Get A Look At The New Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite Travel Trailer
2021 has been a big year for RV sales. More manufacturers are entering the market and an endless line of models and sizes are available. The Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite fills a popular segment of the travel trailer market: Budget-minded RVers looking for an affordable travel trailer that is lightweight but has amenities and options.
Unfortunately, many RVers don’t use their RVs as much as they would like. This makes for storage yards full of $75,000 RVs collecting dust. If you will only spend limited time throughout the year camping and plan on shorter trips, spending a ton of money on an RV doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Another appealing thing about the Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite lineup is you don’t need a huge truck to tow them. Many people want to use their current vehicle to tow rather than purchasing a dedicated tow vehicle and again adding to the cost of their RV.
Let’s dig a little deeper into this great travel trailer and see if it might be a candidate for your next RV.
Coachmen RV has been around for 57 years and have sold over 600,000 RVs. They offer a large lineup of RVs for every need from their budget-friendly travel trailers to luxurious Class A motorhomes.
Their goal is to provide a great product and back it with a solid warranty and great customer support. The many Coachmen owners are a testament to this companies quality product. The Coachmen Owners Association is another added benefit to ownership. They also offer planned group trips, campground directories, and even mail forwarding.
Coachmen is targeting budget-minded campers with this model. Their goal was to produce a lightweight affordable travel trailer with some of the options RVers want and the quality build that Coachmen is known for.
The Viking lineup has a few different sizes and options available. The most popular for both cost and tow ability is the 16′ to 18′ single axle models.
There are multiple floor plans to choose from including a single queen bed layout, a double bed with bunks, a double bed, and a large U-shaped dinette with bunks. Two of the 17′ models are also available with a small slide that houses the dinette.
Features and options
Weights for these trailers range from 2700 lbs to 3700 lbs, making them towable with small trucks and mid-sized SUVs. There is definitely something nice about rolling into a campground and not having to worry about finding a big enough site to maneuver your rig into.
The Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite travel trailers offer lots of bang for your buck with standard features such as 13,500 BTU air conditioners, 12,000 BTU furnaces, an outdoor shower, solar and backup camera pre-prepped, and Dexter E-Z Lube axles. Outdoors, you get a 12′ power awning and Bluetooth speakers.
An all-terrain package with a flipped axle and 15″ all-terrain tires is a great option for those looking to do a little extra exploring. Additional options include a Jack-It bike rack, upgraded power jack, and Murphy beds for extra floor space.
Tank capacities on smaller trailers can sometimes be an issue, but Coachmen has designed the Viking Ultra-Lite series with 27-gallon freshwater, and 25-gallon grey and black water tanks. The 18′ model increases these to 33 gallons of freshwater storage and 27 gallons of grey and black water.
Although a lower-priced model, the Viking Ultra-Lite is still a great-looking travel trailer. Modern colors and finishes inside make these trailers feel like a higher-end RV.
There are different floor plans to accommodate single travelers, couples, or small families.
Factory-installed USB ports, LED lighting options, and upgraded theater seats add to the comforts of these great trailers.
With so many options for travel trailers, choosing your next rig will require some research and brand comparisons. If a lightweight, entry priced RV is what you are searching for, the Coachmen Viking Ultra-Lite deserves a look.
RVers looking for valuable how-to information have learned to go to the experts. Forums such as iRV2.com and blog sites like RV LIFE, Do It Yourself RV, and Camper Report provide all the information you need to enjoy your RV. You’ll also find brand-specific information on additional forums like Air Forums, Forest River Forums, and Jayco Owners Forum.