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Our Favorite Travel Trailers for Senior Citizens

Published on April 7th, 2022 by Rene Agredano
This post was updated on March 12th, 2024

Owning an RV doesn’t have to make you go broke. If you’re searching for a more affordable way to keep RVing, these mid to low-priced travel trailers for senior citizens are easy on the wallet and big on fun. Here are some top-rated choices based on our research and reader feedback.

What Do Great RVs for Seniors Look Like?

You can get an RV in may different sizes, styles, and prices. Luxury motorhomes are the ultimate in comfort, and then comes Class C RVs. Travel trailers offer the same comforts, only in a more affordable package. Travel trailers also have one the lowest RV ownership costs around. And with a tow vehicle that has the right gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) to haul the weight of the camper you want, you are halfway to the getaways of your dreams.

Not all travel trailers are good for seniors, however. Some smaller campers can be too cramped, or too heavy to be safely towed by a casual RVer’s lightweight pickup or SUV.

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Great travel trailer RVs for seniors include features like:

  • A master bedroom with walk-around bed (not a fold-out or Murphy bed)
  • Bathroom that’s plenty large enough for a mobility aid
  • Lightweight enough for easy towing
  • Comfortable, permanent (not fold-out) dining and lounging furniture
  • Sturdy exterior steps
  • Underbelly insultation to keep snowbird RVer seniors warm
  • Durable materials for low maintenance
  • A fold-out sofa or bunk for the grand kids!
  • and of course, must be very affordable for someone on a fixed income.

Our Short List of The Best Travel Trailers for Retired Seniors

We took the above criteria, listened to reader feedback, and scoured the internet to find the best travel trailers for senior citizens who want to start RVing. Here are some ideal models you’ll want to check out. These campers meet different purchase price requirements, towing capacities, and lifestyle needs. We think you’ll agree that they are among the best RVs for retired solos and couples who want to get started RVing.

Forest River Wildwood FSX 169RS

Are you a solo senior RVer who just needs something basic and super affordable to hit the road? The Forest River Wildwood FSX 169RS might be your perfect camper. If you have about $20,000 and at least a half-ton pickup truck for towing, this model makes a great entry-level beginner travel trailer. Here’s why:

Floorplan for the Forest River 169RSK
Floorplan for the Forest River 169RSK

Very few travel trailers offer such a distinction between the living, sleeping, and bathing areas. Buty this one does, giving passengers privacy and comfort when they want it. Reader Anita N. loves the one she owns, and reports:

I love the front U shaped dinette and the center full bath and slide out accessible bed. Noone has to get climbed over to get up at night. The kitchen actually has counter space for food prep. It’s perfect for a single or couple without kids. Great size and great price.

Anita Nessin

It comes with standard travel trailer features like a small kitchen, dinette, and plenty of storage. Holding tank sizes of 39-gallons fresh, 30-gallon gray, and 30-gallon black, are adequate for one or two people. It does have an unloaded weight of 4,274 pounds plus cargo carrying capacity of 1,361 pounds, which puts this model in a range that requires a half-ton pickup truck tow vehicle for safety.

Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD

Tour the Vintage Cruiser 19ERD

This neat little camper came to our attention after an owner commented with her glowing review of the Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD, which when new is about $37,000 MSRP.

 the great thing about this floor plan is not only does it have a walk-around bed, it also has a bathroom door that will pivot and serve as a door to block off the front of the trailer from the bed area — that way one person can be up before the crack of dawn and make coffee, etc., without disturbing the final sleep hours of the other. Really great floor plan in a small trailer!

Jill S.

This 23-foot long trailer is one of the smallest travel trailers for senior citizens with a walk-around queen bed. What’s even better is the rear dinette with a big view to the outside. Although the galley is a little lacking on counter space, the dinette table can be used for food prep. Without any slide outs to weigh you down, and a holding tanks on the smaller side, this high-quality camper has a dry weight of just 3,090 pounds and net carrying capacity of 1,294 pounds. It’s one of the lightest RVs to tow with most SUVs and light trucks, making it a great beginner travel trailer for new RVers.

Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 25 RDS

Outdoors RV 25 RDS (Image: Outdoors RV)
Outdoors RV 25 RDS (Image: Outdoors RV)

Sometimes you need to step things up a notch to get what you really want from an RV. With a dry weight of 7100 pounds, the Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 25 RDS is ideal for the adventurous RVers. It’s on the heavier side, but the 31’2″ overall length still fits in most national parks campgrounds. The large rear window adds to the allure, and it comes highly recommended by reader Michel, who says:

The Outdoors RV 25 RDS is the same size as most of your coaches listed, yet gives you both bedroom, and bathroom privacy. Also, the floor plan is far more convenient with more storage space, and access space to utilities, and their controls. Having lots of visibility from the huge rear window makes this coach a hands down winner all the way around.


Designed and built for year-round off-grid camping, this couples trailer has great amenities for seniors, like a walk-around queen bed, sleeper sofa for the grands, and two door entrances for privacy when you want it. Other notable features include a huge 80-gallon fresh water tank, a 50-gallon gray water, and 40-gallon black water tanks.

Floorplan for Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 25 RDS (Image: Outdoors RV)
Floorplan for Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 25 RDS (Image: Outdoors RV)

Built with four seasons camping qualities like Triple Layered Four Seasons Roof Insulation, a robust furnace system, heated underbelly, and off-road suspension, this is a higher priced, go-anywhere travel trailer for seniors who enjoy getting off the beaten path. Expect to pay no less than $50,000 for a new version of this beauty.

Travel Lite 24SUR Toy Hauler Travel Trailer

Carry your scooter with this toy hauler travel trailer.

Got a mobility scooter, wheelchair, or other large cargo you need to carry? This is a travel trailer toy hauler that can do it. Travel Lite RV’s lightest weight toy hauler, the 24SUR boasts a 13-foot garage and is made of 100% composite material and aluminum. The 24SUR has a one-piece fiberglass roof, meaning roof maintenance is much easier than typical EPDM rubber trailer roofs. This coach is half the weight of any model in its class on the market. Another great feature? You can tow with smaller vehicles, so a buying a heavy duty truck isn’t necessary. You probably won’t find the Travel Lite 24SUR for less than $50,000 MSRP.

Arctic Fox North Fork 25W

One huge reason why the Arctic Fox North Fork 25W travel trailer is among the great RVs for seniors, is the high quality insulation used in production. Northwood is one of the few RV manufacturers that fabricates fully welded, thick-wall aluminum frame travel trailers. This allows them to build RVs with multi-layered substrate walls and high density block foam material. As a result, owners stay warm in winter and cool in summer. All this comfort doesn’t come cheap, however. It’s more affordable than a motorhome but still priced in the ballpark of $65,000 MSRP.

Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE

Video tour of the Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE

Got a half-ton pickup truck without a travel trailer? The Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE is a perfect match for it. With a 28’5″ length and GVWR of 6,995 pounds, it’s a great travel trailer for seniors and couples with smaller trucks. The real queen bed (not a short one!), multiple seating options, and dual entry give it the feel of a much larger trailer, but at an astonishingly lower MSRP at about $50,000.

The Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE floor plan
The Grand Design Imagine XLS 23LDE floor plan

Other great features that make camping more comfortable include a 43-gallon fresh water tank, 82-gallon gray and 37-gallon black tanks, and 12V 10 cu ft refrigerator. It comes standard with 180 watts of rooftop solar, and anti-lock braking system for one of the smoothest travel trailer towing experiences available.

Forest River No Boundaries NB19.5 Travel Trailer

Forest River’s rugged bumper pull travel trailers are great for seniors for many reasons. No Boundaries! are exceptionally light weight, versatile travel trailers towable by both 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder tow vehicles. You can also get adaptable storage for mobility chairs, e-bikes, and sports equipment. But you’ll also keep a safe dry weight acceptable for a wide range of smaller tow vehicles in the 1500-3500 lbs range.

The NB19.5 bumper pull trailer is also good for seniors because of the solid exterior steps, wide open floor plan, walkaround queen bed, and surprisingly large bathroom with separate shower and toilet. Expect to pay somewhere in the ballpark of $40,000 for a “sale” price on this model.

Jayco Jay Feather 25RB

Senior citizens new to RVing will feel right at home in the Jay Feather 25RB. Jayco trailers are built with lightweight, fiberglass construction. Chose from two interior design concepts, and enjoy stick-house quality fixtures and flooring. What we love best about this model are the two door entrances, walkaround queen bed, and a wide open bathroom featuring plenty of space for anyone with mobility challenges. Get a new model straight from Jayco for about $42,000 MSRP.

Lance 2465

Lance travel trailer for senior citizens
A perfect travel trailer for RV seniors with grandkids.

Last but not least by a longshot is the Lance 2465 travel trailer. This small RV for seniors packs huge features into a compact design. You’ll love the dual road-side Super-Slides for lots of room, with a front living and comfy stick-house style sectional couch where grandkids can sleep! Enjoy plenty of light or nighttime stargazing through super-sized” SkyView” front window. A 40″ LED TV, king-sized bed with walkaround and electric fireplace adds to the experience. Lance campers aren’t inexpensive however, and even a sale price on this one is somewhere just shy of $60,000.

What’s Your Perfect RV for Retirement?

We would love to hear your thoughts about these travel trailers for senior citizens. Do you hate them? Love them? Share your feedback below.

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