When looking for the ideal travel trailer, nothing better than to start looking for a light, short camper, and if it has a bathroom, even better! Then we think about what kind of floor plan we like if we only want space for a couple and we prefer a queen, king, or murphy bed. Or if on the contrary, we need space for up to 6 people with bunk beds (and still under 3000 lbs dry weight). Although it seems impossible to have all this in a travel trailer of such low weight here are 16 travel trailers under 3000 lbs with bathrooms on the current market.
Of all the types of RVs that can be lightweight under 3000 lbs or equal to 3000, we have chosen 16 travel trailer options including 1 hybrid travel trailer under 3000 lbs (which would be a mix of the best of a pop-up camper and a travel trailer).
16 Perfect Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs on the Current Market
Here is the list of 16 Perfect Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs with a Bathroom
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 130RB: under 17 feet and less than 2300 lbs
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 180BH
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 160RBT: sleeping capacity for up to 6 and dry bath
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 170MB
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 160QB: perfect for 2
- KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 181BH: bunkhouse, up to 6 and dry bath
- Jayco 2023 Jay Flight SLX 154BH: under 20 feet and perfect for 4 people
- Forest River R-Pod RP-153: travel trailer under 3000 lbs with Murphy bed
- Forest River 2023 R-Pod RP-171
- Forest River 2023 R-Pod RP-180: under 3000 lbs with slide-out
- Forest River 2023 R-Pod RP-190: under 3000 lbs with slide-out
- Riverside RV 2023 Retro 135: new retro camper with dry bath
- Forest River 2023 Rockwood Geo Pro G15TB: two twin beds or king-size bed
- Prime Time Avenger 16BRD: huge booth dinette and sleeping capacity for 4
- Coachmen RV Clipper Ultra-lite 17CBH: queen bed and bunk beds
- Coachmen RV Viking Ultra-lite 17CBH: queen bed and bunk beds
Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs Specifications
We looked at a variety of camper floorplans before choosing these 16 lightweight travel trailers for you. In our in-depth review of the current market, we only chose travel trailers with a bathroom and under 3000 lbs (or at most 3,000 pounds of dry weight).
Consider that you will have campers with a dry bath and full dry bath (including a hand basin), as well as options with a rudimentary but convenient wet bath with only a shower and a toilet. If you are not familiar with the different types of RV toilets our article tells you all you need to know.
Some of the options on our list of these 16 lightweight trailers under 3,000 lbs have one slide-out and bunk beds. Although, the majority of the campers in this review are meant for couples or a small group of weekend travelers.
Numerous of these campers also have the benefit of being short, making them simple to move around and store.
The chart below summarizes a brief detail of the weighting and size specifications. In the rest of the article, we highlight the differences between each floorplan, including walkthrough videos and 360-tours, and review the advantages and disadvantages to help you choose between these amazing travel trailers under 3000 lbs (dry weight) with a bathroom.
|Make||Model||Floorplan||Dry Weight (lbs)||GVWR (lbs)||Hitch Weight (lbs)||Max CCC (lbs)||Exterior Length|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||130RB||2240||2800||270||560||16′ 9″|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||180BH||2690||3500||280||810||21′ 5″|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||160RBT||2740||3500||310||760||16′ 9″|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||170MB||2870||3500||420||360||22′ 0″|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||160QB||2900||3500||360||600||22′ 0″|
|KZ RV||Sportsmen Classic||181BH||2980||3500||390||520||21′ 5″|
|Jayco||2023 Jay Flight SLX||154BH||2615||3540||250||925||18′ 0″|
|Forest River||2023 R-Pod||RP-153||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||17′ 6″|
|Forest River||2023 R-Pod||RP-171||2714||3840||340||1126||19’ 0”|
|Forest River||2023 R-Pod||RP-180||2950||3832||332||882||20′ 0″|
|Forest River||2023 R-Pod||RP-190||2979||3807||307||828||20′ 4″|
|Riverside RV||2023 Retro||135||2640||3640||140||1000||15’ 9”|
|Forest River||2023 Rockwood Geo Pro||G15TB||2667||3877||357||1210||15′ 10″|
|Prime Time||Avenger||16BRD||2939||3890||390||951||20′ 11″|
|Coachmen RV||Clipper Ultra-lite||17CBH||2959||3883||383||924||20′ 4″|
|Coachmen RV||Viking Ultra-lite||17CBH||2959||3883||383||924||20′ 4″|
16 Travel Trailers Under 3,000 lbs Dry Weight
To keep the weight absolutely clear we will refer at all times to 3000 lbs dry weight, also known as the unloaded vehicle weight (UVW). In this way, we will highlight the maximum loading capacity (or CCC meaning cargo capacity), which among many floorplans is a big difference.
As we always mention, if the maximum towing capacity of your vehicle is 3000 lbs, you should not be looking for campers of exactly the maximum of your towing capacity. It is advisable to go no more than 70-80% to have some margin of safety and also do the math to find the right weight camper.
If you need a camper lighter than 3000 lbs, check out the 10 best small pop-up campers on the current market, where you will find small campers under 1500 lbs and as short as 15 feet long when folded.
We have reviewed a number of camper floorplans and have selected these 16 travel trailers under 3000 lbs for you to consider in your search. All of these lightweight campers are equipped with a bathroom, which is extremely advantageous. Some even have full bathrooms, including a hand basin. You’ll find that in this size of RV at only 3,000 lbs or less, the bathroom can be wet or dry, but can also just be a toilet and shower. With no other space available, many floorplans do not include something like a hand basin.
In addition to being lightweight, many of these campers have the advantage of being short and therefore easy to maneuver and store.
You’ll see floorplans perfect for couples and others suitable for larger families looking for lightweight travel trailer options with spacious bunkhouses.
KZ RV Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs Floorplans
Let’s see these amazing 6 lightweight travel trailers floorplans by KZ RV.
We have 4 KZ RV floorplans that offer travel trailers under 3000 lbs, without bunk beds, perfect for couples looking for an easy-to-tow camper, with a dry bath, and even comfortable to live in or to take a leap.
The Sportsmen Classic 130RB is a light and short camper under 17 feet for 2 people convenient for those who are looking for a small camper with a dry bath.
The Sportsmen Classic 160RBT is a hybrid between a travel trailer and a pop-up camper with a bathroom that offers end beds, in the best pop-up camper style, with the advantages of the solid side walls of a travel trailer. These pop-up beds are useful for creating a more spacious interior, without increasing the weight and length of a short camper by less than 17 feet when folded. And as we always mention with short campers, travel trailers under 20 feet are very easy to maneuver and store in any garage, which is a great advantage for RV beginners.
The 160QB and 170MB floorplans are very similar and their main difference is based on the bed. The KZRV 160QB travel trailer comes with a fixed queen bed, while the 170MB has a queen murphy bed with a sofa. Although both travel trailers have the same length (22 feet) and overall dimensions, the 170MB has the advantage of appearing to have a more spacious interior. During the day, you have lunch or supper seated in the booth dinette and then enjoy the comfort of the sofa of the 170MB floorplan. At night, you can easily pull down the queen murphy bed and rest.
The bathroom in the 170MB is more spacious than the 160QB. However, the best closet is in the 160QB. So, there are floorplans to suit all tastes. Choosing the right one just depends on what you are looking for.
|Make||KZ RV||KZ RV||KZ RV||KZ RV||KZ RV||KZ RV|
|Model||Sportsmen Classic||Sportsmen Classic||Sportsmen Classic||Sportsmen Classic||Sportsmen Classic||Sportsmen Classic|
|Exterior Length||16′ 9″||21′ 5″||16′ 9″||22′||22′||21′ 5″|
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 130RB
The Sportsmen Classic 130RB is a travel trailer under 3000 lbs with a dry bath (only shower and toilet) and sleeping capacity for up to 2 people.
|Exterior Length||16′ 9″|
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 160RBT Hybrid Travel Trailer Under 3000 Lbs
The Sportsmen Classic 160RBT is a Hybrid Travel Trailer Under 3000 lbs., with 2 bunk ends, a dry bath, and a sleeping capacity for up to 6 people when the booth dinette is folded down increasing the sleeping places. The 3000 lbs of this camper are well distributed in a very advantageous floorplan.
Type: Hybrid Travel Trailer
|Exterior Length||16′ 9″|
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 170MB
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 160QB
KZ RV Travel Trailers Under 3,000 lbs with Bunk Beds and Bathroom
Let’s see two floorplans by KZ RV, travel trailers under 3000 lbs dry weight with a bathroom and bunk beds
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 180BH
|Exterior Length||21′ 5″|
KZ RV Sportsmen Classic 181BH
|Exterior Length||21′ 5″|
Let’s see the walkthrough video of this 181BH, one of the best travel trailers under 3000 lbs on the current market.
Jayco Camper Trailer Under 3000 lbs
Jayco 2023 Jay Flight SLX 154BH
This Jayco 2023 Jay Flight SLX 154BH is one of our recommended options for those who are looking for one of the best travel trailers under 3000 lbs with bunk beds and a dry bathroom, on the current market.
|Model||2023 Jay Flight SLX|
|Exterior Length||18′ 0″|
R-Pod Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs Dry Weight
The R-Pods travel trailers RP-171, RP-180, and RP-190 have floorplans with a queen bed, while RP-153 has a queen Murphy bed to turn down over the dinette. These 4 floorplans have dry baths.
As we mentioned before, the R-Pod RP-153 is a great option for those who are looking for travel trailers under 3000 lbs with a murphy bed.
The RP-190 travel trailer offers a fantastic floor plan with a slide-out kitchen, still light, and a toilet separated from the shower. We recommend you watch the walkthrough video.
Differences Between R-Pod Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs
Let’s see the differences between these 4 floorplans of travel trailers under 3000 lbs.
|Make||Forest River||Forest River||Forest River||Forest River|
|Model||2023 R-Pod||2023 R-Pod||2023 R-Pod||2023 R-Pod|
|Exterior Length||17′ 6″||19’ 0”||20′ 0″||20′ 4″|
|Dry Bath||Yes||Wet Bath||Yes||Yes|
|Sleeping Capacity||3 or 4||3 or 4||4||4|
|Type of Bed||Murphy Bed||Queen Bed||Queen Bed||Queen Bed|
Forest River 2023 R-Pod RP-171
The R-Pod RP-171 travel trailer is ideal for weekend excursions because it is small and lightweight. At slightly under 20 feet long and under 3000 lbs, it has all of the necessities for camping. A sleeping capacity for 3-4 people, a kitchen with a two-burner cooktop, a convection microwave, a refrigerator, a furnace, an air conditioner, a TV, and a wet bath. This fantastic layout is perfect for couples or friends on a weekend trip, and for individuals who want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while still having the comforts of home.
|Exterior Length||19’ 0”|
Forest River 2023 R-Pod RP-190
|Exterior Length||20′ 4″|
Retro Camper Trailers Under 3000 lbs
Riverside RV 2023 Retro 135
The Riverside RV Retro 135 is a good choice for those who like new retro campers with a travel trailer under 3000 lbs with a dry bath and a floorplan ideal for couples.
|Exterior Length||15’ 9”|
|Type of Bed||Queen Bed|
Geo Pro Camper Under 3000 lbs
Forest River 2023 Rockwood Geo Pro G15TB
One difference to note between this model and the other campers we have in this review is that the Rockwood Geo Pro G15TB has a wet bath, while most of the other campers have a dry bath. Something important to consider when looking for a new RV. However, there are a lot of pros to choosing this camper. Let’s see.
The Geo Pro G15TB floorplan is versatile with two twin beds that convert to a king bed, a bath, a TV, an awning 10 ft long, and other amazing features such as two exterior storage compartments and a griddle outside. Most tow trucks are capable of towing this travel trailer for under 3,000 lbs. If you are looking for a tiny camper, lightweight with a king bed, you should consider this travel trailer made by Forest River RV. Definitely, one of the perfect 16 travel trailers under 3000 lbs for this review.
|Model||2023 Rockwood Geo Pro|
|Exterior Length||15′ 10″|
|Spec available here||360-Tour|
Prime Time Camper Trailer Under 3000 lbs Dry Weight & Bath
Prime Time Avenger 16BRD
With a weight of slightly under 3,000 lbs, the Avenger 16RD travel trailer is ideal for towing.
As you can see in the floorplan above, there’s a queen bed in the front with a nightstand, a spacious full dry bath with a skylight shower, and a wide U-dinette in the back increasing the sleeping capacity in 2 places if you wish. A two-burner stove, a domestic microwave, and a 10.7 cu. ft. 12V refrigerators are included in the kitchen. The Avenger 16RD offers a versatile floorplan with a sleeping capacity of up to 4 people. That’s why is one of our best travel trailers under 3000 lbs.
|Exterior Length||20′ 11″|
|Type of Bed||Queen Bed|
Coachmen RV Trailers Under 3000 lbs
Coachmen RV Clipper Ultra-lite 17CBH & Viking Ultra-lite 17CBH
Coachmen RV Clipper Ultra-lite 17CBH & Viking Ultra-lite 17CBH are selected also as the best bunkhouse travel trailers under 25 feet and in this article, we propose these Coachmen RV options are one of the best travel trailers under 3000 lbs.
|Model||Clipper Ultra-lite and Viking Ultra-lite|
|Exterior Length||20′ 4″|
|Type of Bed||Queen Bed|
Options with Bunkhouse Under 3,000 lbs
If you are specifically looking for lightweight travel trailers with bunk beds we recommend you our articles and owners’ reviews which only includes bunkhouse floorplans:
- 14 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 3500 lbs
- 5 Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 3000 lbs
- 5 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Under 4000 lbs
We hope you get the most out of our review and summary of the 16 best travel trailers under 3000 lbs (dry weight) with bathrooms. Hope you find the smallest and lightest travel trailers on the current market (but comfortable). If you are looking for more options (up to 4000 lbs.) we recommend you our article about the 20 Small Travel Trailers with Dry Bath. See you in the next post!