Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS Review

Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS

The Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS is a Zero Gravity Series luxury class, ultralight travel trailer that is light on weight but loaded with features. The 33-foot long trailer features a lightweight aluminum body with a beautiful gel coat front cap to increase aerodynamics for travel and is easy on gas mileage.  The gel-cap is also equipped with “V” shaped LED lighting, giving additional outdoor lighting as well as a pleasing, eye-catching look.  The dual colored fiberglass sides with intermixed decals gives the impression of a high-end painted coach and are complimented by the standard dark tint safety glass windows.  The pass-through storage is fully lit and the slam latch storage doors are equipped with a magnetic clasp so there is no need to fumble with the door while storing or retrieved items.

One of the most popular features on this trailer is the double entry.  The first door opens to the main cabin and the second gives a quick external access to the washroom for easy in and out entry without needing to walk through the cabin.  This double entry is especially convenient for children who are always eager to get back to playing and are usually a little messy when playing outdoors.  The large washroom is also equipped with a standard porcelain foot flush toilet, shower tub combination, medicine cabinet, and skylight.  

The Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS sleeps up to 12 people and comes standard with a king size bed.  The convertible rear room has an electrical triple bunk system, which is remote controlled and allows up to a 300-pound capacity per bunk.  When not in use, the bunks raise to the ceiling and open up an additional large storage area for big items such as bikes, kayaks, and dog crates.  The storage area is accessible from a rear slam latch door.  The “U” shaped dinette and sofa also convert into beds that can sleep two adults while the living area is expandable through a single slide, giving extra room throughout the cabin.


Storage is not sacrificed to make room for additional beds either and this Aerolite luxury class trailer features a large kitchen pantry and a wardrobe closet in the living room. The master bedroom has overhead and two side storage spaces as well as an additional closet in the corner and storage space beneath the bed.    In addition to having an aesthetic appeal, the crown roof has a slight barrel curve and gives an additional six to eight inches of ceiling space.

The Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS was designed with luxurious travel in mind and all the comforts of home.  The kitchen comes standard with solid surface countertops with LED backlighting and a stainless double sink with a high spout residential pull out faucet.  Also standard are easy to clean stainless steel appliances, including stainless steel microwave, all of which gives the kitchen a modern look.  There is also plenty of storage in the eight cubic foot refrigerator as well as in the kitchen pantry and cabinets, so meals on the road don’t have to be quick to prepare or light on ingredients.  The LED lighting throughout the cabin is cool-burning and will keep everyone comfortable while cooking or lounging in the cabin.   

Dark tinted windows with shades also help to keep the interior cool without having to draw excess power to run the standard A/C unit.  The cooler interior allows for hours of lounging on the sofa or game playing at the dinette; both of which feature plush cushions made of vinyl.  The cushions are reversible and easy to clean when messes happen.  The luxury Aerolite also comes standard with an LCD television, a TV hookup in the master bedroom, and an exterior TV hookup.  Mounted Bluetooth speakers are available, and the audio and entertainment system has a built-in DVD player, radio, and USB jacks as well as audio/video jacks.  The Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS is prewired for cable, satellite, television antenna, and telephone as well as prewired for heat and air conditioning, ensuring all the comforts of home while on the road.   

Luxury and convenience appear to be the hallmark of the Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS.  Gone are the days of cranking and physical manipulation.  The entire system has power on board with a power tongue jack, the electrical bunk system, power stabilizer jacks, and a power awning with LED lights.  However, the ultimate in comfort and convenience is the iN-Command remote system that allows users to control virtually anything on board that has a motor or a switch from the wall mounted command panel or from a smartphone or tablet.  

A wall mounted touch screen controls the iN-Command system and replaces the clunky, old-fashioned rocker switches and buttons.  Users can check their power levels, pre-set lighting, or activate the slide with a quick touch.  The wall mount display is customizable, allowing users to rename displays as well as reordering the display list based on the most used commands.  The remote system also has a security lockout feature enabling users to set up a pin to prevent children from getting into the system unwanted.  The remote system may also pair with multiple devices through the iN-Command App available on both the Android and iOS platforms allowing multiple users the ability to control the system remotely.  

The iN-Command system provides users with up to the minute data on the Aerolite 282DBHS travel trailer’s vitals such as battery status and fresh water and holding tank levels as well as the ability to control the water heater and water pump from a mobile device so users can monitor their trips with peace of mind.  

Overall, the sleek, aesthetically please design of this travel trailer with all the comforts and conveniences of home make the Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS a top choice in the recreational vehicle market.  Its standard features will turn more heads and provide more value for owners and renters alike.  The easy to use the iN-Command remote system also fully automates the electrical system and puts the user in control at all times, giving the ultimate peace of mind, comfort, and convenience.