How Much Does an Average (RV or Travel Trailer) Cost?

If you’re about to purchase a trailer you probably want to know, what should I be paying for my new/used trailer? I’ve purchased multiple trailers in the past and I can tell you that, most the times spending a little bit of extra money can go a long ways. Many times you can save money by buying an off-brand trailer, and I can also tell you that there’s a lot of other things you can do that will save you some big bucks.

Travel Trailer Cost

How much does an average travel trailer cost? Well it’s going to depend on your needs and wants. We’ve done all the hard research for you and found you some of the cheapest ones on the market, as well as some more luxurious models that could cost you a pretty penny.

There’s a wide range of what a travel trailer is going to cost you. You can get an inexpensive 3,000 pound, 260 inch travel trailer (Starcraft Autumn Ridge Mini 18QB) for around $10,000, or you can go all the way up to a trailer that’s going to cost you in the much more expensive range of close to $110,000 for a 6,517 pound 371 inch trailer (2019 Airstream International Signature 30RB Twin).

To give you a better idea of what’s all included in a smaller RV, here’s a YouTube video where you can get a closer look at the Mini Autumn Ridge travel trailer.

If you want to look at the luxurious 2019 Airstream International Signature 30RB Twin you can check out this fantastic video

Always be mindful that there’s going to be a lot of other costs when it comes to purchasing a trailer, such as buying a black water hose, a generator, paying to winterize your trailer annually, batteries, sales tax, dealer documents, and title fees. You’re also going to want to make sure you have a storage place to store your trailer.

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2017 Starcraft Autumn Ridge Mini 18QB

Estimated Price – $10,000

This trailer sleeps three people. One power retractable 13-foot awning… Automatic A/C. Two Stoves. One radio. One CD player for one disk. One queen size bed. One convertible bed.

Dimensions
• Length – 21.67 feet (260 inches)
• Width – 7.08 feet (85 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.42 feet (77 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 3,071 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 670 lbs
• GVWR – 3,750 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 335 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 26 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 15 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 9 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 4.7 gal. 20 lbs tank

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2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 285RLSW

Estimated Price – $30,500

Sleeps six people. One power retractable 18 foot awning. One power retractable slideout. Mid-size refrigerator. Three stoves. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 32.42 feet (389 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 10.94 feet (131.3 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.75 feet (81 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 6,160 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 2,090 lbs
• GVWR – 8,250 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 730 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 38 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 39 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 39 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tanks

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2017 Shadow Cruiser RV 289RBS

Estimated Price – $37,700

Sleeps eight people. Two power retractable slideouts. One power retractable 20 foot awning with integrated speakers. Three stoves. Mid-size refrigerator. One sofa. Two bunk beds. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 34.75 feet (417 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.17 feet (134 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.92 feet (83 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 6,605 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 3,015 lbs
• GVWR – 9,620 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 820 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 44 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 87 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tanks

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2019 Tommy Bahama Airstream 19CB

Estimated Price – $84,000

Sleeps four people. One power retractable awning. Three stoves. Automatic heater and A/C. One double size bed. One convertible bed.
Dimensions
• Length – 19.17 feet (230 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.62 feet (96 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 4,200 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 800 lbs
• GVWR – 5,000 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 550 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 23 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 21 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 18 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 14.2 gal. 60 lbs tanks

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2016 Forest River Vibe 221RBS

Estimated Price – $27,000

Sleeps four people. One power retractable awning. One power retractable slideout. Mid-size refrigerator. Three stoves. One queen size bed. One convertible bed.

Dimensions
• Length – 27.58 feet (331 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11 feet (132 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 5,375 lbs
• Towing Capacity – 1,833 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 780 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 50 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 40 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 40 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 20.8 gal. 88 lbs tank

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2016 Gulf Stream RV Gulf Breeze Ultra Lite 28BBS

Estimated Price – $27,565

Sleeps 10 people. One Slideout. Mid-size refrigerator. Three Stoves. Automatic heater and A/C. Two double beds. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.
Dimensions
• Length – 31.17 feet (374 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11 feet (132 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.67 feet (80 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 5,740 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,880 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 820 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 44 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2019 Dutchmen Kodiak Ultimate 330BHSL

Estimated Price – $50,350

Sleeps 10 people comfortably. One sofa. Midsize refrigerator. Heater and A/C. Three bunk beds. One queen size bed. Three convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 37.25 feet (447 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.17 feet (134 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 7,653 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 2,027 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 982 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 52 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 78 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 28 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2012 Holiday Rambler Traveler 26BH

Estimated Price – $16,500

Sleeps nine people. Three stoves. One awning. Mid-size refrigerator. Automatic heating and A/C. One bunk bed. One double bed. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 28.75 feet (345 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.25 feet (135 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.83 feet (82 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 4,550 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 3,150 lbs
• GVWR – 7,700 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 515 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 37 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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Forest River Rockwood Ultra Lite 2703WS

Estimated Price – $34,500

Sleeps six people. One power retractable 15 foot awning. Three slideouts. Mid-size refrigerator. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 32.42 feet (389 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.17 feet (134 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.67 feet (80 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 6,660 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,456 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 716 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 43 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 37 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 37 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 14.2 gal. 60 lbs tank

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2019 Hymer Touring GT

Estimated Price – $26,460

Sleeps four people. One sofa. One television. Air conditioning. Compact refrigerator. One king size bed. One convertible bed.

Dimensions
• Length – 18.92 feet (227 inches)
• Width – 8.75 feet (105 inches)
• Height – 7.33 feet (88 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.42 feet (77 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 2,480 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 720 lbs
• GVWR – 3,200 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 250 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 23 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 20 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 4.6 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 4.7 gal. 20 lbs tank

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2013 Skyline Mountain View 186B

Estimated Price – $18,850

Sleeps five people. Automatic heating and A/C. Compact refrigerator. Two stoves. One Radio. One disk CD player. Two bunk beds. One double bed. One convertible bed.

Dimensions
• Length – 20.5 feet (246 inches)
• Width – 7 feet (84 inches)
• Height – 9.08 feet (109 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.08 feet (73 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 2,475 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,275 lbs
• GVWR – 3,850 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 325 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 27 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 15 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 9 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – One 4.7 gal. 20 lbs tank

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2019 Jayco White Hawk 31RL

Estimated Price – $47,750

Sleeps six people. Two recliners. Two 21 foot awnings. Mid size refrigerator. Two power retractable slideouts. Three stoves. One queen size bed. Two Convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 36.92 feet (443 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.32 feet (135.8 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.75 feet (81 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 7,650 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,600 lbs
• GVWR – 9,250 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 885 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 42 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 30.5 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30.5 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 7.1 gal. 30 lbs tank

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2017 Coachmen Viking 21RD

Estimate Price – $17,155

Sleeps six people. One awning. Mid size refrigerator. Three stoves. Automatic A/C and heater. One queen size bed. One convertible bed.

Dimensions
• Length – 25.5 feet (306 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 9.83 feet (118 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.33 feet (76 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 3,821 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 3,317 lbs
• GVWR – 7,172 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 542 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 40 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 31 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 31 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2014 Keystone Hideout 31RBDS

Estimated Price – $33,000

Sleeps nine people. Mid size refrigerator. One power retractable awning. Two power retractable slideouts. Three stoves. Two sofas. Two bunk beds. One queen size bed. Three convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 35.67 feet (428 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.17 feet (134 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.75 feet (81 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 7,660 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 2,005 lbs
• GVWR – 9,665 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 865 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 45 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 38 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 38 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2019 Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS

Estimated Price – $54,650

Sleeps 10 people. Full-size refrigerator. Three power retractable slideouts. One power retractable 21 foot awning. Three stoves. One sofa. Two recliners. Two bunk beds. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 34.33 feet (448 inches)
• Height – 11.5 feet (138 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 8,991 lbs
• GVWR – 10,995 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 955 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 60 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 86 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 44 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 14.2 gal. 60 lbs tank

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2013 Forest River Salem T32BHDS

Estimated Price Range – $29,250

Sleeps 10 people. Mid-size refrigerator. Three stoves. Two power retractable slideouts. One power retractable awning. Automatic heater and A/C. Two bunk beds. One double bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 35.67 feet (428 inches)
• Height – 11.17 feet (134 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 7,955 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 3,026 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 859 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 44 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 66 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 32 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 7.1 gal. 30 lbs tank

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2019 Airstream International Signature 30RB Twin

Estimated Price – $109,900

Sleeps six people. One sofa. Three stoves. One power retractable awning. Mid-size refrigerator. Two bunk beds. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 30.92 feet (417 inches)
• Width – 8.46 feet (101.5 inches)
• Height – 9.75 feet (117 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.62 feet (79.5 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 6,517 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 2,283 lbs
• GVWR – 8,800 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 898 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 54 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 38 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 38 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 14.2 gal. 60 lbs tank

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2019 Coachmen Catalina Legacy 303RKP

Estimate Price – $39,950

Sleeps six people. Two recliners. Mid-size refrigerator. Three stoves. One 21 foot power retractable awning. One power retractable slideout. Automatic heating and A/C. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 35.25 feet (423 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.25 feet (135 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.75 feet (81 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 7,746 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 2,054 lbs
• GVWR – 9,800 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 808 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 44 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 70 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2018 Crossroads Sunset Trail Grand Reserves SS26SI

Estimated Price – $43,350

Sleeps six people. One sofa. One power retractable 20 foot awning. Two power retractable slideout. Three stoves. Mid-size refrigerator. One queen size bed. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 31.08 feet (373 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 11.08 feet (133 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 5,986 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,614 lbs
• GVWR – 7,600 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 740 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 45 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 60 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

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2019 Forest River Rockwood Roo 23IKSS

Estimated Price – $36,200

Sleeps eight people. Two power retractable slideouts. One power retractable 19 foot awning. Three stoves. Mid-size refrigerator. One sofa. Two queen size beds. Two convertible beds.

Dimensions
• Length – 29.58 feet (355 inches)
• Width – 8 feet (96 inches)
• Height – 10.83 feet (134 inches)
• Interior Height – 6.67 feet (80 inches)

Weight
• Dry Weight – 5,640 lbs
• Payload Capacity – 1,208 lbs
• Hitch Weight – 688 lbs

Holding Tanks
• Fresh Water Holding Tanks – One 58 gal.
• Gray Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.
• Black Water Holding Tanks – One 30 gal.

Propane Tanks
• Tank Capacity – Two 9.4 gal. 40 lbs tank

This should give you a better idea of what you’re looking for to start out. Depending on the size and needs of your family, will depend on what you should be looking for. Not everyone needs to sleep eight or more people, and not everyone desires to have awnings and slideouts. You can always negotiate the price at the dealership and discuss adding or removing anything that you want or don’t want.

If you’re looking for a great place to buy a new or used travel trailer, feel free to head on over to RV USA or RV Trader. Both sites have great deals that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. You should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. Also, check out any of the RV’s listed here in your area by going to RV Share and renting one.

Since a lot of travel trailers look good on the inside and the outside, you have to be careful about the quality of the trailer when using it. We always recommend renting a travel trailer first before buying it to make sure that it’s well manufactured. There’s a lot of horror stories out there of people buying travel trailers only to have a ton of things go wrong. Make sure to do a little more research and see what other people have to say before buying it. If you’re looking for a great place to rent a travel trailer, we suggest going to RV Share and trying it out first before deciding to buy it.