RVs Without Slides: The 5 Best Models For 2022
There are multiple reasons someone may choose an RV without slides. Maybe it’s weight savings, cost savings, maintenance, or they just don’t need the extra room.
Many RVs, especially larger travel trailers and fifth wheels, have slide-outs. Nowadays, multiple slides and slides inside of slides are commonplace. There are smaller motorhomes available without slides as well, but here we will only be looking at towable RVs.
RVs without slides are perfect for some RVers; and although fewer options are available, there are still lots to choose from.
Towable RVs without slides
Heartland Fuel F-250
When you think of toy haulers, you probably picture a huge triple axle fifth wheel. Well, not all toy haulers are huge, and not all of them have slides. The Fuel F-250 is a unique non-slide toy hauler RV.
The queen bed/opposing sofa/dinette drops down in the garage area and allows for easy conversion to a living space. The total garage space is 13′ 4″, and frame welded tie-downs are standard.
This model packs a lot into a 25′ trailer. It offers a king-size bed and spacious bathroom on one end, a mid kitchen, and a living/sleeping space in the garage area.
The holding tanks are surprisingly large as well. The total greywater capacity holds 57 gallons, the black tank holds 30 gallons, and the freshwater holds 98 gallons! In addition to these capacities, the water heater is 10 gallons.
Airstream Bambi 20FB
We can’t talk about RVs without slides and not mention the most popular of them all. Airstream is known for its high-end aluminum shell non-slide travel trailers. These are more expensive trailers compared to similar competitors; however, they are loved by many.
The Bambi lineup is a smaller Airstream, so it is more reasonably priced with all the desired Airstream options. The 20FB is a nice size trailer for couples who want to enjoy the Airstream life.
The most notable feature of this floor plan is the full L-shaped kitchen with lots of counter space for a small trailer. The clean modern style of this Airstream combined with the full-size wrap-around front window make this 20′ model feel much larger.
Forest River Grey Wolf 22MKSE
This Grey Wolf model is the perfect compact family bunkhouse RV. It utilizes an easy-to-use fold-up sleep system to switch between a full-size sofa and a queen-size bed. Bunks in the rear are perfect for kids or guests.
The kitchen includes a pantry, oven, and deep sink. The generously sized bathroom has a tub with a shower.
On the exterior, a 15′ awning, LED lighting, and outdoor entertainment hookups make for a great outdoor space. At just over 4000 pounds dry, it’s a very tow-friendly family RV.
The Limited package is a nice upgrade on all Grey Wolf Models. It includes interior features such as a ceiling-mounted subwoofer, extra lighting, and USB ports. Exterior options include tire pressure monitors, a backup camera, premium wheels, and more.
Jayco Jay Flight SLX8 212QBW
It’s often hard to separate spaces in smaller trailers. This model by Jayco does a good job of giving you a living/dining area that feels cozy.
The kitchen is small but functional, and the bathroom has a tub with a shower and a surprisingly large amount of counter space.
A queen-size bed is surrounded by cabinets at the front of the trailer, and a jack-knife sofa folds down for kids or guests at the rear.
One unique option of this model is the Baja Edition with a flipped axle for extra ground clearance and off-road tires. A Rocky Mountain Edition is also available with a cool graphics package and a second freshwater tank for a total of 80 gallons of fresh H2O!
Keystone Hideout 262BH
Large RVs without slides are much less common than small ones. There are large older units out there, but if you want a new model, Keystone has a great option.
The Hideout lineup includes value-priced RVs with lots of features. The 262BH is a 26′ bunkhouse RV and great for families. RVs without slides do sacrifice space, but the length of this model provides lots of room for everyone. The 262BH has sleeping for 8 between the queen bed, two bunks, and converted sitting areas.
At 5000 pounds, the trailer is still an easy RV to tow for its size. Tank capacities are as follows: fresh water is 43 gallons, grey water is 39 gallons, and waste water is 30 gallons.
Power tongue and stabilization jacks as well as outdoor showers and fully walkable roofs are some features not often found in value models.
Regardless of which RV you choose, your main priority should be getting out and using it! RVs without slides have their benefits and just might be the right fit for you.
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