12 Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers in 2021 – RVBlogger


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Going on an RV trip can be a lot of fun, but if you are new to the world of RVs, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. Fortunately, we are here to give you a helping hand. Here we will take a look at 12 of the best expandable hybrid trailers so that you have a few great options to choose from. The 12 best Expandable Hybrid trailers we review in this article are:

  1. Forest River Rockwood – Roo 233S
  2. 2021 Jayco Jay Feather – X23E
  3. KZ Escape E160RBT 2021
  4. 2021 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 2190EX
  5. 2021 Coachmen Clipper LS 107LS
  6. KZ Escape E180 RBT 2021
  7. 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock 19
  8. 2021 Palomino Solaire Expandable – 147X
  9. 2021 KZ Sportsmen Classic 180 RBT
  10. 2021 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z
  11. 2021 Coachmen Apex Nano 15X
  12. 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock 21SSL

12 Best Expandable Camper Trailers

1. Forest River Rockwood – Roo 233S

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Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Forest River Rockwood Roo Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 24’ 10”
  • UVW: 5063 lbs
  • GVWR: 6650 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 54 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

Forest River is one of the most popular RV brands out there, and as a result, it should be no surprise to see one of their trailers featured here. The Forest River Rockwood – R00 233S in particular is a great option for people that want to get on the road with a large group of friends. Up to 10 people can sleep in this trailer as there are three queen beds, a dinette, and a flip sofa.

In the trailer, you will find everything you need including a pantry, double sink, fridge, and microwave. The bathroom includes a shower, toilet, sink, and linen closet. There is plenty of storage throughout the trailer, allowing everyone that goes on the trip with you to bring everything they need. Outside of the trailer, you will find a large awning that will provide you with some shade when you are hanging out outside.

2. 2021 Jayco Jay Feather – X23E

2021 Jayco Jay Feather X23E expandable hybrid trailer
Jay Feather X23E expandable hybrid camper trailer
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Jayco Jay Feather Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 10
  • 26’ 10”
  • UVW: 5235 lbs
  • GVWR: 6150 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 42 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30.5 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30.5 gallons

Jayco is another one of the most popular RV brands out there. The 2021 Jayco Jay Feather – X23E, in particular, is a great option for people that want to go on the road with a large group of people. 10 people can sleep in the trailer, allowing you to go on adventures with all of your best friends and family. There are three beds that fold up while you are driving that open when you are parked. Inside the trailer, you will also find a lot of storage space for all of your things. So, you do not need to worry about allocating a set amount of space for each person. There should be plenty of room for everyone’s stuff.

You will also be happy to hear that there is a high end kitchen in the trailer. It includes a pantry, a fridge, a microwave, a three burner stovetop, and a double sink. There is limited counter space, but you should still be able to prepare almost any meal you want. The bathroom is at the back of the trailer and it has a shower, a toilet, a sink, and a medicine cabinet.

3. KZ Escape E160RBT 2021

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Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers KZ Escape E160RBT Int
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers KZ Escape E160RBT Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Length: 19’ 2”
  • UVW: 2880 lbs
  • GVWR: 3500 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 20 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 24 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 32 gallons

KZ Recreational Vehicles is another popular RV brand, albeit not as popular as Forest River or Jayco. However, that does not mean that they do not put out great RVs and trailers. The KZ Escape E160RBT 2021 is a great example of the quality of its products. This trailer is a better option for people that only want to travel with their families. It can only sleep up to 4 people, but it still has everything you need.

The kitchen features a large circular sink, a microwave, a two burner stovetop, a fridge, and a pantry. There is also some extra counter space, providing you with the space you need to prepare a meal for you and your family. The bathroom is adjacent to the extendable tent bed, and it features a shower, a toilet, and a stainless steel sink. Finally, there is a large awning for you to use when you are hanging out outside and it gets a little hot.

4. 2021 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 2190EX

Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Keystone Bullet Crossfire Ext
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Keystone Bullet Crossfire Int
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Keystone Bullet Crossfire Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 24’ 11”
  • UVW: 4515 lbs
  • GVWR: 6300 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 43 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

The 2021 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 2190EX is another great expandable hybrid trailer available to RVers in 2021. It is packed with sleeping space, allowing for 10 people to sleep in it at a time. There is also plenty of storage space to accommodate the extra people that could be staying in the trailer at any given time. As a result, if you have a few people lower than capacity, you will be able to pack as many luxuries as you want.

The trailer also has an excellent kitchen that features a fridge, a sink, a two burner stovetop, and a microwave. Kitchen space is limited, but you should be able to make it work. Furthermore, there is a bathroom that features a tub shower, a sink, and a toilet. There is a wardrobe just outside of the bathroom which you can use to store everyone’s towels.

5. 2021 Coachmen Clipper LS 107LS

Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Coachmen Clipper LS Ext
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Coachmen Clipper LS Int
Best Expandable Hybrid Trailers Coachmen Clipper LS Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Closed Length: 13’ 2”
  • Open Length: 20’ 5”
  • UVW: 1801 lbs
  • GVWR: 2938 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: N/A
  • Grey Water Capacity: N/A
  • Black Water Capacity: N/A

If you are new to the world of RVs, there are some brands that you will come across a lot, and one of them is Coachmen. The 2021 Coachmen Clipper LS 107LS is just one of the many great options that they have to offer. This one in particular is great for people that are worried about driving a large RV. It is a little over 20 feet long when fully extended, but it is not fully extended when you are driving. Instead, the queen beds on each end of the trailer fold up, reducing the length of the trailer to just over 13 feet. As a result, you will be driving a vehicle that is closer in size to a car than an average RV. This makes it a great option for people that are new to RVing.

Inside the RV, you will find everything you need. That includes enough sleeping space for 6 people and a kitchen that is stocked with everything you need. It might not have every amenity you can think of since it is a minimalist trailer, but it has a sink and a two burner stovetop, so you can prepare a decent number of meals. There is also a decent amount of storage available to people, so you can pack your fishing poles, hiking gear, and most other things you might need for your camping trip.

6. KZ Escape E180 RBT 2021

ESCAPE E180RBT expandable hybrid trailer
KZ ESCAPE E180RBT expandable hybrid trailer
ESCAPE E180RB Hybrid expandable trailer

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Length: 22’ 11”
  • UVW: 3350 lbs
  • GVWR: 4245 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 20 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 32 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 32 gallons

Here we will look at another trailer from KZ Recreational Vehicles, and this time we will be looking at the KZ Escape E180 RBT. This trailer has enough space for six people to sleep in it at a time. There is a kitchen inside the trailer which features a microwave, a two burner stovetop, a sink, a fridge, and some counter space. There is also a large dinette which you can use to eat a meal with your family.

Furthermore, there is a bathroom at the back of the trailer with a shower, a sink, and a toilet. There is also a wardrobe just outside the bathroom which you can use to store towels and other bathroom supplies. Finally, the outside of the trailer features an awning which you can use to provide you with some shade when it gets a little hot.

7. 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock 19

Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Ext
Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Int
Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 22’ 0”
  • UVW: 4298 lbs
  • GVWR: 5714 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 52 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

Here we will look at another one of the best expandable hybrid trailers from Forest River. The 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock 19 is a great option for people looking to travel in a large group. There is enough sleeping space for eight people to sleep in it at a time. You will be happy to hear that there is a kitchen available with everything you need to make a meal. There is a microwave, a double sink, a stovetop, a fridge, and plenty of storage space for your kitchen supplies.

Furthermore, there is a bathroom available that features a sink, a shower, a toilet, and a linen closet. Finally, there is an awning outside which you can use to provide you and your family with some shade when it gets hot outside.

8. 2021 Palomino Solaire Expandable – 147X

Palomino Solaire Expandable Ext
Palomino Solaire Expandable Int
Palomino Solaire Expandable Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 19’ 1”
  • UVW: 3073 lbs
  • GVWR: 3815 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 44 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

Palomino might not be the most well known RV brand in the world, but they certainly have sold a significant number of RVs over the years. It is important to keep in mind that just because it is not as well known as other brands does not mean that they do not put out great products. The 2021 Palomino Solaire Expandable – 147X has enough sleeping space for eight people. It has an unloaded vehicle weight of 3073 lbs, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 3815 lbs.

In the trailer, you will find a kitchen with a sink, a microwave, a three burner stovetop, and a fridge. There is also a bathroom with a neo-angle shower, a stainless steel sink, and a toilet.

9. 2021 KZ Sportsmen Classic 180 RBT

KZ Sportsmen Classic Ext
KZ Sportsmen Classic Int
KZ Sportsmen Classic Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 21’ 9”
  • UVW: 3290 lbs
  • GVWR: 4500 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 20 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 24 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 32 gallons

The 2021 KZ Sportsmen Classic 180 RBT is another great trailer from KZ Recreational Vehicles. This trailer can sleep up to 10 people, making it a great option for people that want to travel with a large group of people.

Inside the trailer, you will find a kitchen with a sink, a microwave, a two burner stovetop, a microwave, and a fridge. There is also a medium sized pantry that you can use to store non-perishable food. This will come in handy if you are planning an extended trip. Additionally, there is a bathroom in the trailer with a shower, a toilet, and a sink.

10. 2021 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z

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2021 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z interior expandable hybrid trailer
Jayco Jay Feather X17Z Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 18’ 9”
  • UVW: 3400 lbs
  • GVWR: 4175 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 22.5 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30.5 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 22.5 gallons

Here we will look at the 2021 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z, another great trailer from Jayco. It can sleep up to 8 people, making it a great trailer if you want to travel with your family and the family of your sibling. There are two large beds for the parents, and then there is a dinette and a sofa for the kids to sleep on.

Also in the trailer is a kitchen which includes a one burner stovetop, a microwave, a double sink, cabinet space, and a fridge. You will be happy to hear that there is a large shelf above the fridge which can be used to store a TV. This will help you keep your kids entertained on rainy days. The bathroom is adjacent to the kitchen and it features a sink, a toilet, a shower, and a medicine cabinet for all of your toiletries. Finally, there are overhead shelves throughout the trailer which can be used as extra storage.

11. 2021 Coachmen Apex Nano 15X

2021 Coachmen Apex Nano 15X expandable hybrid camper trailer
Coachmen Apex Nano Int
Coachmean Apex Nano Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Length: 18’ 8”
  • UVW: 2940 lbs
  • GVWR: 3800 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

The 2021 Coachmen Apex Nano 15X is great for people that want to experience the great outdoors in its entirety. There are several canvas drop downs that will allow you to get some fresh air while you are hanging out inside. There is also plenty of space to lounge around with the dinette and sofa.

Additionally, the trailer comes with a kitchen that includes a microwave, a three burner stovetop, a sink, and a fridge. Next to the kitchen is the bathroom which includes a shower, a toilet, a sink, and a medicine cabinet for your toiletries.

12. 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Expandable Hybrid 21SSL

Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Expandable Hybrid Ext
Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Expandable Hybrid Int
Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Expandable Hybrid Floor Plan

Main Specs:

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 22’ 10”
  • UVW: 5047 lbs
  • GVWR: 6548 lbs
  • Freshwater Capacity: 54 gallons
  • Grey Water Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Black Water Capacity: 30 gallons

The final expandable hybrid trailer that we will be looking at today is from Forest River. The 2021 Forest River Flagstaff Shamrock Expandable Hybrid 21SSL is a great option for people that want to travel with a large group. Not only is there enough sleeping space for eight people, but there is plenty of storage space both inside the trailer and on the exterior. As a result, you should have no problems packing everyone’s things along with some luxury items.

Inside the trailer, you will find that there are two queen beds that extend from either end of the trailer. They fold up while the trailer is in transit. Also in the trailer is a large kitchen which includes a microwave, a stovetop, a fridge, and a double sink. The bathroom sits adjacent to the bathroom and it features a shower, a sink, a toilet, and a linen closet. This is the perfect place to store your towels. There are a lot of great options out there, but this one from Forest River is among the best.

Pros of Hybrid Campers

Hybrid trailers are just like regular trailers and RVs, but they have canvas extensions on one or both ends of the trailer. This makes the trailer more compact when you are on the road, and it reduces the overall weight of the trailer. Being lighter means that you need to spend less money on gas. Since the trailer is smaller when it is on the road, you will also be able to travel down narrower roads than with a regular RV. This might not seem like a big benefit, but it will allow you to go to places you might not be able to with a regular RV or trailer.

Furthermore, since most of the beds and sleeping spaces are incorporated into the expandable parts of the trailer, the rest of the trailer is more spacious. Regular trailers need to add beds to the normal floor plan, and as a result, there is not as much space to move around as you might like. This is not a problem with hybrid trailers, so there is plenty of space to stretch your legs and move around.

Cons of Expandable Hybrid Trailers

The biggest issue that you can run into with a hybrid trailer is insulation. You might not think that you need to worry about getting cold when you are traveling in the middle of July, but it still gets cold at night. The expandable parts of the trailer do not have the same insulation as the rest of the trailer, and as a result, it can get cold at night. It is much more like sleeping in a tent than in a fully insulated trailer.

Furthermore, it will take longer to set up and take down your trailer when it is a hybrid. The exact amount of time it will take will depend on the trailer and your proficiency, but it will obviously take more time than with a regular trailer. Some trailers only take 5 minutes to sort out, but some older trailers can take up to 35 minutes, so if that is an issue for you, you might be better off with a regular RV or trailer.

What Is the Lightest Hybrid Travel Trailer?

The 2021 Coachmen Clipper LS 107LS is the lightest trailer of the hybrid trailers that we looked a today. It has an unloaded vehicle weight of just 1801 lbs and a GVWR of 2938 lbs. Since it is the lightest, it also gets the best gas mileage.

Who Makes the Best Hybrid Travel Trailer?

It is difficult to pin down which manufacturer produces the best hybrid trailers on the market. Forest River, Jayco, Coachmen, and KZ Recreational Vehicles are all popular options, and all of them put out high quality hybrid trailers. That being said, they are not the only companies that put out great hybrid trailers. There are some hybrid trailers from less known brands that we looked at above that are great options.

There is not one company that puts out the best hybrid trailers. Instead, there are several great companies, and what really matters is finding which company produces the trailer that is perfect for your situation. Not everyone will have the same needs, and as a result, there is not one company that you can say is the best. You need to figure out what is important to you, and then once you know that you will be able to figure out which company produces hybrid trailers that fit your needs.

Get on the Road with One of the Best Hybrid Trailers on the Market

After reading, we hope you have all the information you need to find one of the best hybrid trailers for you. We know there is a lot of information to absorb, but it is all important for you to find a great trailer. It is important to look at several options before you make a decision, and now you have. All 12 of the hybrid trailers listed above are great options for people to purchase or rent. They all come from great manufacturers and they have different strengths. As a result, you should be able to find a great trailer no matter your needs.

Are you looking to purchase or rent a trailer? Have you any hybrid trailers before, and if so, which ones? Where are you planning on going for your next RV trip? Let us know in the comments!

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