2022 RVs Under 5000 Pounds


Brad Cowan

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Emerald Isle

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Greenville, NC

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Airstream Caravel

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Brad Cowan is a Lifestyle Content Writer. When he’s not behind the screen, he’s chasing pavement to the nearest coast with his wife, two kids, and golden retriever in tow.

Whether you’re looking to purchase your first RV and dip your toes into the RVing lifestyle, or you’re wanting to upgrade your current RV before embarking on your next trip–now is the time to explore your options. In fact, the new RVs for 2022 are making their debut, so if you’re looking to buy then you’re in luck! These are our favorites under 5000 pounds.

To start, let’s look at a few options for both the RV rookie venturing off the grid for their very first time, and another RV for the experienced camping couple on the hunt for something exciting. The good news? There are 2022 RVs under 5000 pounds for both.

Explore more lightweight travel trailers under 3,000 pounds.

Gulf Stream Enlighten

Choosing the RV life is a rush. The thrill of hitting the road, driving away from the city, and seeing all the beautiful landmarks our country has to offer is a high you’ll never stop chasing. However, before you select a path (well-traveled or otherwise) your first task is purchasing the perfect RV for your travels. The Gulf Stream Enlighten is a great entry-level camper for many reasons — including being an RV under 5000 pounds.

The bunkhouse travel trailer floorplan makes the Enlighten a solid option for an introductory rig. Whether you’re venturing out alone or traveling with your partner and kids, trying on the RV life with a basic setup is a great place to start. With the Enlighten, you get a few comforts and conveniences on top.

Inside the Gulf Stream Enlighten

Gulf Stream Enlighten Family
Experience the best of both indoor and outdoor living.

Let’s start with where you lay your head, because after a full day on the road or off the beaten path, you’ll be wanting some of that R&R. The Gulf Stream Enlighten 18BH, specifically, has a queen-sized bed boasting a Black Label series mattress with enough space to walk around. A storage compartment is accessible both inside and out for maximum convenience. Windows allow for the best views, both sunrise and sunset, from the comfort of your bed,

For the kids, dogs, or other travel companions, the Enlighten features a double bunk sleeping space. Kids can double up in each bunk or spread out if they’re wanting their own individual sleeping zone. Furthermore, the dinette in the eating space folds down, as does the couch, for additional sleeping options. Did someone say camping sleepover? There’s enough room for everyone!

Gulf Stream Enlighten Interior Floorplan
Explore the Gulf Stream Enlighten interior floorplan.

The kitchen and dining area are still the heart of any home, even if it’s your home away from home. Solid wood construction Shaker-style cabinets, flush-mount microwave, multiple-burner stovetop and oven, and a sink with a high-rise faucet provide all the comforts you’re used to in a residential kitchen. There’s enough room for a pantry and a spacious fridge/freezer combo. Cook something from scratch or warm up a few leftovers, then grab a seat on the sofa couch where there’s enough room for a television up to 50” (plus a soundbar).

Speaking of home comforts, the bathroom delivers as well. Under-sink storage? Check. Medicine cabinet? Check. Need somewhere to bathe the kids or dogs that haven’t mastered the art of a stand-up shower? Check. The tub surround has enough of a rise that you could easily rinse the day’s dirt off not only yourself but the kids and pets, too. The skylight allows for extra headroom while letting in plenty of light.

Outside the Gulf Stream Enlighten

Gulf Stream Enlighten Travel Trailer
The Gulf Stream Enlighten travel trailer is the perfect introductory RV.

With the inside meeting all of your needs, it’s easy to forget about the outside. However, once you focus on all the Enlighten has to offer on the exterior, you’ll want to spend just as much time outside of it as you will in its comfy interior. Start with the power awning and the sealed safety windows that keep you and your belongings covered and secure.

Steel steps and a friction hinge door make entering and exiting a breeze, while the seamless super flex walkable roof extends the entire top surface of the RV. Everything is conveniently located and acessible, from your 20-pound LP tank to your freshwater fill to your information panel. This panel provides all your RV stats, like vehicle weight, both gross and unloaded. Provide this information to your Camping World specialist and they assess whether your vehicle can safely tow the Gulf Stream Enlighten.

Gulf Stream Enlighten Exterior
An updated exterior makes the Gulf Stream Enlighten stand out from other RVs on the market.

The Gulf Stream Enlighten 18BH is over 20’ in length and roughly 2,700 lbs. dry; this RV can sleep five easily and meet all your needs along the way. Shop other Gulf Stream Enlighten floorplans and find the perfect RV for your next trip.

Coleman Light Travel Trailer

Coleman Travel Trailer
Hit the road with a Coleman RV and never look back.

Want to hit the pavement and see all 62 national parks? Want to do it with your favorite person riding shotgun? The Coleman Light 1805RB is next on our list of RVs under 5000 pounds, and it’s the perfect rear bath travel trailer for the adventurous couple seeking to stick as many pins in the travel map as possible.

With newly designed interiors and upgraded features for 2022, Coleman has stepped up their RV interiors by keeping the active couple in mind. If you’re in the market for a mid to entry-level RV with a few bells and whistles to make camping more comfortable, then the Coleman Light is worth a closer look.

Inside the Coleman Light

Since the 1805RB floorplan is a rear bath travel trailer, it only makes sense to start there, with another 2022 RV under 5000 pounds. The bathroom boasts over 80 inches of interior height, so headroom is not a concern. There’s a luxurious walk-in shower with a skylight that brightens up the space during the day and allows you to shower under the stars at night. Solid wood construction cabinets with mirrored inlays make the space appear larger and conceal plenty of storage for clothes and bathroom supplies. There’s a single basin sink and medicine cabinet with a raised lip to prevent items from shifting in transit. It’s all in the details!

The solid wood-constructed cabinets, with frosted glass inlays, continue through the entertainment zone of the RV for a cohesive aesthetic. Mount your TV on the swivel shelf to ensure every angle is a good angle for viewing and fire up the 5000 BTU air fireplace with multi-flame settings to knock the chill off the air after sundown. Blade air conditioning ducting within the roof promises 30% more efficiency for your air conditioning.

Coleman Light Interior Floorplan
Explore the interior floorplan of the Coleman Light.

In the kitchen, a fridge/freezer combo offers plenty of space to store ingredients or leftovers during those long weekend getaways. Enjoy a flush-mounted microwave and a three-burner cooktop with a glass cover and LED accent lighting controls (again with the details). Plus, a decorative backsplash really makes you feel at home on the road. Wash up using the stainless steel, under-mounted sink with a high-rise faucet and sprayer combo.

The master bedroom area holds an impressive queen-size memory foam mattress that takes full advantage of the space allotted. Strut supports underneath allow for convenient storage for spare sheets while dual nightstands offer USB charging and smooth gliding drawers. More solid wood-constructed cabinets with frosted glass inlays offer additional storage and the control panel is conveniently located for battery checks, awning employment, water heater activation, and more.

Outside the Coleman Light

Targeted for the adventurous couple, it’s no surprise the Coleman Light delivers both inside and out when it comes to function and design. Solid steps and an extra-large grab handle make entering and exiting seamless. The 14’ awning with LED light strips ensures every excursion is one worth celebrating outdoors under this covered patio. Bonus! Marine-grade speakers provide dual-zone entertainment.

With the active RVer always in mind, Coleman included an external shower to help you wash the day away before stepping foot inside–great for muddy paws, sandy feet, or mucky boots. Not only did they think about the health and cleanliness of your body, but also the health of the RV body as well. Think pass-through storage compartments with LED lighting, aluminum rims, nitro-filled tires, Dexter easy lube axles for excellent suspension and safety, stabilizer jacks, and solar panels pre-wired to trickle charge your battery. Also, just for fun–an outside TV mount. Is it tailgating season yet?

Coleman Light Exterior
The exterior of the Coleman Light has everything you need and more.

Over 22’ in length and approximately 4500 lbs dry, the Coleman Light 1805RB is not only comfortable but attractive just like the couple who chooses to roll down the road with it. Shop Coleman Light Travel Trailers and find the one thing you’ve been missing when planning your next adventure.

When purchasing an RV through Camping World, whether a new or used travel trailer or motorhome, take advantage of the convenient home delivery service and let us bring your RV to you. Not interested in upgrading at the moment? We also have a full range of renovation options that our service professionals are available to help with.

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