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10 Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers

RVing with a family is a great way to make wonderful memories. However, those memories might not be so fantastic depending on the sleeping situation. If there aren’t enough beds for everyone to get a great night’s sleep, the whole crew may suffer the consequences! Fortunately, there are bunkhouse travel trailers to save the day.

Let’s dive into this vacation-saving floorplan and the best models out there for your family.

What Is a Bunkhouse Travel Trailer? 

A bunkhouse travel trailer features a room in the trailer with bunks. They are sometimes differentiated by a “BH” in their model number. Typically, the bunkhouse sits in the back of the trailer, but some models have it in the middle. Some refer to RVs with bunkhouses in the middle as mid-bunk layouts. 

Why Are Bunkhouse Travel Trailers Good for Families? 

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a full-time family, a separate bunkhouse can help keep the peace. A bunkhouse travel trailer gives the kids a place to call their own. The kids can camp out in the bunkhouse with a movie while the adults enjoy a late-night fire. A bunkhouse can also help early rising parents who don’t want to wake their kids. 

travel trailer with bunks

The Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailers for Families 

Because you can find many great bunkhouse models, it can get overwhelming trying to sort through them all. Here are a few of our top picks for bunkhouse travel trailers. 

#1. Keystone Passport Travel Trailers Bunkhouses (3)

Keystone Passport actually has 19 bunkhouse travel trailer layouts in their lineup. So many options!

We recommend bunkhouse models 3352BH, 268BH, and the quad-bunk 3401QD.

The Keystone Passport 3352BH Bunkhouse: The 3352BH is a 38-ft, 1.5ba bunkhouse with an outside kitchen. This means your kids their own toilet and sink for cleaning up!

  • Length: 38 ft 3 in
  • Dry Weight: 7,690 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,810 lb
  • Fresh Water: 43 gal
  • Gray Water: 76 gal
  • Waste Water: 76 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • This model also features an outdoor kitchen. 

The Keystone Passport 268BH Bunkhouse: The 268BH is a great 30-ft compact travel trailer for a family.

  • Length: 30 ft 7 inches
  • Dry Weight: 5,988 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,612 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 54 gal
  • Gray Water: 76 gal
  • Waste Water: 38 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • While the bunkhouse portion does not have a solid door, it does have a divider for privacy.
  • The back cargo door gives easy access to storage in the bunk area.
  • Outdoor kitchen
Floor plan of Keystone passport travel trailer model.
Source: www.keystonerv.com. Keystone 268BH

The Keystone Passport 3401QD Bunkhouse: The 3401QD has a huge separate bedroom with four big bunks – perfect for kids, teens, or even adults! This trailer boasts a sleeping capacity of 14. Being a bigger trailer, you will probably need a bigger tow vehicle to handle it, but you’d be hard-pressed to find this kind of sleeping arrangement in any other type of rig.

  • Length: 39 ft 3 in
  • Dry Weight: 7,856 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,814 lbs
  • Hitch: 980 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 43 gal
  • Gray Water: 76 gal
  • Waste Water: 38 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 14
Quad-bunk in the 3401QD. Source: Keystonerv.com

Pro Tip: Go bigger than a travel trailer in one of these 5 Best Class A Bunkhouse RV Motorhomes for Families.

#2. Jayco Jay Feather Bunkhouses (2)

The Jayco Jay Feathers are lightweight, fiberglass travel trailers. These trailers offer lots of sleeping space for the whole family. It has 12 layout options, with five of them being bunkhouse models.

In the Jayco Jay Feather lineup, we recommend looking at the 29QBH and 22BH models. 

The Jayco Jay Feather 29QBH Bunkhouse: The 29QBH is a new model for 2024 with a separate bedroom with 3 single bunks and a theater-seating sofa.

  • Length: 39 ft 3 in
  • Dry Weight: 6,970 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,530 lbs
  • Hitch: 785 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 55 gal
  • Gray Water: 61 gal
  • Waste Water: 30.5 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10

The Jayco Jay Feather 22BH Bunkhouse: The 22BH is a ~29-ft trailer with a rear bunkroom with 2 double bunks and flip up storage with a rear access door. THis model also has the outdoor kitchen setup.

  • Length: 28′ 10″
  • Dry Weight: 5,625 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,480 lbs
  • Hitch: 545 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 55 gal
  • Gray Water: 61 gal
  • Waste Water: 30.5 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Rear access door to storage under flip bunk; great for bikes!
  • Outside Kitchen

#3. Starcraft Autumn Ridge Bunkhouse Trailers (2)

The Starcraft Autumn Ridge lineup varies slightly from East to West regions (so be sure to mark which region you’re in when looking at their website), but both offer 10 different bunkhouse travel trailer layouts.

  • Starting at $25,178
  • Sleeps up to 12
  • Length 22′ 2″ – 33′ 10″
  • Weight 3,485 – 6,275 lbs
  • Toy hauler options are available in this line.
  • Single or dual axle options

In the Starcraft Autumn Ridge lineup, we recommend the 2024 Autumn Ridge 26BH and 19BH. 

The 26BH: The 26BH is a 29.5-ft bunkhouse travel trailer with large double bunk beds in the back.

  • Length: 29 ft 6 inches
  • Dry Weight: 4,840 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,910 lbs
  • Hitch: 665 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 84 gal
  • Gray Water: 39 gal
  • Waste Water: 39 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • Primary bedroom has pocket doors for privacy.
  • Double axle

The 19BH: The 19BH is a 22’4″ trailer with no slide-outs and two single-sized bunk beds located at the rear of the travel trailer. It is the lightest Starcraft bunk option at 3,565 lbs dry.

  • Length: 22 ft 4 inches
  • Dry Weight: 3,565 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,085 lbs
  • Hitch: 405 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 42 gal
  • Gray Water: 40 gal
  • Waste Water: 40 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Single Axle
CHEAPEST RV you'll want to own! Starcraft 19BH
BigTruck BigRV tours the Starcraft 19BH.

#4. Keystone Hideout Bunkhouse Travel Trailer (1)

The Keystone Hideout line has ten current floorplans that feature bunks, three of which are considered “Mid-bunk.” Two of the mid-bunks have hidden beds that drop down, while one actually has its own mid-bunk room.

Keep in mind that in the 2024 Hideout line, the shortest bunkhouse trailer is ~30-ft.

We recommend the 28BUS bunkhouse travel trailer in the Hideout lineup.

The Keystone Hideout 28BUS: The 28BUS is a new 2024 layout with two double bunk beds in the rear behind the sofa.

  • Length: 33 ft 1 inch
  • Dry Weight: 6,935 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 2,700 lbs
  • Hitch: 835 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 46 gal
  • Gray Water: 39 gal
  • Waste Water: 30 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • Double Axle
  • Two double bunks behind sofa
28BUS keystone hideout
Source: Keystonerv.com

Pro Tip: Getting a new trailer is exciting, but there is a lot to learn! Don’t get caught not knowing What You Need to Know About Travel Trailers.

#5. Crossroads Zinger Bunkhouse Travel Trailers (2)

The Crossroads Zinger travel trailer lineup has 7 bunkhouse models. And if you ask us, we think they have some of the most creative and diverse floorplans out there.

We recommend the ZR320FB and ZR331BH models. 

The ZR320FB: The ZR320FB has a unique setup with two queen bunks in a separate room at the front of the trailer and the primary bedroom (with a king bed!) at the rear.

  • Length: 35′ 11 inches
  • Dry Weight: 7,913 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,927 lbs
  • Hitch: 1040 lbs
  • Fresh Water: 51 gal
  • Gray Water: 39 gal
  • Waste Water: 39 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
Zinger ZR320FB floorplan. Source: https://www.crossroadsrv.com/

The ZR331BH: At 37 ft 6 inches long, the ZR331BH has 1.5 baths and two separate bedrooms. The rear bunkhouse has a jackknife sofa, a flip-up top bunk, and a single bunk over the outdoor kitchen.

  • Length: 37′ 6 inches
  • Dry Weight: 8,869 lbs
  • Carrying Capacity: 1,531 lbs
  • Hitch: 1208 lbs (*heaviest in list)
  • Fresh Water: 51 gal
  • Gray Water: 78 gal
  • Waste Water: 39 gal
  • Sleeping Capacity: 9
Room for EVERYONE without breaking the bank? 2024 Crossroads Zinger 331BH

Things to Consider in Your Bunkhouse Travel Trailer

As we’ve shown, there are many bunkhouse models to consider. Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you search for the perfect one for your family. 

Bunk Sizes

Single bunks might be fine for small children, but you will likely want to go a bit larger for older children and teens. You can find many options for double or even queen bunks. Keep in mind that the larger the bunks, the less floor space in the bunkroom. 

Separate Bunk Rooms

While rarer, some models feature two bunk rooms. Often, the rooms offer little more than a bed and a bit of storage. If you need separate spaces, you might consider seeking out these rare gems. 

tom on bunkhouse travel trailer bunk bed
A bunkhouse travel trailer gives your little ones a separate place to call their own.

Tank Sizes

If you always stay at full hookup sites, tank sizes may mean very little to you. However, if you plan to do some dry camping or even just utilize state parks that sometimes only offer electricity, tank size will matter. It may frustrate you to unhook to drive to the dump station or use a portable tote. 

Keep in mind showers use a lot of water, so you will want a high gray tank capacity if you have a larger family. Don’t forget that if you find yourself short on tank capacity, the campground bathrooms can help reduce the frequency of dumping your tanks. 

Pro Tip: Tank to small or going hookup-free? Get a portable waste tank. Here is How to Properly Use an RV Portable Waste Tank.

Bathroom Space and Configuration

Some easily overlook bathrooms when considering a layout. Remember that while you likely don’t need an oversized bathroom, you want to make sure you can easily move within it. Be sure each member of your family can comfortably fit in the bathroom, especially the shower.

What Is the Best Bunkhouse Travel Trailer for You?

You’ll find plenty of bunkhouse models available these days. Once you’ve decided on a few deal-breaker checklist items, you’ll need to tour your fair share in person to determine what will work best for your family. If possible, rent a few travel trailers before purchasing to know what you need.

Do you have a bunkhouse travel trailer you love? Drop a comment below.

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Bruce

Thursday 11th of July 2024

We have a Grand Design Transcend Xplor 247BH. Good trailer for families with kids but the bunks are a little crowed for adults since you only access the bunks from the end of the bed. It is a basic trailer with no slide-outs and can easily be pulled by a 1500 series pickup and works well for us (only 2 adults and a dog--I plan to remove the top bunk, which several people have done).