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Expandable Trailers

Expandable Trailers

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Cross between a pop-up and a traditional travel trailer

A cross between a hard-sided travel trailer and a pop-up camper, the expandable trailer ends pop out to offer more sleeping space. Expandable units are lighter than conventional travel trailers and are often more affordable. Scroll down to see more of the possible features and amenities.

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Expandable Trailers
Expandable trailer living space

Living Space

There is a traditional living space with a kitchen and bathroom, bench seating that converts to an eating area and sometimes bunks that fold up and down.

Expandable Trailer Pop-out sleeping

Pop-out sleeping

Much like a pop-up, the sleeping areas pop out from the sides creating extra space and the canvas sides give you a view of a starry sky.

Expandable Trailer Functional Kitchen

Functional Kitchen

There is enough space to prep and cook meals as well as wash up with the basic kitchen amenities.

Expandable Trailer Counter Space

Counter Space

The stovetop area is covered when not in use creating more prep space.

Model Details:
Size 8-16 FT
Avg. Costs $10,000 - $20,000
Sleeps Up to 8
Expanding roof
Expandable trailers have evolved to include different ways to expand living space inside.
Expandable trailers
Expandable Trailers
Sleeping outside
Expandable trailers still provide the magic of feeling like you are sleeping outside with canvas sides and open-air sleeping with cross-breezes.
Expandable trailers
Expandable Trailers
Some expandable trailers are designed with traditional slideouts adding extra living space.
Expandable trailers
Expandable Trailers
Expandable Class B
Some class Bs are adding expandable canvas sided sections to their RVs allowing for open-air sleeping and more living space within the unit.
Expandable trailers
Expandable Trailers
The feeling of sleeping in a tent but off the ground
Expandable trailers
Expandable Trailers
Expanding side and roof
Some expandable trailers are designed to expand out and up.
Expandable trailers

Typical Features & Amenities

Sleeps up to 8 people
Light-weight, can be towed with a family car, minivan or SUV
Bathroom amenities
Open-air sleeping experience
Full entertainment system
Some have hard-sided slideouts as well as the traditional canvas pop-outs
Kitchen amenities
  • Smaller models can be towed by mid-size vehicles equipped with a hitch: either the family car, minivan, SUV, or pickup truck. Check with your dealer for your vehicle’s tow limits.
  • Lightweight versions have been designed specifically for towing behind many six-cylinder family vehicles.
  • At the campground, easily detach from the tow vehicle to use the vehicle for errands and sightseeing.
  • A generous amount of living space makes kitchen, dining, bathroom, and sleeping areas standard, with additional amenities available depending upon size.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have never towed a vehicle before. How do I learn to do it? 

    It may seem intimidating to tow an RV for the first time but towing is a skill set like driving a car, riding a bike, or mastering anything you ever set out to learn. There are several ways that you can prepare but one of the easiest ways to learn is by contacting your local dealer. Many dealerships offer test drives and even offer classes on how to tow an RV. This article is also full of tips on how to get started.

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