9 Best Camper Trailers For A Family

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Camping trips with the whole family are wonderful for so many reasons.

Adventures, cherished memories, the great outdoors — what’s not to love?

The right travel trailer can make your RVing trip even better, so it’s important to choose the best travel trailer for you and your loved ones.

After all, you will all be living and sleeping in it for the duration of your trip.

Choosing a camper that suits you and your family can be tricky.

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You have to find one that meets your family’s size, needs, and tastes.

With so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to begin.

We are here to take the worry and headache away and have compiled a list of the top 9 family travel trailers on the market.

These are all 4+ family units and there aren’t any toy haulers on the list.

1. Keystone Outback Ultra Lite 210URS
Outback Ultra RV

This trailer may be lightweight but it doesn’t skimp on the amenities.

A range of features make it an ideal choice for mid-sized families.

An eight-foot refrigerator in the kitchen allows you to keep plenty of food in stock. A sink with a faucet is wrapped by a countertop where you can prep food.

As every parent knows, food can disappear quickly with kids around. A microwave is also included, for reheating meals and making snacks.

There is ample storage space for everything you and your kids will bring along.

This model has three external storage areas. Indoors, the pantry shelves are removable, so you can maximize storage space as you see fit.

The bed area is a slideout which has enabled Keystone to equip this camper model with the next size above a queen bed.

Parents who value privacy will appreciate the sleeping arrangements. Loft beds are located at the front of the trailer and a king-size bed at the back.

Most models will include a 32-inch HDTV in the living area. This is great for rainy days when you’re stuck inside, especially with your little ones.

Optional is the inCommand cell phone app that can monitor and control the power awning, lights, heating, etc.

Including this model, Keystone offers 15 floorplans that sleep upwards of four people.

Overall, this trailer is a decent candidate for the best travel trailer for a family of 4.

Pros

  • Sleeps six people
  • Separate sleeping spaces for adults and kids
  • Lots of storage space
  • Has a comfortable wet bath
  • Comes with an air conditioner
  • Wide awning to enjoy daytime shade and meals in the open

Cons

  • The sleeping capacity takes away from the comfort with more than four people onboard
  • If you have more than two kids, one will have to sleep on the sofa near you
  • No front living area – indoor activities are limited to the slideout and middle area

Specifications

  • Bed: Slideout king-size
  • Bunk/loft beds: 2
  • Weight: 4,536 pounds
  • Length: 23 feet
  • Loading capacity: 1,964 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 485 pounds
  • LP gas: 40 pounds
  • Fiberglass front cap
  • Width: Eight feet
  • Height: 10 feet seven inches
  • Refrigerator size: 8 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 3
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 43 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

2. Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer 272LHS
Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer 272LHS Review

The Hideout trailer is perfect for families who value entertainment.

Whether it’s music, TV shows, or movies, the model has you covered.

The entertainment system includes internal and external features.

A TV antenna with a booster on the roof will ensure you get the best signal possible.

A cable hookup will enable you to keep up to date with the world while you are away. Smaller children can watch their favorite cartoons, just like at home.

You and your older kids can watch all your favorite shows.

The Bluetooth speaker system works for CDs, DVDs, and MP3s. Bring your best-loved tunes along for the trip.

Older children will appreciate the chance to play their favorite music too.

The exterior of this trailer has a cable and TV hookup, plus external speakers. You can spend evenings watching movies under the stars with your kids.

This trailer has a comfortable floorplan boasting a number of amenities, including a central vacuum and a fireplace.

To prep for towing, you can hitch on easily by using the power tongue jack.

Note that you can choose between the standard and the luxury travel trailer model. The luxury model comes with additional features, such as an HD LED TV.

Pros

  • Choice between standard and luxury models for different features
  • Comprehensive entertainment system with available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Sleeping spaces at opposite ends of the trailer for privacy
  • The two doors on both ends make for an easy entry

CONS

  • The storage space is somewhat limited
  • This trailer sleeps only four people
  • Limited color options for interior design
  • The Jackknife sofa is very limited in size
  • There is only one air conditioner

Specifications

  • Bed: Queen-size
  • Bunk/loft beds: 0
  • Double beds: 2
  • Convertible beds: 2
  • Weight: 6,069 pounds
  • Length: 30.67 feet
  • Loading capacity: 1,711 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 780 pounds
  • Gas tank capacity: 40 pounds
  • Width: Eight feet
  • Height: 11 feet one inch
  • Refrigerator size: 8 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 3
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 43 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

3. Taxa Outdoors Cricket Camper
Taxa Outdoors Cricket Camper Review

If you want a true camping experience with your children, this is the trailer for you.

It may not be a Winnebago, but you get unparalleled gas mileage with it.

The Cricket camper is built for boondocking with all the amenities.

Unless you bring your own electronics along, there’s no entertainment system to distract you from the outdoors.

This trailer can be taken off-road and is equipped for trips off the grid. Your vehicle will serve as the battery for the electrical system.

However, you can power some appliances for free by hooking up an RV solar panel.

The windows are tempered tinted glass to shield you and your little ones from the sunlight.

It’s also a good choice for families who are just trying out the RV lifestyle.

The Cricket is compact enough to be stored in your garage when not in use.

Even small vehicles (four-cylinder engines) can tow the Cricket.

The Cricket fits two adults and two children. Storage is ample for a standard camping trip, as long as you’re careful with the packing.

You can say its eating area is its master bedroom too, but if you are the type of person who takes their adventure to edgier frontiers, this may be your best camper trailer for a family of 4.

Sleeping quarters are, admittedly, very close. The queen-size bed can sleep two adults and two children.

However, if you’re aiming to spend most of your time outdoors, this shouldn’t be an issue. Your kids will be thoroughly tired out by bedtime.

Pros

  • Capable of going off-road
  • Towable by almost any vehicle
  • Ideal for boondocking
  • Can be set up quickly
  • Has a water heater and a hookup
  • Quite decent headroom for its size – 6 ft 4 in.
  • Concept developed by a NASA engineer

Cons

  • Close living quarters
  • Your children will most likely outgrow the space
  • Its price isn’t lower compared to bigger trailers
  • The toilet comes as a portable unit
  • No wet bath, only a shower tent

Specifications

  • Bed: Queen-size 
  • Bunk/loft beds: 0 
  • Double beds: 0
  • Convertible beds: optional
  • Weight: 1,800 pounds 
  • Length: 15 feet
  • Loading capacity (GVWR): 2,500 pounds
  • Cargo capacity: 700 pounds
  • Tongue weight: 205 pounds
  • Gas tank capacity: 20 pounds
  • Width: 6 feet seven inches
  • Height: 6 feet nine inches
  • Refrigerator size: N/A
  • Hob burners: 2 with a sink
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons 
  • Fresh water capacity: 15 gallons
  • Black water capacity: N/A
  • Gray water capacity: 16 gallons

4. Keystone Passport 292BH Grand Touring
Keystone Passport 292BH Grand Touring Review

There’s a reason Keystone keeps cropping up on this list — they have a great range of travel trailers for families of all sizes.

Those of you with big families, or kids who like to bring friends along, will appreciate the Passport 292BH camper.

This trailer is built to comfortably sleep eight people. The parents can sleep in the queen-size bed at the front of the trailer.

The kids can choose between two sets of double bunk beds and a tri-fold sofa sleeper.

You can make use of an outdoor kitchen for BBQs or extra cooking space.

This is a useful addition when you’re preparing food for a lot of people.

Connectivity is great too with a Bluetooth-communicating device, AUX input, sound system, and plenty of USB charging ports.

This model has two wardrobes in the front sleeping area and one at the back. There are three storage compartments on the trailer’s exterior.

This is essential when you are traveling in big numbers, even if everyone packs light.

Don’t mind the heat outside because the Passport comes with either a 13,500 or 15,000 BTU air conditioning unit.

The camper has a winterization-ready water system enabling you to enjoy the crisp of the northern regions.

The Passport series offers you the choice of 33 different floorplans.

Pros

  • Sleeps up to eight people
  • Separated sleeping areas
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Double-door refrigerator
  • 3-burner stovetop with a range hood
  • The U-shaped dinette can seat six people comfortably
  • In-floor heating on GT and SL models

Cons

  • No front living area — at full capacity, things can get cramped
  • Reefer and pull-out countertops are located in the bunk-bed area
  • Only one entry door and one cargo door

Specifications

  • Bed: Queen-size
  • Bunk/loft beds: 4
  • Double beds: 2
  • Convertible beds: 1 tri-fold sofa
  • Weight: 5,760 pounds
  • Length: 32 feet 10 inch
  • Loading capacity: 1,440 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 755 pounds
  • LP tank capacity: 40 pounds
  • Width: Eight feet
  • Height: 10 feet eight inch
  • Refrigerator size: DD RV 6 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 3
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 43 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

5. Shasta Oasis 18BH Travel Trailer
Shasta Oasis 18BH Travel Trailer Review

The Shasta Oasis 18BH travel trailer is a home away from home.

The way this model is designed, you might even forget you are in a trailer.

This trailer fuses an outdoor camping experience with a stylish residential aesthetic.

You can choose between two styles: chocolate or platinum.

Storage compartments are discreetly hidden throughout this trailer.

You can keep everything from toys to camping gear underneath the bed, sofa, and dinette.

You can take a break from the kids at the front of the trailer, in a queen-sized bed.

Your children will be at the other end in their loft beds.

The connectivity options in this unit are not overly great. There is prep wiring for a back-up camera, WiFi, and a cable TV hookup.

Cooking meals for the whole family is simple with the fully-equipped kitchen.

You can make use of a microwave oven and three-burner stovetop. Once the meal is done, clean-up will be made easier with a high-rise faucet.

No more washing all those dishes and pots in a tiny sink.

There are 10 other floorplans in the Oasis collection for you to choose from. With some models, you even have the option of including a bathtub.

Pros

  • Lots of hidden storage
  • Adequate room to live in, not just to sleep in
  • Floorplans to suit all family sizes
  • New model comes with a sanitizing station
  • Large refrigerator
  • USB charging docks

Cons

  • It’s a new make but feels retro
  • The residential design is not for everyone
  • Another brighter interior design option would have been nice
  • Back-up camera not included but optional
  • Connectivity options like Bluetooth are optional

Specifications

  • Bed: Queen-size
  • Bunk/loft beds: 0
  • Double beds: 2
  • Convertible beds: 2
  • Weight: 3,182 pounds
  • Length: 22 feet 6 inches
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 10 feet 6 inch
  • Loading capacity: 1,568 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 350 pounds
  • Air Conditioning: 13,500 BTU
  • Gas tank capacity: 20 pounds
  • Refrigerator size: 10.7 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 3 
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 42 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 36 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 36 gallons

6. Jayco Jay Sport 12UD
Jayco Jay Sport 12UD Review

The Jay Sport 12UD trailer is a compact pop-up camper that has all the basics.

This camper is durable and weather-resistant. The tent material is mildew-resistant as well as water-repellent.

Like many other pop-up trailers, setup is made simple with a built-in lifter system.

Since you’ll be traveling as a family, kids and adults of all ages will have some room to themselves.

Two beds on either side of this pop-up camper give adults and children their own space.

Built-in privacy curtains add an extra layer of seclusion.

One of the two dinettes is multipurpose. The U-shaped dinette at the back of the trailer can serve as a sleeping room and as an eating area.

This little camper appears more spacious than it actually is.

This is thanks to the large windows and well-placed fold-out tent extensions.

Although the camper does not have a bathroom, it does have a large storage cabinet for a porta-potty.

If you’re willing to bring along your own, then you’ll be all set to go.

Due to its nature, the Jayco Jay Sport 12UD doesn’t come with an AC unit or a refrigerator.

There are three additional floorplans to choose from.

Pros:

  • Small — ideal for campsites with RV size limits
  • Lighter towing compared to full trailers
  • Can sleep up to eight people
  • Easy to set up
  • Two stovetops, one for outdoor cooking

Cons:

  • Bed-sharing is required
  • No bathroom, refrigerator, or AC
  • No wire prep for a cable or antenna
  • Low-tech — no Bluetooth connectivity or USB docks

Specifications:

  • Beds: 1 queen-size and 1 full-size
  • Bunk/loft beds: 0
  • Double beds: 0
  • Convertible sofas: 2
  • Weight: 1,875 pounds
  • Length: 15 feet 6 inches
  • Width: 7 feet
  • Height: 8 feet 
  • Loading capacity: 875 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 225 pounds
  • Air Conditioning: N/A
  • Gas tank capacity: 20 pounds
  • Refrigerator size: 10.7 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 2 
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 28.2 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 0 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 0 gallons

7. Forest River Salem 31KQBTS
Forest River Salem Review

The purpose of a family camping trip is to spend time together.

However, if you are traveling with more than just a couple of kids, you might also need some time apart.

Older children and teenagers will likely prefer their own area, away from the adults.

Forest River’s Salem 31KQBTS delivers in terms of separated living spaces.

Parents can enjoy their very own room at the front of the trailer.

With a queen-sized bed and an entertainment center, you can relax in peace.

This area also contains a wardrobe on each side and shelves above the bed.

Pass-through storage compartments on the trailer’s exterior will save you space indoors.

At the back of the trailer are two sets of loft beds, separated by a generous amount of carpeted floor. Bunk beds are convenient because they save space, which is why we collected the best models here.

There is also a second entertainment center, which is great for rainy days. An added benefit is that you won’t have to share.

As with the front of the trailer, the back end also has two wardrobes. This means all your kids’ things will (hopefully) be confined to one area.

The Salem line has 10 other floorplans available.

Pros:

  • Two distinctly separate living areas
  • Sleeps up to seven persons
  • Equipped with all the essentials
  • High-capacity water tanks
  • 25,000-BTU heater

Cons:

  • May be too large for some campsites and national parks
  • No pre-wire for washers/dryers
  • Only one entry door

Specifications:

  • Beds: 1 queen-size 
  • Bunk/loft beds: 4
  • Double beds: 0
  • Convertible sofas: 2
  • Weight: 1,875 pounds
  • Length: 36 feet 5 inches
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 6 feet 6.7-inch interior
  • Loading capacity: 1,292 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 905 pounds
  • Air conditioning: 13,500 BTUs
  • Gas tank capacity: 2x 40 pounds
  • Refrigerator size: up to 12 cu ft
  • Hob burners: 3 
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 39 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 27 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 54 gallons

8. Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk
Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk Review

If you have a large family but don’t want a large trailer, consider buying an Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk.

The model can sleep up to seven people but is fairly lightweight.

Being only 23 feet long, you won’t have any trouble taking the Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk to national parks. Most of them have an average limit of 27 feet.

Despite its size, this camper trailer is anything but cramped or dark.

There are a total of sixteen windows and skylights to let in fresh air and light and give it an open feeling.

The Airstream Flying Cloud has both a furnace and an air conditioning (AC) unit. The AC includes a heat pump for extra warmth in the winter months.

The aluminum underbelly is also sealed and heated for extra protection against the cold.

The furniture in this trailer is made from a material called Ultraleather. This is pet-friendly, durable, and resistant to scratches and stains.

Those of you with younger children or pets can rest easy.

You have a choice of three color schemes: Sandpiper, Truffle, or Wild Honey.

Pros:

  • A decent amount of space, considering the trailer size
  • Sleeps up to seven persons
  • The furniture is not easy to damage, even with rambunctious kids or pets
  • A wide range of floorplans to choose from

Cons:

  • At full capacity, the quarters will be very cramped
  • Notable variations between different floorplans
  • Modest black/grey water capacity for seven people

Specifications:

  • Full beds: 0 
  • Bunk/loft beds: 1
  • Double beds: 1
  • Convertible sofas: 2
  • Length: 36 feet 5 inches
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 6 feet 6.7-inch interior
  • Weight: 1,875 pounds
  • Loading capacity: 1,232 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 720 pounds
  • Air Conditioning: 13,500 BTUs
  • Gas tank capacity: 60 pounds (2 tanks)
  • Refrigerator size: up to 5.5 cu ft
  • Cooktop burners: 3 
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 39 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 18 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 21 gallons

9. Dutchmen Aspen Trail 26BH
Aspen Trail

If you and your family are looking to travel in comfort, consider the Dutchmen Aspen Trail 26BH.

The only thing you will be sharing with the kids in this trailer is the bathroom — and family time.

The entire rear end of the trailer is an enclosed bunkhouse, which has ample room for kids to play as well as sleep in.

Not only will this delight younger children, but it will also appeal to your teenagers.

They will have an entirely separate living area away from the parents, including their own eating area.

The bunkhouse includes a wardrobe as well as a dresser. It also has enough space to hold a TV set.

Your kids will stay entertained when left to their own devices.

Standard features of the Aspen Trail line include a cable TV hookup with an antenna booster. And if you want to have satellite TV, read this guide with top suggestions.

Two exterior speakers allow for outdoor entertainment.

Pros:

  • A rear bunkhouse for kids to have their own eating, entertainment, and living space
  • A spacious living room for the whole family to enjoy
  • An outdoor kitchen for BBQs and additional cooking space

Cons:

  • Since it’s large and heavy, this trailer is not suitable for all national parks and campsites

Specifications:

  • Full beds: 1 queen-size 
  • Bunk/loft beds: 0
  • Double beds: 2
  • Convertible sofas: 2
  • Length: 30 feet 6.7 inches
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Height: 6 feet 8.3-inch interior
  • Weight: 8,609 pounds
  • Loading capacity: 1,881 pounds
  • Weight of hitch: 785 pounds
  • Air Conditioning: 13,500 BTUs
  • Gas tank capacity: 40 pounds (2 tanks)
  • Refrigerator size: up to 10 cu ft
  • Cooktop burners: 3
  • Water heater capacity: 6 gallons
  • Fresh water capacity: 27 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 42 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 42 gallons

Conclusion

Now you have a good idea of the best travel trailers and what type of family campers are available on the market. I hope you’re closer to deciding which one will work for your family best.

Every family is unique: there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all family camper.

Consider the future before you decide on a camper or a motorhome. As your children grow older, perhaps they will want to invite friends along.

There are a few differences in mounting a fifth wheel and ball hitch trailers, so it’s always best to consider all of the specifications so that you know what to ask a sales agent when purchasing or renting a camper.

Maybe you’re planning to expand your family — you might need more space than you think.

Do you have experience with a class c vehicle? You can let us know what you liked and disliked about it.

Do you have some other models of family-friendly campers to recommend? Feel free to tell us all about them in the comment section below! And don’t forget to share this article with other families looking for the perfect camper!

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Mike Napier

I’m an avid outdoor enthusiast who has gone on several excursions along the coasts and has visited 31 of the 50 United States. One of the most important things to me personally is making the most of each day. I'm firmly entrenched in the middle-class and don't mind at all. My freedom and ability to travel and spend time outdoors are more important to me than working at a desk and putting more money in the CEO’s pockets. If camping and active living is your priority, too, you’ve come to the right place.

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  1. I am a similar type of a person. We have a jayco pop-up. We’ve Had it for three years and love it. I was wondering if you knew of any type of a camper that sleeps four comfortably but doesn’t have much else. We mainly just don’t want any type of water in the camper. So no toilet, shower or sink. Amy info would be appreciated.

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