12 Fantastic RVs that Cost Less than $25,000
These Travel Trailers and Truck Campers Provide Plenty of Fun at an Affordable Price
While it is always fun to dream about owning a big luxury motorhome, the truth is, most of us can’t afford such a lavish expense. Thankfully, there are now plenty of alternative models to choose from across a wide variety of styles and price points. Some of those options include fantastic travel trailers, teardrops, and truck bed campers that are available at surprisingly affordable prices.
Don’t believe us? Here are ten models that cost less than $25,000 but still offer plenty of features and amenities.
The single-axle Keystone Hideout offers a lot of bang for the buck. It comes with a queen-size bed, two bunk beds, and an onboard bathroom complete with shower. A cozy kitchen/dinette area seats four and includes a two-burner stove, a microwave oven, and a mini-fridge. It even comes with an HVAC system, built-in LED lighting, and a 200-watt solar panel. Starting price: $23,160.
Highland Open Range Conventional
Starting at $23,730, the Highland Open Range is another extremely budget-friendly RV. Its standard features include hardwood cabinets, residential-style vinyl flooring, LED interior lighting, and a roof-mounted air conditioning unit. It even comes with Highland’s low-maintenance Magnum Roof system, a powered awning, and a wireless Bluetooth audio system for use both inside and out.
Timberleaf Classic Teardrop
If you’re in the market for a small, lightweight, and versatile travel trailer, the Timberleaf Classic teardrop might be what you’re looking for. This amazing little RV comes with a beautiful galley kitchen tucked under a hatch at the rear of the vehicle. It also has a spacious and comfortable cabin with a queen-size bed, an overhead skylight, custom wood cabinets, and integrated lighting. The trailer is fully insulated for use all year round and is light enough to be towed behind just about any vehicle. It starts at $23,900.
Starcraft Autumn Ridge
Starcraft has always offered well-appointed travel trailers at affordable prices, and the Autumn Ridge is no exception. Starting at $23,580, this RV comes with many standard features, including a two-burner stove, microwave oven, wireless sound system, and LED lighting throughout. It also has a 13,500-BTU air conditioning unit and a power awning, making it a comfortable place to camp during summer. And because it weighs less than 3,000 pounds, you won’t need a massive vehicle to tow it around.
Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup
The Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup has been a popular option for RVers on a budget for some time. The travel trailer starts at $24,246 and manages to pack a lot of features into a compact 19-foot space. By moving the entrance to the rear, the Wold Pup saves precious space, allowing it to make room for a queen-size bed, cozy dinette, and a well-appointed kitchen with a stove, mini-fridge, and a surprisingly large sink. A split bathroom also allows two people to access the onboard shower and toilet simultaneously.
Adventurer 80RB Truck Camper
If you already own a pickup, a truck bed camper is an affordable way to get started with RV camping. The Adventurer 80RB costs just $21,245 but comes with more amenities than many campers that are larger and pricier. The list of features includes a lofted queen-size bed and a galley kitchen with a refrigerator adjacent to a sizable dining area. LED lighting and strategically placed skylights keep the interior well illuminated at all times, while an onboard wet bath includes a shower and toilet.
Colorado Teardrops Canyonland
If you’re looking for an affordable travel trailer that you can take off-road, look no further than the Canyonland from Colorado Teardrops. This model comes with 27” all-terrain tires, 17” of ground clearance, and a rugged trailer frame designed to take on demanding environments. The RV’s queen-size mattress comfortably sleeps two but conveniently slides out of the way to make room for a pop-up dinette. The trail has an integrated galley kitchen under its rear hatch and offers plenty of storage capacity with built-in under-the-floor compartments. With a price tag that starts at just $20,700, it is a cost-effective way to get into boondocking.
Jay Flight SLX 7
Weighing in at less than 3,500 pounds and 18 feet in length, the Jay Flight SLX 7 is a compact and easy-to-maneuver travel trailer. Its onboard amenities include a wall-mounted 8,000-BTU air conditioner, a two-burner stove, a microwave oven, and a spacious dinette that converts into a queen-size bed. Two bunk beds give the SLX 7 room for up to four passengers, while 20-gallon fresh, gray, and black water tanks make this an excellent option for long weekends away. And with a price tag that starts at just $22,134, it is an affordable option for family travel.
Scout bills its Olympic truck camper as “the ultimate adventure basecamp” and it’s hard to argue with that sentiment. Designed for full-size pickups, this lightweight option is a versatile choice for off-roaders and overlanders. Standard features include a 190-watt solar panel, a Goal Zero Yeti power station, and a four-person dinette that converts into a bed. The Olympic also comes with a pop-up roof top tent that sleeps two, an onboard stainless steel sink, and an expansive gear locker for storing your equipment. Prices start at $23,990.
Polydrops P17 Essential
With its starting price of just $16,990, the Polydrops P17 Essential is easily the least expensive option on this list, but that doesn’t mean it skimps on features. The futuristic-looking teardrop has a built-in 130-watt solar panel and 1,200-watt hour battery pack to generate power while living off the grid. It also has a mobile kitchen under its rear hatch with ample storage space, a Yeti cooler, and an optional two-burner propane stove. The interior cabin is very well insulated, making this a trailer you can use even during the winter months. And since the P17 weighs a mere 820 pounds, it can be towed by just about any car and pairs especially well with an electric vehicle.
Pop-up campers are another affordable way to get started in RVing and the Coachmen Viking is one of the best. Weighing in at about 1650 pounds and sporting an aerodynamic shape, the Viking is easy to tow. Once at the campsite, it expands in size nicely, providing a comfortable sleeping space, kitchenette, and lounge area. Some floorplans include insulated bunks for use in cool weather, but standard features include a two-burner stove, a 12-volt refrigerator, 16-gallon fresh water tank, and an awning. Solar panels and an onboard toilet are optional add-ons. Starting is $11,995.
Droplet XL Teardrop Trailer
The Droplet XL is another impressive teardrop trailer that is available at a very affordable price. It features a high-quality build process that takes inspiration from boats and aircraft. The interior space is large enough to accommodate a queen-size mattress and features ample storage in the form of two cabinets, shelves, and felt pockets. LED reading lamps provide illumination after dark, while privacy windows offer enhanced airflow. A galley kitchen is found under a rear hatch and comes with its own built-in lights, a sink, and even more storage. Priced at $18,450, you’ll still have plenty of cash left over to add optional solar panels, an awning, or an outdoor shower.
These are just a few examples of RVs that offer a lot of value at an affordable price. While they may be missing some of the high-end luxury features found on other models, they don’t lack for comfort or fun. If you’re looking to get into RV camping but don’t want to break the bank, these travel trailers and truck campers are a great way to get started.