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How Much Does an RV Trailer Cost?

$ Pop-Up Tent Trailer: $3,000-$20,000 $ $ Travel Trailer: $8,000-$65,000 $ $ $ Fifth-Wheel Trailer: $13,000-$100,000

An RV trailer is the non-motorized version of RVs that exist, which have gained popularity in recent years.

These recreational vehicles are known as towable RVs, and they come in various sizes, from 12 feet to 40 feet long.

There are different types of RV trailers, and the freedom they give to people that can just leave them parked and grab the towing vehicle and go is one of their most desirable features.

What Type of RV Trailers Exist?

What Affects The Price Of An RV Trailer?

In comparison, RV trailers are cheaper than motorhomes, but between them, prices can vary depending on many factors like the type of trailer it is, the size, the manufacturer, the trailer’s age, floorplan, and extra features and customizations.

A popup tent trailer can cost about $3,000 to $7,000 for a basic model and about $8,000 to $20,000 for more models with higher-end appliances.

Travel trailers can cost about $8,000 to $65,000.

A fifth-wheel trailer or fiver can cost about $13,000 to $100,000.

Toy hauler trailers can cost about $12,000 to $80,000 or more.

Some people prefer to rent a trailer before buying one to try it out first; renting an RV trailer costs $50-$175 a night.

Top Companies

Some of the most popular RV trailer manufacturers are Jayco and Airstream, but there are many more; according to the, the best RV trailer brands are:

  • Airstream.
  • Grand Design RV.
  • Oliver Travel Trailers.
  • Lance Campers.
  • Outdoors RV.
  • Winnebago.
  • Jayco.

Some dealers offer a wide variety of trailers to choose from, but they are often more expensive than manufacturers and open to negotiation; you can look for local dealers through the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association and

If you plan to buy a used RV trailer, provides a great tool that estimates prices.

This example of shows the price difference between different RV trailer brands and models:

Brand and Model Features Price
Coleman CTS17FQWE 21′ trailer with very basic bare-bones features, budget construction, and siding with no slide out $11,000
Coleman CTS235QBWE 27′ trailer with very basic features, siding, budget construction, and no slide outs $13,500
Jayflight 145RB Baja 14′ with siding and basic features $14,000
Starcraft AR-ONE 20BHLE 24′ bunkhouse plan with fiberglass exterior, decent features $15,000
Coleman CTS262BHWE 32′ with very basic features, slide, budget construction, bunkhouse model $17,000
Forest River Gray Wolf 24RK 33′ feet, fiberglass walls, nice features, well made, sleeps 3 $18,500
Shadow Cruiser 195WBS 22′ with a slide, very well made with nice features $19,000
Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S 22′ with a slide, sleeps 4, extremely well built and nice features $22,000
Jayco Jay Flight 23RB 23′ bunkhouse with a slide, and good construction $23,000
Heartland Mallard IDM29 33′ bunkhouse with a slide, very well made $23,500
Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s’ 25′ travel trailer with slide, bunks, and lots of upgraded features $24,000
Keystone Cougar 24SABWE 28′ with a slide, very well made and nice features $25,000
Forest River Vibe 268RKS 34′ with a slide and sleeps four, very nicely appointed $29,000
Forest River Wildcat 28RKX 32′ and very well made with excellent features $32,000
Keystone Outback 326RL 53′ with 3 slides and nicely appointed $35,000
Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH 28′ with fiberglass walls, slide out, and very nicely appointed $35,000

Things To Consider

Before Buying

  1. First, you need to check the different RV trailer manufacturers to look at their price range and which one matches your needs better.
  2. If you are thinking about buying a used RV trailer, provides an excellent tool perfect for price estimation. And provides checklists for inspecting RVs before buying.
  3. Some towable trailers require a medium to heavy-duty pickup truck or a similar tow vehicle.

When Buying

  1. An RV trailer typically includes a bed, a table, and a food preparation area.
  2. Depending on the state you are buying the trailer, some taxes will be charged (often 6%).
  3. State registration fees for RV trailers can cost $25 to $300 or more per year.

After Buying

  1. Adding a hitch for the trailer on the tow vehicle can cost $50 to $700.
  2. If the trailer is wider than the tow vehicle, extended side-view mirrors start at $4-$80 for models that clamp onto the existing side mirrors or $150-$450 for permanently installed towing mirrors.
  3. After buying the RV trailer is especially important to buy RV Insurance.
  4. Campgrounds or RV parks can charge $10 to $40 per night, depending on the location and the amenities offered.
  5. Renting an RV storage space to park the RV trailer can cost $20-$450 per month, depending on the type of storage.
  6. A cover for the RV trailer can cost $50 to $1,200 or more.
Giovanna Soto