9 Lightweight aluminum-framed Trailers of 2021

Aluminum travel trailers are often more lightweight than other travel trailers, making them perfect for towing with smaller vehicles or optimizing your gas mileage while traveling.

However, with so many different aluminum frame travel trailer manufacturers and styles available, it can be hard to choose the right aluminum travel trailer for your needs. 

What are the best aluminum camper? 

In this article, I have done the legwork to find the best aluminum-framed camper trailers for 2020 and 2021, so that you can start your search for the perfect trailer.

I included important specifications like the trailer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC), length, sleeping capacity, and more to give you a clearer picture of the RV, as well as highlighting special features and amenities. 

9 Best and Latest Aluminum Travel Trailer Models for 2020 and 2021

I compiled a list of the top travel trailers with lightweight aluminum frames for 2020 and 2021, featuring their key specifications and other details to help you see how each trailer compares with each other. Keep reading to learn more about the best aluminum travel trailers for this year.

Here are the 9 best aluminum travel trailer with quality craftsmanship and and all the features you need for touring:

  • Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB Travel Trailer
  • Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways Luxury Travel Trailer
  • Dutchmen Aerolite 2923BH Travel Trailer
  • Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS Travel Trailer
  • Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8336BH
  • Forest River Sonoma 2404RB Travel Trailer
  • Grand Design Imagine 2150RB Travel Trailer
  • Heartland Wilderness 2475BH Travel Trailer
  • KZ RV Connect C332BHK Lightweight Travel Trailer

1. Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB Travel Trailer

Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

25’ 11”

7,300 lbs

1,797 lbs

837 lbs

Up to 6

With 14 floorplans to choose from, Airstream’s Flying Cloud model has lots of options in lengths between 23 feet and 30 feet long.

While the floorplans can accommodate between four and eight for sleeping, the 25FB can sleep up to six people comfortably. 

The Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB has a convertible dinette and lounge area at the rear, with a queen-sized bed at the front.

The kitchen is spaciously integrated with the living space and includes a three-burner stove, LP oven, microwave, sink and a 2-way, 7 cu.ft. refrigerator.

The stove also has a cover to expand your countertop space for food prep. The trailer’s bathroom facilities are separated for convenience and maximum interior space, with the toilet and vanity across the hall from the independent shower and wardrobe. 

A notable and attractive feature of the Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB is its natural light.

There are 17 interior windows and skylights, as well as a rear hatch that allows you to let a breeze flow through the trailer during nice weather. You can also use the hatch to make loading and unloading more easy.

  • 25,000 BTU ducted furnace
  • 15,000 BTU 30 AMP Service Single A/C with Heat Pump
  • Fresh Water: 37 gal
  • Gray Water: 35 gal
  • Black Water: 40 gal
  • Price: Starting at $89,400

2. Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways Luxury Travel Trailer

Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

25’ 9”

4,000 lbs

800 lbs

300 lbs

Up to 4

If you’re looking for an aluminum-framed travel trailer that’s all luxury, and you have the budget to afford it, the Endless Highways model from Bowlus Road Chief is fancy as they come.

The angular, cone-shaped nose of the trailer holds the true king-sized bed (convertible to two twins).

Moving back in the trailer, Bowlus has separated the shower and toilet into three rooms to make the space more versatile, with a large, hotel-style shower with amenities that’s finished in teak with Italian marine-grade fixtures.

The showerhead even extends outside, so that you can clean up in the great outdoors before stepping into the comfort of your camper.

The toilet and vanity are also stored in separated areas for privacy and convenience. 

The dinette area has comfortable seating for four, with charging stations underneath the table so that you can work from the road.

The dinettes convert into two twin-sized beds by night for additional sleeping space. 

In the spacious, modern galley, you’ll find a beautifully appointed cooking space with stainless steel counters, sink, and storage, including a mini fridge and a two-burner stove.

The entry is over the hitch, to maximize wall space in this compact, lightweight aluminum travel trailer. 

With a starting price of $190,000, this is by far the most expensive aluminum travel trailer on this list, but the quality construction and clever design certainly make it worth it.

  • 25,000 BTU boiler furnace
  • 10,000 BTU ducted A/C
  • Fresh Water: 19 gal
  • Gray Water: 21 gal
  • Black Water: 4.5 gal
  • Price: Starting at $109,000

3. Dutchmen Aerolite 2923BH Travel Trailer

Dutchmen Aerolite 2923BH

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

33’ 5”

7,226 lbs

2,454 lbs

876 lbs

Up to 10

Dutchmen is a well-known name in the RV industry, and their Aerolite models are crafted with an aluminum frame and aluminum wheels to maintain lightweight construction.

There are nine floor plans available, but our pick is the 2923BH. This trailer is more comfortable for larger families, with a double bunkroom at the rear that can accommodate four people.

The bathroom is next door, with a cleverly situated tub/shower, toilet and vanity. 

In the main living area, there’s a tri-fold sofa and convertible dinette for additional sleeping space if needed, across from the entertainment center and fireplace.

The kitchen has a walk-in closet and pantry, 8 cu.ft. double door refrigerator, flush mount three-burner range, 21” oven, stainless steel microwave, double sink with a high-spout pull-out faucet, and spacious countertops beneath overhead storage cabinets. 

The main bedroom at the front of the trailer has a queen-sized bed, two wardrobes and overhead cabinets for even more storage space.

  • Flush Mounted Glass Fireplace w/ 5K BTU Furnace
  • 13,500 BTU ducted A/C
  • Fresh Water: 50 gal
  • Gray Water: 67 gal
  • Black Water: 28 gal
  • Price: Starting at $24,995

4. Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS Travel Trailer

Forest River Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

25’ 11”

7,880 lbs

1,516 lbs

880 lbs

Up to 4

Perhaps the smallest aluminum travel trailer on this list, the Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS trailer from Forest River is really only comfortable for two, since it doesn’t have a sofa bed, convertible dinette or bunkroom. 

However, it is extremely spacious for a couple who wants to travel in comfort in a low-weight trailer, and you can switch out the 67-inch theater seat for a hide-a-bed sofa or a convertible dinette.  

Forest River designs their Micro Lite campers for lighter weight, with six-sided aluminum cage framing for the trailer itself, as well as aluminum-framed beds, kitchen furniture, and storage compartments. 

Forest River has nearly a dozen floorplans to choose from in their Micro Lite series, but we like the 25FKBS because of its queen bed slide, double entry, and thoughtfully-planned interior layout.

The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed in the side slide-out, a large wardrobe, and a small TV on a swiveling mount. The bathroom is in the middle of the trailer, with access from the bedroom and main living space. 

A 67-inch theater seat rests in the living area slide-out, with an entertainment center across the way and the spacious kitchen in the front of the trailer.

The kitchen has a large refrigerator, pantry, double sink, three-burner stove, oven, microwave, and coat closet (which can be used as a pantry) next to the entry door. There’s a 19-foot power awning outside, which covers both entry doors.

  • 35,000 BTU ducted furnace
  • 13,500 BTU roof A/C
  • Fresh Water: 52 gal
  • Gray Water: 60 gal
  • Black Water: 30 gal
  • Price: Starting at $25,995

5. Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8336BH

Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8336BH

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

36’ 8”

11,320 lbs

1,651 lbs

1,320 lbs

Up to 11

As you can see from this list so far, there are a few different aluminum travel trailer series from Forest River that have made our top picks list for the best aluminum travel trailers.

Their Rockwood Signature series offers seven different floorplans, and their models are excellent lightweight campers for towing with a half-ton pickup truck. 

The Ultra-Lite 8336BH is our top choice in Forest River’s Rockwood Signature series

It has a bunkroom at the rear with three bunks and a TV center, and a side-slide queen-sized bed and wardrobe with washer/dryer prep in the front of the camper for the master bedroom.

There’s only one bathroom, but it’s conveniently placed within the floor plan and plenty spacious for accommodating the whole family. 

In the main living space, there’s a 44-inch king U-shaped dinette and a 60-inch HAB sofa bed across from the angled entertainment center and fireplace.

The kitchen has a large stainless steel sink in an island in the middle of the room, with lots of countertop space, a three-burner cooktop, oven, microwave, fridge and pantry in the kitchen slide-out.

Overall, this camper has four slide outs. It also has an outdoor kitchen with a fridge, two-burner stove, and countertops so you can conveniently prepare your meal when cooking outside.

  • 35,000 BTU ducted furnace
  • 13,500 BTU ducted A/C with 50 AMP service and prepped for second A/C
  • Fresh Water: 54 gal
  • Gray Water: 130 gal
  • Black Water: 50 gal
  • Price: Starting at $41,995

6. Forest River Sonoma 2404RB Travel Trailer

Forest River Sonoma 2404RB

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

29’ 7”

8,495 lbs

2,080 lbs

695 lbs

Up to 6

There are nearly 20 different floorplans to choose from in Forest River’s Sonoma series, but our favorite is the 2404RB.

It has a unique setup for the bathroom, with a full walk-in closet next to the space for the toilet, shower and sink. 

The cooking and dining area makes up most of the main living space, with a convertible U-shaped dinette, pantry, refrigerator, three-burner cooktop, oven, microwave, and large island sink.

Across from the sink, the tri-fold sofa can be converted into additional sleeping space. 

At the front of the aluminum trailer, the bedroom has a queen-sized bed, dual wardrobes and shelving for your belongings, and even a laundry chute that empties into the pass-through storage below.

  • 20,000 BTU ducted furnace
  • 13,500 BTU ducted A/C
  • Fresh Water: 56 gal
  • Gray Water: 41 gal
  • Black Water: 41 gal
  • Price: Starting at $31,900

7. Grand Design Imagine 2150RB Travel Trailer

Grand Design Imagine 2150RB

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

26’ 9”

6,695 lbs

1,400 lbs

427 lbs

Up to 4

Another top name in RVs and travel trailers is Grand Design. Their Imagine 2150RB model is an excellent example of their manufacturing abilities with weight in mind. 

The trailer has aluminum cage construction, with laminated aluminum framed walls, roof and floor. 

The entry is toward the back of the trailer, with a large, full bath taking up the full rear area.

The multi-functional chaise lounge dinette and removable table offer convenient dining and lounging in one space to maximize interior space. 

In the kitchen area, there’s a pantry/wardrobe behind the entertainment center, a three-burner gas stove range with an oven and microwave, a double-door refrigerator, residential countertops with a flip-up countertop extension, and a stainless steel sink with a sink cover.  

The Grand Design Imagine 2150RB has some special features designed to make life on the road more comfortable and convenient, such as shoe storage next to the entry, a pet dish below the refrigerator, and the chaise lounge dinette with its removable table. 

The master bedroom is similar to some of the other aluminum travel trailers on this list, with a queen-sized bed, clothes storage and bedside tables, and overhead cabinets.

  • 35,000 BTU furnace
  • 13,500 BTU ducted A/C
  • Fresh Water: 52 gal
  • Gray Water: 82 gal
  • Black Water: 45 gal
  • Price: Starting at $36,137

8. Heartland Wilderness 2475BH Travel Trailer

Heartland 2475BH

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

28’ 10”

6,900 lbs

1,350 lbs

624 lbs

Up to 8

Like the Dutchmen Aerolite 2923BH, the Wilderness 2475BH model aluminum travel trailer from Heartland has a spacious double bunk at the back.

However, this trailer has two queen-sized bunks for a little bit more space. 

At 6,900 pounds GVWR, this trailer is also one of the more lightweight models on this list. It has aluminum framing and a fiberglass skin. 

Inside, the main living area makes up the heart of the trailer. It has a U-shaped convertible dinette, pantry, 10.7 cu.ft. fridge with double doors, three-burner stove and oven, and a double, deep bowl kitchen sink with a pull-out faucet. There’s even a kids doodle station to keep them busy while you cook.

The bedroom is standard, with a queen-sized bed (king sized bed option available) and clothes storage.

The Heartland Wilderness 2475BH’s outdoor space is pretty great, as well.

There’s a 14-foot awning, 12 volt AM/FM/CD with indoor/outdoor speakers, and an outdoor kitchen with a two-burner stove (grill optional).

  • 30,000 BTU furnace
  • 13,500 BTU A/C
  • Fresh Water: 45 gal
  • Gray Water: 40 gal
  • Black Water: 40 gal
  • Price: Starting at $35,718

9. KZ RV Connect C332BHK Lightweight Travel Trailer

KZ RV Connect C332BHK

Length

GVWR

CCC

Hitch Weight

Sleeps

25’ 11”

7,300 lbs

1,797 lbs

837 lbs

Up to 6

KZ RV has several floorplans for their Connect series of travel trailers, which all have laminated sidewalls constructed with aluminum framing and high density solid block insulation.

The C332BHK floorplan is very spacious, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and lots of extra highlights. 

The second bedroom sits at the rear of the trailer, with two 50-inch by 75-inch double bunk beds, a wardrobe, dresser, and private half-bath.

It also has its own exit/entry door. In the main living area, this aluminum travel trailer has a 70-inch sofa, convertible dinette and an entertainment center with a 30-inch fireplace.

There’s a large island in the center of the space with a deep, undermount stainless steel sink, and full kitchen setup with an 8 cu.ft. fridge, three-burner cooktop, oven, microwave and pantry. 

Ingenuity and a mind for space clearly went into planning the layout of the main bathroom, which features a corner shower, toilet, small vanity and even a mini closet.

The master bedroom is at the front of the trailer, with a king-sized bed (standard) and two wardrobes. 

Outside, the KZ RV Connect C332BHK has an 18-foot awning and an outdoor kitchen with a mini fridge, griddle, and countertop prep space.

  • 30,000 BTU furnace
  • 13,500 BTU A/C
  • Fresh Water: 45 gal
  • Gray Water: 64 gal
  • Black Water: 32 gal
  • Price: Starting at $49,165

Conclusions About the Best Aluminum Travel Trailers of 2021

We’ve covered our favorite nine aluminum travel trailers in this list, and there’s a lot to choose from! If you’re looking for a go-to brand for aluminum campers, Forest River is a great place to start.

If you’re looking for classic design and durable longevity, Airstream is a good choice. 

If you have a larger budget and can afford something exclusive and luxurious that’s on the cusp of modern design and technology, the Bowlus Road Chief Endless Highways is a beautiful aluminum camper to choose.

We also included a few models from other brands, so that you can compare and contrast. 

What’s your favorite travel trailer with an aluminum frame?

If you’re looking for more great travel trailers, be sure to check out our recent article about the Top 12 Best Travel Trailer Brands Of 2020.

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