Rig Roundup: 10 RVs Ideal for Couples

Feb 10, 2021 | Rigs

Rig Roundup: 10 RVs Ideal for Couples

For couples who are looking to purchase an RV together, here’s a roundup of rigs that are especially suitable for two.

By Ashley Rossi

Photo: Escape Trailer Industries

No matter if you’re a young couple or empty nesters, purchasing an RV as a couple is an exciting step toward exploring the outdoors and new adventures together. While the rig you choose will depend on your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences, there are some features and floor plans that are better suited for couples than other types of RVers. 

Important Features to Look for in RVs for Couples

When there are two people involved in the purchasing decision, you have to be open to compromise. You and your partner will need to agree on a price range, type of rig (motorhome or trailer), tow vehicle, and how you’ll be using the RV. Keep in mind that you’ll be sharing the workload when it comes to tasks like parking, going to the dump station, towing, and leveling your camper, so do your research and choose wisely—some rigs are easier to drive and maneuver than others. 

Sleeping Arrangements

With the amount of floor plan options on the market, sleeping arrangements vary greatly from rig to rig. You can either purchase an RV that fits just the two of you, or one that has additional space for guests. RV bed types range from sofa sleepers and murphy beds to king-sized beds, so make sure you’re getting the type of bed that’s comfortable for you. Floor plans will also vary—are you looking for a closed-off bedroom space or an open layout?

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Storage

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time in your rig or RV full-time, make sure you have ample storage space. Just keep in mind the amount of cargo you’ll be carrying, especially if you’ll be towing your trailer, and don’t overload it.  

Bathroom

It’s perfectly normal to be picky about your bathroom situation (and it’s also fine if you don’t care), but if you’re going to be spending plenty of nights in your rig, some separation might be welcome. Think about whether you want a fully functioning bathroom, or if you’re okay with a cassette toilet or outdoor shower. If you’re looking for a more standard bathroom, you’ll need to decide between a dry or wet bath, meaning a separate shower and toilet, or one where the shower doesn’t have a separate enclosure. 

Living Space

Similar to deciding on an apartment or house, think about what type of division you want in your living space. If one (or both) of you will be working from the RV, an open layout might not be the best option. And since you’ll be spending a lot of your time outdoors, consider a rig with an awning or an outdoor kitchen to create additional functional space. 

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RVs Suitable for Couples

Here are some of our favorite RVs for couples—from a boondocking-ready van to a lightweight fifth wheel. 

Class A: Thor Motor Coach Axis RUV 24.1 

This smaller-sized Class A is perfect for two people who want defined spaces and room for guests. The back bedroom area is arranged as twin beds with a king conversion and has ample storage space above the bed. In the living space, you’ll find a sofa bed and removable table, as well as a drop-down overhead bunk for extra sleeping space. The kitchen comes standard with a double door fridge, two-burner gas cooktop, flip-up counter, and sink. Other perks include a dry bath, two separate TVs, and a spacious 17-foot awning so you can enjoy the outdoors in all weather conditions. With a length under 26 feet, this motorcoach is easy to drive, park, and maneuver, plus it comes standard with a back-up monitor and integrated camera. Owners also appreciate the large front window. 

Layout of a Class A motorhome with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living area
Photo: Thor Motor Coach

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Chassis: Ford E-Series 
  • Fuel Capacity: 55 gallons
  • GVWR: 12,500 pounds
  • GCWR: 18,500 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Exterior Height: 11 feet
  • Fresh Water Tank: 42 gallons
  • Black Tank: 30 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 40 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5 people
  • Seat Belts: 5 
  • MSRP: $117,750

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

You’ll get all the creature comforts of home with this rig including AC, a water heater, gas generator, and USB power chargers. 

More information on this couples-friendly rig can be found here


Class A: Newmar Bay Star Sport 3014

The Bay Star Sport is an ideal rig for full-timing couples or those who like to travel with most of their belongings. The 3014 layout is just under 31 feet long and comes with tons of storage throughout the rig, but especially in the back bedroom area and large bathroom. The nice-flowing living space has a large seating area toward the front with a dinette, tri-fold sofa, and swivel bucket seats. Upgrades in 2021 include a next-gen Ford F-Series chassis, making the engine powerful but smaller and lighter; new, heavy-duty sway bars for a smoother drive; and an automatic overdrive transmission to make towing your get-around car easier. 

Interior view of luxury Class A with full kitchen, living area, and storage
Photo: Newmar

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Chassis: Ford F-53 
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons
  • GVWR: 20,500 pounds
  • GCWR: 26,000 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 30 feet, 11 inches
  • Exterior Height: 12 feet, 4 inches
  • Fresh Water Tank: 75 gallons
  • Black Tank: 40 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 60 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5-6 people
  • Seatbelts: 6
  • MSRP: Starting at $133,322

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

The passenger seat has a fold-out side table that can be used as a mobile workstation. 

More information on this RV for couples can be found here.


Class B: Winnebago Revel 44E

The newly debuted Revel is one of the best adventure campers for couples to hit the market. Not only is the chassis built for off-roading fun, Winnebago added plenty of boondocking-friendly features to this Class B, including solar panels that charge LiFePO batteries, a converter system to run the AC, and an alternator on the engine to charge the batteries if you’re not harnessing enough solar energy. For heat, the rig uses a Hydronic Heating System powered by diesel fuel. There are tons of creative storage spaces: a cooktop stored in a drawer, a bed on a lift system, and bamboo shelves that can be set up in the wet bath to help dry clothes or equipment. 

Back view of converted van with bed on lifts for storage and living space
Photo: Winnebago

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Chassis: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 
  • Fuel Capacity: 24.5 gallons
  • GVWR: 9,050 pounds
  • GCWR: 13,930 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 19 feet
  • Exterior Height: 10 feet 
  • Fresh Water Tank: 21 gallons
  • Black Tank: 5 gallons (cassette toilet)
  • Gray Tank: 21 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 people
  • Seatbelts: 4
  • MSRP: Starting at $185,838

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Easily extend your living space outdoors with roll-down privacy screens, an awning, an outdoor shower, and a fold-down table that extends outside. Plus, you can access the fridge from both the inside and outside. 

More information on this RV for couples can be found here.

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Class B: Pleasure-Way Tofino

For weekend adventuring couples, Pleasure-Way’s Tofino van packs a lot into a small space with two sleeping areas, a galley, and rear cargo storage. With convenient touches like USB charging ports, dimmable LED lighting, and roll-up shades, you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors. A fridge/freezer combo, sink, and single burner induction stove allow you to cook meals, too. This van is easy to drive and comes standard with navigation, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a rearview camera.  

View of transformed dinette to bed in the rear of a Class B van with view of pop-up bed
Photos: Pleasure-Way
View of front passenger area of Class B van

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Chassis: Ram ProMaster 
  • Fuel Capacity: 24 gallons
  • GVWR: 8,550 pounds
  • GCWR: 11,500 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 17 feet, 9 inches
  • Exterior Height: 8 feet, 2 inches 
  • Fresh Water Tank: 16 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 8 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 people
  • Seatbelts: 4
  • MSRP: $74,750

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Add on a solar package to keep you powered up and a roof rack to bring along toys for the ultimate boondocking adventure. 

More information on this couples-friendly rig can be found here.


Class C: Jayco Redhawk 22J

Jayco’s Redhawk Class C features everything you and your partner may need when camping, including a closed-off dry bath, separate sleeping area, double sink in the galley, microwave, stove, pantry, closet, TV, and extra sleeping areas for guests. On the exterior, you’ll find an electric awning with LED lights, an outdoor shower, and speakers. At less than 25 feet long, it’s easy to drive, park, and maneuver and comes standard with an infotainment system, backup camera, remote-controlled side-view mirrors, a tire pressure monitoring system, and Jayco’s JRide, an enhanced ride and handling package, with features like Hellwig helper springs and more.

Layout view of Class C van with bedroom area, bathroom, and kitchen
Photo: Jayco

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Chassis: Ford E450
  • Fuel Capacity: 55 gallons
  • GVWR: 14,500 pounds
  • GCWR: 22,000 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 24 feet, 8 inches
  • Exterior Height: 11 feet, 6 inches
  • Fresh Water Tank: 43.5 gallons
  • Black Tank: 31 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 40 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5 people
  • Seat Belts: 6 
  • MSRP: $105,143

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

It’s not easy to find a walk-around queen-sized bed in a rig this short, but the 22J layout delivers.  

More information on this couples-friendly rig can be found here


Class C: Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RTB

Leisure Travel’s luxury travel van sleeps two people and is suitable for full-time living. The thoughtful layout features a seating area and kitchen that utilizes swivel driver and passenger seats, a separate shower and macerator toilet, and a convertible bedroom area that’s separated from the rest of the coach. The twin beds easily slide together to form a large queen-sized bed with storage underneath. This rig is the brand’s first offering with optional intelligent all-wheel drive, featuring advanced driver-assist technology, auto start-stop, and electric power-assisted steering. 

Interior view of luxury Class C van
Photo: Leisure Travel Vans

SPECS:

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Chassis: Ford Transit Dual Rear Wheel
  • Fuel Capacity: 25 gallons
  • GVWR: 11,000 pounds
  • GCWR: 15,000 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 24 feet, 9 inches
  • Exterior Height: 9 feet, 11.5 inches
  • Fresh Water Tank: 36.5 gallons
  • Black Tank: 26.4 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 26.4 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 people
  • Seatbelts: 2
  • MSRP: Starting at $127,335

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

The RTB layout has an exterior pass-through storage compartment that’s large enough to fit two full-size bicycles, plus additional items. 

More information on this RV for couples can be found here


Travel Trailer: Keystone Cougar 25RDS

This travel trailer is ideal for couples who want to enjoy maximum living space in their rig. The spacious layout includes a large U-shaped dinette seating area in the rear, a decked out corner kitchen, fireplace, TV console, pantry, large fridge, and tri-fold sleeper sofa. In the front of the rig is a king-sized bedroom with its own entrance, overhead storage, and nightstands. There’s a pass-through bathroom with a large, light-filled shower opposite a vanity area. This layout is particularly ideal for couples who like to entertain at the campground or bring friends along. Enjoy the outside space with an expansive, 18-foot electric awning and outdoor shower.  

Interior view of large living and kitchen area in travel trailer
Photo: Keystone RV Company

SPECS:

  • UVW: 6,211 pounds
  • GVWR: 8,880 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 835 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 29 feet, 10 inches
  • Exterior Height: 11 feet, 5 inches
  • Fresh Water Tank: 60 gallons
  • Black Tank: 30 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 60 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6 people
  • MSRP: Starting at $37,530

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Add on the off-the-grid solar camping package; combined with the large water tank capacities, you can easily boondock with this rig.  

More information on this RV for couples can be found here


Travel Trailer: Airstream Caravel 20FB

The 20FB Caravel is a confined, easy-to-tow travel trailer for couples that still includes Airstream-expected features like the QuietStream ducted climate control system, front and window awnings, rear bumper storage, stainless steel rock guards, a built-in winterization kit, and more. This layout maximizes space at 20 feet long but still includes a dry bath, kitchen area with extra counter space, a storage cabinet, a bedroom area, and a convertible dinette. Airstream’s Caravel models are built to travel long distances, so this rig is ideal for couples who want to live comfortably on the road for weeks at a time.  

Interior view of Airstream trailer living and bed area
Photo: Airstream

SPECS:

  • UVW: 4,300 pounds
  • GVWR: 5,000 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 565 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 20 feet
  • Exterior Height: 9 feet, 7 inches
  • Fresh Water Tank: 23 gallons
  • Black Tank: 18 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 30 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 people
  • MSRP: $70,200

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Upgrade to the convection microwave oven for more cooking options in the kitchen.

More information on this couples-friendly rig can be found here


Fifth Wheel: Escape Trailer 5.0

Couples looking for an affordable travel trailer should consider this lightweight and simple fifth wheel. While basic, the Escape 5.0 offers quite a lot for its size and price. Features like a propane hot water heater, two-burner cooktop, large fridge, range hood, full wet bath, awning, and LED interior and exterior lights all come standard. Upgrade options include a power awning, composting toilet, convection microwave oven, solar panels, power tongue jack, outdoor shower, and a window in the bathroom. We love how this layout utilizes space in the fifth wheel—there’s ample cabinet storage and each area feels separate because the mattress is raised on a high platform in the front of the rig. 

Interior view of fifth wheel trailer kitchen and bedroom area
Photo: Escape Trailer Industries

SPECS:

  • UVW: 3,910 pounds
  • GVWR: 5,550 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 646 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 21 feet, 2 inches
  • Exterior Height: 10 feet
  • Fresh Water Tank: 28 gallons
  • Black Tank: 30 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 28 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 people
  • MSRP: $29,995

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Depending on your lifestyle and budget you can pick and choose which upgrades you want, making this rig customizable but still cost-effective. 

More information on this RV for couples can be found here


Fifth Wheel: Forest River Impression 240RE

Whether you’re looking for a fifth wheel for full-time or part-time use, this layout suits both lifestyles for a couple. Features like a fireplace, washer and dryer prep, large fridge, and a separate dining table help make this rig feel like a cozy home. In the front, you’ll find a closed-off bedroom with a queen-sized bed, storage, and three windows for extra light. The dry bathroom has a walk-in shower, skylight, and storage space too. 

Interior view of fifth wheel trailer living area
Photo: Forest River

SPECS:

  • UVW: 8,243 pounds
  • GVWR: 11,550 pounds
  • Hitch Weight: 1,350 pounds
  • Exterior Length: 31 feet
  • Exterior Height: TBD
  • Fresh Water Tank: 57 gallons
  • Black Tank: 30 gallons
  • Gray Tank: 60 gallons
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 people
  • MSRP: Starting at $49,171

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

RV couples will find that the outdoor kitchen area with a 16-foot awning is a standout feature of this rig. 

More information on this RV for couples can be found here


A Note on Rig Specs

It’s incredibly important to pay close attention to specs when shopping for a travel trailer. Use the VIN (vehicle identification number) to find the towing capacity and payload capacity for your specific tow vehicle.

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): The maximum loaded weight of your trailer as determined by the manufacturer. You should never exceed this weight rating when your RV is stocked with all of your gear, propane, and fresh water. 

GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating): The maximum weight of both the vehicle and trailer, plus the passengers and cargo in both.

UVR (Unloaded Vehicle Rating): The weight of your trailer as manufactured with no cargo, propane, or water. This is often referred to as “dry weight.”

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity): This is the difference between your UVR and your GVWR, telling you how much weight you can safely add to your trailer. Pay close attention to the cargo carrying capacity if you intend to travel with a lot of gear. 

Tongue Weight: This is the amount of weight pressing down on the hitch ball that is attached to your tow vehicle. It is extremely important to make sure that the tongue weight of a travel trailer does not exceed your tow vehicle’s payload capacity. 


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Disclaimer: Togo RV is part of a joint venture, partially owned by Thor Industries, Inc., of which Airstream, Jayco, Keystone RV Company, and Thor Motor Coach are subsidiaries.

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Ashley Rossi

Ashley is the managing editor at Togo RV. She comes from a background in travel writing which has taken her from Australia to Haida Gwaii. Her favorite national park is Zion and she's helping her parents plan an epic cross-country retirement trip in an Airstream.

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