Want to do some RVing around, but worried about living space? Want to be on the road, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort? And, on top of these, reading and researching travel trailers leave you scared because you think you might have to compromise on a bed in favor of more recreational space?
Well, worry no more! There are plenty of great travel trailers with Murphy beds out there to provide the space you need and to ease your decision-making.
Murphy beds are excellent to save space. Think Transformers, but for beds.
By day, it will be your cozy couch or storage area, and at night, it will convert into a sleeping space.
This provides the perfect solution for saving space in RVs.
Of course, searching for the perfect trailer can be tiring, so I’ve whipped up this list of the seven best travel trailers with Murphy beds for you.
#1 Sonic SN200VML Travel Trailer
The Sonic SN200VML Travel Trailer 23-foot, 4-inch Sonic camper from Venture is a great space-saving investment.
Relative to its size, it’s not the lightest out there, with a dry weight of 3,950 pounds.
But when you look at its floor plan, you’ll know why.
From the inside, you can slide out the side for a 64-inch sofa with a free-standing table. Further toward the front, you get another sofa, but with a little surprise. This is a 60-inch by 70-inch Murphy bed.
This camper has an accordion door between the bed and main living area—providing a sense of privacy. It makes it perfect for small families.
As you walk back toward the living area, you’ll notice the entertainment area is fully equipped. Across from the entertainment center is the kitchen.
The kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and a double-burner cooktop fitted with a glass cover.
To finish it off, there are seamless kitchen countertops where there’s plenty of space to get messy.
The onboard bath is also fully equipped with a toilet, sink, and a 34-inch shower. This shower is really something, sporting a radius glass door which makes it look much roomier. There’s also a medicine cabinet to help store any toiletries you’ve brought.
Above, there is a one-piece seamless fiberglass roof. On the kitchen side, a 14-foot awning keeps you shaded. Toward the front, you’ll find pass-through storage on each side of the Murphy bed.
Check out this video review on the Sonic SN200VML Travel Trailer.
- The trailer has a cargo carrying capacity of 1,040 pounds
- It has three water tanks (fresh, gray and black); each has a capacity of 30 pounds
- Entertainment area: LED TV, Bluetooth hookups, plus storage space
- Kitchen area: refrigerator with freezer, spacious cabinets
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): 3,950 pounds
- Dry Hitch Weight: 310 pounds
- Dry Axle Weight: 3,450 pounds
- NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 1,040 pounds
- GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): 5,200 pounds
- Interior Height: 82 inches
- Exterior Height with A/C: 10 feet 3 inches
- Exterior Width: 90 inches
- Exterior Length: 23 feet 4 inches
- Water Heater Capacity: 6 gallons
- Fresh Water Capacity: 38 gallons
- Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons
- Gray Water Capacity: 30 gallons
- Awning: 14 feet
#2 Jayco Octane Super Lite 312 Toy Hauler
Now I know this is a toy hauler, which may not be for everyone, but hear me out.
Jayco Octane Super Lite 312 Toy Hauler from Jayco hits the nail on the head.
The trailer is 37 feet 11 inches long, including a 12-foot, 6-inch cargo area at the back.
You may think I’m crazy. Yes, the cargo area is for toys, but it transforms into an additional sleeping, dining, or entertainment space. This means you have more space for family and friends.
The extra room is separated from the main living area with a wall and a door. But after you open the 7-foot ramp, you can pull down a screen door—making for an open space, protected from any nearby flying insects.
To make sure that this extra space is sleep-ready, they’ve outfitted the windows with blackout nightshades.
When you first enter the main area, you’ll find the bathroom. This is quite a roomy space, designed with an angled corner shower plus a linen closet. Here, there’s plenty of room to accommodate some extra people.
Walking further toward the front, you enter the kitchen.
This space has atwo-burner cooktop, a convection microwave, and a double sink.
There’s also a refrigerator plus freezer with spacious cabinets above.
Across from the kitchen, you’ll see a dinette. Have I mentioned this trailer has room for more people? Well, even this dinette transforms into a single bed.
At the front of the camper, you’ll find the sought-after Murphy bed. During the day, this acts as a large sofa with large windows on each side.
This trailer is quite large compared to the Sonic above.
It weighs in at 8,100 pounds with a cargo capacity of 3,660 pounds. The body itself is 102 inches wide, with no slide-out options.
Take a tour of the Jayco Octane Super Lite 312 Toy Hauler here.
- A 16-foot power awning
- LED lights inside and out
- Large windows
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): 7975 pounds
- Dry Hitch Weight: 1135 pounds
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 11000 pounds
- Cargo Carrying Capacity: 3025 pounds
- Exterior Length: 37 feet 11 inches
- Exterior Width: 102 inches
- Interior Height: 87 inches
- Fresh Water Capacity: 96 gallons
- Water Heater: 6 gallons
- Gray Wastewater Capacity:4 gallons
- Black Wastewater Capacity:4 gallons
#3 Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser 19MBS
If you’re into vintage vibes with all the modern amenities, then you’ll love this trailer!
Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser 19MBS is very basic to look at.
There are no slides, no bunks, but a whole lot of 50s vibes. It has a considerable length of 23.1 feet, but what’s even better is its spacious height of nearly seven feet.
At the front of the trailer, you have a jackknife sofa that converts into a queen-size Murphy bed. It provides plenty of storage space with wardrobes on the sides, an overhead cabinet, and extra space under the bed.
Walking back toward the rear, you will enter the kitchen area.
Here you have a beautifully finished kitchen with wood grain panel designs. The cooking area packs a three-burner cooktop with an aluminum cover and a double sink.
The kitchen is fully packed, sporting a refrigerator with a freezer and a microwave, as well as plenty of countertop space and additional drawers.
Across from the cooking area sits the dinette under a large picture window. This diner-inspired dinette will make a comfortable bed for one.
Entering the bathroom, you’re hit with more vintage vibes.
However, you’ll be even more pleased once you see the corner-angled shower with a glass door, which adds a nice modern twist.
Behind the toilet is a large linen closet, and at the rear is a large window.
Front pass-through storage, a spray port, and a full fiberglass-laminated shell and roof are on the outside. There’s also a power awning to provide some shade and extra outside space.
- Modern TV unit
- Two-door refrigerator with freezer
- Customized colors—you can choose between teal and cream, crimson and cream, or Estate Wagon
- Length: 23 feet 1 inch
- Width: 7 feet 6 inches
- Exterior Height: 10 feet 2 inches
- Interior Height: 83 inches
- Dry Weight: 3,192 pounds
- Hitch Weight: 420 pounds
- Net Carrying Capacity: 1,228 pounds
- Freshwater: 27 gallons
- Gray Wastewater: 33 gallons
- Black Wastewater: 33 gallons
- Furnace: 20,000 BTU
- Water Heater: 6 gallons
#4 Coachmen Apex 238MB
I know, when you think of Coachmen, a Murphy bed isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind.
But for this Apex Ultra Lite, they decided to try it—and what a bed it is!
The couch/Murphy bed sits at the front of the trailer. It’s large, measuring 60 inches by 80 inches, so there’s plenty of room for long legs. At each side of the bed, there’s a closet to hang your finest clothes.
Walking to the rear, your next stop is the kitchen. Now, this is where you get a sense of space! The kitchen has large peninsular countertops fitted with a three-burner cooktop plus oven.
There is a double sink, a microwave, and a refrigerator with a freezer. Above the countertop, you have a large overhead cabinet and pantry.
The dining area across from the kitchen features a slide-out dinette with a large window. This can also transform into a single bed if needed.
Walking further inside we get to the bathroom. Here you have a neo-angle shower with a skylight and power vent.
What we love about Coachmen is the fact that the trailers are built for frequent use and high mileage.
The trailer’s material is a blend of polypropylene and fiberglass. The result is a durable, yet lightweight, water-resistant exterior—Coachmen’s signature feature.
With a length of 25 feet 6 inches, the camper has a dry weight of 4,472 pounds.
- Hot and cold outdoor shower
- 15-foot power awning
- 50-gallon freshwater tank
- Pass-through storage
- Hitch Weight: 563 pounds
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): 4472 pounds
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 6500 pounds
- Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC): 2028 pounds
- Exterior Length: 25 feet 6 inches
- Exterior Height: 10 feet 2 inches
- Exterior Width: 96 inches
- Freshwater: 50 gallons
- Gray Wastewater: 35 gallons
- Black Wastewater: 35 gallons
- Awning Size: 15 feet
#5 Rockwood 2507s Mini Lite
Forest River has made durable RVs and travel trailers for years, and this 2507s Mini Lite does not disappoint.
The queen-size Murphy bed situated at the front of the trailer becomes a comfy couch by day. This gives the trailer space for all the other accessories we tend to look for.
When you fold down the Murphy bed, you get to enjoy the wonderful views from a large window.
Although, this is only useful when you unfold the bed. By day, the large couch covers it up.
At the sides of the bed, you get two wardrobe closets plus a nightstand on each side.
The kitchen provides plenty of counter space, with a peninsula for a prep station. There is a three-burner cooktop with a microwave overhead. There is also a lean-in pantry and loads of overhead cabinet space.
This camper also has a slide-out dinette fitted with carpets underneath. Additionally, there’s someextra storage space from the outside.
Cooking is the focus of design here. The outside features a swing-out stove plus a gas grill shaded under a 17-foot awning. The outside and inside connects with large windows, so you can easily keep track of your running toddler.
Walking back indoors, the bathroom features a large, corner-angled shower cabin. The sink is at the rear end and has massive counter space with a linen closet above.
- Outdoor gas grill
- Swing-out kitchen with stove, small countertop, and sink
- Two refrigerators plus freezer
- Hitch Weight: 684 pounds
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): 5305 pounds
- Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC): 1539 pounds
- Exterior Length: 25 feet 11 inches
- Exterior Height: 10 feet 11 inches
- Exterior Width: 96 inches
- Freshwater: 58 gallons
- Gray Wastewater: 30 gallons
- Black Wastewater: 30 gallons
- Awning Size: 17 feet
#6 Lance 2185 Travel Trailer
If your camper holidays usually include the family or your closest buddies, then the Lance 2185 is for you.
It hasa great length of 25 feet 8 inches, where up to seven people can sleep.
At the front, you have a comfy couch that converts into a Murphy queen-size bed.
At the rear, you’ll find three beds stacked in bunks. These are child-friendly, but can easily fit an average adult. Check out more family-friendly bunk bed trailers here.
If there are fewer people, you can transform the bunks into storage space instead. You can also skip the large couch and order a walk-around queen-size bed.
You get tons of daylight with windows at the front and on each side. These do come with shades for when you want to relax your eyes.
The kitchen is not as big as in the previous trailers mentioned.
However, it’s still beautifully furnished. The dinette is U-shaped—perfect for hosting a big gathering. It sits in a slide-out with three windows so you can enjoy the view.
The bathroom has a roomy bath and a toilet, but the sink is on the outside.
This may not be for everyone.
The idea behind this trailer is to accommodate more people on board, so this little tweak allows people to freshen up outside, even when the indoor bathroom is occupied.
Jump here for a tour of the Lance 2185.
- Entertainment area with TV
- Bunk beds
- LED reading and mood lights
- Privacy divider doors
- Floor Length: 21 feet 2 inches
- Overall Length: 25 feet 8 inches
- Exterior Width:75 inches
- Exterior Height: 122 inches
- Interior Height: 78 inches
- Gross Dry Weight: 4380 pounds
- Hitch Dry Weight: 730 pounds
- Axle Weight: 3650 pounds
- Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC): 1620 pounds
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 6000 pounds
- Freshwater: 45 gallons
- Grey Wastewater: 45 gallons
- Black Wastewater: 45 gallons
#7 Grand Design Imagine XLS 19RLE
Without a doubt, Grand Design Imagine XLS 19RLE is another quality manufacturer.
Indeed, their designs are grand and include everything you need.
This particular model is lightweight, yet fitted with all the amenities and finished with a touch of luxury.
However, there are no slides or bunks, so you can’t bring as many people along.
On the inside, your main attraction, the Murphy bed.
During the day, this works as a large couch within the entertainment room with a swing-out TV. At night, you’ve got it all in front of the bed, perfect for snuggling while enjoying a good movie.
Around the bed are mirrored wardrobes. Now I love mirrors in campers, but they are unfortunately an underrated must-have for many.
They open up the room and give you a spacious feeling.
Next, onto the kitchen. Again, it is not large, but nothing is missing. There are roomy countertops with a three-burner cooktop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Now, in the campers above, the dining area tends to be across the kitchen.
Well, not here. At the rear end, you have a large U-shaped dinette, fit for a king’s feast.
The bathroom, however, sits across from the kitchen. This, in some ways, makes it a bit more compact than usual. But you still have everything you need, with space to get around.
There is plenty of counter space in the bathroom with an extra linen closet above. The walk-in shower is your typical Grand Design cabin, with room for two, if you’re into that.
- Swing out TV
- Aluminum steps
- 16-foot awning
- Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW): 4210 pounds
- Hitch Weight: 426 pounds
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 5695 pounds
- Length: 23 feet 6 inches
- Height: 10 feet 5 inches
- Freshwater Capacity: 43 gallons
- Gray Wastewater Capacity: 39 gallons
- Black Wastewater Capacity: 37 gallons
At The End Of The Day
This is probably one of the best features you can look for in a camper or a motorhome.
It provides both a living and sleeping area without compromising the need for indoor space. That way, it can easily accommodate small families, and allow extra spaces in case of need, like when you’re looking to travel with your friends.
There are plenty of good travel trailers built with Murphy beds. I hope my seven picks will help you make an easy decision here.
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I own the 2019 Grand Design 18XLS and love the murphy bed. I have a question: We saw an electric horizontal murphy bed lift at the Pleasanton, CA RV show and was wondering how to find out about retro fit, especially as we get older. Can you help?