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Rig Roundup: The Best Travel Trailers Under $30,000

With rising costs, it’s important to stay on budget and seek out goods and services that offer bang for your buck. For campers who don’t need flashy bells and whistles, or those wanting to test out the RV lifestyle with a smaller rig, there are plenty of travel trailers that offer everything you need to have an amazing getaway at an affordable price. 

Travel Trailers That Cost Less Than $30,000

What can you buy with $30,000 or less? It turns out, quite a bit. Whether you’re an outdoorsy solo traveler, an adventurous couple, or a family looking to make the most of your time together, these budget-friendly RVs offer fantastic amenities that allow you to live out your camping dreams.

Interior view of pop-up trailer showing seating area and stove
Photo courtesy of Forest River

Forest River Flagstaff T12RBST

Looking for something inexpensive, easy to tow, and easy to store when not in use? The Flagstaff T12RBST is a dynamo pop-up camper that fits in a standard-size garage, is simple to set up, and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. 

SPECS
UVW 2,120 pounds
GVWR 3,284 pounds
Hitch Weight 284 pounds
Exterior Length 19 feet, 2 inches
Exterior Height 5 feet, 1 inch (closed)
Fresh Water Tank 20 gallons
MSRP $23,281
Floor plan of small travel trailer
Photo courtesy of Forest River

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

One advantage of a hard-sided pop-up is that it provides better protection from the elements. For those camping in warmer climates, this rig is the perfect option as its included A/C unit cools the small space with ease.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Exterior view of lightweight trailer
Photo courtesy of CrossRoads

CrossRoads Zinger ZR18RD

The Zinger ZR18RD feels surprisingly roomy for its size, especially given its no-slide footprint. Couples looking to maximize their living space will find lots to love in this rig, which features a sizable U-shaped rear dinette that’s ideal for remote work or meals.

SPECS
UVW 3,406 pounds
GVWR 4,478 pounds
Hitch Weight 478 pounds
Exterior Length 21 feet, 6 inches
Exterior Height 9 feet, 7 inches
Fresh Water Tank 27 gallons
Black Tank 30 gallons
Gray Tank 30 gallons
MSRP $29,774
Floor plan of trailer with dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and bed
Photo courtesy of CrossRoads Recreational Vehicles

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

Despite its lightweight design, taller travelers can take comfort in the 6-foot, 6-inch tall ceilings, which help to add a spacious feel to this relatively small rig.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Interior view of small trailer with kitchen, dinette, and bunks
Photo courtesy of Jayco

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 184BS

When it comes to lightweight family-friendly RVs, the Jay Flight 184BS may just deliver the perfect option. Offering sleeping room for six, this bunkhouse model features a dinette slide that provides plenty of room to move around the rig, giving everyone the space they need to relax in comfort.

SPECS
UVW 3,420 pounds
GVWR 4,500 pounds
Hitch Weight 375 pounds
Exterior Length 21 feet, 7 inches
Exterior Height 10 feet
Fresh Water Tank 20 gallons
Black Tank 19.9 gallons
Gray Tank 19.9 gallons
MSRP $27,210
Floor plan of an RV with bunk beds, dining area in a slid-out, bedroom area, bathroom, and kitchen
Photo courtesy of Jayco

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

Swap out the dinette for the optional jack-knife sofa and the whole family can cuddle up for movie nights on those rainy camping days.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Interior view of small travel trailer with kitchen, dinette, and bunks; door is ajar to bathroom
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company

Keystone Springdale 2010BH

Families looking for even roomier sleeping options will enjoy the double-over-double bunks offered in the new Springdale 2010BH. This simple, modern-looking RV packs a lot into a short frame, giving you everything you need to make memories together.

SPECS
UVW 4,069 pounds
GVWR 6,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 570 pounds
Exterior Length 22 feet, 10 inches
Exterior Height 10 feet, 5 inches
Fresh Water Tank 27 gallons
Black Tank 30 gallons
Gray Tank 30 gallons
MSRP $27,645
Floor plan of RV trailer with bathroom, living area, and bedroom area
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV Company

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

While many manufacturers opt for a single axle on their smaller rigs, this Keystone product comes standard as a double axle, providing additional stability out on the road.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Exterior view of ATV at the bottom of a trailer ramp. Camp is setup with awning open on the side of the trailer
Photo courtesy of inTech

inTech Flyer Discover

For adventurous campers there’s nothing quite like the inTech Flyer Discover. This rugged toy hauler is built with an all-aluminum, fully welded cage frame that’s sturdy enough to handle an off-roading journey to wherever your heart desires.

SPECS
UVW 2,787 pounds
GVWR 5,200 pounds
Hitch Weight 525 pounds
Exterior Length 21 feet, 6 inches
Exterior Height 11 feet, 5 inches
Fresh Water Tank 8.5 gallons
MSRP $28,056
Floor plan of trailer with motorbike and atv in trailer area with pop out bed and kitchen area
Photo courtesy of inTech

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

The rig comes standard with one tip-out bed, but a second bed can be added to provide sleeping for up to six travelers. 

More information on this RV can be found here.


Toy hauler trailer with rear door open to see inside of trailer showing kitchen
Photo courtesy of KZ RV

KZ Sportsmen Classic 180TH

The KZ Sportsmen Classic 180TH offers the versatility to bring along all your favorite outdoor accessories while still providing ample living area for your crew. This toy hauler features 9 feet of cargo room and boasts sleeping space for up to six people thanks to its innovative bunkhouse bedroom layout.

SPECS
UVW 3,340 pounds
GVWR 5,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 450 pounds
Exterior Length 21 feet, 8 inches
Exterior Height 8 feet, 11 inches
Fresh Water Tank 20 gallons
Black Tank 26 gallons
Gray Tank 26 gallons
MSRP $29,998
Floor plan of an RV with ramp, living area, kitchen, shower, and bunk beds
Photo courtesy of KZ Recreational Vehicles

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

The optional screen wall is a “must-have” option for anyone looking to truly immerse themselves in their surroundings.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Interior view of a trailer with bed at the rear and couch and kitchen in living area
Photo courtesy of Starcraft

Starcraft Autumn Ridge 20FBS

Offering plenty of storage, a well-appointed bathroom, and ample kitchen counter space, the Autumn Ridge 20FBS provides an abundance of function at a sensible price point. The slide-out in this couples’ trailer frees up plenty of floor space and gives the unit an airy feel.

SPECS
UVW 4,595 pounds
GVWR 6,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 465 pounds
Exterior Length 23 feet, 8 inches
Exterior Height 10 feet, 5 inches
Fresh Water Tank 42 gallons
Black Tank 32.5 gallons
Gray Tank 32.5 gallons
MSRP $29,400
Floor plan of an RV with bathroom, living area, and bedroom area
Photo courtesy of Starcraft

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE: 

Add the optional residential refrigerator and 200-watt solar panel and this RV makes an ideal option for couples looking for an affordable full-time rig. If you’re looking for a longer travel trailer, the 26BH floor plan is priced at less than $30,000 with double-over-double bunks, more privacy in the primary bedroom, and a tub/shower combo.

More information on this RV can be found here.


Disclaimer: Roadtrippers is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which CrossRoads Recreational Vehicles, Jayco, Keystone RV Company, KZ Recreational Vehicles, and Starcraft are subsidiaries.