10 Best And Budget-Friendly RV Campers For Family Travel

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RV camper vacations have become extremely popular with road trip lovers across the US. More families are embracing an outdoor lifestyle and turning their vacations into RV camping road trips. In this article, we have highlighted some of the best and budget-friendly RV campers to consider for your family camping trip.

10 Best and budget-friendly RV Campers

Will A Budget-Friendly RV Camper Meet Your Needs?

Unless you will be spending a lifetime on the road, there is no need to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a premium RV.

You can still have a great time with your family with a towed budget-friendly RV camper at a fraction of the cost.

But, how do you find a good budget-friendly RV camper? What do you look for and how do you know it will be worth the money?

Check out these 10 budget-friendly RV campers to see which one meets your family’s camping needs.

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Keystone Travel Hideout Trailer

The Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer is one of the larger RV camper travel trailers on our list that you can still buy if you are on a budget.

These trailers come with a standard air conditioning system and awning to increase your camping space.

You may also customize the trailer to suit your family needs but note that this may increase the amount you spend on the RV greatly.

There is enough space for everyone, including your pets and you can tow the trailer with most half ton trucks or truck based SUVs.   

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Forest River Salem

The Forest River Salem is another of the larger budget-friendly RV campers which offers everyone in the family the comfort and privacy they desire.

2018 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite Trailer Rental in Kingsport, TN | Outdoorsy

There is plenty of storage space for your cargo, an entertainment area, and a queen-sized bed.

To save space in the back, the trailer comes with sturdy bunk beds for your kids.

The trailer can easily accommodate a family of seven people.

The only downside to this trailer is that it may be too big for some campgrounds, which would make it very difficult to maneuver. 

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Vistabule Teardrop Trailer

The Vistabule Teardrop Trailer is a small trailer, designed for a couple.

There is not much space inside the trailer, and do not expect to spend too much time here.

It is a trailer designed with the backpacker/hiker in mind. In short, you will be spending your days elsewhere, exploring nature, and retire to the trailer to sleep.

Space is not a priority but it still delivers comfort and reliability for the cost.

If you are not looking for entertainment systems, walking spaces, and other luxuries that standard RVs have, this would be a great choice for a trailer.

The bed in this Vistabule converts into a coach, giving you the much needed extra space when you just want to stay indoors.

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Coachmen Freedom Express Trailer 

This is like a house on wheels and  comes with all the bells and whistles as a normal house does.

Photos | 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express Pilot | Outdoorsy

This also means that it ranks as one of the largest trailers on this list, implying that you might find it a bit hard to explore some campgrounds.

This is a slight limitation and a slight inconvenience compared to what this RV delivers.

The RV can accommodate up to 10 people, depending on the plan you choose.

The roof is fully walkable, the entertainment unit is out of this world and the air conditioning system is powered by solar energy.

You can tow this trailer with any standard SUV.

Sunray 129 Travel Trailer

This is a 19 foot trailer, weighing 3,500 pounds and a hitch rate of 140 pounds. This means that it can easily be hauled using a normal SUV or mini SUV.

Although it’s not large, the trailer can accommodate a small family and with a 13,500 BTU air conditioning system, everyone will be comfortable and relaxed all along. 

Airstream Flying Cloud

Airstream Company has been in operation for a very long time and they have mastered the art of building amazing trailers and RVs.

2020 Airstream Flying Cloud Trailer Rental in Gig Harbor, WA | Outdoorsy

The airstream flying cloud is one of the masterpieces from this company.  The aluminum shell is designed to be hardy and stable.

It has a beautiful woodwork interior, and the windows contain Plexiglass that protects the interior  from the sun’s rays.

The self-adjusting brakes and great traction allow the trailer to maneuver corners easily with amazing stability.

Although this trailer may be more expensive than others on this list, it offers a level of comfort, luxury, and reliability that few can match. 

Sundance Ultra-Lite 283RB

The Sundance Ultra-lite 283RB is a large, ultra-light trailer, that accommodates up to 6 people comfortably.

There is enough room for your kids to play inside the trailer and since it comes designed with full entertainment options, it makes for a great addition to your camping trip.

The kitchen has stainless steel sinks and huge, hidden cabinets. There is air conditioning and LED lighting inside the trailer as well.

You can haul this trailer using an ordinary SUV.

Northwood Arctic Fox 990

The Northwood Arctic Fox is a 17-foot slide-out trailer that offers amazing space for a couple or small family.

The design makes it easy for the trailer to slide onto the back of a pickup truck for easy movement.

Power is delivered to your living space by solar and since most of the beds are foldable, you will get a great living space inside the trailer. 

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Winnebago Spirit

This is one of the most respected companies in the US for making travel trailers and RVs. Believe it or not, they do offer a budget-friendly rv camper.

2016 Winnebago Itasca Spirit Motor Home Class C Rental in Leesburg, FL | Outdoorsy

Many Winnebago travel trailers speak of compactness, reliability, durability, space, and functionality.

The Winnebago Spirit is one of the best trailers from this company.

You can choose from different options, but the standard trailer will have a large dining and living space, a bedroom, a full shower, and a mini kitchen.

The Winnebago Spirit also comes with a great entertainment system.

CVT Off-Road RV Camper

Designed for the offroading overlander, this small RV camper trailer and rooftop tent is designed to carry your gear into the wild.

2021 Custom Other Motor Home Truck Camper Rental in Brevard, NC | Outdoorsy

You will get some sleeping space but the trailer is not really designed for sleep, so the amenities are limited.

The roof-top tent does have enough space for two people to sleep comfortably.

The trailer has large wheels that make it possible to veer off-road with ease. It is a good trailer for someone seeking to camp in the wild.

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