Looking for the perfect small travel trailer that sleeps lots of people? Bunkhouse travel trailers under 35 feet are a great choice for families and groups because of the additional sleeping space and size of the trailer. A travel trailer under 35 feet can fit in a majority of campsites and is easier to maneuver than other large trailers.
In this blog article, we review a wide variety of bunkhouse travel trailers for families that have a small tow vehicle to larger tow vehicles and everything in between, so you can find the right RV for you.
What is a Bunkhouse Travel Trailer?
A bunkhouse travel trailer is a type of towable RV with an extra bedroom with bunks. The bunkhouse offers another private sleeping space so families can have privacy and space from each other at night, unlike some travel trailers where the bunks or additional sleeping spaces are a part of the common area.
Depending on the floor plan, a bunkhouse can include sleeper sofas, desks, a dresser and additional storage space and features.
Bunkhouse travel trailers are an excellent choice for camping families as there is an additional room for kids to have their own space as well.
How Much Does a Bunkhouse Travel Trailer Cost?
The cost of a bunkhouse travel trailer depends on several things: Size, brand, features, siding and more are all something to take into account when considering the cost of one of these RVs. The average price starts at around $30,000.
Aluminum vs Fiberglass Travel Trailers
When deciding on an RV, the frame material of the camper is something to consider. Towable RVs come with either aluminum or fiberglass siding. The aluminum RV typically has ridges while fiberglass campers have smooth siding.
Aluminum trailers are cheaper because of the material and if there is any damage, it is easier to fix and replace just a shingle compared to a whole side. Aluminum campers also tend to have layers on the siding with a wood frame, fiberglass insulation and dead air space under the outer, aluminum frame. The extra insulation adds an additional layer of warmth over other RV types.
Fiberglass sidings are much easier to maintain and keep clean because of the smooth siding and hold a much better resale value because of this. Another benefit to fiberglass campers is that it is typically more lightweight and aerodynamic. This creates a better gas mileage for the tow vehicle and saves campers money.
6 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 35 Feet
- Cruiser Embrace EL280
- Grand Design Transcend Xplor 265BH
- Winnebago Micro Minnie 2306BHS
- Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 292BHDSLE
- Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 23DBH
- Keystone Springdale 298BH
Cruiser Embrace EL280
MSRP starts at $50,184
The Cruiser Embrace EL280 is a 33”4” long travel trailer that can sleep nine people. It has a dry weight of 6,716 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,666 pounds. There is a private main bedroom at the front of the RV, a bunkhouse in the back and a common living space. The Embrace is a laminate trailer.
The living space features a kitchen, booth dinette and a tri-fold sofa, perfect for extra campers. The private bedroom has a king-size bed, a hanging wardrobe on either side and overhead cabinets. The bunkhouse offers three sleep areas with a double bunk and an upper bunk above a small dinette. Plus it has a dresser for extra storage.
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Grand Design Transcend Xplor 265BH
MSRP starts at $36,739
The Grand Design Transcend Xplor 265BH is 32’9” in length and offers families a small double-over double bunk area in the back of the camper. There is a dry weight of 6,327 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,995 pounds. There are a hanging wardrobe space and storage steps by the double bunks as well for additional storage. The Transcend is Grand Design's aluminum siding travel trailer.
The living room has a 32” LED TV on the entertainment center, a jackknife sofa, and a large u-shaped dinette you can fit the whole family around. The full bathroom has a large walk-in shower as well as plenty of counter space as well. The main private bedroom in the front of the RV offers a queen bed, overhead storage, TV prep and a private entry. The bunkhouse on this particular brand is a little modified and is closed off by the sofa and a step up with the side closest to provide privacy.
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Winnebago Micro Minnie 2306BHS
MSRP starts at $41,461
The Winnebago Micro Minnie 2306BHS is a compact and lightweight travel trailer at 25’5” long and a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds and a dry weight of 4,668 pounds.
It has a galley kitchen with a flip-up countertop for extra food prep space. There is a booth dinette, TV, pantry and a sofa with a fold-down murphy bed. The spacious bathroom features a linen closet and a walk-in shower. There are bunk beds in the back of the RV, making the Micro Minnie a great option for small families who have a small tow vehicle and still want to make unforgettable memories.
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Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 292BHDSLE
MSRP starts at $54,595
The 33’4” long Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 292BHDSLE is a great RV for outdoor lovers. The exterior of the camper comes with an 18’ awning and a full camp kitchen, making it the perfect place for outdoor cookouts at the campground. The Freedom Express is a laminate siding travel trailer and has a dry weight of 7,058 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,500 pounds.
The interior of this model offers even more features including a fireplace entertainment center, 88” u-shaped dinette and a full bathroom with a tub/shower. There is a bunkhouse in the back with a double bunk and upper bunk, which adds sleeping space for three people. There is also a wardrobe storage space as well.
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Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 23DBH
MSRP starts at $34,569
The Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 23DBH has plenty of features that make for the perfect home on wheels. It is 29’3” in length with a dry weight of 5,380 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,621 pounds and. The freshwater capacity is 48 gallons, gray water is 38 gallons and black water is 28 gallons.
When you first step into the Cherokee Grey Wolf, there is a main private bedroom to the right with a queen bed and lots of storage. The common area has a fireplace with TV mount, pantry, and a full kitchen set up with a dinette. There is a full bathroom in the back as well as double bed bunk beds with a bunk ladder.
>> Shop this model and similar models here.
Keystone Springdale 298BH
MSRP starts at $32,582
The Keystone Springdale 298BH is a 32’8” long travel trailer with enough room to sleep up to ten people comfortably. There is a private front bedroom, bunkhouse in the back and a comfortable sofa to provide extra sleeping space, making it perfect for large groups.
There is a dry weight of 6,720 pounds and a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,480 pounds. Other features include an electric fireplace, laundry chute, high rise spring pull out kitchen faucet and more. The Springdale is ready for any adventure.
>> Browse available Springdale units here.
Traveling with families or large groups is easy with small bunkhouse travel trailers. The bunkhouse provides extra sleeping space for multiple people and a smaller trailer under 35 feet is easier to maneuver and find campsites. These units offer something different so every type of camper can find their dream RV.
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