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The Best Bunkhouse Camper Trailers

Do you need extra sleeping space in your travel trailer? Then a BUNK BED in your trailer may be your solution! But there are SO MANY different bunkhouse travel trailer models to choose from. So, WHICH ONE is best? Here, you will find the best bunkhouse travel trailers that are WORTH your money and will help you stay comfortable on your adventure with your family!

Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers

Here are some of our FAVORITE models of travel trailers with bunk beds to choose from! Each RV here is a great choice, so just take into account the space you need and your budget! We made sure to include the floor plans as well here so you can see just EXACTLY how the bunk beds are arranged in the travel trailers!

Lance Camper 2185 – Best Overall

Specifications

  • Length: 25’8″
  • Dry Weight: 4,565 lbs.
  • Exterior Height: 10’2″
  • Interior Height: 6’6″
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 7 people
  • Price: $42,985
This camper features an eco-friendly design. Lance Camper models build completely toxin-free, environmentally friendly trailers and campers. This particular model has a bunkhouse with THREE-bed bunks at the rear of the vehicle, which is great for sleep or as a garage for your adventure gear. Triple bunk beds are a bit to get used to, but they really help to make full use of the space! There is a queen-sized bed as well, with a wardrobe on either side of it. The Lance Camper 2185 has aluminum framing, Azdel interior wall panels, and block foam insulation throughout the trailer. These make for an ideal temperature inside. The exterior roof design of this RV is tapered, making sure that water runs off and it prevents leaks. They also specialize in an awning design that features lateral arm supports. This helps to maximize shade as well as trailer wall space. Furthermore, the awning retracts immediately if the wind speed picks up due to a wind sensor. This just prevents it from being destroyed by harsh weather. Pros
  • Eco-friendly
  • Great build quality
  • Triple bunks
Cons
  • Expensive

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 184BS – Best Value

Specifications

  • Length: 21’5″
  • Dry Weight: 3,210 lbs.
  • Exterior Height: 9’5″
  • Interior Height: 6’1″
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5-8 people
  • Price: $20,418
Equipped with 15-inch Goodyear® off-road tires, a flipped axle for more clearance, and large water tanks, Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 is great for UNEVEN TERRAIN AND DRY CAMPING. The body of the vehicle is made on a 3 inch cambered steel box tube. It has an integrated A-frame and Magnum Truss™ roof system, featuring seamless DiFlex II and large downspouts. The interior of the SLX 7 is nothing to joke about. It has chocolate marble cabinet doors, DiamondFlor® vinyl flooring, and beautifully pleated window shades. The floor plans for this are very well done, and there are many great interior design choices here, but we’d rather not ramble. This model comes with a 300-pound capacity and sleeping mats with a thickness of 4 inches. There is a convertible dinette, which helps to save space because you can use it for dining or sleeping! Pros:
  • Beautiful interior
  • Great for dry camping and going off-road
  • Makes use of space wisely
Cons
  • Interior height might be too small for some

Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17 BH Travel Trailer – Budget Pick

Specifications

  • Length: 20’4″
  • Dry Weight: 2,959 lbs
  • Exterior Height: 9’10”
  • Interior Height: 6’6″
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 5 people
  • Price: $11,999
The Coachmen Viking being just over 20 feet long. It has everything you need in small packaging! All the windows of this RV are tinted for safety and security purposes. It also comes with a bathroom skylight to let natural light in during the day! At night, the LED lighting illuminates the interior of the trailer. There is a cable satellite hookup with an omnidirectional TV antenna and a Bluetooth stereo with indoor and outdoor speakers. The bunks in this trailer are comfortable, like any of the other bunk beds. This is great for a smaller family of 5 or fewer people. This is the cheapest out of all the models listed here. It’s great for what it costs, making this the budget pick! Pros
  • Compact size
  • Affordable and budget-friendly
  • Compatible with TV and Bluetooth devices
Cons
  • Can only fit a family of 5 or less

KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH

Specifications

  • Length: 20’9″
  • Dry Weight: 3,000 lbs
  • Exterior Height: 9’4″
  • Interior Height: 6’6″
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6 people
  • Price: $14,000
The KZ Sportsmen is a compact bunkhouse on wheels has a lot of features that make for comfortable living. The main living area has a queen-sized bed with overhead storage and a kitchen. There is a large stainless steel sink in the RV, making it easier to do the dishes. The slide out dinette can be converted to a 2 person sleeping space. There are two bunk beds placed next to the bathroom nook. One thing that sets this apart is the FREE KZ app that helps with trip planning, maintenance and service tracking, and a digital owner’s manual. The beauty of technology! This RV also comes with two interior speakers. Lastly, it comes with a 14-foot awning, so you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors! Pros
  • Free built-in KZ app
  • Smart and ergonomic use of space
  • Functional speakers
Cons
  • Shower and storage area are clumped together

Keystone RV Passport 282QB SL Series

Specifications

  • Length: 32’11”
  • Dry Weight: 6060lbs
  • Exterior Height: 10’8″
  • Interior Height: Not specified
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10 people
  • Price: $34,562.
Keystone is well known for having a variety of features in its bunkhouse trailer models. Out of their models, this one is our favorite. The build quality of this bunk trailer is very sturdy. It features welded aluminum framed exterior sidewalls, which are coated with laminated gel. The floor has aluminum framing that is two inches thick, giving it a very sturdy build. The floor plans of this bunk trailer show a spacious dining area, a large rear window, and a U-shaped dinette. With cabinets on either side of the sofa, there’s more than enough storage space in this camper bunkhouse. There are two bunk beds to accommodate more people. Enjoy the flat-screen TV located next to the kitchen, a queen-sized bed, dual wardrobes, and a full bathroom. There are also water tanks available for your dry camping needs, with insulation, so nothing freezes. Pros:
  • Many features
  • Study build quality
  • Spacious interior
Cons
  • Wires and plugs of electronic devices may get tangled up

Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BRDS

Specifications:
  • Length: 25’11”
  • Dry Weight: 5,300 lbs.
  • Exterior Height: 10’11”
  • Interior Height: 6’8″
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6-8 people
  • Price: $26,990
The Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite is a specially designed model which is a great choice for a compact bunkhouse travel trailer. Instead of a permanent main bed, Forest River utilizes a queen-sized Murphy bed that has a residential-style heated mattress. It drops down from the sofa in the main living area with wardrobes on either side. Forest River also offers an under sofa storage area with exterior access, great for storing your gear. The bunk area is separated from the living space with a curtain, and each bed has a window. The kitchen of the Forest River has a slide out u-shaped dinette, which is also convertible to a sleeping space. What takes up most of the bunk trailer’s space is the double bowl undermount sink and solid surface countertops. It extends into the living area. The bathroom of the Forest River has a Maxxair® ventilation fan and vent cover. There is also a “Quick Recovery” water heater, so you can enjoy hot showers. Pros
  • Compact
  • Smart use of interior space
  • Convenient storage
Cons
  • The floor contains some soft spots

Dutchmen Kodiak Ultra-Lite 248BHSL Travel Trailer

Specifications

  • Length: 26’10”
  • Dry Weight: 4,722 lbs.
  • Exterior Height: 11’4″
  • Interior Height: 6’6″
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 6 people
  • Price: $28,546
The Dutchmen Kodiak Ultra-Lite is one of the heavy-duty RV bunk trailers more on the list. The floor plans show the space being used very well. The main bed is queen-sized, and the bunkhouse has two full-sized bunk beds. In addition, the U-shaped dinette can be converted to another sleeping area. So the space is well used! There is also a mini entryway, with shelves and a dividing wall. This separates the entry area from the lounge area.

Check Out These Home Essentials

This may surprise you, but this trailer also has a full bath located at the rear of the trailer, next to the bunk beds. It contains everything a bathroom should contain. These include:
  • Cassette toilet
  • Backlit medicine cabinet
  • Vanity
  • Sink
  • Shower with a tub
  • Overhead skylight!
Across the convertible dinette, you can find the entertainment center and kitchen. The kitchen comes with a three-burner cooktop, oven, microwave, and double sink. BONUS: It has plenty of overhead cabinet storage! There is a SPACIOUS bedroom with two large wardrobes on either side of the queen bed. Pros
  • Durable build
  • Spacious design
  • Even space distribution
  • Organized layout
Cons
  • The awning arm can be susceptible to rain

Heartland North Trail 24BHS RV Travel Trailer

Specifications

  • Length: 27’11”
  • Dry Weight: 5,400 lbs
  • Exterior Height: 11’4″
  • Interior Height: 6’8″
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7-8 people
  • Price: $24,900
These Heartland North trailer models are HIGHLY COMFORTABLE, FULLY FUNCTIONAL travel trailers. The 24BHS Travel Trailer is NO EXCEPTION! It has double, full-sized bunk beds that can sleep up to 4 adults. There is also a king bed in the main bedroom. The U-shaped dinette can also convert to a bed that can fit 1 adult. It has an aluminum framing and a lightweight and durable fiberglass skin, with a 4 inch crowned, vacuum-sealed, and laminated rubber roof. The fully functional kitchen is equipped with a three-burner glass cooktop and a traditional oven. There is a double door refrigerator with a kid’s doodle station as well. Perfect for families with kids, you are sure to enjoy your trip with this bunk trailer! Pros
  • Fully functional kitchen
  • Smart use of space
  • Great for a family with children
Cons
  • Some walls contain holes

Starcraft Mossy Oak 26BH Travel Trailer

Specifications

  • Length: 29’4″
  • Dry Weight: 4,735 lbs
  • Exterior Height: 10’6″
  • Interior Height: 6’9″
  • Sleeping Capacity: Up to 10 people
  • Cost: $23,250
The Starcraft Mossy Oak is a VERY SPACIOUS RV bunkhouse. In fact, it may be the most spacious among the bunkhouse travel trailers on this list. This RV has a very durable exterior and high-quality interior and fixtures. The floor plans show a functional and inviting interior. The kitchen is beautiful and spacious, great for aspiring chefs. The bunk beds are separated by a privacy curtain, each with a 300-pound limit. Kind of like a separate room! Each bunk has a 2-foot headroom, making them very spacious and comfortable. Pros:
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
  • Durable and heavy-duty exterior
  • Privacy curtain improves security
Cons
  • None we could find

Travel Trailer with Bunkhouse Buying Guide

Travel trailers combine the luxury and spaciousness of an RV with the flexibility of a trailer. They’re a pretty popular style. But due to its popularity, there are so many choices! For today, let’s focus on bunkhouse travel trailers. These are travel trailers with built-in bunk beds.

Categories

Travel trailers with bunk beds fall into one of three categories. Here there are!

Lightweight Travel Trailers

These are the smallest option among all the other RV travel trailer products. They weigh less than 3,000 lbs. These also have the smallest floor plans. This type of travel trailer can only hold 2 bunks, so these are typically for smaller families. Many of them have slide out features and smart use of space so that the most is made out of its limited space. These typically cost between $11,000 to $30,000.

Small Travel Trailers

These travel trailer models typically weigh less than 5,000 lbs. Similar to the lightweight travel trailers, they usually have a smart use of space, with convertible dinettes and other slide out features. They have relatively small floor plans but are still larger than the floor plans of the lightweight trailers. These would have around 2-4 bunks available. These average at around $30,000.

Luxury Travel Trailers

These are the largest models of travel trailers. It usually weighs from 5,000 lbs. to 8,000 lbs. These models come with a lot of amenities and features. However, the prices are pretty hefty, usually costing around $50,000 or more. Luxury models are great, as they usually have at least two bunk beds. This means at least 4 bunks that can hold more people!

What Are Some Factors to Consider When Buying Travel Trailers?

Here are the factors you need to consider when choosing travel trailers with bunk beds.

Weight Capacity of Your RV Vehicle

You would want to consider your TOWING CAPACITY. It still has to be towable by your truck. So take note of how much it weighs. Sure, nice, big floor plans may be nice, but if your truck can’t tow it, then there’s no point.

Number of People

Good travel trailers can comfortably accommodate the number of people you need. Take note of this when choosing your trailer. You may want to check the floor plans of different travel trailers, looking out for things such as the number of bunk beds. Some travel trailer options also have dinettes that can be converted to a bed. If you want to squeeze more people into a smaller area, this might be what you’re looking for. It’s also a great option for those who don’t want to stay in a bunk! If you can afford it and your vehicle can handle it, get one with more bunk beds if you have a larger family.

Amount of Gear You’re Bringing

Travel trailers come with different storage options. Make sure the one you purchase can hold all the gear you need. If you have extra bunk beds, you can use them as a storage area as well.

Budget

The prices of travel trailer models really depend on many factors, such as floor plans, materials used, amenities, and features. Some travel trailers are priced higher if they come from a more reputable company. Be sure to check the prices of different models before you have your heart set on a trailer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Camper Bunkhouse?

Bunkhouse travel trailers are basically trailers that have room for 2 or more bunk beds. Sometimes it can even fit up to 4! Make sure you check the floor plans before getting a trailer so you know if it’s to your taste.

What Is the Shortest Travel Trailer with a Bunkhouse?

The KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH is the shortest travel trailer out of the other models with a bunkhouse, with a height of 9’4″. There are also other small models to consider, such as the Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite 17 BH Travel Trailer. They all have at least one bunk bed, which qualifies it as a bunkhouse trailer.

RVs With Bunk Beds VS Bunk House

There are no official standards that differentiate these. But in general, a bunkhouse would have a dedicated private or semi-private area for sleep, while an RV with bunk beds would be simply a large RV that holds bunk beds. A bunkhouse would also tend to have at least 2 bunk beds in its floor plans.

Can I Add Bunk Beds in an Already Existing Trailer?

Not all models of travel trailers have built-in bunk beds. Adding bunk beds to an RV that doesn’t originally have it in its floor plans is an option as well. We would recommend you have it built-in rather than buying movable bunk beds so that it’s sturdier. Having loose bunk beds may seem like a good cheap option, but it could end up falling while being moved and ruining other parts of your trailer! To keep your trailer in good shape, make sure you only have built-in bunks.

What are Bunkhouse Floor Plans?

Floor plans for trailers are just the BLUPRINT of the design. In this case, it refers to a design with two or more bunk beds. In most floor plans, the bunks are located in the back of the rig. Floor plans are a great way to find out about the layout of travel trailers before you buy them. So make sure you take a look at each bunk trailer’s floor plan design.

A Recap of the Top Picks

Coachmen Viking Ultra Lite 17 BH Travel Trailer: Best Budget Pick

Looking at the cost can be overwhelming, which is this travel trailer is here to save you some bucks. It may be the CHEAPEST, but it keeps up with the more expensive travel trailers with its compact yet homey feel. You can even watch a family movie through the TV antenna setup or listen to your favorite songs via the internal speakers. Not bad for a “budget pick.”

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 184BS: Best Value

Other models may have shiny features and fancy exteriors, but they fail to deliver great value for money. The Jayco Jay Flight bunk trailer is a jack-of-all-trades in the sense that it has an excellent floor plan, sufficient capacity, and a convertible dinette for your dining and resting needs.

Lance Camper 2185: Best Overall

This brings home the gold out of the models we’ve chosen, thanks to the eco-friendly and luxurious design. It comes in 3 different design options, but all models have the well-loved floor plans of the Lance Camper 2185. You can’t go wrong with a bunk trailer where functionality meets style!

Conclusion

Indeed, this article treated you to some of the best and high-end bunkhouse RV travel trailers and models for your camping and sleepover needs. Do know that you’ll be in great hands with whatever product you decide on buying. That said, we wish you happy, safe, and memorable travels with your family and friends. BON VOYAGE!
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