9 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 30 Feet For Growing Families

Bunkhouse travel trailers are the perfect go-to-adventure choice for growing families. They are few of the smartly designed floor plans that sleep an average of 4 adults even if it is a small size trailer. It packs all of your gears, essentials and let you enjoy with your family or friends.

Some of the benefits of picking a bunkhouse RV over others – separate sleeping space for your family members/kids, your kids can play while you can sleep without any disturbance, extra storage when you don’t need bunks, best for small, large and especially for growing families, an excellent option for guest accommodation, and many more.

Thanks to the bunkhouse style, most of the available trailers are on the heavier side and requires big SUVs and pickup trucks for towing. Not just that, having an additional bunkbed increases the length of the trailer, which demands an additional parking space wherever you travel or halt. Enough reasons to search for the best bunkhouse travel trailer under 30 ft, right?

In the list, you will find the most exclusive bunkhouse travel trailer under 30 feet long that offers best room space, features and convenient to manoeuvre. Let’s get straight to the list.

Table of Content:
Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH
Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS
Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH
Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH
KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH
Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk
Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH
Lance 2185 Travel Trailer
Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Travel Trailer

List of Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers under 30 feet

1. Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH
Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH Specs:

  • Length: 21′ 6
  • Width: 7’ 1
  • Height with AC: 9′ 9
  • UVW: 2,945 lbs
  • CCC: 805 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 270 lbs
  • GVWR: 3,750 lbs

Jay Flight SLX is one of the best-selling and tow friendly bunkhouse travel trailer by Jayco Industries. Thanks to perfect dimensions, Jayco is compatible with most small SUVs or vehicles. It has best in class warranty (2 years limited + 3 years structural) and offers modern interiors with lots of smart storage options.

SLX is a rolled aluminium trailer that comes bolted on a standard A-frame. The manufacturer has used Dexter axles with a made in USA Goodyear Endurance tires. You get 30-amp service as exterior power, 20 lbs propane tank, LED exterior lighting with 10-feet wide awning.

The Jayco Jay Flight SLX comes in 6-floor plans in which three variants (154BH, 174BH, 184BH) offers fulfils the requirements of a bunk bed.

Compared to other floorplans, 174BH offers more living space and weighs less than 184BH. Whereas, 154 doesn’t stand under our requirement as we are searching for the best Bunkhouse travel trailer under 30ft only.

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH Floor Plan
Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH Floor Plan

Inside SLX 174BH, the first thing you should look is the queen size bed. It is right aligned with the entrance and covers the entire width of SLX 174BH.

Next is the entire walking space that covers that comes laminated with vinyl flooring and residential-grade carpet. There is a dinette and sitting area with overhead cabinetry for storage. The kitchen space offers microwave oven, plastic sink, cabinets, full pantry and more. That’s not all, you get LED interior lighting, wall-mounted A/C, premium multimedia sound system with MP3/Bluetooth connectivity, bathroom with skylight, toilet with foot flush, etc.

Jay Flight SLX 174BH offers class-leading bunkbed (300 lb for the top and 600 lb for the bottom) with comfortable 4″ thick bunk mats. There is a light of the individual bed and emergency exit for bottom bunk.

2. Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS

Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS Travel Trailer

Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite Specs:

  • Length: 25′ 11
  • Width: 9’ 6
  • Height: 11
  • UVW: 5300 lbs
  • CCC: 1569 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 709 lbs
  • GVWR: NA

Forest River is a well-known brand in the travel trailer industry. The manufacturer offers several brands for different requirements, and functionalities and Flagstaff is one of them.

Micro Lite 25BRDS is one of the lightest bunkhouse travel trailers under 30 ft in Flagstaff’s stable. It offers you space flexibility and comes loaded with lots of comfort as well as amenities. Thanks to the UVW, 25BRDS is pretty easy to tow with most of the SUVs and Mini Vans.

Just like Jayco, Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS sits on V-frame chassis whereas body shell has used a 6-sided aluminium construction. This gives trailer more robust structure and weighs less than other materials in the category. It has polished aluminium wheels that come mated with tired and tested Dexter axles. Adding to the comfort is a Rubber-Ryde independent suspension system that moves each wheel according to the situation.

Forest River offers Flagstaff Micro Lite offers 10-floor plans in which 2-floor plan (25BRDS & 25LB – DSO) comes fitted with bunkbed feature. The main advantage of picking 25BRDS is the extra storage in the form of slider functionality.

Comparing to Jay Flight SLX 174BH, Flagstaff 25BRDS offers quite an extended features list. Let’s see what this 30 ft travel trailer gets! Outside, there is a WIFI ranger WIFI booster sky 4, quality speakers, Kitchen with a small fridge for your beverages, automotive-style front windshield that allows outside light, rear ladder, power awning with adjustable dump and lighting, two-30lb propane cylinders, outside showers, root mounted solar* and more.

Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS Floor Plan
Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS Floor Plan

Inside, Flagstaff 25BRDS is quite roomy and offers an enormous sleep space for 6 to 8* people. You get a big kitchen with a spacious countertop. There is a recliner seating that doubles up as murphy bed with mattress. You can enjoy movies along with your family or friends.

You get lots of storage options for the pantry. Each of cabinetry is made up of hardwood which is screwed or glued. There is a spacious king-u-style dinette that can easily accommodate your family for meals. Moreover, it gets water-pur filtration system, foot flush toilet, a big bathroom with tub, 3 Burner High Output Gas Range w/ Glass Stove Top Cover, Microwave oven and never-ending list.

3. Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH

Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH Travel Trailer

Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH Specs*:

  • Length: 29′ 8
  • Width: 9’ 6
  • Height: 11′ 4
  • UVW: 6,282 lbs
  • CCC: 2930 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 921 lbs
  • GVWR: 9680 lbs

Aerolite 2573BH is next contender in the list of best bunkhouse travel trailer under 30ft. The trailer belongs to the class-leading RV manufacturer Dutchmen, who are specialized for modern design and spacious trailers.

Aerolite 2573BH sleeps eight people and can be an ideal trailer for your long weekends at the lake or cross-country trip with friends and family. It comes with slider to offer lots of room space inside and other feature to make your holidays a good experience.

Being a 30 ft travel trailer, Aerolite 2573BH is on the heavier side as compared to Micro Lite & Jay Flight trailers. Still, you won’t feel trouble with some of the best SUV for towing trailers available in the market like – Ford 150, Land Rover Discovery, etc.

In construction, Aerolite 2573BH uses V-type tubular chassis and comes with two axles with independent suspension setup. It has used fiberglass, aluminium, and wood in the body shell as well as the interiors parts. Moreover, all 4-wheels are made using aluminium composition. The manufacturer offers 12 months of parts and 3-year structural warranty, indeed making a good reason to consider as your bunkhouse trailer.

Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH comes in 9-floor plans, but only 2 (Aerolite 2573BH & 2423BH) out of them offers bunkhouse bed under 30ft criteria. The reason for picking 2573BH over 2423 is the need for extra space; however, both variants offer slider functionality.

Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH Floor Plan
Dutchmen Aerolite 2573BH Floor Plan

In terms of features, Aerolite 2573BH is quite rich from many of the rival trailers. It gets electronics levelling, no more handling of landing gears. Dutchmen offers an official mobile app to control various features inside RV. And Just like Flagstaff Micro Lite, you get 2-burner gas stove and a small refrigerator at the outside, giving you the freedom to enjoy the sunset while preparing food.

Moving on, it also gets 20″ Electric with LED Lights, speakers, a hook for TV of night entertainment outside under the sky.

Inside, you get a well-planned design with lots of useful amenities. There is a spacious kitchen with stainless steel sink and a hard countertop. Not just that, a 3-burner gas stove, a microwave oven, a built-in surround sound system with LED TV, U-shaped dinette, a private bedroom with sliding door and queen bed located at the front, double-size bunks with ladder for kids, air conditioning for summer, spacious bathroom with tub/shower combo, carpet/vinyl flooring in Kitchen, living and master bedroom, and much more.

The Dutchmen is famous for their quality and wooden work. And it shows up right inside their all RVs. Aerolite 2573BH comes with tons of storage space for your luggage, pantry, and gears.

Users love the automation features given by Dutchmen which not just makes it a perfect choice but also makes it one of the best 30-foot campers in the market.

4. Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH

Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH
Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH Travel Trailer

Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH Specs:

  • Length: 27’ 0
  • Width: 9’ 0
  • Height: 9’ 10
  • UVW: 4,468 lbs
  • CCC: 2,057 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 525 lbs
  • GVWR: 6,525 lbs

Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH is one of the most trusted bunkhouse travel trailers in the marketplace. Coachmen is providing a purpose to enjoy nature, freedom, and flexibility with your friends and families. The company is serving for the last 56 years and comes loaded with several amenities and advantages, which makes them a leader of the Outdoors.

As the name suggests, Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH is a lightweight luxury bunkhouse travel trailer that measures under 30 ft. It sleeps five people comfortably, which is less than Micro Lite and Aerolite trailer. In terms of UVW, this bunkhouse RV is quite average which also makes easy to tow by most of the midsize SUVs and other big trucks.

Besides, it is a solar-ready trailer that means you can plug in our solar panel and let the controller charge your set of batteries.

Unlike other 30ft bunkhouse trailers, the Coachmen uses Alumicage construction. It is a set of a tubular aluminium frame which is combined to build the skeleton of Ultra-Lite 21 bunkhouse. For walls, the company has used special vacuum bond with Azdel composite panels which directly helps camper in weight reduction.

It gets one-piece Tufflex PVC roofing with a 15-year warranty which tells the confidence of the manufacturer, assuring that you are investing on the best 30 ft camper. The manufacture also provides winterize ready kit that helps you to make your trailer ready for seasons.

Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH Floor Plan
Coachmen Clipper Ultra-Lite 21BH Floor Plan

For an entry-level bunkhouse camper, Coachman Clipper has tons of features. To start with, you have an overhead AC unit which will make more effective cooling than wall mount AC, LED interior lighting, stainless steel sink (60-40 split) with sink covers, residential microwave oven, 3 burners cooktop, big double door refrigerator, and various pantry storage areas.

In front of pantry area, you get two bunks which also doubles up as ample storage space. Right in front of bunk, there is a big bathroom with skylight, tub shower, a small sink and foot flush toilet.

You get a pub-style dinette with storage above. On the right, there is a walk around 60″ x 80″ Queen size bed with storage. There is a stereo system with four interior and two exterior speakers as standard.

5. KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH

KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH Bunkhouse Travel Trailer

KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH Specs:

  • Length: 20′ 9
  • Width: 8’4
  • Height: 11′ 2
  • UVW: 3,000 lbs
  • NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 2,570 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 430 lbs
  • GVWR: 3,500 lbs

Sportsmen Classic 181BH is four sleep, one of the most popular floorplans in KZ RV industries. It is a single axle lightweight travel trailer which makes it comfortable to tow from mini SUV and minivans.

The manufacturer offers an official app (Android & iOS) for all KZ trailer owners. This mobile app will keep you updated for maintenance & service. Not just that, it helps will assist you in planning your next trip and gives access to the digital owner’s manuals.

This Bunkhouse RV has used a single-piece “Aluma-Tough” on the roof. Walls and floors follow the insulation process and use high-grade groove plywood.

You get a nice and big electronically operated power awning that almost covers the entire length of the trailer and prevents from rains and sun. Unlike many of trailers, Classic 181BH has a friction hinge with a Lippard aluminium solid steps.

On the front, it gets an optional front automotive-style glass that allows outside light.

Just like Coachmen, this trailer comes solar-ready. You can buy and easily connect your solar panel and keep batteries set charged.

Features like two speakers, spare tires, pass-through storage are standard.

The Sportsmen Classic railer comes in 9-floor plans. Three of them comes with bunkbed and rest all the variants have tent beds or ramp door. I picked 181BH model for its roomy space and simple functionality.

KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH Floor Plan
KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH Floor Plan

Inside, the manufactured has offered lots of storage space and amenities. In front, you get a queen bed with small storage cabinets and a USB as well as a 110 ap on the other side. There are two medium sizes (28 x 75) bunks with overhead light and power outlet.

Dinette spaced is managed on the slider and quite spacious to accommodate four people.

The Kitchen gets a hardtop countertop with small deep sink, overhead storage, a microwave, a 2-burner cooktop. Underneath, there are three big cabinets doors with shelves a separate cabinet with doors. You also get an optional gas/electric operated 7-cubic feet refrigerator with freezer. 

Being the smallest bunk trailer in the list, Sportsmen Classic has managed a bathroom with a tub and a foot flush toilet. Not just that, users can also choose the off-road package. This option includes bigger 15-inch mud tires, extra ground clearance, etc.

6. Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk

Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunkhouse Travel Trailer

Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk Specs:

  • Length: 23′ 0
  • Width: 8’ 0
  • Height with A/C: 9′ 9
  • UVW: 3,000 lbs
  • NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 1,179 lbs
  • Hitch weight: NA
  • GVWR: 6,000 lbs

Flying Cloud 23CB is the most versatile, flexible, and family-friendly bunkhouse travel trailer by Airstream. It is the shortest floorplan with that sleep up to 7 people and measures less than 30 ft.

Among the list, 23CB Bunk offers top-notch built quality with premium materials.  It comes in 14-floor plans with different interiors décor options. Only two (23CB & 30FB)of them offers bunks. I picked 23CB as it comes right under the requirement, less expensive and easy to tow with small size SUV or mini truck.

This trailer is built using monocoque construction and sits on standard A-Frame chassis. The Airstream has used only aluminium to build all walls, roof, and floor. You get maintenance freewheel with long-run bearings, no longer need to call the mechanic to repair. Thanks to the dual torsion axles, independent suspension and shock absorber setup, rides inside the Airstream Cloud 23CB are smooth than other manufacturers.

On the outside, it has an awning for both sides and rear window, solar package installed, power supply, electric heater system, two 30-pound propane bottles, etc.

Inside, the Flying Cloud 23CB gets refresh interiors. It gets two décor options – Sunlit Maple with Carolina Clay and Seattle Mist. In the front, you have a considerable dinette space with the extension of a lounge. If required, it also doubles up into a long bed and a TV on the wall.

Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk Floor Plan

At the last corner, there is a Queen bed on the bottom, and a bunk right on the top provides enough space to sleep up to 7 people comfortably.

There is a deep bowl stainless steel sink comes standard with a 3-burner cooktop, oven (you can also upgrade that to a convection microwave) and a 5-cubic automatic refrigerator with inside freezer.

Right to the bed, you have the biggest corner bathroom in any trailer. It comes with a shower, toilet, and sink.

Being one of the most expensive bunkhouse trailers, it still gets mechanical operated jacks, awning and other features that comes automatic in other trailers.

7. Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH

Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH
Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH

Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH Specs:

  • Length: 21′ 4
  • Width: 90”
  • Height with A/C: 9′ 11
  • UVW: 3,210lbs
  • NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 990lbs
  • Hitch weight: 400 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,000* lbs

Sonic Lite SL169VBH is one of the most popular and ultra-lite travel trailers with bunks. There is enough space to sleep four adults. Thanks to the lightweight construction, Sonic Lite SL169VBH is easy to tow with minivans or small SUVs.

One cool feature that sets Sonic Lite apart from other RV manufacturer is the use of LevelMatePro. This system uses a monitoring device (fitted inside RV) and a smartphone app that help to level your RV in a few minutes.

The manufacture offers Sonic Lite in 7-floor plans with three minimal décor options. Only two of the variants comes with bunkbed facility. I picked 169VBH over its weight, size and most important – no slider.

Venture RV has utilized the space at its best. You get a 60 x 75 murphy bed that converts into a master bed. When not utilizing as sofa/bed, this is used as a dining space with a table and two folding chairs.

You get a 28 x 87.7 double bunks which expands across the width, making it a comfortable place to sleep after day outing.

Venture RV Sonic Lite SL169VBH Floor Plan

In the kitchen section, it has a single deep sink with cover, oven + convection microwave, 2-burner stove, fridge with freezer and lot of doors as well as overhead storage cabinets.

At the rear, you get access to more storage. There is a Pack-N-Play door where you can move bottom bunk up and utilize the space to fit your bike, barbeque, and other gears.

In construction, SL169VBH uses a BAL Hook bolted frame that gives exceptional strength and durability. The roof is made up of one-piece fiberglass. It also comes with an LED package for the exteriors.

Infotainment unit comes with AM/FM CD, DVD, Bluetooth, USB auxiliary and NFC which lets you connect through Television.

Features like electric awning with LED lighting, solar-ready, 15-inch wheels, aluminium stairs with LED, bathroom with bathtub and skylight, lots of overhead storage cabinets are standard across the range.

8. Lance 2185 Travel Trailer

Lance 2185 BH Travel Trailer
Lance 2185 BH Travel Trailer

Lance 2185 Travel Trailer Specs:

  • Length: 25′ 8
  • Width: 96-3/8”
  • Height with A/C: 10’2
  • UVW: 4,565lbs
  • NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 2,435lbs
  • Hitch weight: 755 lbs
  • GVWR: 7000 lbs

Lance travel trailer is famous for the level of refinement. The company was established in 1965 and operating from California based manufacturing plant.

Lance promises to utilize the best of the environment and build eco-friendly and toxin-free RVs, making an impact for holy Earth as well as for the consumers.

Till now, the manufacturer has received various awards in quality, customer service and rated highest ratings by consumer digest.

Lance industries offer 12 travel trailers in different floorplans and configuration. I’ve picked the 2185 model as if offers 3-bunk beds with super comfy queen-bed, and 5+ seating dinette space. Thanks to 4565 UVW, it is relatively easy to tow via any small SUV and pickup truck.

It gets a walk-around Queen bed with dix mattress with pillow top and bedspread. Three bunk beds are foldable and can be utilized for more storage. It has three décor options (mystic shores, passage, and roadster) with warm interiors and LED mood as well as reading lights.

One of Lance’s 2185 best features is the 4-season durability. Yes, you can use this bunk bed trailer 365 days without worrying about temperatures. Whether its extreme cold or hot, super insulation, dual pane windows and advanced ducted heating ensure that you have invested in the best bunkhouse travel trailer. Well, not just that, it also gets 2-year structural limited warranty.

Lance 2185 Travel Trailer Floor Plan
Lance 2185 Travel Trailer Floor Plan

Lance has used advanced tech like CNC and computerized machinery to waste minimal on materials. All sidewalls, floor, ceiling have used sandwich technology where you fill insulation between outside aluminium and interior walls.

A big bathroom with a wet bath, dual pane skylight comes as standard. 

In multimedia, Lance 2185 offers Jenson 32-inch 12-volt LED TV with AM/FM/DVD Stereo and Interior/exterior speakers.

There are lots of overhead cabinetry other storage space with accent lighting, 3-burner range with cover, folding galley extension, 7 cubic ft double door refrigerator, single sink, and much more.

9. Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Travel Trailer

Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Travel Trailer
Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Travel Trailer

Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Specs:

  • Length: 20′ 5
  • Width: 90”
  • Height: 9′ 10
  • UVW: 3,014lbs
  • NCC (Net Carrying Capacity): 826 lbs
  • Hitch weight: 340 lbs
  • GVWR: 3,840 lbs

Viking Ultra-Lite is the second-best bunkhouse travel trailer by Coachmen industries. It measures smallest in the list followed by KZ Sportsmen Classic181BH (20′ 9 inches).

According to the Coachmen, Ultra-Lite 17BH is designed for affordability. It targets budget families and offers features and comfort of full-size bunks trailers. It sleeps five people and weighs around 3000 lbs which makes it super-breezy to tow with any midsize SUV or 1/2 ton truck.

The most important thing to notice is the amount of storage space and accessibility.

The Coachmen offers 5-floor plans of 17 series. Only two of them comes with a bunk bed. I picked 17BH over 17BHS because of the slider. However, it is offering more room space.

Inside, it has a full size 54″ x 74″ bed with overhead storage, two 28″ x 72″ bunk beds with storage space in the bottom, Dinette which can be converted into a small bed, bathroom with shower/tub with a skylight to let maximum light by day, a separate toilet room, a well-finished kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, microwave, sink, 7 cu. ft. fridge and pantry.

Except for overhead storage, you get pass-through storage which is accessible from inside.

Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17BH Floor Plan

Mechanically, it is built on Narco NXG chassis with heavy-duty exteriors materials and corrugated upper sheet to provide maximum aerodynamic. The company is using tried and tested Dexter E-Z lube, and self-adjusting electronic brakes as standard.

All of the windows come with tinted safety, with a rock guard cover for the front window.

Interior & exterior LED lights are standard which illuminates the Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite during the night.

Not just that, it comes equipped with Solar, back-up camera, power awning, AM/FM Bluetooth stereo with two interior and two exterior speakers, USB ports,13,500 BTU Roof A/C, 20,000 BTU Furnace and a cable/satellite connector.

The manufacturer also offers an off-road package which offers several amenities like – lifted suspension, off-road tires and more.

In case you are confused about average camper weight, I’ve listed 37+ examples with towing guide.

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by Shailesh Thakran
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4 thoughts on “9 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 30 Feet For Growing Families”

  1. Hi Shailesh, indeed a best list on bunks under 30ft. I’m confused between Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH & Airstream Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk. Please suggest the best option according to you. Or do i need to consider any other model. I’ve Ford Truck to tow.

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  2. Hi Shailesh, no doubt, this is an awesome list of bunkhouse trailers. Request you to please add more manufacfactures in the list.

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    • Hi Suraj, thanks for the suggestion. Sure, will update the list and add more bunkhouse travel trailers under 30 feet. Keep sharing and loving Throttlebias 🙂

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