traditional hard-sided trailer. It is also low to the ground, lightweight, and you can usually fit one inside a garage.
Many pop-ups can also be towed by a regular-sized car. This type of travel trailer is pretty simple; it is essentially a tent on wheels, without a lot of bells and whistles.
SylvanSport GO – $8,895 – $11,895
The SylvanSport GO travel trailer is a small, lightweight pop-up tent with multiple designs. It’s versatile, durable, and easy to tow. The Sylvan Sport Go can function as a camper, a gear hauler, or even as a utility trailer.
It has an aluminum frame, powder coating, and the tent is a 220-denier ripstop nylon fabric.
Unloaded, the Go weighs only 840 lbs. The interior floor is 48 by 84 inches, and when used as a camper, it stands at the height of 77 inches. Its dimensions vary depending on what mode it is used in, but in camping mode, it is 154 x 124 x 108 inches.
The trailer comes in one of 3 packages, with different accessory levels.
Livin’ Lite Quicksilver – $11,000
Another small tent trailer, the Quicksilver is still reasonably spacious for a travel trailer of this kind. You can choose a model with aluminum cabinets, 12V and 110V outlets, a 30-amp converter, stabilizer jacks, a battery box, a hand-pump sink, and more.
The 8.0 version has an unloaded weight of 994 lbs and a carrying capacity of 1,096 lbs. Its travel length is 12 feet, and in camping mode, it is 16 feet long. In traveling mode the Quicksilver has a height of 4 feet and a width of 7 feet. When camping, the height goes up to 8 feet and 2 inches.
Coachmen Viking – $18,000 to $23,000
The Coachmen Viking is a little bit larger and heavier than the other options, which means there is more space in them.
The 2107LS Coachmen Viking model comes with electric brakes, LED exterior lights, an exterior wall mount LP grill, insulated bed platforms, the Glide-n-Lock cable-supported bed system, a 25-amp converter, a 23-gallon fresh water tank, heated mattresses, a deep bowl acrylic sink, a 2-burner range, and more.
This model has a length of 20 feet and 5 inches when open, and is 14 feet and 9 inches when open. The width is 85 inches, and it weighs 1,801 lbs unloaded.
The gross vehicle weight of the 2107LS is 2,938 lbs, which means its carrying capacity is 1,137 lbs. This model costs an average of $12,000.
Forest River Flagstaff Tent – $10,000 to $25,000
This is a fairly simple, but still nice pop-up tent trailer. It has large beds, a dinette, a 2 or 3-burner stove, a sink, storage space, an awning, a gas grill, and more. These are great if you want to travel light and simply, but still want some nice basics.
The 208 version has an unloaded weight of 1,896 lbs and a carrying capacity of 1,359 lbs. Its 15 feet and 4 inches long when closed and 20 feet 1 inch when open. The width is 84 inches. and the average price for a brand new model is $14,000
Hybrid Travel Trailers
These trailers are mostly hard-sided, with canvas pop-outs, usually for the sleeping quarters. As a result, they often have large beds, are lightweight and they may need to be aired out, especially after it has rained.
Hybrid travel trailers vary and weight. You can tow some of them with a regular car. However, some hybrid travel trailers do require a larger vehicle for towing so be sure to double-check before you commit to buy.
Jayco Jay Sport – $12,000 to $19,000
This hybrid travel trailer is relatively lightweight, and yet it still has enough space to be comfortable.
It comes with a water-repellent tent, removable bed braces with storage bags, a 30-amp power cord, a city water hookup, an acrylic sink and faucet, an interior hookup for a TV, cabinets, an indoor/outdoor stove with wind deflectors, and more.
The 10SD version base price is about $15,000 and includes both a queen and a full-size bed. Its unloaded weight is 1,740 lbs, with a carrying capacity of 660 lbs. It is 13 feet and 6 inches long when traveling, and 19 feet and 6 inches when in camping mode, with the tent sections set up.
The width is 85 inches and the travel height is 57 inches. It has a fresh water tank with a capacity of 28.2 gallons.
Palomino SolAire eXpandable – $16,000 to $22,000
Each SolAire eXpandable travel trailer comes with queen beds, a full walk-on roof, cabinets, a skylight, solid-surface counters, a stable step, and more. Many versions come with toilets, a refrigerator, USB ports, stainless steel kitchen sinks, and even more.
The 163X version has an unloaded weight of 3,633 lbs, and a carrying capacity of 1,363 lbs. The exterior length is 20 feet and 2 inches. The exterior width is 96 inches. Its fresh tank can hold up to 50 gallons, and the black and gray tanks can hold up to 30 gallons. It has two beds and a shower, as well as a sofa sleeper. The manufacturers recommended retail price is $31,000 but you can pick them up at some RV dealers for $24,000.
Forest River Rockwood Hard Side Pop-Up – $16,000 to $25,000
This travel trailer combines hard-sided features with tent features like to create a great camping experience.
The Forest River Rockwood travel trailers come with electric water pumps, a microwave, USB ports, cabinets, carbon monoxide detectors, an outdoor gas grill, skylights, tinted windows, stabilizer jacks, a 110V exterior outlet, a patio light, electric brakes, and more.
Some models come with port-a-potties or flush toilets, a shower, a three burner stove and oven, memory foam mattresses, and more.
The A212HW version has an unloaded vehicle weight of 2,526 lbs, and a carrying capacity of 785 lbs. The length is 20 feet and 10 inches when open, and the same when closed. Its width is 84 inches. This costs around $16,000 or so.
Teardrop Travel Trailers
Teardrop trailers are so named because they almost always have a teardrop shape. They are small and lightweight, and they don’t have a lot of space, they typically only have enough room for one or two people to sleep and not much else. Most teardrop travel trailers can be towed behind a regular-sized car.
Timberleaf Classic – $21,500 – $36,284
Timberleaf Classic teardrop trailers are made-to-order. There is a dizzying array of options to choose from including funky color schemes, off-road packages, and a variety of upgrades from the basic model.
The interior has a large skylight, storage cubbies, a bed that is just 3 inches narrower than a queen-size, cabinets, and the whole thing is insulated. The galley has a sink with a faucet, LED lighting, an optional stove and cooler, shelving and cabinets.
The dry weight for the basic version is 1,400 lbs, and it is 15 feet long. The wheels are 15 inches, and the inside height is 36 inches. There is also an off-road version with a 4-inch lift, built to handle any type of road.
Taxa Cricket Camp – $35,000 to $45,000
With a unique shape, the lightweight and rugged Cricket Camp travel trailer is pretty spacious for a teardrop-type trailer.
It comes with aluminum panels, tinted windows, an exterior shower, USB ports, a stove, a sink, storage space, a queen-size bed, a dining table, a pop-up roof, and more.
It weighs 1,500 lbs and has a length of 15 feet. It also has 15 gallon fresh and gray water tanks, and two 20 lbs liquid propane tanks with a cover.
Little Guy Max – $23,000 to $38,000
This is another traditional teardrop-shaped travel trailer. It’s a bit larger than the others and can fit more stuff in it. It is also customizable, which is why there is such a wide price range.
The bed is a queen size, there is dual 110/USB power, and it comes with two years of a 24/7 roadside assistance service. There is also a dinette area that can convert to a bed, a microwave and 2-burner stove, a fridge/freezer unit, a sink, a TV mount, a shower, a toilet, plenty of storage spaces, and more.
This trailer weighs 3,140 pounds, with a length of 21 feet, a width of 7 feet, and an interior height of 6 feet and 7 inches. There is a fresh water tank that holds up to 20 gallons, a gray tank that goes up to 14 gallons, and a black tank that goes up to 9 gallons.
Vistabule – $19,995 – $33,540
This teardrop travel trailer has plenty of great features. There’s a kitchenette in the rear with cabinets and a sink with running water, as well as a 2-burner stove. The bed doubles as a couch that converts to a queen-size and there are also storage cubbies and tables.
It weighs 1,220 lbs, with a length of 14 feet and a width of 6 feet and 10 inches. The interior cabin height is 43 inches tall. There’s a fresh tank that holds to 9 gallons, and the gray tank can hold 9 gallons as well.
Because this is customizable, the pricing starts at almost $20,000 and can go up to $33,540 depending on individual add-ons.
Airstream is a specific brand of travel-trailer, but we include them separately because they are so widely recognized. These are much more expensive and due to their weight, they also need to be towed by a larger and stronger vehicle because.
Classic – $155,000+
This is perfect for long trips of even for living in full-time, with all the bells and whistles.
There is smart control technology, where you can control the features of the Classic through your phone, like turning on and off lights, adjusting the temperature, and monitoring tank levels.
This model has the most storage of the Airstream line, and the kitchen is residential, with a stove, hood, oven, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, a stainless steel sink, and more.
The bathroom has a toilet and shower, with a heated towel bar and shower floor. There’s a 65″ projection TV screen, either a queen or twin beds, a couch, and so much more.
The 30RB model has a length of 31 feet and 3 inches, and a width of 8 feet and 5.5 inches. Its base weight is 7,788 lbs, with a carrying capacity of 2,212 lbs, for a total max weight of 10,000 lbs. The fresh tank can hold 54 gallons, the gray tank can hold 37 gallons, and the black tank can hold 39 gallons.
Tommy Bahama – $76,000+
This travel trailer is great for anyone who loves relaxed beach vibes. The cabinetry and designs are there to help you feel like you’re at the beach, no matter where you may actually be.
The rear hatch opens up in front of the dinette so you can enjoy a meal with the open air and soft breezes of the outside. There is also an open bar, the only Airstream travel trailer with one.
This trailer comes with an accessory kit that includes lounge chairs, a cooler, bottle openers, mugs, and more. There is a Bluetooth stereo, a stainless steel sink, a 3-burner stove, and a choice between an oven, microwave, or convection microwave.
The sofas convert to beds with a memory foam mattress. The bathroom has a toilet and a shower, a nice sink, and a full-length mirror.
The 19CB version has a length of 19 feet and 2 inches and a width of 8 feet. The base weight is 4,200 lbs, with a carrying capacity of 800 lbs, for a max total of 5,000 lbs. The fresh tank can hold up to 23 gallons, the gray tank can hold 21 gallons, and the black tank can hold 18 gallons.
Flying Cloud – $68,750+
The cheapest of the Airstream travel trailers, this trailer will still cost quite a bit, but it is the most popular and versatile one, with the most floor plan options.
There is plenty of cabinetry and storage space. There is a 4-burner gas stove, a cooking vent, an optional microwave, a large sink, air conditioning, sofas that convert to beds with memory foam mattresses, a retractable awning and a rear-view camera, and more.
The 28RB version has a length of 27 feet and 11 inches, and a width of 8 feet and 5.5 inches. The base weight is 5,979 lbs, with a carrying capacity of 1,621, for a max weight total of 7,600 lbs. The fresh water tank can hold up to 39 gallons, the gray tank can go to 37 gallons, and the black tank can go to 35 gallons.