Rig Roundup: 6 Toy Haulers for Your Adventures

Nov 22, 2021 | Rigs

Rig Roundup: 6 Toy Haulers for Your Adventures

Whether you’re looking for a garage to store your ATV or for an adaptable space, toy haulers are a popular option for many RVers.

By Kerri Cox

Photo: Kris & Andy Murphy

Big camping adventures require big toys. That’s why there’s a specific rig type, called toy hauler, that is designed to safely and securely haul whatever gear you want to travel with—from bikes and kayaks to motorcycles and power sport vehicles like ATVs and UTVs. 

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Aside from carrying gear, the rear garage of a toy hauler appeals to RVers who want an adaptable living space. Most toy haulers have convertible furniture that folds down into couches or beds, and the garage’s open floor space gives you room for hobbies, like sewing, painting, or yoga. With this extra space, RVers create offices, studios, spare bedrooms, playrooms, and more.

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Toy haulers come in various forms. Some are travel trailers, which are pulled behind a vehicle. Some are fifth wheels, which connect to the bed of a pickup truck using a special hitch. While less common, you can even find toy hauler motorhomes, which are driven instead of towed. 

Important Features to Look for in Toy Haulers

  • Garage: By definition, a toy hauler will feature a rear garage; some are integrated into the living space, while others are closed off. Measure the interior space carefully to see if your gear will fit, as toy haulers come in many shapes and configurations. You’ll also need to check the weight capacity of both your tow vehicle and RV if you’re carrying heavier toys.
  • Rear Ramp Door: The garage is accessible by a massive door that opens out into a ramp. When shopping for rigs, check the mechanism to see if you can easily open and close the door. 
  • Deck: Some toy hauler rear doors are elevated and secured to create a deck, allowing you to extend your living space outside.
  • Screen Door: Many manufacturers offer a screen door to cover the rear opening while you’re parked, providing privacy and bug protection. 
  • Lift Bed: Many toy haulers have a bed in the garage that can be raised to the ceiling during the day. 
  • Fuel Tanks/Pumps: These features allow you to carry extra gasoline for easy refueling when camping. This is useful for both generators and powersport vehicles.
  • Tie-Down System: You’ll find bolts and straps in the garage area to secure your toys.

Toy Hauler Floor Plans We Love

Here’s a roundup of rigs at various price points and configurations. Whether you’re a full-time RVer or weekend warrior, there’s a toy hauler for you.

Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G19FBTH Travel Trailer Toy Hauler

Exterior view of a small toy hauler with ramp open
Photo courtesy of Forest River

Looking for a toy hauler that can be towed by an SUV or small pickup? The Rockwood Geo Pro G19FBTH should be on your list. With a dry weight (UVW) of 3,433 pounds, this is a light toy hauler that comes with a kitchen, bath, and dedicated bed.

Specs
UVW 3,400 pounds
GVWR 1,498 pounds
Hitch Weight 581 pounds
Exterior Length 20 feet, 2 inches
Exterior Height 10 feet
Fresh Water Tank 31 gallons
Black Water Tank 30 gallons
Gray Water Tank 16 gallons
MSRP TBA
Floor plan for a small toy hauler with ramp door
Photo courtesy of Forest River

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

A 190-watt roof-mount solar panel with a 1,000-watt inverter comes standard, making this a great choice for off-grid adventures. The rear of this petite toy hauler has a surprising 6 feet, 11 inches of cargo space.

More information on this small toy hauler can be found here.


Jayco Octane 222 Travel Trailer Toy Hauler

Interior view of toy hauler with deck
Photo courtesy of Jayco

Toy haulers are typically heavy due to the structural components, but Jayco’s Octane 222 is shorter and lighter than most, while still providing a hearty garage and sleeping space for six people.

Specs
UVW 5,785 pounds
GVWR 8,250 pounds
Hitch Weight 820 pounds
Exterior Length 26 feet, 6 inches
Exterior Height 11 feet, 2 inches
Fresh Water Tank 52.2 gallons
Black Water Tank 39 gallons
Gray Water Tank 39 gallons
MSRP $37,463
Floor plan of medium-sized toy hauler with open floor plan
Photo courtesy of Jayco

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

A power queen-sized bed and convertible sofa easily transform the rear garage from a storage area to a living space to a bedroom. 

More information on this lightweight toy hauler can be found here.


Forest River XLR Nitro 321 Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler

Interior view of an RV living space and kitchen
Photo courtesy of Forest River

Walking into the Nitro 321, it’s easy to forget you’re in an RV, thanks to the residential-style interior. Once you make your way to the well-equipped garage, you’ll remember that this rig is made for adventure.

Specs
UVW 12,234 pounds
GVWR 16,585 pounds
Hitch Weight 2,585 pounds
Exterior Length 37 feet, 10 inches
Exterior Height 13 feet, 4 inches
Fresh Water Tank 102 gallons
Black Water Tank 82 gallons
Gray Water Tank 71 gallons
MSRP TBA
Floor plan for large toy hauler with living space, bedroom, and garage
Photo courtesy of Forest River

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

The fully enclosed “Body-Armor” underbelly, 100-gallon fresh water tank, generator prep, and fuel station make this rig boondocking ready. However, the extra half bath, electric fireplace, and premium recliners mean you won’t be roughing it. 

More information on this fifth wheel toy hauler can be found here.


Cruiser Stryker STG 3313 Travel Trailer Toy Hauler

Exterior view of a trailer toy hauler
Photo courtesy of Cruiser RV

Winner of the 2021 RV News Best Toy Hauler, Cruiser RV’s Stryker STG 3313 has a nicely-appointed residential living space and a heavy-duty garage. The kitchen especially appeals to the family chef.

Specs
UVW 9,741 pounds
GVWR 12,800 pounds
Hitch Weight 1,629 pounds
Exterior Length 37 feet, 11 inches
Exterior Height 12 feet, 10 inches
Fresh Water Tank 98 gallons
Black Water Tank 60 gallons
Gray Water Tank 60 gallons
MSRP $58,000
Floor plan of a large toy hauler with separate living areas
Photo courtesy of Cruiser RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

This toy hauler has 1.5 baths and an 8-cubic-foot refrigerator; both are items you’ll appreciate when traveling with friends or family. 

More information on this toy hauler can be found here.


Keystone Fuzion 424 Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler

Kitchen area of an RV with corner sink and island counter
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV

If you want to take the party to the campground, this luxury toy hauler is for you. Not only does it offer a rear garage deck, it also has a pop-out side patio, featuring sliding doors with an entertainment center. 

Specs
UVW 16,230 pounds
GVWR 20,000 pounds
Hitch Weight 3,525 pounds
Exterior Length 44 feet
Exterior Height 13 feet, 5 inches
Fresh Water Tank 94 gallons
Black Water Tank 88 gallons
Gray Water Tank 88 gallons
MSRP $135,125
Floor plan for a fifth wheel toy hauler
Photo courtesy of Keystone RV

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

The Adjust-a-Track tie-down system is frame welded and offers 38 points of contact to secure your toys. Also, check out the flip-out bar stools around the kitchen peninsula for entertaining.

More information on this luxury toy hauler can be found here.


Thor Outlaw 38KB Class A Toy Hauler

Garage area of a toy hauler RV
Photo courtesy of Thor Motor Coach
Interior view of storage area in an RV
Photo courtesy of Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach offers both Class A and Class C toy haulers under the Outlaw moniker. The Outlaw 38K is a luxury Class A toy hauler with an 8-foot by 10-foot garage space. 

Specs
UVW 26,000 pounds
GVWR 30,000 pounds
Hitch Weight Rating 8,000 pounds
Chassis Ford F-53
Fuel Capacity 80 gallons
Exterior Length 39 feet, 9 inches
Exterior Height 13 feet, 3 inches
Fresh Water Tank 150 gallons
Black Water Tank 40 gallons
Gray Water Tank 40 gallons
MSRP $263,250
Floor plan for a motorhome toy hauler
Photo courtesy of Thor Motor Coach

FEATURES AND OPTIONS WE LOVE:

Thor’s Sky Bunk and Tilt-a-View inclining king-sized bed are touted to be more comfortable than traditional RV beds. Plus, the all-in-one command center puts motorhome controls at your fingertips.

More information on this Class A motorhome toy hauler can be found here.


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

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Kerri Cox

Kerri is a teacher and freelance writer. The decision to buy a travel trailer (christened Birdy) in 2015 changed her life for the better. You can follow her journeys at Travels with Birdy. She lives in Missouri with her husband and teenage sons.

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