Which Rear Living Travel Trailer Is Right For You?

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Claire Braud

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Honeymoon Road Trip. We hit 6 National Parks and a few other sites in just under 2 weeks on the road.

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Phoenix, AZ

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My dream RV is a camper van! They are the perfect size to fit on tight mountain roads while still letting you get everything you need to feel at home.

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A Louisiana native turned Arizona desert dweller, Claire Braud has always loved exploring the world’s natural places. Upon moving to Phoenix, she became an avid hiker in the surrounding mountains and takes full advantage of the city’s proximity to the western National Parks. In 2021, Claire and her husband embarked on a honeymoon road trip visiting six national parks and multiple state parks and monuments. When she’s not on the trails, Claire works full-time at a creative agency as a user experience content strategist using storytelling to help her clients better connect with their customers.

Rear living travel trailers are a popular floorplan. Whether they have an entertainment area or a convertible dinette, these camper layouts always place your living space at the back of the trailer. If you think this floorplan is right for you, we’ll explore some of our favorite layouts from popular manufacturers like Forest River, Coleman, Keystone, Jayco, and East to West. 

What Is a Rear Living Travel Trailer?

Travel trailers have many floorplan options, from rear living to rear kitchen to bunkhouse. Rear living travel trailers have the living room or entertainment zone at the back of the camper. Your kitchen area will be in the middle of the floorplan, and your bedroom will be up front, closest to the hitch.

The travel trailer floorplan that suits your needs depends on how you travel. If you prioritize entertaining over everything, a camper with a rear living floorplan could be your perfect fit. They typically have wide, panoramic windows and extra seating for lounging or hosting guests.

Because purchasing a travel trailer is a large commitment, we recommend exploring all types of travel trailer floorplans and comparing them to your travel goals before purchasing.

Our Favorite Travel Trailers with Rear Living Areas For Families

That said, we’ve compiled our favorite travel trailers with rear living floorplans and organized them for families, couples, and solo travelers. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite in the comments below!

Forest River Alpha Wolf 26RL-L

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Specs

  • Length: 34’5”
  • Dry Weight: 7,088 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Heating & Massaging Theater Seats? Yes, Please!

It’s not a surprise that the Alpha Wolf 26RL-L is one of the more popular rear living travel trailers on the market. With dual opposing slide-outs, a large kitchen island, and–wait for it–heating and massaging theater seats, you’ll feel more like you are in a luxury 4-star hotel than at your favorite campsite. 

This model has everything you need to feel comfortable on the road. Its large entertainment area includes a tri-fold sofa for extra sleeping space, ample counterspace for cooking your favorite meals, and a queen-bed retreat toward the front of the trailer. 

The bathroom has a spacious shower and large linen and medicine cabinets for plenty of storage. The exterior has two awnings, an 11-foot awning off the living room slide, and a 9-foot awning off the bedroom. This model is perfect for small families or couples who want the best of both worlds–camping and luxury. 

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East to West Longitude 310RL

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Specs

  • Length: 35’10”
  • Dry Weight: 7,708 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Huge L-Shaped Living Room 

Want a travel trailer that feels more like a travel apartment? The Longitude 310RL has a layout built for living on the road. The living room has a large L-shaped sofa centered around a cozy entertainment wall with a fireplace. 

The rear living room transitions to a kitchen and dining area with a large pantry, expansive counters, and a dinette. The refrigerator, stove, pantry, and entertainment wall are housed in a slide, which opens up the floorplan to create a flow for foot traffic. 

In the bedroom, you have a large queen bed, a second slide with a full-sized closet, and a large linen closet for your bathroom. This model also has an expansive 21-foot awning on the exterior, giving you everything you need to feel at home, no matter where you’re camping! 

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Jayco Jay Flight SLX 262RLS

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 262RLS Floorplan
Photo by Jayco

Specs

  • Length: 30’4”
  • Dry Weight: 5,995 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Favorite Feature: Largest Entertainment Space

This Jay Flight SLX is truly built around entertainment. The rear living space features a large dinette, sofa, and two recliner chairs. If your guests need to stay the night, this travel trailer can sleep up to six, depending on your interior package. Pop out the slide in your entertainment area for even more interior space. 

Another great feature of the Jay Flight SLX 262RLS is its weight. For a travel trailer over 30 feet, it weighs just shy of 6,000 pounds, making it a little more friendly for hauling than some of the heavier models on the list.

This model has an 18-foot awning, a large bathroom with an expansive linen closet, and a queen-bed retreat at the front. 

Shop the Jay Flight SLX 262RLS

Our Top Rear Living Travel Trailers For Couples

Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 20RDSE

Cherokee Grey Wolf 20RDSE Floorplan
Photo by Forest River

Specs

  • Length: 25’4”
  • Dry Weight: 4,053 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Rear U-Shaped Dinette with Panoramic Window

Forest River’s floorplans are versatile, and this Grey Wolf is no exception. They prioritized making the space comfortable and convertible without additional slides to fit almost any need.

In the rear, you have a combination dinette/living area that can convert to a bed for extra guests. One thing we love about this model is the privacy curtain to separate the front bedroom from the rest of the living area if you do have those guests. Plus, the kitchen has everything you need, including a full pantry and air fryer.

The queen-size bed in the front has dual-side wardrobe storage, with plenty of space for all your gear. At under 30 feet, the Grey Wolf is a lightweight hauler that offers more campsite options. It may not have slides, but you won’t miss them in this smartly designed layout. 

Shop the Grey Wolf 20RDSE

Coleman Lantern LT 202RD

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Specs

  • Length: 24’11”
  • Dry Weight: 4,353 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Favorite Feature: Over 3,000 Pounds of Cargo Capacity

The Lantern LT 202RD lets you bring all your gear and more with a cargo capacity of 3,247 pounds. This model also has plenty of extra space for guests and can sleep up to six people. 

Coleman prioritizes the rear living area with a reclining sofa and full-sized booth dinette. If you’re looking for counterspace, check out some of our favorite front kitchen travel trailers, which have a bit more space for an on-the-go chef. 

This model has a full-size bathroom and a skylight over the shower as an added bonus. The front of the trailer has a large bedroom with a queen-size bed and ample closet storage. Outside, you can relax under the 16-foot awning at your campsite. 

Shop the Lantern LT 202RD

Jayco Jay Feather 24RL

Jayco Jay Feather 24RL Floorplan
Photo by Jayco

Specs

  • Length: 28’8”
  • Dry Weight: 5,305 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6

Favorite Feature: Rear Living Meets Rear Kitchen Floorplan

Not sure if you want a rear living or rear kitchen travel trailer? The Jay Feather 24RL gives you the best of both worlds. You get the benefit of the rear living area at the back and in the single slide while also getting a full-length kitchen along the opposite wall. 

This hybrid floorplan makes excellent use of every square inch with overhead storage, a corner wardrobe next to the entrance, and dual closets on either side of the queen-size bed. On the outside, you have a 20-foot powered awning and the option to include a 17” cooking griddle. 

Shop the Jay Feather 24RL

Our Favorite Rear Living Campers For Solo Travelers

Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro E15TB

Flagstaff E-Pro E15TB Floorplan
Photo by Forest River

Specs

  • Length: 15’8”
  • Dry Weight: 2,846 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 2

Favorite Feature: King Size Bed in a Trailer Under 16’

Think you need to purchase a large rear living travel trailer to get a king-size bed? Think again because this Flagstaff E-Pro is the shortest travel trailer listed but the only option with a king bed. 

You won’t be missing anything for your next adventure. This model has a large dinette, apartment-style refrigerator, 3-burner stove, and a wet bath for optimal liveability in a small package. There is plenty of overhead and exterior storage for your gear. Relax outside under your 10-foot awning and whip up breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the exterior griddle.

The Flagstaff E-Pro E15TB is perfect for solo travelers or adventurous couples. We love this model for people looking to transfer from a camper van to a travel trailer you can unhitch at the campsite. The space and amenities are comparable without adding too much extra length.

Shop the E-Pro E15TB

Keystone Passport 190RD

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Specs

  • Length: 21’11”
  • Dry Weight: 3,510 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 4

Favorite Feature: Lightweight for the Length

If you want a bit more interior room but aren’t ready for a heavy hauler, the Passport 190RD is a great lightweight rear living camping trailer under 25 feet. At a dry weight of 3,510 pounds, this travel trailer can be towed by many ½-ton trucks and full-size SUVs. As always, check your vehicle’s towing capacity before you fall in love with a travel trailer. 

In the rear of this trailer, you have a large U-shaped dinette that converts to an extra sleeping area for your guests while you relax in your queen bed. The living area has counterspace along both walls, a large refrigerator, and a pantry. You also get a full-size bathroom with a large walk-in shower. 

The 11-foot awning lets you take shade with you on the go while you relax at your campsite. This model is best for solo travelers or couples who are looking for a little bit of extra walking space without the fuss of committing to a longer length and heavier weight.

Shop the Passport 190RD

Forest River Rockwood Geo-Pro 15RD

Rockwood Geo Pro 15RD Floorplan
Photo by Forest River

Specs 

  • Length: 16’2”
  • Dry Weight: 2,883 pounds
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 3

Favorite Feature: Rear Bunk for Expected (or Unexpected) Guests

Forest River brings another under 20-foot rear living camper to the table with this Rockwood Geo-Pro. You’ll find many of the same amenities in this model as the Flagstaff E-Pro E15RT, but the Rockwood has one significant advantage—a rear bunk area. 

Whether you want to load that up with extra gear, use it as your sleeping area as a solo traveler, or have a friend stay the night, there are plenty of ways to use that rear living space in your travel trailer. 

In addition to the bunk, this model has a dinette that converts to a full-size bed, a bathroom with a shower, and a kitchen area with a 3-burner stove. The exterior of this model comes with an 11-foot awning and an outdoor griddle. 

Shop the Geo-Pro 15RD


Are you interested in comparing these rear living travel trailers with other popular floorplans? Explore these resources:

Which travel trailer with a rear living area is your favorite? Tell us your dream choice in the comments below.

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