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Family-Friendly RV: Northwood Nash 24B

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

A robustly built four-season bunkhouse that is amply equipped to take adventuresome families off the grid with all the comforts of home

For families with plans to go camping off the grid or in cold weather, Northwood Manufacturing is a good place to start. Northwood has earned a loyal following by offering solidly built travel trailers, fifth-wheels and truck campers with four-season capability. The 2020 Nash 24B is one of only two bunkhouses in Northwood’s 2020 trailer lineup, and it’s worth considering for families seeking a midsize trailer that is ready to venture off the beaten path.

Warm brown cabinetry surrounds the booth dinette in a slideout.

The cozy interior features a dinette in a side slideout, with a tall storage pantry and mirrored key rack. Storage under the bench seats is easily accessible, thanks to the door panels.

The Nash 24B extends 28 feet, 8 inches, and has an 8,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating and 1,677-pound claimed carrying capacity. The dry weight of 6,323 pounds is more than many similarly sized trailers, but this heft reflects the solid construction materials, all-weather insulation and other premium features.

Dark colored L-shaped countertop with warm brown cabinets

The L-shaped counter extends meal-prep space and makes room for the double-basin sink, plus more cabinets and drawers.

Designed for Adventure

Kitchen cabinets and appliances next to bunk entrance.

The kitchen feels residential with a custom glass backsplash, a wood-paneled 7-cubic-foot refrigerator and high-output three-burner range with a cover.

The Nash 24B is well equipped for rugged camping experiences, with a Northwood-built and independently certified off-road chassis. RVers looking to camp without hookups will be pleased to note that this model comes with a standard 20-watt solar panel and side-wall solar port. Black-, gray- and freshwater-tank capacity is also quite generous, enabling extended stays.

Those who wish to camp throughout the year will appreciate the heated and insulated holding tanks and valves. Residential-quality batten and reflective-foil insulation helps keep things comfortable inside, along with the 13,500-Btu air conditioner and ducted heating.

Room for the Family

Parents can escape to the front bedroom, which features dual-entrance accordion doors, a queen-size bed with USB ports on both sides, and abundant storage cabinets. At the other end of the trailer, more sleeping space is found in the double-over-double bunks. Each has a pair of cabinets, as well as storage cubbies.

Ladder access to top bunk with window and curtains shut.

Double-over-double bunks provide privacy curtains, storage compartments, lights and a window for the top bunk. The bottom bunk flips up to provide a storage bay accessible from a gear door.

The main living area is a cozy space where the family can gather around the booth dinette, housed in the trailer’s single slideout, which is flanked by a tall storage pantry and two large windows. A central entertainment center includes room for a television. Window valances and wood accents with scenes of wildlife and foliage add to the outdoorsy ambience.

Comfortable Living

The kitchen feels residential, thanks to knotty-alder cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and a custom glass backsplash. The 7-cubic-foot refrigerator stores an ample supply of chilled and frozen food, and the L-shaped countertop increases storage space above and below and provides room for a large dual sink with a cover and a three-burner range top. The adjacent bathroom includes all the necessities including a full tub and a porcelain toilet.

Side by side photos showing the tub/shower on one side and sink/vanity on the other.

A porcelain toilet, sliding door on the shower/tub and medicine cabinet above the sink make the bathroom feel like home.

With a starting price of $33,027, the Nash 24B gives families a comfortable living space, no matter the conditions outside the front door.

Manufacturer’s Specifications

2020 Northwood Nash 24B
Exterior Length: 28′ 8″
Exterior Width: 8′
Interior Height: 6′ 10″
Exterior Height: 11′ 6″
Freshwater Cap.:  50 gal.
Black-Water Cap.: 35 gal.
Gray-Water Cap.:  42 gal.
LP-Gas Cap.: 14 gal.
UVW: 6,323 lbs.
Hitch Weight: 655 lbs.
Axle Weight: 5,668 lbs.
GVWR: 8,000 lbs.
MSRP, Base: $33,027


Floorplan showing slideout, beds and other features

Author, blogger and photographer Kerri Cox.With her small bunkhouse travel trailer in tow, Kerri Cox has traveled near and far with her husband and two teenage sons, documenting their adventures on her blog, Travels with Birdy. When not on the road, she spends her time teaching and writing. Her words and photographs can be found in print and digital publications, including Trailer Life and the Good Sam Club Blog.

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