The Best 2024 Travel Trailers Under 5,000 Pounds

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Carl Corder

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Indiana to Montana

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Thor Sequence

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Carl is the written content manager here at Camping World. He’s an avid road-tripper and camper and enjoys all things outdoors, especially near rivers.

Are you looking for a tow-friendly camper with room and amenities for friends and family? Towable by most vehicles and still offering plenty of room, these affordable travel trailers under 5,000 pounds offer an excellent middle ground. 

Finding the ideal camper can be tough. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and lose your sleeping capacity. If it’s too big, you may need to upgrade your tow vehicle. There’s a reason why travel trailers under 5,000 pounds are in a “Goldilocks” zone for many new RVers.

Let’s look at a few options in different categories. For this list, we’re looking at lightweight travel trailers with rear baths, bunkhouses, and rear living floorplans. The good news? There are 2024 options under 5,000 pounds for each category. Let’s help you find one that fits your current vehicle without upgrading. 

This list features RVs under 5,000 pounds but more than 3,000 pounds. Explore more lightweight travel trailers under 3,000 pounds.

Rear Bath Travel Trailer

Keystone Hideout Sport 186SS

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Specs

  • Length: 22’10”
  • Dry Weight: 4,374 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 726 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

This Hideout Sport is a single-axle travel trailer perfect for couples who want the versatility of extra sleeping space for kids or guests. With an easily convertible booth dinette and living area sofa, this lightweight travel trailer can sleep up to six people. The kitchen offers a larger pantry and an extended slide-out in the living area, giving more storage and living space.

So why choose a rear bath floorplan? The rear bath travel trailer floorplan offers a more comfortable, spacious bathroom. Showers are typically larger with this floorplan. You get more bathroom storage. Plus, some models include a rear bathroom entry. It also means your bedroom is located in the front of your RV, which some RVers prefer.

With a bathroom in the rear of the Hideout Sport 186SS, you enjoy an expanded kitchen pantry with shelves and cabinets adjacent to the bathroom. The bathroom’s location also accommodates guests who need to get up in the middle of the night without disturbing others.

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Other Rear Bath Travel Trailers Under 5,000 Pounds

A Mallard travel trailer against a white backdrop.
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The Keystone Hideout Sport 186SS is a fantastic rear bath travel trailer option that won’t break the bank (or your tow vehicle). But if you aren’t sold, here are three more lightweight travel trailers with a rear bath floorplan: 

Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailer

Coleman Lantern 274BH

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Specs

  • Length: 28’6”
  • Dry Weight: 4,824 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 2,776 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

When it comes to an affordable family bunkhouse travel trailer under 5,000 pounds, you can’t go wrong with the Coleman Lantern 274BH. This cozy, slide-less unit offers all your family necessities while remaining affordable and easy to operate. Plus, you get a few extras, like a command panel for monitoring tank levels and controlling the powered awning, a power tongue jack, exterior speakers, and more. 

The double over double bunks are great for kids of any age. The beds are separated by a wall for privacy and noise control, making this camper more comfortable for larger families. 

The benefit of the open floorplan in the Lantern 274BH is sharing space and having access to the littlest ones, who may be camping for the first time. But these bunks are good for kids or adult guests, offering a 300-pound capacity. Speaking of guests, you might fit kids and adult guests with an overall sleeping capacity of eight people on the Coleman Lantern 274BH. 

This Lantern also includes a rear bathroom with a shower and skylight, providing easy access for kids and guests. For an affordable slide-less camper that fits eight, there’s much to like about the Coleman Lantern 274BH. 

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Other Bunkhouse Travel Trailer Floorplans Under 5000 Pounds

A Springdale travel trailer set up at a camp with trees and fall colors in the background.
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The bunkhouse travel trailer floorplan on smaller, slide-less RVs is great for families looking to get into RVing. And the Coleman Lantern 274BH isn’t the only good option on the market by a long shot. If you have a vehicle that doesn’t quite tow the Lantern 274BH, there are some lighter options, too. Check out the following alternative lightweight bunkhouse travel trailers: 

Best Small Rear Living Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 210QBW

Floorplan of the Jayco Jay Flight SLX 210QBW
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Specs

  • Length: 25’10”
    Dry Weight: 4,315 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,185 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

Coming in at just over 4,300 pounds, the Jayco Jay Flight SLX 210QBW is slightly heavier than its sibling model, the 210QB. That’s due to its larger holding tanks, which, offer 32 more gallons of fresh water capacity, and a slightly larger gray tank. It also comes with a standard solar setup. The extras in this affordable Jayco travel trailer are designed for families or those traveling with guests. Still, this lightweight trailer is easy to tow, and you won’t need a massive truck.

Inside stick-and-tin rear living travel trailers like the 210QBW, having the bathroom between the primary sleeping and living spaces gives you a buffer for additional privacy. On the Jay Flight SLX 210QBW, the efficient kitchenette in the middle of the camper helps with that separation, too. Notably, the Jay Flight SLX 210QBW is also taller inside than other travel trailers under 5,000 pounds, with a 6’9” interior height. 

We like the community space the Jay Flight SLX 210QBW offers in the back of the camper. With the jackknife sofa facing the dinette, you and your guests can enjoy meals together without feeling crowded. Walk through this unit at your local Camping World, and you’ll appreciate the storage, too. The wall-mounted cabinets change styles as you move from the living and dining area to the bedroom – a nice touch. 

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Other Rear Living Travel Trailers

Floorplan layout of the Keystone Springdale Classic 200RLC
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If the Jayco 210QBW or 210QB don’t quite fit your needs, we recommend three more rear living travel trailers under 5,000 pounds. Check out the following options and their respective dry weights: 

Rear Kitchen Travel Trailer

Forest River Campsite Reserve 20AK

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Specs

  • Length: 25’0”
    Dry Weight: 4,927 pounds
  • Cargo Capacity: 2,552 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

Coming in just shy of 5,000 pounds,  the Forest River Campsite Reserve 20AK barely made the cut, but it’s certainly worth the extra…dare I say it…weight! 

Forest River Campsite Reserve is a new line of Camping World-exclusive travel trailers, offering signature features like large, square windows, creative and generous storage solutions, and the new Lippert X9 chassis system, which improves handling, reduces noise and vibration, and offers better weight distribution for overall improved towing. While on the larger end (it includes a slide-out!), the 20AK is worth a second look. 

The layout of the Campsite Reserve 20AK is fairly unique because rear kitchen travel trailers are generally rarer than other floorplans. This unit separates the primary sleeping space from the rear kitchen with a thoughtful U-shaped dinette in the mid-unit slide-out. The L-shaped kitchen also creates an open, welcoming layout that’s perfect for couples who are looking at travel trailers under 5000 pounds.

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Other Rear Kitchen Travel Trailers Under 5000 Pounds

Overhead floorplan layout of the Jayco Jay Feather 19MRK
Image by Jayco

Not quite your vibe? Or maybe the 20AK is too close for comfort on weight. Check out similar lightweight rear kitchen floorplans on these travel trailers under 5000 pounds below:. 


These midweight travel trailers under 5000 pounds make great entry units for many families getting into the RV lifestyle. But if this still isn’t what you’re looking for, check out these additional resources as you continue to search for that perfect travel trailer.

Do you own a travel trailer that weighs less than 5,000 pounds? Tell us what you love about your camper in the comments below. 

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