12 Best Used Travel Trailers Under $5000 With Pictures

12 Best Used Travel Trailers Under $5000 With Pictures

Buying a pre-loved travel trailer has many pros – mainly that you will save yourself a small fortune! – But you should know how to spot the duffers from the genuine good value bargains.

To choose the best used trailer for your needs, know what to look for, have a thorough on-site inspection, and research the seller’s credentials before making your purchase.

Some used RVs can have water damage, rot, or missing parts, so it’s essential to raise these important questions with the seller, and never finalize anything until you have been permitted to inspect every inch of the trailer yourself.


The 2010 Outback RV by Keystone is a great option for families on a budget since the floor-plan is very forgiving if you’re traveling as a large group.

This Keystone trailer is also a toy hauler, so you can load a couple of small bicycles or other sports equipment in the rear – and when you’re not using the area for toy haulage, just flip down the bed on hinges for a spare place to sleep. This floor-plan impressively sleeps up to 8 people with the expandable King-size bunk in the front, the flip-down and fold-out sofa bed.

Reviews of the used model have reported slight peeling of the decal, but the overall body of the trailer appears to be in good working condition. If you buy the used 250RS model, brand new tires should come as standard with a like-new interior.

Inside, you have a decent sized bathroom with a shower and bath tub for versatility, toilet and medicine cabinet with lots of storage and a large skylight.

The kitchenette is fit for a large family too, with a mid-size refrigerator, 3-burner stove and microwave and you even have an outdoor camp kitchen space with sink if you want to set up the grill.

The power awning and external speakers with a mount for your TV will make patio dining even more family-friendly in the Keystone. These easy-tow models have a hitch weight of 520 lbs and a dry weight of 5,241 lbs.

Key Features:

  • Toy hauler design
  • Sleeps 6-8
  • Double bed in front
  • Pull-down bed in rear
  • Couch and dinette
  • 3-burner stove & microwave
  • Mid-size fridge
  • AC
  • Spacious bathroom
  • External speakers
  • Power awning
  • Outside camp kitchen
  • Large external storage compartment
  • Diamond-plate rock guard


Buyers of a used 2004 model of the Rockwood Roo trailer should expect some degree of wear to the exterior shell and pop-out bunk material.

Something important to note first off is that the pop-out expandable bunks are made of soft canvas material compared to the harder shell construction of more contemporary camper designs. Having said that, this is a great trailer for the price with all the amenities any family of 4 could need on the road.

First off, you have your two double sized pop-out beds at either end of the trailer, so 4 can sleep comfortably. The Rockwood Roo also has an extended kitchenette with a sink and decent counter space, a 3-burner stove, oven and microwave. You also have a medium sized fridge with enough pantry and drawer space to suit a short family camping trip and a comfy dinette and sofa bed to accommodate everybody without feeling cramped!

The bathroom is also nicely roomy without taking up too much floorspace, as you have your shower and toilet with space for a linen closet, sink storage and a mirrored medicine cabinet.

Features like a stereo sound system and awning add value to quite an old trailer make, just be wary that the lightweight canvas material of the awning and pop-out bunks may need replacing due to holes or damaged seams over time. The Rockwood Roo 19 has an overall dry weight of 4,056 lbs and a hitch weight of around 448 lbs.

Key Features:

  • 2 pop-out double beds
  • Small dinette and sofa bed
  • 3-burner stove and oven
  • Mid-size fridge and pantry
  • Roomy bathroom
  • Exterior shower port
  • External storage compartment
  • 15 inch awning
  • AC and furnace
  • Stereo sound system
  • Generous cabinet/drawer space  


As an early generation of Jayco RVs, the Jay Feather 213 is made using a more lightweight construction than modern trailer enthusiasts may be accustomed to – the shell is made from a thin yet strong huck-bolted design, much like an aircraft chassis, so the walls may noticeably sway in high winds or on the move.

A nice feature of the 2006 Jayco is its cargo garage and accessible deadbolt-lock door for extra security. Inside the cargo hold area, you can store your kid’s bikes and other equipment and when it’s not used for storage, a bunk bed flips down to comfortably sleep up to 2.

At the other end, the jay feather 213 features a rear double bed in a hard shell slide-out wall which is controlled with a power switch and is in great working condition.

The seating at the 4-person dinette and sofa bed is made from memory foam which is a nice touch and the kitchenette features lots of cabinet space, a 2-burner stove and oven, with a large fridge and floor-to-ceiling pantry space behind.

Overall, this is a family-friendly trailer design with a dry weight of around 3,000 lbs and a hitch weight of 405 lbs. There are minimal gashes and denting to the exterior and entry door on this specific trailer which is to be expected, but there don’t appear to be any signs of broken seals which is great for such an old, well-used model.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight aircraft-style construction
  • Front cargo garage
  • Slide-out bed at rear
  • AC and furnace
  • Large fridge and pantry
  • Stove and oven combo
  • Spacious shower/tub bathroom
  • Memory foam seating
  • 4-person dinette and sofa bed
  • Exterior shower
  • Outside entertainment system

2004 Citation Sprinter Thor 31UKS

This 2004 model of the Thor Motor Coach Chateau packs in a lot for a modestly-sized trailer. Reviews from RV enthusiasts have praised the 2004 series for having the feel and functionality of a larger motorhome for a fraction of the price. To walk inside the trailer, it almost feels like you’re in a regular home kitchen and lounge area, because the slide-out wall creates a lot more floorspace and makes the entire trailer feel less cramped than other designs.

Staying true to the name ‘Chateau’, this really does feel like the mansion of mini motorhomes! The entire slide-out wall contains the 4-person dinette and sofa area with overhead cabinets, leaving the rest of the floor-plan leftover for a humongous bedroom with a Queen-size bed, mirrored wardrobe, vanity table and stretches of overhead cabinet space with a spot for your TV.

The Thor 31UKS model also provides generous amounts of counter-top space complete with a 3-burner stove, oven and microwave. There’s also enough pantry and cabinet storage space here to pass for a real home kitchen!

The Thor RV is even wallpapered throughout and the wood cabinets have a rich warm tone to them which adds to the homely feel even more. As for the bathroom, there is space enough here for a separate walk-in shower cubicle, linen closets and a vanity and cabinet storage.

Customers have remarked on its easy towing ability for the size and a great choice for couples or family vacations.

Key Features:

  • Large rear bedroom with wardrobe & vanity table
  • Slide-out dinette and lounge area
  • Exterior shower
  • Power awning
  • AC and heater
  • Extended kitchen counter-space
  • 3-burner stove, oven and microwave
  • Full-sized fridge freezer
  • Large bathroom
  • Plenty of storage cabinets
  • Wallpapered interior


The 2005 Dutchman Aerolite Cub is a well-made trailer that still holds up well. The Cub is designed with 2 expandable pop-out bunks at each end of the vehicle and a slide-out wall containing the sofa bed to provide a more comfortable living space.

On close inspection to the Aerolite Cub’s exterior, there are slight signs of rust and wear surrounding the shell, but the interior (apart from perhaps some fairly dated upholstery) has held up in pretty good shape.

As mentioned, the sofa bed conversion is set in a slide-out wall which creates more floorspace between the kitchenette and dining area to avoid the cramped feel of most mid-size RVs.

The extra space afforded by the slide-out sofa bed also means you are treated to a much more comfortable bathroom design too, with a tub and shower unit that also includes a linen closet and generous counter-top space at the sink for all of your toiletries.

Overall, this is an attractive trailer that’s well-lit with natural light and could comfortably sleep a family of 5 when you include the sofa bed. As ever with pop-out style trailers, a key thing to keep in mind when buying this used is to consider the condition of the expandable bunk material.

Brand new, this vinyl pop-out fabric is designed to resist damage from mold and mildew, but this will likely need replacing to prevent leak through and ensure as comfortable a resting spot as possible for your next family trip.

Key Features:

  • 2 pop-out beds
  • Exterior shower
  • External storage compartment
  • 3-burner stove, fridge
  • Awning
  • Plug-in fan
  • Roomy bathroom
  • 4-seater dinette
  • Slide-out sofa bed
  • Multiple overhead storage cabinets
  • Generous counter-top space
  • Stereo entertainment system

2013 Sportsmen Classic 18RBT

The 2013 Sportsmen Classic is a good choice of RV for a family of 4. The pop-out bunk beds at each end of the trailer are of a small double size, so 2 adults or children could sleep quite comfortably in each.

You also have a little added privacy from fellow travelers thanks to some drapes at the end of each bunk. This trailer could possibly even sleep 5 when you add in the dinette bed conversion – it really depends on the age of the kids.

One thing’s for sure – if you travel as a family, you won’t be fighting over storage space! Despite its modest size, this RV has an extensive pantry and cabinet space with a multitude of overhead cubbies, so you don’t have to choose between keeping a stocked pantry or storing clothes in your wardrobe or makeshift closet – an abundance of storage space is especially welcome if you’re traveling with little ones!

Outside, the 2013 Sportsmen Classic, is constructed with a rugged aluminum shell with an external storage compartment for extra cargo. This trailer also features a full-sized awning that almost covers the length of the 18 ft long trailer itself which is pretty neat – just consider that he awning and pop-out bunk material could need replacing.

The total dry weight of the Sportsmen Classic adds up to 2,696 lbs with a hitch weight of 336 lbs, this makes for a nice lightweight tow considering the amenities on offer.

Key Features:

  • 2 pop-out bunk beds
  • Wide awning
  • 4-seater dinette converts to bed
  • Lounge sofa
  • Shower and toilet with vanity
  • 2-burner stove and microwave
  • Mid-size fridge freezer
  • Generous pantry and cabinet space
  • Overhead storage cubbies
  • External storage compartment
  • Exterior shower

2006 Freedom Spirit by Dutchmen model 260FS

The Freedom Spirit by Dutchmen has quite a unique floor plan compared to many modern travel trailer designs.

The sleeping arrangement of this 260FS in particular might be of interest to certain RV enthusiasts. In addition to a spacious front bedroom with a Queen bed and an array of storage cabinets, the Freedom Spirit trailer makes great use of its 26 ft length by including double bunk beds at the rear to comfortably sleep 2 extra adults or children. There is also a decently-sized window with privacy blinds beside each bunk to let in a nice amount of natural light.

In fact, there are many windows throughout the trailer which certainly helps it feel more inviting, and a homely wallpaper design on the walls.

As for the rest of the living space, the Freedom Spirit trailer includes a spacious bathroom with a clever design feature that isn’t commonly seen in RV bathrooms – the walls of the shower and bath tub combo are lined at either side with mini storage platforms for your toiletries much like a regular home shower. If that weren’t enough on the storage front you’ll also find extra bathroom storage in the medicine cabinet and linen closet beneath the sink, which is always great news if you’re traveling with teenagers!

With space for 4 travelers at the dinette booth and a 3 seater lounge sofa, this is certainly a very comfortable choice of travel trailer for families.

Key Features:

  • Front Queen bed and overhead storage
  • Double bunk beds
  • 3-seater lounge sofa
  • 4-seater dinette
  • Shower/bath tub with storage
  • External storage compartment
  • External shower port
  • Diamond plate rock guard
  • Large windows throughout
  • AC and furnace
  • Awning
  • Full-size fridge freezer
  • 3-burner stove, oven and microwave


This super lightweight trailer by Jayco may be miniature in size but it has an impressive array of features on board. At over 17 ft across and with a hitch weight of just 405 lbs, RV enthusiasts will find the 2006 Jay Feather model very easy to tow with most light duty vehicles.

Starting with the exterior, you have your awning and – as a nice touch on the entry door – there is a drip mold at the top for added protection against leaks.

You also have an awning and a hookup for your outside BBQ grill for when you want to host a camp cook-out.

As for wear and tear, the wheels show no sign of rust and the tire tread is in great shape for a well-used model such as this. Step inside and you have a roomy L-shaped dinette to your right with a round table – quite a quirky uncommon design feature – and kitchenette with 3-burner stove and microwave with plenty of storage for all your camping pots and utensils.

Good news if you like to go camping as a young family too, because the Jay Feather has the room to comfortably sleep 5 people and comes with a CD/radio entertainment system with internal speakers (though the lack of MP3/Bluetooth in this old model may not fare so well with older kids!). All in all, the Jay Feather packs in many great features in such a small space.

Key Features:

  • AC and furnace
  • Sleeps up to 5
  • Single bunk above double bed
  • Shower/bath tub with vanity
  • L-shaped dinette
  • Fridge freezer
  • 3-burner stove and microwave
  • Entertainment system
  • Internal speakers
  • TV antenna
  • Awning
  • External storage compartment  
  • Spare tire
  • Plenty of storage cabinets and closets


This pop-up style camper by Coachmen is great for fuss-free towing and is super compact (measuring just 14ft across when closed up). This expandable camper has the bed space to accommodate up to 6 people in total, although the limited amenities and lack of floor space would probably make this camper more of a hit with traveling couples.

It should be noted first off that there are no on-board toilet or shower facilities, so this may not be suited to families.

The 4 seater dinette is cozy enough and has a removable table so you can take it outdoors when you host a mini BBQ feast under your electric awning.

The Coachmen camper is also fitted with outside speakers to set the chill-out mood on your camping trip. If you want to stick to inside cooking, the 2013 Coachmen has an ultra compact kitchenette comprising of a 2-burner stove and sink with drawer storage beneath. There’s also a mini fridge with some storage and a decent amount of counter-top space.

The Coachmen camper is a basic bare-boned trailer that is missing some of the comforts of other RVs, but this is to be expected with older pop-out campers. If you’re in the market for a simple style trailer for 2 that’s super easy to tow (184 lbs hitch weight) then this could be ideal for a short term getaway. As ever, it should be noted that the expandable canvas material may need replacing on older models as they could be prone to leaks.

Key Features:

  • 2 Pop-out expandable bunks
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • AC and furnace
  • 4-seater dinette
  • 2-burner stove and sink
  • Compact fridge
  • Storage compartments
  • TV antenna
  • Stereo/CD system
  • Electric awning
  • External speakers
  • Diamond-played rock guard


This 2012 Jay Flight camper by Jayco is designed with a super slide-out and rear kitchen floor plan which really opens up the space.

With the 4-seater dinette set in the slide out, the rest of the rear space of this Jay Flight trailer is dedicated to a super spacious kitchenette with a bar and bench seating area behind to accommodate large families and guests. The vast counter-top space afforded to you with the dinette and bar is such a standout feature since you have the option to serve meals at the bar, the dinette or even outdoors under your electric-powered awning.

Jayco really make the best of the space in every sense, as the bathroom has a full-sized shower and mini tub which is perfect if you’re traveling with very small children and plenty of counter-top space by the sink to keep all your toiletries in one place, so just the bathroom alone can suit the needs of families young and old.

When you’re dining at night or just chilling by the sofa, another nice feature is the TV on a swing arm bracket, so you can watch it from any angle.

All in all, this Jay flight 26RKS model is in remarkable shape both inside and out, with little to no wear even present on the exterior decals. The sheer living space on board here and the unique floor plan make this a great find.

Key Features:

  • 2 entry doors
  • Queen size bed
  • Electric awning
  • Exterior shower
  • 2 external storage compartments
  • Full ladder to roof
  • 3-burner stove and oven
  • Overhead microwave
  • Large bathroom with vanity/storage
  • Dual purpose sink
  • 4 person dinette, sofa and bar
  • Full-sized fridge freezer
  • TV on swing arm bracket


This 2009 Jayco Eagle trailer has quite an interesting layout with some pretty quirky design choices inside.

Firstly, as soon as you step inside the main entry door (there’s a second at the front bedroom), you’re greeted by a pair of super comfy recliner chairs like the kind you might find in your grandparents living room, and beyond here is a 3-seater sofa which pulls out into an extra bed.

Also, we love that in place of a traditional RV dinette, the Jayco Eagle features a round country home style dining table and chair set to lend more of a homely feel while you’re on the open road.

Parallel to the lounge and dining area, you have a well-laid out kitchen area that features a 2 burner stove and oven, with a microwave and mid-size fridge freezer. You also have extended curved counter-top space at the sink and a full-sized floor-to-ceiling pantry, which could also double up as a wardrobe or some extra closet space.

The bathroom in the Jayco Eagle is equally Tardis-like considering the trailer’s size with a full shower and tub unit with molded storage platforms on the wall and plenty of cabinet space beneath the sink for added convenience. This is an incredible family-sized camper for the price, with a comforting country home layout and versatile storage solutions.

This 2009 Jayco Eagle has light relatively hitch weight of 830 lbs and an overall dry weight of just over 6,000 lbs.

Key Features:

  • Large front bedroom
  • Spacious bathroom
  • External storage compartment
  • Exterior shower
  • External rail for grill hook-up
  • Power awning
  • 2 entry doors
  • Multiple storage cabinets
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Sofa bed and recliner pair
  • TV and stereo system
  • Stove, oven and microwave
  • Mid-size fridge freezer


This 2005 Wilderness Advantage trailer by Fleetwood is quite a cozy and well-built home on wheels – the interior is so cozy in fact that you may want to take advantage of the trailer itself more than the great wilderness beyond! Despite the slightly dated upholstery and color scheme of the soft furnishings at the 4 seater dinette and lounge area, the Fleetwood is a spacious and well-designed trailer to call home for a weekend or two.

There are 4 bunk beds at the rear in addition to a front Queen size bed, so this can quite comfortably sleep a family of 6 and the slide-out living room creates a roomy environment when you finally set up camp. The side bathroom is also of a decent size with a tub and shower with screen door, a towel rail and a vanity cabinet at the sink for extra storage purposes.

At the large kitchenette, there are 3 ways to cook your meals on your camping adventures thanks to an oven, 3-burner stove top and microwave overhead. The floor-to-ceiling fridge freezer will also make self-catering a cinch on your travels, as will the curved kitchen counter-top which provides extensive space for food prep.

Plus, the multitude of drawers and storage cabinets overhead will be more than sufficient, even for a large family group of campers.

Key Features:

  • Front Queen-size bed
  • Rear quad bunk beds
  • 4 seater dinette and sofa
  • 2 burner stove, oven and microwave
  • Mid-size fridge freezer
  • Extended kitchen counter-top
  • Awning
  • Full-length ladder to roof
  • External storage compartment
  • External shower

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