In this article, we’ll cover 13 of the best travel trailers under 7,000 lbs and look at the variety of features and layouts available. Travel trailers offer many benefits. They are more comfortable and secure than tent camping, but more versatile and often less expensive than motor homes.
Many trailers are light enough that they can be towed by small trucks or even SUVs, so you may not even have to invest in a new tow vehicle. So, what are the best travel trailers under 7,000 lbs? Let’s dive in.
13 best travel trailers under 7,000 lbs:
1. Cruiser Embrace EL260
UVW: 5,904 lbs
The Embrace measures nearly 31’ long and can sleep 5-6 people between the walk-around king bed, a sofa sleeper, and a dinette that converts to a bunk. It has one big electric slide-out, a kitchenette with a three-burner cook top and an oven, and a full dry bathroom.
The Embrace also has a 19’ awning that shades an external cook space. There are LED lights built into the awning for some evening ambiance. The trailer comes standard with a GoPower solar prep package and an air conditioner.
Optional features include an LED TV, a power tongue jack, a bumper-mount propane grill, and a second air conditioning unit.
With so much sleeping space, the Embrace is great for family travel. A 10.7-cubic-foot fridge and a spacious pantry make preparing family meals a breeze.
More info: cruiserrv.com
2. Keystone Hideout 27RLS
UVW: 6,797 lbs
The 31’ Hideout features a walk-around queen bed in a private bedroom, a sleeper sofa, two recliners, a dinette (or optional freestanding table and chairs), a walk-through dry bath, a kitchenette, a hidden pantry, a laundry chute, a central vacuum system, a fireplace, and an HD TV.
In the kitchen, you’ll find an 8-cubic-foot fridge, a microwave, a three-burner gas stove, an oven, and a stainless steel sink with a cover to create more counter space. A large slide-out houses the dinette and pair of recliners, which sit opposite the large TV and fireplace.
The Hideout can sleep six, between the main queen bed, the sleeper sofa, and the convertible dinette. However, it would also be a great option for a couple who loves to entertain, since there’s plenty of seating and space to gather.
More info: keystonerv.com
3. Heartland Mallard M26
UVW: 5,996 lbs
This travel trailer has a unique design that can sleep 7-8 people, making it a great option for large groups. There’s a main bedroom with a king bed and a second bedroom with a slightly smaller bed, plus a sleeper sofa and a convertible dinette bed in the slide-out. A dry bath and kitchenette finish off the interior.
Outside the trailer, a 14’ awning and a slide-out cook top expand the living space significantly. This trailer is longer than the previous two, measuring at 32.5’ in length. There’s plenty of storage throughout to hold everyone’s personal belongings and supplies.
More info: heartlandrvs.com
4. Airstream Globetrotter 23FB
UVW: 5,297 lbs
The Globetrotter 23FB has the classic minimalist design you’d expect of all Airstreams. Enjoy a panoramic view from the walk-around queen bed at the front of the trailer. A curved dinette converts into a second bed. The back of the trailer is dedicated to a relatively spacious dry bath, and a kitchenette opposite the dinette completes the interior.
This trailer is compact at just 23 feet long, making it best suited to a couple or solo traveler, who may have occasional guests stay with them.
More info: airstream.com
5. Dutchmen Coleman Light 2455BR
UVW: 5,708 lbs
The Coleman Light 2455BR can sleep 6-8, depending on how cozy you wish to get. It features a walk-around queen bed, two stacked bunks, and a convertible dinette sleeping space. The dinette and the 7-cubic-foot fridge sit in the slide-out, across from the kitchenette. A dry bath is nestled in the back, next to the bunks.
Outside, an 18’ awning shades the outdoor kitchen area, and pass-through storage at the front allows for easy access to stowed items.
The bunks make this trailer a great option for families with older kids who want their own private space.
More info: dutchmen.com
6. Dutchmen Kodiak Ultimate 3021RBDS
UVW: 6,644 lbs
This travel trailer is more luxurious and spacious, measuring 34’ 8” long. It’s best suited for a couple, although it can sleep additional people on the convertible dinette. The Kodiak Ultimate has two slide-outs: one in the front for the bedroom and another that houses the dinette and two recliners. The bedroom features a walk-around king bed, a bench seat, a fireplace, and an entertainment center.
A kitchenette and hinged entertainment center are opposite the dinette and recliners, and a sizable dry bath fills the back end of the trailer. A 20’ awning shades the outdoor kitchen and solid entry step. A large pantry and a 10-cubic-foot fridge allow for plenty of storage for food and supplies.
The upgraded amenities make this trailer comfortable enough for long-term travel.
More info: dutchmen.com
7. Jayco Jay Flight SLX 287BHS
UVW: 6,210 lbs
This 33.5’ trailer can sleep 8-10 people, making it the perfect rig for big group trips. It has a master bedroom with a queen bed, two stacked double bunks, a convertible dinette, and a sleeper sofa. A large slide-out houses the dinette and couch, leaving a large open space in the center of the trailer – critical if you have 10 people moving around in there.
A kitchenette, dry bath, and entertainment center complete the interior space. The trailer has two exterior doors: one that leads directly into the bathroom and one into the main living space.
More info: jayco.com
8. Lance 2295
UVW: 4,840 lbs
The Lance 2295 sleeps up to 4 people. A walk-around queen bed is partially separated from the living space by a fireplace and TV, and a large dinette in the slide-out converts into a second bed. There’s plenty of closet and storage space throughout the trailer, which makes longer trips a breeze.
In the kitchenette, you’ll find a three-burner stove (with the option to upgrade to include an oven as well), a large sink, and a 7-cubic-foot fridge. A microwave is also available as an add-on option.
Outside, an optional 19’ awning can expand the living space. A portable table and exterior wash station come standard, as well as an exterior propane connection for grilling.
Since the main bedroom isn’t completely private, this trailer is best for a couple or for a family with young children.
More info: lancecamper.com
9. Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 265RLS
UVW: 6,110 lbs
This Jayco Jay Flight trailer sleeps 4-6 people between the main queen bed, a sleeper sofa, and the convertible dinette. One large slide-out is home to the dinette and sofa, and the back of the trailer features two comfy swivel rockers and a small table.
In the middle of the trailer, you’ll find a kitchenette and a walk-through dry bath. There are two exterior doors: one into the main living space and one into the master bedroom. An 18’ awning provides a shady space outdoors.
With plenty of seating and sleeping space, this is a great option for traveling families.
More info: jayco.com
10. Rockwood Geo Pro 19TH
UVW: 3,407 lbs
This toy hauler trailer has a massive ramp door on the back end which leads to a cargo space when the dinette/bed is folded out of the way. A dry bath and kitchenette fill the front end of the trailer. Outside, a 12’ awning increases the living space and two large exterior storage compartments can hold extra gear.
Since this trailer does not have a fixed bed, it’s probably most practical for weekends or other short trips where bringing along outdoor gear takes priority over long-term comfort.
More info: forestriverinc.com
11. East to West Alta 2100MBH
UVW: 5,326 lbs
The Alta trailer can sleep up to 8 people between the front queen Murphy bed, two stacked double bunks, and a convertible dinette. However, it would be a tight squeeze since the trailer is just over 28 feet long and doesn’t have any slide-outs for extra interior space.
The trailer has a dry bath, a kitchenette, and an outdoor cook space with a pull out grill, fridge, propane connection, and an 18’ awning. There is also an outdoor TV hookup as well as an indoor entertainment center.
This would be a great rig for tailgating, with the indoor/outdoor living space and plenty of sleeping capacity.
More info: easttowestrv.com
12. Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite
UVW: 6,049 lbs
This 26’ trailer is designed to be a luxurious space for a couple. It has one slide-out for the queen bed which makes the bedroom area quite spacious, and another slide-out that’s home to two reclining theater seats and the fridge. The theater seats can be replaced with a standalone table and chairs or a sleeper sofa.
A walk-through dry bathroom sits in the middle of the trailer, and exterior doors to both the bedroom and the kitchenette/living space allow for easy access to any part of the trailer without disturbing someone in the bathroom. An electric fireplace and an entertainment center make the trailer feel homey and cozy.
More info: forestriverinc.com
13. Forest River Alpha Wolf 26RB-L
UVW: 6,143 lbs
The Alpha Wolf measures nearly 32.5’ in length and features a private master bedroom with a walk-around queen bed, a spacious U-shaped dinette and a sleeper sofa in a large slide-out, a dry bath, a walk-in pantry, an electric fireplace, and a kitchenette. Outside, there’s a secondary kitchen with a fridge/freezer, a sink, and storage space. A 20’ awning shades the outdoor living area.
A large farmhouse sink, oven, stove, and microwave make preparing your favorite meals easy and convenient. The trailer is prepped for TVs although it doesn’t actually include the TVs.
More info: forestriverinc.com
Choosing the Best Lightweight Travel Trailer
All of these travel trailers under 7,000 lbs are great options, but if I had to pick my favorite, it’d probably be the Forest River Flagstaff Micro-Lite. Traveling with a huge group in a RV isn’t really my vibe, and the Flagstaff is outfitted perfectly as a luxurious space for a couple.
I also appreciate the attention to detail and the dual external doors so even if my travel partner was showering or using the bathroom, I could still access the entire trailer without having to traipse through the bathroom. Genius.
Plus, a slide-out to increase the area of the bedroom sounds so nice. After 3+ years of having to climb over my partner to get out of bed in our skoolie, I would kill for a walk-around bed!
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Cat is originally from Seattle, WA but has traveled around the US and Canada full-time in a self-converted school bus with her boyfriend Aaron since April of 2018. She enjoys rock climbing, paddleboarding, hiking, and generally being outdoors!