8 Best Small Toy Hauler RVs


If you’re in the market for a new RV, there are lots of factors you need to consider. If you’re interested in towing a camper, but don’t have a powerful tow vehicle, you may be interested in the smaller, more lightweight subclass. It can be hard to find an RV that combines a functional living space with the storage of a toy hauler, but it is possible to accomplish both tasks!

Below we’ll cover some basic information about toy haulers, as well as 8 of the best small models on the market today.

What Is A Toy Hauler?

When I first hear the term “toy hauler” I immediately imagined some kind of portable storage bin for children’s toys. However, the real thing is a lot bigger and a lot better for RV enthusiasts!

Toy haulers are RVs that have a large garage space built into their floor plan. They can be built into the frame of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and even some motorhomes! These large storage spaces can be used to carry jet skis, ATVs, snowmobiles, kayaks, and other bulky equipment. You won’t need to bring them separately or create a long towing chain behind your vehicle.

If you’re going on an extended camping trip, toy haulers can also be great for storing your extra gear! If you prefer outdoor camping to RV trips, then this is an awesome portable trailer option. A lot of toy haulers combine the garage space with a comfortable living area though, so you don’t necessarily have to choose between the two options.

Average Toy Hauler Size

Toy haulers are generally pretty big, especially when they’re combined with fully outfitted living spaces. The garage area takes up a fair amount of space, so they’re large by nature. However, there are some models that have been designed to be smaller and lighter.

There’s a fair amount of variety, but on average, you can usually expect toy haulers to be about 33 ft long and weigh 10,000 lbs. At the smaller end, some are only about 25 feet long, while others can be up to 45 feet long!

When we discuss small toy haulers in this article, we’ll be referring to toy hauler RVs that are less than 30 feet long. These are large enough to contain the garage space that defines a toy hauler, but they’re also small enough to be towed by a variety of vehicles. Although many toy haulers are combined with fifth wheels, this list will only cover travel trailers. This is because fifth-wheel models require trucks to tow them. Fifth wheels also tend to be larger and heavier, so it’s more difficult to find small toy haulers with that kind of design.

Best Small Toy Haulers

Hideout 172TX

  • Length: 21 feet, 4 inches
  • Width: N/A
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 3,650 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 5,200 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 27 gallons

Keystone is one of the top RV manufacturers in the U.S. so it seems fitting to start this list off with one of their toy haulers. The Hideout 172TX is the shortest RV on this list, but it will provide good service and a nice cozy living area.

The design of the Hideout is fairly straightforward. The front end of this trailer contains a queen-size bed, which has been positioned across the full width of the RV. A small bathroom sits next to the bedroom. It contains a shower and a toilet. A kitchen sits on the opposing wall. It has amenities like a refrigerator, sink, stove, and overhead cabinets.

A fold-down sofa and table occupy the back of this toy hauler. They can both be folded to create more floor space. The overall size of this garage is 6 feet, 6 inches, although some items could extend further into the hallway if necessary. Tie-downs and an 8-foot ramp are also included.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

KZ Escape E180TH

  • Length: 21 feet, 6 inches
  • Width: 90 inches
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 3,210 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 5,000 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 38 gallons

The KZ Escape is one of the shortest RVs on this list, but it still manages to provide a good balance of storage space and the comforts of a travel trailer. The front half of this camper is occupied by a compact, but efficient living space. The front end contains a 50″x87″ bed, as well as a full-width overhead cabinet.

A small kitchen sits along one wall outside the bedroom. It has a sink, range, and a set of cabinets. A refrigerator and freezer sit on the opposite wall. A sectioned-off bathroom completes this area. It might be a bit small, but it has a stand-up shower and a toilet, so you have the necessities.

The rear half of this RV contains the garage space and the folding ramp. A shelf and fold-down sofa sit along one wall, but the overall garage offers 9 feet of usable space. The rear wall of the RV is equipped with a 78″ x 73 1/2″ ramp that can be used to easily load bulky items.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Quicksilver VRV 7×20

  • Length: 24 feet, 2 inches
  • Width: N/A
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 3,840 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,524 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 38 gallons

The Quicksilver VRV is a comfortable and roomy toy hauler that is bigger than it might seem at first glance. This unit comes with a large garage space in the rear, but there is also a variety of furniture that can occupy that space when it’s not in use. If you don’t have anything you want to haul, you can still enjoy this RV to its fullest capacity.

The front of this camper contains a kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has a sink, range, and a large set of overhead cabinets. A bathroom is tucked into the front corner of the RV and it manages to fit a toilet, a shower, a sink, and a set of small storage cabinets.

A refrigerator sits next to the bathroom nook, along with a radio. The rest of this floor plan can be used for garage space. There is about 10 feet of open space built into this floor plan. A free-standing dining table and a removable sofa/dinette come with the unit. If you’ve noticed something missing, don’t worry! This RV does indeed come with a place to sleep. The far-right wall has a fold-down mattress that rests inside a pop-out. This bed is a comfortable place to sleep and it doesn’t reduce your storage space!

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Forest River No Boundaries 19.1

  • Length: 24 feet, 11 inches
  • Width: 88 inches
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 4,264 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,720 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 30 gallons

This toy hauler RV from Forest River is split almost perfectly in half. The front half contains the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, while the rear offers over 10 feet of storage space. Cabinets and fold-down furniture line the walls of the garage, but the center of it is open and ready to haul some gear!

The front of this travel trailer contains a queen-sized bed. A wardrobe and a pair of overhead shelves provide extra storage space in this area too. A kitchen sits along the left wall just outside the bedroom. It offers a refrigerator, sink, stove, oven, microwave, and cabinets. The kitchen faces the bathroom, which has a vanity and storage space in addition to a shower, sink, and toilet.

The rear garage area contains a fold-out sofa, a pantry situated between the wheel wells, and an entertainment center. These are all flush against the wall to provide as much open space as possible. A few sets of overhead storage round out the amenities.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Sandstorm 186

  • Length: 25 feet, 10 inches
  • Width: 102 inches
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 5,850 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 9,999 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 80 gallons

The Sandstorm is another strong contender from Forest River RV. This toy hauler has an interesting floor plan that isn’t like the previous ones. While many toy haulers have floor plans that separate the front living quarters from the back garage space, the Sandstorm blends both areas together. A 16 foot-long cargo space spans throughout the majority of this RV.

The front section contains a full-sized bed and a bathroom tucked into the front corner. The bathroom is fairly spacious for an RV and it contains a toilet, shower, and a curved sink in the corner. A galley-style kitchen sits along the far right wall of this toy hauler. All the appliances and counters sit neatly against the wall, creating a nice open space for storage. Overhead cabinets, a flip-out couch, and removable armchairs occupy the rest of this living space.

Everything is designed to lay flat against the wall or be easy to remove. By utilizing this flowing floor plan, the Sandstorm manages to fit a large garage space in a limited floor plan design.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

2021 Jay Flight Octane 222

  • Length: 26 feet, 6 inches
  • Width: 102 inches
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 5,785 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 8,250 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 53.2 gallons

Jayco is one of the top RV manufacturers in the U.S. They have a range of fifth wheels, travel trailers, and yes, even toy haulers! The Jay Flight Octane is a luxurious RV that manages to blend a considerable garage area with a comfortable living space. Every part of this RV is designed to work smoothly with everything else. The cargo area is about 8 feet long, but most of the central floor plan has been left open to allow for extra room. This will come in handy if you have unusually shaped gear.

The front half of this toy hauler is occupied by a queen size bed that sits next to a corner bathroom. The exposed corner of the bed is curved so that it doesn’t trip anyone or block anything. The bathroom is comfortably sized and it contains a shower, toilet, and specially-fitted sink/vanity.

A kitchen sits flat against the right wall of this toy hauler. It has a sink, stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and a set of cabinets. A folding bar with attached stools sits across from the kitchen. The rear of this toy hauler contains a removable table that can be used both inside and outside the vehicle. It also hosts a second queen-size bed that can be converted into a set of couches.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Winnebago Spyder S23FS

  • Length: 30 feet
  • Width: 102 inches
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 7,500 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 9,995 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 100 gallons

The Spyder is one of the larger toy haulers on this list, but it really makes every inch count. Winnebago has always been a big name in the RV world, so you can count on their toy haulers being top-notch as well.

The Spyder has a large enclosed bedroom in the front of the trailer. It contains a king-size bed as well as a set of wardrobes on each side. The bedroom also comes with a small slide-out that contains an extra wardrobe. You won’t be hurting for storage space in this area!

A bathroom sits outside the bedroom. It’s decently sized for an RV and it includes a sink, vanity, toilet, and shower. A kitchen sits along the right wall next to the bathroom. It has amenities like a refrigerator, pantry, overhead cabinets, a stove, and a large sink. A pedestal table and a pair of removable armchairs face the kitchen. A set of HappiJac sofas occupy the rear of this toy hauler, which adds extra sleeping space if you need it.

This RV is designed so that the garage space can extend into the main cabin if necessary. Up to 13 feet 11 inches of storage space is available. For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Fuzion Impact Edition 26V

  • Length: 30 feet, 6 inches
  • Width: N/A
  • Unladen Vehicle Weight: 6,497 lbs.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 9,770 lbs.
  • Fresh Water: 60 gallons

The Fuzion Impact is just barely over the 30-foot line, but it was too good to leave it off the list! This toy hauler RV has a fantastic floor plan that’s unique from the others on this list. The front of this trailer contains a master bedroom that’s connected to the unit’s bathroom. The bedroom contains a queen-size bed and a pair of wardrobes. and the bathroom has a combination bathtub/shower.

Outside the master bedroom is a short hallway that connects to the RV’s kitchen. This L-shaped kitchen spans two walls but still manages to leave a small footprint on the floor plan. The kitchen has a refrigerator, pantry, stove, oven, double sink, LED television, overhead cabinets, and a ton of counter space.

A large removable table and a pair of armchairs sit across from the kitchen. The rear of this toy hauler has opposing sofas on each wall, which can be rearranged or removed according to your preference. A set of tie-downs are installed in the rear area, so you can secure your gear during travel. The total length of the garage is 13 feet, 9 inches.

For more information about this toy hauler, including gallery photos, similar floor plans, and availability near you, visit the manufacturer’s website here.

Kern Campbell

I've had a passion for four-wheel-drive vehicles since I was a kid riding in the back seat of my Grandfather's Jeep Grand Wagoneer. I have owned a lot of vehicles over the years. They each have their pros and cons and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you so you can find the vehicle that's just right for your needs.

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