In this article, we are going to learn to choose a travel trailer under 5000 pounds. Travel trailers, as we all know, come in many different models, sizes, number of rooms, amenities, and floor plans, but one of the most critical factors to consider when choosing a travel trailer is the weight of the trailer itself. When going into a dealership, you are often confronted with different weight designations which can all add up to confusion.
As far as we are concerned, here at Top Rated Travel Trailers, the designation that matters the most is the GVWR or the “gross vehicle weight rating.” This is the maximum weight that your trailer can weigh once you’ve added all the amenities that you desire, propane, accessories, personal belongings, groceries, and anything else that you want to add.
Now that you know your travel trailer’s GVWR, you need to consider just how much your truck can tow. This is typically the result of how much payload your vehicle is rated for and then subtracting how much your truck weighs loaded for camping.
I can go into all the calculations on figuring this out but Learn to RV has already done the job of describing it all and has a few nifty calculators to help as well.
A Travel Trailer Under 5000 Pounds…No Way!
Actually, there are many models of travel trailers under 5000 pounds. Most of the big RV manufacturers make models that are pretty nice and are considered lightweight travel trailers. Our list of the best travel trailer brands will point you in the right direction.
Below are several travel trailer under 5000 lbs.
- Lance 1985 Travel Trailer Rated at 3925 Lbs.
- Lance 1995 Travel Trailer Rated at 3950 Lbs.
Jayco is one of the more popular manufacturers and maker of some of the best travel trailers on the market. They make the following models that are all under 5000 pounds GVWR.
- Jay Flight SLX Rated at 3500 Lbs.
- Jay Feather SLX Rated at 4250 Lbs.
Choosing a trailer under 5000 pounds should not be too difficult in today’s market. The use of lightweight but durable materials and sophisticated manufacturing technologies allow for most maker of travel trailers and pull-behind campers to make just the size you need.