What is the best beginner travel trailer 2023?(AND WORST)


I’ve been asked by a few people to write an article on what I feel is the best beginner travel trailer. This kind of post making can be tricky because there are so many different things that you need to take into account when deciding upon the perfect camper for you and your family.

For example, some people looking into touring trailers are thinking about their very first camper, while others already have a couple under their belt and are upgrading to something larger.

I will go over a few different types of beginner trailers for 2021 and give you my opinion on the best ones in each category. I will also briefly explain why that one is the best, just so there isn’t any confusion about what makes them stand out from the pack.

Let’s move on and talk about a few of the very best beginner travel trailers that are currently being made!

What is the best beginner travel trailer 2021?

Jayco Hummingbird

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The Jayco Hummingbird is model that I really like if you’re looking at getting into the travel trailer game. The Jayco Hummingbird is the best choice for someone that wants a little bit more space than the size of their family or group requires. It’s 15 feet feet long, which allows you to get away with not having to unhook and reconnect your trailer as often if you’re just going out on a trip by yourself.

If camping in an RV isn’t really your thing then you might also want to check out the Cherokee travel trailer. It has a lot of the same features that I’ve been talking about here, and it’s only 19 feet long.

You’ll have plenty of room for your friends or family, and then some!


This travel trailer has a couch that slides out into a bed, which will allow you to sleep two people if need be. I love the storage space that you get with this model! There are plenty of cabinets, shelves and drawers that will give you plenty of room to store all of your things. I would suggest using the back under-bed storage if you’re going out by yourself or just a couple of people.


You’ll have more than enough room inside for an air conditioner, which is good if you’re planning on staying in one place for a while. You could also add solar panels to this RV if you wanted, but I would just stick with the A/C because it will save you money over time.

Another thing that I love about this unit is that there are two large windows on either side of the bathroom. What does this mean? You’ll get a lot more natural light into the bathroom so that you can work on your makeup or just enjoy nature while you let your hair down.


The materials are top quality, and there are also multiple roof options to choose from if you want to add an air conditioner and some solar panels for extra flair.

There are so many extras that come with this model, and I find it to be an excellent choice for first time buyers. It will help to make your transition into the world of camping a little bit easier if you go out on smaller trips at first until you feel comfortable in a travel trailer.

Forest River Rockwood Roo 19

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If you’re on a tight budget then you might want to consider getting the Forest River Rockwood. This unit is incredibly affordable, but it has some great features that will make your time outdoors much more comfortable.

I liked this model because it was only 19 feet long, which made going in and out of campgrounds much easier than if I had gone with something bigger like the first two models that I showed you here.


The bathroom area takes up most of the inside of this model, and there isn’t really any additional room for storage or sitting unless you order some additional furniture for your trailer.

This article will try to answer all of those questions about travel trailers for beginners, so don’t be afraid to ask us if we can help!

If you’re interested in learning more about these models then don’t be afraid to ask us any questions. We are experienced travel trailer owners that will be able to provide you with the information that you need right away!

If I were looking for a travel trailer, and I wanted something cheap but effective, this is what I would get. My wife and I would probably choose the 19 foot model unless we had some kids with us and needed to spread out a bit more.

If you look hard enough then you can find better deals on even smaller units like the 14 feet Cherokee , which measure just under 16 feet when opened up into their full glory.

Things To Know Before Buying Your First RV

  • Your first model should be cheap; cheaper units offer many advantages over pricier models.
  • You should have at least 30 feet of living space. This provides you with a comfortable amount of room, and it shouldn’t make your trailer too big if you’re purchasing a smaller unit like I recommended above.
  • Make sure that the floorplan doesn’t sacrifice quality for size; look for what is called an “augmented” T-frame . It will keep all of your furniture within easy reach so that you don’t need to walk around too much while carrying things back and forth from outside the trailer.
  • Look for something that isn’t too old; older trailers can be nice, but they are usually in worse shape than newer units. If you can, you should definitely wait until you can afford the newer options. I know that it might be tempting to get something a little older and cheaper, but it can cause problems later on down the road when things start to go wrong.

What Size Travel Trailer Do I Need?

One thing that you should keep in mind when looking at touring trailers is how much living space you will need. If you plan on taking your family or even just a couple of friends along for the ride, then you’ll probably be looking at something that is about 23 feet long and has a living/kitchen area.

If you’re just going out by yourself, or are part of a small party, then you might be able to get away with a smaller trailer that is 17 feet or so.

Another thing to keep in mind is the bathroom size, especially if you have more than just one person head out into the wilds. A bathroom space that has both a shower and a toilet can be invaluable for any trip that lasts more than a couple of days.


I think that getting an overview like this is really helpful when you’re trying to make your final decision. A lot of people get so overwhelmed trying to think about all of the different options that they just give up and go back to their old lives, or what ever it was that they were doing before. I know this because I’ve been there.

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