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How Much Does a Travel Trailer Cost?

$ Tent Trailer: $3,000-$20,000. $ $ Conventional Travel Trailer: $8,000 to $65,000. $ $ $ Fifth-Wheel Trailer: $13,000-$100,000.

Travel trailers are very versatile types of RVs without motor that are meant to be towed by a vehicle or truck.

These RVs are much more convenient than typical motorhomes, and you can always unhitch the vehicle to park the trailer and drive freely.

They are also known as bumper pull trailers as they are towed with a hitch.

These trailers have a length of about 10′-40’ or longer and can include amenities from the most basic living facilities to the most luxurious ones.

What Types Of Travel Trailers Exist?

According to, there are different types/models of travel trailers:

  • Basic Travel Trailer.
  • Fifth Wheel.
  • Toy Hauler.
  • Tent Trailer.
  • Hybrid Trailer.
  • Truck Camper.

What Affects The Price Of A Travel Trailer?

Some factors that can affect the price of a travel trailer are the manufacturer, the model, size, dealer prices, storage space, floor plan, and amenities and customizations.

In comparison with motorhomes, travel trailers are cheaper, but the price range is broad between them.

A popup tent trailer can cost about $3,000 to $20,000.

A Conventional travel trailer 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.

An expandable travel trailer or hybrid travel trailer can cost $13,000 to $25,000 or more.

A hybrid trailer, on average, can cost $30,000.

And a truck camper, on average, can cost $25,000.

It’s important to know that travel trailers start depreciating the moment the trailer leaves the dealers’ lot so that you could find well-maintained travel trailers a few years old for 20% to 30% less than the original purchase price.

Top Companies

Some of the most popular travel trailer manufacturers are Forest River RV, Airstream, Allen Camper Manufacturing, Bigfoot Industries, CrossRoads RV, Dutchmen RV, Eveland’s, Inc, Grand Design RV, Heartland RV, Jayco, Lance Camper, Riverside RV, and Winnebago Industries.

You can also find dealers that offer many options and models of travel trailers in one place; dealers tend to charge about 20% more than the original price, but prices are typically negotiable.

You can also search for travel trailers at online websites like and

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

Brand and Model Features Price
Coleman CTS17FQWE 21′ trailer with basic bare-bones features, budget construction, and siding with no slide out $11,000
Coleman CTS235QBWE 27′ trailer with 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 basic features, slide, budget construction, bunkhouse model $17,000
Forest River Gray Wolf 24RK 33′ feet, fiberglass walls, excellent 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 well appointed $35,000

Things To Consider

Before Buying

  1. First, check out the different manufacturers, dealers, and online pages to check the different models and prices of travel trailers there are.
  2. Select the travel trailer that best fits what you need and your budget.
  3. Some travel trailers need a specific type of vehicle to be towed, typically a medium or heavy-duty pickup truck or similar vehicle.
  4. If you want to buy a used travel trailer, provides an excellent tool for price estimation. And provides checklists for inspecting RVs before buying.

When Buying

  1. There are many models of travel trailers, but usually, the minimum includes a bed, a table, a food prep area, and storage.
  2. You have to keep in mind that the combined weight of the trailer, passengers, cargo, and other gear shouldn’t exceed the vehicle’s towing capacity.

After Buying

  1. Adding a hitch for the travel trailer can cost $50 to $700.
  2. If the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle, you must install extended side-view mirrors. These mirrors can cost $4-$80 for detachable clamp models or $150-$450 for permanent models.
  3. After buying a travel trailer, it’s essential to get RV insurance.
  4. Campgrounds or RV parks can charge $10 to $40 per night, depending on the location and the amenities offered.
  5. RV storage space can cost $20-$450 per month, depending on the type of storage.
  6. An RV cover can cost about $50 to $1,200 or more.
Giovanna Soto