Small RV's have their advantages not all of them include a proper shower and toilet on board. If you're shopping around for a lightweight travel trailer or motorhome, you may be having trouble finding models that offer bathroom facilities.
We've done the online research for you and come up with a list of RV's that are small in size - yet include these basic necessities.
The smallest RV's with a shower and toilet are -
- Class A motorhomes: The Forest River FR3 25DS, Fleetwood Discovery 39G and Newmar New Aire.
- Class B motorhomes (camper vans): The Nugget Plus, the Pleasure Way Plateu TS, the RoadTrekZion SRT.
- Class C motorhomes: The Road Bear C25-27’, Winnebago View 24M, Winnebago Minnie Winnie.
- Travel Trailers: The Casita Travel Trailer, the Scamp, ICamp Elite.
- 5th Wheels: Venom, the Cyclone 3000, XTR 720
Keep reading to learn more about each of these models, what they offer owners and why they made it into our list.
Why a small RV with a bathroom is a good idea
If you’re you looking to enjoy the outdoors on a secluded campsite in the hills for a couple of days, then there are plenty of mobile homes to help you along your journey.
If you're not familiar with recreational vehicles yet, and the terms we used above confuse you, make sure you read our post about types of RV's.
It'll teach you the basics so that you too can tell the difference between a Class B and a Class C, or just between a motorhome and a travel trailer.
Whatever type of RV you choose, if you plan to be taking it on the road often, going small makes sense. Carrying weight on the highway can get expensive in terms of fuel costs, and reducing weight can help with that.
Read more: What's the average gas mileage for an RV?
Choosing a lightweight RV means you'll be giving up on room, and possibly on some appliances too.
What most people are reluctant to give up though is a proper shower and toilet. Because when you’re on the go and nature calls, you don’t want to be searching for some bushes out in the middle of nowhere.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the RV's that made it into our list.
Class-A Motorhomes With A Shower and Toilet
Small class-A motorhomes aren’t exactly easy to come by, they’re usually available in the form of transformed buses that take up quite a bit of spot on the road.
For those of you who want to leave a smaller carbon footprint, and intend to keep a lower profile, then you want to with smaller size without sacrificing on all the amenities. Being smaller also means they will be less power hungry and more mobile.
1) The Forest River FR3 25DS
This incredibly nimble and agile class A RV has a span of merely 25 feet, yet it packs all the cool things one needs to live, and then some.
The Forest River also includes a giant king-sized bed so you don’t have to sacrifice on your sleep. It also features a shower and toilet so you can fully commit to your hygiene needs.
2) Fleetwood Discovery 39G
The Fleetwood Discovery pulls no punches when it comes to offering a fully fleshed out motorhome.
It has an extremely elegant looking interior that will give most mansions a run for their money. It features a washer/dryer combo, dishwasher, and of course, shower and toilet. It’s the perfect getaway vehicle.
3) Newmar New Aire
Here’s another nimble class-A motorhome that has taken the market by a storm. Taking one look at it will tell you why.
This spacious yet tiny motorhome is thoughtfully designed for maximum functionality and aesthetics. It features a toilet and shower of course, but we’re more impressed by the attention to detail.
Class-B Motorhomes with Shower and Toilet
It is common for most class B motorhomes to only feature portable toilets, while some don’t have any toilets at all.
The good news is that there are some companies which make amazing class B motorhomes with all their bells and whistles, including, of course, big toilets with showers.
Here’s our pick for some of the best, smallest models out there.
1. The Nugget Plus
The nugget plus motorhome had a marketing campaign with an interesting tag line that played around the words ‘toilets’ and ‘showers’.
Those inconvenienced by traditional vans with no toilets quickly jumped on board with their, “shut up and take my money” face. Best of all, it still remains small and agile.
2. Pleasure Way Plateu TS
From the outside, this motorhome may not look very imposing, but once you go on the inside, you’ll find a nice wet bath conveniently located behind the driver seat.
The shower isn’t spacious enough, but gets the job done. It has a black water tank with a capacity of only 12 gallons, but don’t let that hold you back.
3. The RoadTrekZion SRT
Another feature-rich camper with a stovetop and a large sink, complete with an overhead microwave.
It features a bathroom with a toilet. And better yet, the bathroom has a sliding door so guests can come in and go without disrupting anyone sleeping in the back. It also features a convenient 36-liter black water tank.
Class-C Motorhomes with a Bathroom
Class-C motorhomes hit the sweet spot between size and functionality.
You can pack as many as 6 to 8 people without getting too crowded, there’s ample room for everyone involved. Of course, class C motorhomes drop many extra features that higher end models proudly boast about.
This doesn’t mean that class C motorhomes are completely deprived of amenities, since they feature impressive floor plans with a lot of key features under the hood, including a shower and toilet.
1. The Road Bear C25-27’
This is the ideal motorhome for a family of four who love visiting the countryside. It is packed with a queen sized bed, sofa bed, and a dinette bed.
Best of all, it boasts the powerful Ford V10 gasoline engines effortlessly keep this beast of a van moving along with amazing agility. And of course, it features both toilet and shower.
2. Winnebago View 24M
This chic looking motorhome boasts a giant slide that can extend your living space when parked.
In order to pack some extra features, this Winnebago had to make a few sacrifices. For example, it does not have a bed in the back to provide you with a shower area and a spacious bathroom.
3. Winnebago Minnie Winnie
Winnebago is a popular manufacturer that produces feature-rich motorhomes, and their class C line up no less impressive. The aptly named Minnie Winnie is a walking home that houses a shower and toilet.
This impressive motorhome provides plenty of sleeping arrangements and cool interior décor.
Small Travel Trailers with a shower and toilet
Travel trailers making travelling so much easier because they provide you with a real bed to sleep your fatigue away. Yet most models scarcely featured a shower and toilet, to make hygiene less of a chore.
In order to make your adventurous camping journey even more comfortable, here are 3 travel trailers with shower and toilet.
1) Casita Travel Trailer
Casita travel trailer is your perfect travelling companion, featuring a deluxe sleeping area that can provide space for two people.
It also includes a shower and toilet at the back, conveniently located next to each other. Furthermore, it boasts 17 feet of comfortable space, complete with a roof vent.
2) Scamp Trailer
The Scamp Trailer offers a bunch of different layouts for their 16’ trailer, many of which don’t include a bathroom. There is one that does, so make sure you select the one with the shower and bathroom.
3. iCamp Elite with Shower and Toilet
This travel trailer is only 14’ in size, yet boasts a lot of key features including a shower and built-in toilet. It has a 3-way refrigerator, smoke detector, hot water heater, and a bunch of high-end features you wouldn’t expect in most travel trailers, hence the term ‘elite.’
Lightweight 5th Wheels with a bathroom
These fifth wheel toy haulers will surprise you with all the features they boast. Take a look.
This luxurious fifth wheel is fully equipped with a luxurious shower, and it boasts a convenient kitchen with stainless steel sinks. Furthermore, its fully vented attic system means you won’t be worrying about unwanted buildup of moisture anytime soon.
2) Cyclone 3000
This 5th wheel toy hauler has a lot of things that you’d be interested in, including a mammoth 55 inch LCD HDTV. It packs a lot in a tiny 12.5’ space, including a lofty shower and a toilet. All these features make for a worthy travel companion.
3) XTR 720
Marketed as a fully ‘self contained’ toy hauler, this XTR 720 is available in several floor plans, including options that include a bathroom with shower and toilet. Furthermore, it has ceramic toilets, stainless sink, and more.
Pop Up Campers that have a bathroom
You would be surprised how convenient modern pop up campers have grown into, boasting all the modern amenities and features you can expect from technology. This includes, of course, a shower and a toilet.
With pop-up campers, these facilities will be more rudimentary, by nature. These are more like mobile tents with a frame than an RV. Still, we hope you find this list helpful.
1) 21’6 Jay Sport
Jay Sport is the most luxurious popup campers you’ll find. It has a separate compartment for a portable potty. It features a convenient outdoor shower. If you frequently go out camping with friends and family, it would make an excellent option.
2) Rockwood Pop up Camper by Forest River
Another reliable and trustworthy RV brand, Forest River has some of the most impressive line ups of RVs and campers. Their pop up camper is no different, it has four different floor plans, each offering something thing sleek.
The best part is that it includes a residential flush toilet inside, with an outdoor shower compartment.
So, which would you choose?
Which smallest RV with a shower and toilet captured your heart? Leave us a comment below to let us know.
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