Does Your Family Really Need a Bunkhouse RV?

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Many families that camp in an RV do so with a bunkhouse RV. But does your family really need one?

Do they love camping? Do they all want to go camping? Do they appreciate the value of a comfortable snooze? Do you appreciate the value of not having cranky campers who didn’t get a comfortable snooze?

If your answers to those key questions is a resounding YES (or even a solid maybe), then you are in the camp-loving classification of those who would certainly benefit from a bunkhouse RV.

Why Get a Bunkhouse?

Due to their extreme versatility – as in you don’t have to take everyone out all the time, but it’s certainly nice that you can – bunkhouses are by far the most popular floorplan.

As for what type, that’s a different story. Bunkhouse floorplans come in a very wide variety of lengths and layouts, from single axle travel trailers to Class A Diesel motorhomes.

Are you just starting out – as in do you have younger camp-loving children? Let’s face it, kids love bunk beds – period.

If you are taking young kids camping, putting them into a comfy bed is a huge bonus for both you and them.

Bunkhouse RVs for Young Families

If you are solidly in the young family category, there’s really good news for you as most RV manufacturers have lightweight, single axle bunkhouse travel trailers. Some of the most popular ones are:

2020 Heartland Mallard M185

Heartland Mallard M185

The Mallard M185 comes with stacked twin bunks in the rear off-camp side corner with large storage access near the bottom bunk, corner camper queen bed up front, and a convertible dinette. As such, this laminated lightweight camper can sleep up to five.

Check it out at Gander

2020 Coleman Lantern LT 17FQ

coleman lantern LT 17TQ

The Lantern LT 17FQ features a twin bunk over a double bunk sits in the rear off-camp side corner, corner camper queen bed up front, and a convertible dinette allows this conventional travel trailer to sleep up to six.

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2020 Forest River Ozark 1650BH/1650BHX

Forest River Ozark 1650BH

The Ozark 1650BH/1650BHX single axle bunkhouse with double-over-double bunks in the rear off-camp side corner, camper queen bed up front and a convertible dinette make it possible to sleep up to seven. Conventional or laminate exterior.

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Bunkhouse RVs for Large Groups

How many friends or family members are you planning on taking on your camping adventures? Six? Eight? Ten? There are bunkhouses capable of sleeping a lot of tired campers. A few of them have caught the camping eye of more than one outdoor adventurer. These are:

2020 East to West Silver Lake 31K3S Travel Trailer

East to West Silver Lake 31K3S

This is a rear bunkroom option with a pair of double beds and bunks in opposing slides plus a solid door for privacy, king bed up front, sofa and convertible dinette means you can sleep up to ten.

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2020 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 300BH

Forest River Salem hemisphere 300BH

This is another rear bunkroom with its own solid door and TV hookup; living area with a dinette, tri-fold sofa; custom queen bed up front. It all adds up to sleep eight.

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2020 Thor A.C.E. 32.3 Class A

thor motor coach ace 32.3

Sleeping nine, you’ll find a pair of twin bunks in the large wall slide situated just outside the master bedroom and its king bed. Up front there’s a large convertible dinette, jackknife sofa and a drop-down overhead queen bunk.

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Luxury Bunkhouse RVs

How active are you and your family? If your ideal camp experience revolves around enjoying the camaraderie of campground life, you may want to select a more luxurious bunkhouse like one of the following:

2020 Keystone Outback 340BH

keystone outback 340bh

Along with the bunkroom with its sofa sleeper and twin bunks, this travel trailer has a kitchen island, outside kitchen, pet kennel, pop-up 50-inch TV and a 48-inch fireplace.

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2020 Jayco North Point 377RLBH

Jayco north point

This fifth wheel has a mid-bunk bunkroom with a twin bunk, tri-fold sofa and a queen loft; front bedroom with a walk-in closet; entertainment center with a pop-up TV and fireplace; theater sofa; kitchen island; and an outside kitchen with optional exterior TV.

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2020 Thor Aria 4000

thor motor coach aria 4000


A class A diesel bunkhouse motorhome with two full baths, private master suite with an inclining king bed, residential fridge, stacked washer and dryer, four TVs including a 39-inch exterior TV with soundbar and Bluetooth… and the ability to sleep up to nine.

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The Bunkhouse RV Summary

  • Kids love bunk beds
  • Bunkhouses are versatile
  • A comfortable place to sleep makes everyone camp-happy the next morning

So, unless your kids or friends don’t like to camp (oh the thought of that just makes my spine tingle) chances are your family could benefit from a bunkhouse RV.

Are you looking for a bunkhouse RV? Check out Gander’s selection.

Does your family really need a bunkhouse RV?


One comment

  1. Okay I have one for you people’s when my grandkids are older how difficult would it be to take the bunk beds out and put something else in that cubby hole any ideas plans or is anyone ever done that before

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