8 Best RVs For A Young Family [Buying Guide]

8 Best RVs For A Young Family
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Choosing the best RVs for a young family is not easy because it all depends on your preferences and needs. While some find that a smaller RV is enough, others want to enjoy the open road with more space and amenities onboard.

Traveling in an RV can be both fun and challenging, especially when the family includes young children. One of the best ways parents can prepare for this is by making sure there are plenty of entertainment options for them on board, and that they have their own space.

When it comes to deciding which RV is best for a young family, there are many considerations to make. Here are the best 8 RVs for a young family.

32TSBH – 2021 Jay Flight

Sleeps – up to 14

The Jay Flight is a light weight, towable, travel trailer with 2 slide outs for extra living and sleeping space. The Jay Flight is perfect for those looking for a smaller, lighter weight trailer that is easy to tow.

This Jay Flight travel trailer with 2 slide outs for extra living and sleeping space is perfect for your young family. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and an outside kitchen with a sink.

There is also plenty of entertaining space, with an exterior TV bracket and living area so you can get a little down time whilst the kids are watching TV.

Key Features:

  • 2 Slide outs for lots of extra room
  • 3 Bunk beds for the little ones
  • Plenty of entertainment areas
  • Outside kitchen
  • 18 ft awning 

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 2 sets
  • Convertible Beds: 3 double beds
  • Weight: 8,615 pounds
  • Length: 36 feet
  • Fresh water capacity: 80 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 39 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 32.5 gallons

Keystone Passport SL 240BHWE

Sleeps – up to 8

The Keystone Passport SL 240BHWE is a great RV for young families. Spend quality time with the family in the large living space and kitchen with a pantry. 

Relax in the private bedroom with a queen-size bed whilst the children have their own double bunks at the other end of the trailer.

You can also make the most of the outside space with the outdoor kitchen and awning.

Key Features:

  • Slide out for extra room
  • Bunk beds for the little ones
  • Plenty of entertainment areas
  • Outside kitchen
  • L Shaped Kitchen

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 1 set
  • Convertible Beds: 1 double beds
  • Weight: 5,069 pounds
  • Length: 27 feet 10 inches
  • Fresh water capacity: 43 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

Jayco Jay Feather Micro 171BH

Sleeps – up to 5

The Jayco Jay Feather Micro 171BH is a fantastic small trailer for a young family. If you want a smaller more manageable trailer then this is a great option. The floorplan for the 171BH offers the perfect solution for a young family.

There is a queen double bed at one end of the trailer and bunk beds at the other end for the kids. There is also a bathroom, kitchen and dinette area for full living capabilities. There’s also an awning so you can expand your living area to the outside.

Key Features:

  • Bunk beds for the little ones
  • Awning
  • Well designed floor plan to make the most of the space

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 1 set
  • Convertible Beds: None
  • Weight: 3,930 pounds
  • Length: 20 feet 3 inches
  • Fresh water capacity: 55 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30.5 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30.5 gallons

Winnebago Micro Minnie 2100BH

Sleeps – up to 6

This micro minnie Winnebago is great for a family with young children, as the name suggests it’s a small lightweight travel trailer. This makes it easy to tow and maneuver. 

But just because it’s compact in size doesn’t mean it lacks any features, inside this trailer you will find a full kitted out kitchen. All the modern conveniences like USB ports, LED TV, AV system, wireless phone chargers and the WiFi prep.

There is a slide out for extra space and can sleep upto 6 people, with a great indoor entertainment center and an awning to take the fun outdoors.

Key Features:

  • Booth Dinette Slide
  • RV Full Bed
  • Bunk Beds
  • Private Toilet & Shower
  • Exterior Pack-N-Play
  • Awning

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 1 set
  • Convertible Beds: The Dinette slide 
  • Weight: 3,634 pounds
  • Length: 22 feet 
  • Fresh water capacity: 50 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

Coachmen Apex Nano 194BHS

Sleeps – up to 5

This Coachmen Apex Nano is similar to the micro minnie Winnebago , but  comes in quite a bit cheaper. It still has most of the features of the Winnebago too so there isn’t much of a compromise.

There is still plenty of entertainment for the kids with a digital TV antenna with cable hook-ups and Wi-Fi capability, an AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth, exterior speakers, a DSI gas/electric water heater, and a power awning with LED lighting. 

Key Features:

  • Exterior Camp Kitchen
  • Pass-Through Storage
  • Outside Shower
  • Single Slide
  • Full Bathroom
  • Power Awning
  • Stabilizer Jacks (4)

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 1 set
  • Convertible Beds: The Dinette slide 
  • Weight: 3,860 pounds
  • Length: 22 feet 
  • Fresh water capacity: 31 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 25 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 25 gallons

Keystone Outback Ultra Lite 210URS

Sleeps – up to 7

If you are after a bit more space and an RV that can last and will be useful still as your kids grow then the Keystone Outback Ultra could be it. It’s only slightly longer than the Winnebago and Coachmen Apex but the floorplan means that it feels so much more spacious.

There is a rear slide out that provides the room for the queen bed which is spacious and luxurious, the bunk beds at the other end of the trailer. There is a full kitchen, dinette, sofa and bathroom on the RV too.

Key Features:

  • Rear Slide
  • Pantry
  • Bunk Beds
  • Bicycle Storage
  • USB Charging Port

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen
  • Bunk beds: 1 set
  • Convertible Beds: The sofa 
  • Weight: 4,670  pounds
  • Length: 23 feet 
  • Fresh water capacity: 60 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 30 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 30 gallons

Taxa Outdoors Cricket Camper

Sleeps – up to 4 (2 adults and 2 children)

If you want a small trailer that you can tow easily for spontaneous weekends away with the kids then the taxa outdoors is a great option.

It’s lightweight and rugged, so can be taken off road to the quietest locations, it includes plumbing and electrical systems to keep the children entertained wherever your adventure takes you.

Key Features:

  • Easily Towable
  • Room to Eat, Sleep, and Relax
  • Optional 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner 
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Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: N/A
  • Bunk beds: Convertible set
  • Convertible Beds: The dinette
  • Weight: 1,753  pounds
  • Length: 15 feet 
  • Fresh water capacity: 15 gallons
  • Black water capacity: N/A – Portable toilet
  • Gray water capacity: 16 gallons

Jayco Alante 31V RV

Sleeps – up to 6 

If money is no object and you’re after a class A that offers luxury and comfort then the Jayco Alante is a great option for a young family. It has two slide outs that give you the spacious feeling of home, whilst being on the road.

You also don’t need to worry about towing a trailer as this a proper motorhome so you can drive your RV anywhere you want without having to waste time attaching a trailer.

There is a large queen bed at one end, and an over cab bunk at the other end. You can also install a jackknife sofa for more sleeping arrangements as the children grow. The large living area has a dinette and a sofa which is perfect for entertaining the little ones, there is also an outside entertainment area.

Key Features:

  • Motorhome
  • Walk-Around Queen Bed
  • Two Slide Outs
  • Sofa
  • Cockpit Table
  • Outside LED TV
  • 23′ Electric Awning

Specification:

  • Fixed Bed: Queen Bed
  • Bunk beds: Over cab bunk
  • Convertible Beds: Sofa
  • Weight: 18,000  pounds
  • Length: 32 feet 
  • Fresh water capacity: 72 gallons
  • Black water capacity: 40 gallons
  • Gray water capacity: 50 gallons

What to Look For When Choosing the Best RVs for a Young Family

There are quite a few considerations to make when purchasing an RV, and I’d always recommend renting the models you are interested in first to see if they are a good fit. 

I have compiled a more in depth article for you to decide whether buying an RV makes sense for your family.

Some of the most important considerations when choosing an V for a young family are:

Size

Size is an important factor and is really dependent on you and your needs, how often will you be using the RV, what are you comfortable driving, and how many people are staying in it. These are all important questions to ask when determining the size of RV you want.

RVs with slide outs are great options for creating extra space, but these also come with increased maintenance so it’s important to do your research first.

FloorPlan

Most models of RVs and travel trailers have a variety of floor plans to choose from, consider each one and decide which floor plan suits your lifestyle the best.

Sleeping Arrangements

Another consideration is the sleeping arrangements, again this will depend on your situation. Do you want a double bed and a set of bunks, are you happy converting a sofa into a bed every night? 

Having set bunk beds and queen beds will make you life more comfortable and easier but it does compromise on space. You will need to figure out which is more important.

Entertainment

RVing with a young family is difficult so you will want to make sure that there is plenty of entertainment available in the RV for the children. Either an entertainment space or somewhere you can play games is a must.

Budget

RVs are not cheap and I highly recommend renting an RV before buying one, it’s probably going to be cheaper to rent than buy in most cases.

You will also need to allow for maintenance, insurances and fuel etc when working out your budget for an RV. Its also much cheaper to buy second hand rather than new.

Versatility

With young children you will want an RV that is versatile and can adapt with your family. You might have to change sleeping arrangements as they grow or your family grows. Just keep that in mind as buying an RV is a big commitment.

Final Thoughts

Buying an RV for a young family is a fantastic way to make lifelong memories for you and the children. However, it’s important to make sure that you buy the right RV for your young family as it’s a big commitment.

Make sure that the RV is big enough for your family to grow into and has all the sleeping arrangements and amenities that your family desire.

Heather

Heather is an avid camper and RV enthusiast! Her aim is to cut through the jargon and help you make the right decisions, to have THE BEST RVing trip EVER.
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