2023 RV Towables Available in British Columbia Have Great New Features
With a multitude of models and lines available choosing a towable RV is no easy task. Here are a few new standouts on the market for 2023.
Roamer Light Duty
Open Range RV’s shortest and lightest fifth wheel to date, the Roamer Light Duty packs plenty of features in its 100-inch-wide body. Half-town towable it has four-point automatic levelling, a PVC roofing membrane and triple sealed slideouts and corners. The modern interiors are fresh and inviting, with an oven and three-burner range with flush mount glass cover, theatre seating with heat and massage, 60”x80” queen size bed, flush floors, slides and LED lighting throughout. Its TravelLINK® Smart RV system allows for Bluetooth control of awnings, lighting, slides, heating, cooling and more. Options are aplenty such as a solar package, BBQ grill and folding dinette chairs, and observation camera. Length 27’5”/weight 6,910 lbs (unloaded); sleeps up to four. Open Range is by Highland Ridge RV. Priced from $55,493 USD / $74,000 CAD.
Based out of Chilliwack, BC, Escape Trailer Industries allows RV owners to work directly with the factory to customize and personalize their units. Its Escape 5.0 is a one-piece fiberglass fifth wheel that’s easily towed with a mid-size truck. Measuring 21’2” it allows for ease of maneuverability yet it’s roomy on the inside, with high ceilings for a spacious feel. Comforts include a lofted queen bed, separate lounge area, full wet bath and full galley and extensive storage. Options list includes a 12’ power awning and exterior shower package, composting toilet, stainless steel kitchen backsplash, stereo with four speakers, wireless back-up camera and 190W solar panel with charge controller.
The Escape 5.0 targets trucks with a minimum 5’6″ bed and suitable payload/tow capacity. Its aerodynamic design, tandem axle and low centre of gravity makes for excellent road stability, fuel economy and decreased wind resistance. Priced from $44,510 USD / 54,745 CAD.
inTech Sol Horizon
Style doesn’t have to go by the wayside when it comes to small travel trailers. Sol Horizon by inTech is a lightweight (4,000-pound-GVWR), 19’ aluminum framed travel trailer with flare. Its three-ply laminated glass windshield offers a panoramic view and its Tilt–Forward Design™ takes advantage of the unused space over the trailer’s A-frame. The exterior profile provides more space in the front and rear of the camper and delivers 6’6” headroom at the peak, thus allowing for room to move without feeling confined and maximizing the sleeping and lounge space. It has a sizable wet bath and a trendy kitchen with farmhouse sink, commercial-grade faucet and two-burner LP stove with a cast iron grate; the dinette seats up to five. The 10’ awning is standard, with extras such as solar power system and outdoor slideout kitchen on the long options list. The Sol Horizon sleeps four. Priced from $42,539 USD / $56,685.
Winnebago Micro Minnie
Looking for a functional and modern towable with good fuel economy? Winnebago totes the Micro Minnie as a “compact trailer without the compromise”. With no mirror extensions required, at just 7’ wide and 25’5” long the 2306BHS Micro Minnie can sleep five. SUV-towable with a dry weight of 4,672 lbs (max capacity GVWR 6,000 lbs) its layout includes an easy-to-use Murphy bed (54” x 74”) with a regular queen-size mattress and windows for cross-ventilation. Its dinette has a push-down table that converts into an EZ Glide Sofa Sleeper and the kitchen features a flip-up counter, microwave, three-burner cooktop, deep barn sink and refrigerator. The bathroom has ample storage space for linens and there’s headroom in the shower while its 28” x 72” flip-up bunk bed creates additional storage for outdoor equipment. The exterior features a Pack-N-Play portable sleeper and playpen, exterior powered awning with LED lights and off-road tires (Goodyear Wrangler 15″ radial tires on all models except the 1700BH). Starting prices for the 2306BHS are from $50,976 USD / $79,900 CAD.
There are 11 Micro Minnie floorplans and they accommodate from three to five people; purchase prices start at $37,182 USD / $49,350 CAD. Also check out the Micro Minnie FLX. With a full suite of factory-installed, integrated technology it can provide at-home comfort for up to five days when disconnected. Prices start at $64,421 USD / $85,700.
The innovative Apex Ultra-Lite Travel Trailers by Coachmen are ‘Certified Green’ by TRA Certification for energy code compliance and the company offers solar panel packages to allow customers to be self-sustainable while using them off-grid. The majority of the models offer pass-thru storage (some on both sides) and exterior camp kitchens. Functional bedrooms, pantries and under-booth areas provide for a smart use of space and the showers are spacious. Trailers come in various floorplans at 7.5’ wide (two models) and 8’ wide (11 models). All models are lightweight and designed with quality in mind and include USB ports, digital TV antenna with cable hook-ups and Wi-Fi capability, and AM/FM stereos with Bluetooth.
At 26’2″ in length the 211RBS couples coach features a closet/pantry in the walk-in area and an L-shaped kitchen with abundant counter space, optional theatre seating for movie watching and a hydraulic Queen bed with underbed storage, including cubby space. MSRP for this model is $49,263 USD / $65,670. Its largest model, the 300BHS, measures 34’5″ and boasts an 18’ power awning. With an impressive rear private bunkhouse it can sleep nine. Priced from $59,695 USD / $79,650 CAD.
ALTA is East to West’s premium laminated travel trailer line. It is offered in ten feature rich floorplans, from the 25’ 1900MMK couples coach to the 37’8” 3150KBH family-oriented bunk house with an impressive outdoor kitchen. Spanish for ‘high’, its models feature high ceilings with six-sided aluminum construction. The line, a division of Forest River, Inc., aims to be well-crafted yet is considered to be entry-level with features that RVers would find in luxury models. MSRP prices range from $39,650 and up, depending on the model.
Its 27’11” toy hauler model, the 2400KTH, was named 2023 Travel Trailer Toy Hauler of the Year by RV News magazine. It has front storage and an outside air compressor and a fold-down ramp door; inside are two comfy Euro incliners and there’s a built-in electric space heater, full-size fridge/freezer and lots of sleeping space. Priced from $71,790 USD / $95,650 CAD.
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Published: February 16th, 2023
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