Top 5 Best Travel Trailer RV Brands

With over 2,500 new travel trailers to choose from in the marketplace this year alone, how will you know which are best?  Your fellow RVers have spoken with their checkbooks and below are the top 5 most popular, best rated travel trailers for the 2017 model year.

Most Popular, Best Selling Travel Trailers:

  1. Jayco Jay Flight
  2. Forest River Cherokee
  3. Forest River Wildwood
  4. Forest River Salem
  5. Forest River Rockwood

Criteria for Making the List: Choosing the ‘best’ of anything can always lead to debate. However, the top travel trailers listed here, are ones that RV owners voted on with their checkbooks. Based on quality, features, floor plan layouts, towability, and options, more people purchased these travel trailers than any others according to the foremost RV data provider, Statistical Surveys, Inc.

#1 – 2017 Jayco Jay Flight

America’s Top Selling Travel Trailer


Jayco Jay Flight logo


Jay Flight FireplaceJayco Jay Flight RVP Interior

Jayco Jay Flight travel trailer

View All Jay Flight Travel Trailer Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
29 4030-8185 lbs 4-12 23-38 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Jayco Jay Flight travel trailer: Number one on our list is America’s best-selling travel trailer, the Jayco Jay Flight.  The Jayco Jay Flight has been the #1 selling travel trailer for 10 years running.  With an impressive list of standard features including 81 inch high ceilings, residential grade carpet and special made window treatments to ensure the utmost comfort, we believe the Jay Flight offers the best comfort and most available amenities of any travel trailer we have reviewed.

There are so many floor plans to choose from which include bunk rooms for the kids, exterior kitchens and optional slides for more space to enjoy with your family.  Did we mention the entertainment center and fireplace option?  These travel trailers are so beautiful and comfortable you will want to stay on vacation permanently!

Key features:

  • 5 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 29 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Denver Mattress pillowtop mattress and Denver bunk mats for extra comfort.
  • LED lighting saves battery life.
  • Shaw residental-grade carpet for comfy barefoot walking.
  • 8 cubic-foot-refrigerator to store your fresh food items.
  • 60/40 sink with high rise faucet for quick cleanup.
  • Theater seating provides ultimate tv watching comfort.
  • Available upgrades in Elite package.

Video overview:



#2 – 2017 Forest River Cherokee

Comfort & Quality You Have Come To Expect


Forest River Cherokee logo


Cherokee TT RVP Interior 2 Forest River Cherokee RVP Interior 2 Forest River Cherokee travel trailer

View All Cherokee Travel Trailer Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
13 6556-8059 lbs 4-9 28-41 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Forest River Cherokee travel trailer:  The Cherokee travel trailer is one of the most comfortable travel trailers you will ever walk into.  Each Cherokee is specifically designed with you in mind.  With options such as bunk houses, slides for extra space, and even the cushy furniture in the Cherokees, you will be able to create the home away from home you have always dreamed of.

The kitchens are fully equipped for you to create an amazing gourmet meal, or even just a really great snack.  The bathrooms have everything you need to get squeaky clean.  The beds are just as comfortable as a nice hotel’s and come in queen size.  No squished sleeping for you!  Isn’t it time for you to hit the road in a Cherokee travel trailer?

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 13 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Slide outs for extra living space.
  • Shaker style cabinets with solid doors.
  • Double door refrigerator for extra storage.
  • AM/FM/CD/USB stereo system with MP3/ iPod hookup.
  • Plenty of seating either with a u-shaped dinette or 44′ booth dinette.
  • Available upgrades in XL package include outside shower and pull out kitchen faucet.

Video overview:



#3 – 2017 Forest River Wildwood

Quality You Expect, Luxury You Deserve


Forest River Wildwood logo


Wilwood Interior RVP Wildwood Interior RVP

View All Wildwood Travel Trailer Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 7141-9145 lbs 4-10 29-39 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Forest River Wildwood travel trailer:  You won’t believe your eyes when you see the interior of the Forest River Wildwood travel trailers.  There is no detail left untouched.  The floors look like the most expensive of hardwoods. The kitchen has a back splash, counter tops, solid wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances that are just asking for you to make yourself at home and cook a great meal or make an epic snack.  And the furniture!  You can’t even imagine how incredibly comfortable you will be after sinking into one of the recliners or the oversize couch, both made of a beautiful soft leather.

With a fully equipped bath and a master with a cushy queen size bed, you will come back from your next vacation fully rested and ready to go on your next trip!

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 18 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • High rise faucet with residential style sink for easy cleanup.
  • Strut lifted storage area under bed in the master for more storage.
  • 80″ high ceilings for a spacious feel.
  • Dometic double door refrigerator.
  • Large dinette picture window so you don’t miss the beautiful scenery.
  • In-floor ducted heat to stay cozy warm.
  • Other available additional options.

Video overview:



#4 – 2017 Forest River Salem

Providing Years Of Family Memories


Forest River Salem logo

Salem TT RVP Interior 2Salem TT RVP InteriorForest River Salem travel trailer


View All Salem Travel Trailer Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
18 7141-9145 lbs 4-10 28-39 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Forest River Salem travel trailer:  This is one of the best family travel trailers we have reviewed.  It is available in multiple different floorplans and layouts so that you can find the one that best fits your family’s needs.  Rest assured, no detail or luxury was left unaddressed in the Forest River Salem travel trailer.  The kitchen is roomy and provides large cabinets for storage and all the amenities you have at home to cook those wonderful meals your family enjoys.  The living room has La-Z-Boy furniture and a cathedral ceiling with a fan!

When you step into your master bedroom you will find it is cozy with a queen size bed and plenty of storage. Your privacy is assured in the master with a solid door.  Your bathroom is bright and sunny with everything you need including a shower/tub, vanity, sink and toilet.  No more shared community facilities needed here!  Everything you need to enjoy family vacations and make lasting memories is available in the Salem travel trailer.

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 18 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • La-Z-Boy recliners to relax in.
  • La-Z-Boy Hide-A-Bed sofa for a great night’s sleep.
  • Serta Bradley mattress in the master for optimal comfort.
  • Extra large dinettes for more comfortable dining and sleeping.
  • 16 cubic foot residential refrigerator.
  • Stainless 50/50 residential style kitchen sink for easy clean up.
  • Available upgrades in Villa Estate package.

Video overview:



#5 – 2017 Forest River Rockwood

Ultimate Luxury Product 




Rockwood TT RVP Interior 2 Rockwood TT RVP Interior

Forest River Rockwood travel trailer

View All Rockwood Travel Trailer Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
50+ 6259-7400 lbs 2-8 20-37 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Forest River Rockwood travel trailer:  The Rockwood travel trailers are one of the leaders in it’s class of lite travel trailers.  With 40 years of experience to back them up, Rockwood has continued to improve with innovative floor plans, features and options that allow you to own the travel trailer that best suits your needs and wants.

There are fully equipped kitchens that house beautiful cabinets with comfortable dinettes.  Bathrooms that will make you wonder why you even considered sharing a community bathroom at the campground.  And seating that invites you to sit back, relax, and turn on some great music or the game – either of which will entertain you from the state of the art system in your Rockwood.  But as they say, seeing is believing, and with a whole family of Rockwood travel trailers to explore, you will have plenty of options to choose from!

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in over 50 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Residential Serta mattress upgrades for supreme comfort.
  • Radius roof with vaulted 80″ interior ceilings for a spacious feeling.
  • Beautiful solid wood and raised panel doors and drawers.
  • Optional bunk rooms-great for the kids!
  • Floor ducted furnace to keep your toes warm on chilly nights.
  • LCD TV with 5.1 Digital Dolby Surround sound speaker system for great movie nights.
  • Available upgrades in Diamond and Platinum packages.

Video overview:



Travel trailers are a great way to take a family vacation.  When it comes to choosing an RV, travel trailers have the benefit of being lightweight but sturdy and can be pulled with a pick-up truck or SUV.  They range in size to sleep as little or as many people as you need.  And perhaps the most convenient reason of all is that you can unhitch at your destination and still use your vehicle to explore.

BEFORE you head to a dealer to see these trailers, download your FREE RV Buyers Worksheet for help keeping track of:

  • The feature must haves that are important to you and your family
  • Which brands or manufacturers you like
  • Budgeting tools including a payment calculator resource
  • Multiple well spaced pages with room for lots of your notes
  • BONUS Resources: Trade-in values, tow vehicle ratings, and finance options





Submit a Comment