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Top 10 Best Travel Trailers

Published on October 29th, 2021 by Contributor, Let's RV
This post was updated on November 15th, 2021

Shopping for a travel trailer can be difficult, especially if you’re new to RVing or have very little experience. The RV industry puts out hundreds of different​ travel trailer brands, models, floor plans and of course features.

Aside from forums and a few articles scattered throughout the internet, there isn’t a lot of information readily available as to which manufacturers offer the best travel trailers and brands; but ​who has the time to sift through thousands of different posts​ and articles looking for the right information?

So, what manufacturer really makes the best travel trailer brand? ​Even with thorough research, ​this can be a difficult question to answer.

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We’ve sifted through the necessary information and have compiled a list of, what we believe to be, the top rated travel trailers for RV camping.

There is a commonly used saying in the RV industry, “Buy your second travel trailer first.”

​Once you decide that you want to buy a travel trailer, you have ​hundreds if not thousands of​ options to choose from including ​brands and models, the number of people the travel trailer sleeps, the floor plan and the features ​each brand has to offer. For example, if you plan on camping in the winter, you’ll want ​a travel trailer with a cold-weather package. These are the 10 best travel trailers.

1. Airstream Classic

aistream classic trailer

The Airstream Classic comes in two sizes: 30 feet and 33 feet. Both have similar floor plans with either twin beds or a queen bed in a separate bedroom.​

Enjoy the classic round tube-style travel trailer with all of the newest amenities, including a luxurious bathroom, a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a touch-screen control panel.

Standard equipment includes:

  • A 270w solar package with an interior monitor;
  • A flush system for the black tank to make cleaning the tank easier;
  • A heated and insulated enclosed underbelly so you can stay warm and comfortable during the winter; and
  • A rearview monitoring system to help you back up.

2. Northwood Arctic Fox

northwood arctic fox travel trailer

You have the option of ​choosing from six different floor plans when you chose the Northwood Arctic Fox travel trailer.​

​Floor plan sizes range from 22 feet to 32 feet. The 22-footer is the only model that does not have slideouts. Standard features include an off-road chassis, thick-walled, fully welded frame construction for durability, one-piece fiberglass exterior walls, four-season insulation, including R-18 ceiling insulation, and shocks on all four wheels.

Standard equipment includes:

  • A 45-watt solar panel and a sidewall solar port to conserve your batteries and generator;
  • A 12-volt power tongue jack to make hitching up easier;
  • Night shades;
  • Solid surface kitchen counter tops;
  • A 10 cubic-foot fridge with a cold weather kit; and
  • A built-in laundry chute.

3. Keystone Cougar

keystone cougar travel trailer

Keystone offers 13 different floor plans for their Cougar travel trailers, ranging from 22 to 34 feet long.​ All floor plans have good sized slides​, which means more comfort and floor space so that you won’t feel cramped if you happen to get stuck inside on your camping trip.​

The 22-footer sleeps up to four people and the 34-footer sleeps up to nine people. Enjoy a 7.5-inch command center master control panel, an auto-leveling system, and a climate guard package that keeps you comfortable, whether the temperature is near 0 or a smoldering 110 degrees.

Standard equipment includes:

  • 3/8-inch walkable deck roofing;
  • Seamless counter tops;
  • A 15,000 BTU ducted air conditioner; and
  • Insulated slide floors and underbelly.

4. Jayco White Hawk

jayco white hawk travel trailer

Choose from 12 floor plans ranging from 23 to 32 feet. All models have at least one slideout, making the Jayco White Hawk spacious for your family. The Customer Value Package and the Luxury Package are mandatory on any White Hawk model and include a 40- or 50-inch LED TV, 13,500 or 15,000 BTU air conditioning unit, a roof ladder, power awning, upgraded insulation in the enclosed underbelly and backup assist lighting.

Standard equipment includes:

  • 5/8-inch tongue-and-groove plywood decked flooring for stability;
  • Dark tinted windows made from safety glass;
  • The JAYCOMMAND “Smart RV” system;
  • Marine-grade exterior speakers; and
  • Teddy bear “soft-touch” bunk mats in models with bunks.

5. Grand Design Reflection

grand design reflection travel trailer

The Grand Design Reflection features three floor plans with 33, 37 and 38 feet. All three feature theater seating and a large 30-inch by 36-inch shower with a skylight. The entertainment center in all three models feature a 40-inch TV. The​ spacious bedroom has television hookups, which includes cable and satellite prep.

Standard equipment includes:

  • A high-capacity water pump;
  • Solid hardwood drawer fronts and residential panel cabinet doors;
  • Panoramic slide room windows;
  • LED lighting with motion sensors;
  • Underbed storage;
  • 5-inch truss rafters;
  • A one-piece TPO roof membrane with an 18-year warranty; and
  • Residential framed roof.

6. Forest River Wildcat Maxx

wildcat maxx travel trailer

photo courtesy of DonsRV

The Wildcat Maxx by Forest River has nine travel trailer floor plans for you to choose from. All floor plans feature at least one slideout so that you are not crowded while you are inside. The Wildcat Maxx features a heavy-duty I beam chassis and a one-piece roof membrane for stability and longevity. The interior height of all floor plans is 7 feet. Roof rafters are 16-inch on center and are 5-inch engineered and fabricated for longevity.

Standard equipment includes:

  • R-7 fiberglass insulation and a 12-volt tank heater for each holding tank;
  • R-10 high-density block foam insulatin in the side walls, including the slideout walls and ceilings;
  • Vented attic;
  • 35,000 BTU furnace; and
  • The Strongarm Stabilizer Jack System.

7. Casita Heritage

casita heritage travel trailer

The Casita Heritage comes as a 16- or 17-foot standard or deluxe model. All models feature outside storage compartments, an automatic change-over regulator, LED running/stop/tail lights; deluxe insulation, wardrobe closets in the deluxe models, and custom wall material insulation.

Standard features include:

  • A two-burner cooktop;
  • A three-way fridge (4.0 cubic feet in the 17-footer and 1.9 cubic feet in the 16-footer);
  • Sewer hose storage;
  • GFI electrical circuits; and
  • Smoke and LP gas detectors.

8. Heartland Mallard

heartland mallard travel trailer

Photo courtesy of Outdoorsy

The Heartland Mallard has 16 floor plans for you to choose from, ranging from 22 feet through 40 feet. The smaller models sleep up to six while the largest model sleeps at least nine people. Furnaces range from 18,000 BTU in M185 to 30,000 BTU in the M335. The fridge runs on LP or electricity. All models feature king-size beds and King Kong sized pass-through storage.

Standard features include:

  • Power stabilizer jacks;
  • A 4-inch fully walkable vacuum bonded roof;
  • Power awning with LED lights;
  • Tinted safety windows;
  • An enclosed underbelly heated with forced air;
  • Deep bowl kitchen sinks; and
  • A skylight in the shower.

9. Dutchmen Coleman Lantern

coleman lantern travel trailer

Photo courtesy of Camping World

The Dutchmen Coleman Lantern gives you 17 floor plans to choose from, including three toy hauler models. All models have slideouts except the 251TQ. A 120-volt exterior outlet lets you plug in anything you need outside. The bunk beds have 12-volt USB power outlets. The dinette features extra storage.

Standard features include:

  • A foot pedal flush toilet;
  • A solar power charging connection;
  • Seamless counter tops;
  • Interior power command center; and
  • A black tank flush system.

10. Keystone Hideout

keystone hideout travel trailer

Photo courtesy of Holman RV

The Keystone Hideout has 37 floor plans for you to choose from. Many have slideouts to make the RV more spacious. But, if you are single or you are a couple that is just starting out RVing, you will find the RVs without slideouts very spacious​. Enjoy features such as an exterior shower, exterior speakers, and on some models, an exterior kitchen.

Standard features include:

  • Bluetooth/DVD/CD/MP3 player;
  • Monitor panel;
  • 50-amp service;
  • High-rise kitchen faucet;
  • 20,000 BTU furnace;
  • 8,000 or 13.5k BTU air conditioner;
  • Porcelain foot-flush toilet;
  • Hidden laundry chute;
  • Smoke and CO2 detectors;
  • Zone switch lighting;
  • A central vacuum; and
  • Hidden hinge pantry.
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