As an RV shopper, you are probably looking for all the “Reviews” about various RVs that you can find.  You want to know what actual owners have to say about any particular Year, Make and Model of RV that you might be thinking about buying.

And, with good reason.

Owners will often “tell it like it is,” about products they’ve purchased.  And, that’s what you as an active RV shopper, really want to see.

So, here’s a look at the Top 5 Consumer-Reviewed Travel Trailers — All Years.


NOTE:  If you would like to WRITE a Review for a unit that you own, please feel free to do so here:  Review Your RV

  1. Coachmen Apex
  2. Jayco White Hawk Ultra Lite
  3. Coachmen Freedom Express
  4. Northwood Arctic Fox
  5. Heartland North Trail


5. Coachmen Apex


The fifth most Reviewed and highly ranked RV is the Coachmen Apex.  It is a lightweight trailer that is spacious and also elegant.  Consumers often purchase it for its large shower/bathroom and compact floor plan.  On top of all that, it is also easily tow-able.

Donna from Texas shares her ownership experiences with would-be buyers at’s Reviews section.  Here’s what Donna has to say …

This RV has all we were looking for in a small RV for two. Queen Bed, Full size sink, Three burners on stove, Large Refrigerator, Shower without tub and Outdoor Shower! It is also lightweight enough to pull with an SUV!

– , Texas

Coachmen Apex Reviews by Model:


These Models are reportedly built with high quality material so choosing between these Models can be quite tricky!  If you’re considering buying this unit, we highly recommend that you read through Reviews on for each Model and decide which one will best suit your needs.



4. Jayco White Hawk Ultra Lite

The Jayco White Hawk Ultra Lite is a beautiful unit and highly rated in Consumer Reviews at This unit combines functionality and style with conservation of space, while it manages to stay in the “Ultra Lite” family.  In fact, many owners have sought this unit out for its great utilization of space, as some have commented in their Reviews.

Albert from Arizona states, he would recommend this trailer to anyone looking.

“Well built, good use of space, tows great. Looks and shows up scale quality of a more expensive model. Would definitely recommend this trailer to anyone.”

– , Arizona

Jayco White Hawk Reviews by Model:

Next, we break down the Jayco White Hawk Reviews and show you how each particular Model has been scored by consumer owners.

You can see that the Model # 28DSBH is the most often Reviewed and the highest ranked Jayco White Hawk Ultra Lite.  As Ken from Alabama notes in his Review, this Model features:

Large beds for kids, friends.  Power awning with led light.  Outside fridge. Plenty of storage both inside and out.”

– , Alabama



3. Coachmen Freedom Express

Next on our list is the Coachmen Freedom Express.  This unit, like the last, is a very spacious RV while still incorporating both comfort and style.  It comes complete with many “hidden” storage compartments, as noted by Julie from Ohio.

“We love all of the hidden storage to help with a clean homey feel.  Pulls great with the stabilizer package on it, never had one problem with it since owning it.  We loved having it as our first RV we have owned!” 

– , Ohio

Furthermore, the Coachmen Freedom Express has been tried and tested by Jason and his family from Delaware, and they have nothing but great things to say!

“Very spacious especially with kids!  Three kids two adults still have room.  A baby pack and play fits great under slide out in bunkhouse bunk.  We also had room for a electric baby swing!  One of the best bangs for your buck!  Great family camper! … For the money numerous options come with it! … Very pleased.  Recommend to anyone especially with kids!!”

– , Delaware

Coachmen Freedom Express Reviews by Model:


As you can probably tell from the stats above, the Coachmen Freedom Express 231RBDS has the highest number of ratings by consumers, which gives it highest numerical rank (score out of 5) in the Coachmen Freedom Express family of RVs.  Other Models follow close behind.  

It would be hard to decide exactly which Model really wins the competition, so it comes down to your personal preference.  Be sure to read the Reviews, do your shopping and decide for yourself!



2. Northwood Arctic Fox

Northwood’s Arctic Fox appears to be an extremely well built RV which incorporates high quality materials, all at a reasonable price, or so say the consumer owners.  I couldn’t explain this unit better than Nicolai from California.

With out a doubt, definitely the most well engineered and built trailer we have ever walked through. Rugged construction, solid craftsmanship and eye pleasing design.  Higher price point than most, but once you check out an Arctic Fox, you will see the difference.

– , California

Northwood Arctic Fox Reviews by Model:

Looking at the chart above, you can see that the Northwood Arctic Fox 25R is the most Reviewed unit and scored a very solid average of 5 out of 5 stars.  As William from Michigan notes in the simplest terms possible,

“… You get what you pay for.”

– , Michigan



1. Heartland North Trail

And, that brings us to the winning travel trailer.  The Heartland North Trail RV is the most often Reviewed travel trailer and it consistently scores the highest ratings.

The Heartland North Trail is a 5,200lb travel trailer and really packs a punch according to its many raving consumer Reviewers.  Coming in many different models at many different price points, this RV likely has a Model to meet just about any budget.

The two doors are perfect for families or large groups who fancy that extra bit of privacy.  Like many of the previous travel trailers on this list, this unit is fully insulated which helps provide the perfect temperature for almost any weather conditions. Richard from Oklahoma describes it here:

Perfect for small family!  Easily pulled behind SUV or 1/2 ton pickup.  Large bathroom and shower.  Comes with outside shower and many extras.  2ft. slide on the rear for generator and bicycles.  Max Air covers for vents allows vents to be open even in the rain.  Well insulated for summer or winter camping.

– , Oklahoma

Heartland North Trail Reviews by Model:

Heartland’s North Trail 21FBS came out on top, with the most consumer Reviews plus a steady 5 out of 5 star rating by owners.  Owners seem to really like the added features you do not always find in other RV Makes and Models.  Some of these features include, but are not limited to:

“… power awning and leveling jacks.  Also Corian counters and a porcelain potty.  It has a horseshoe slide out dinette. …”

– , Pennsylvania

And, by way of information, here is a short video by the Regional Sales Manager for Heartland RVs, John Hawkins.  This video gives you a full walk through where John points out a number of great features that you may not have known come standard on the 2018 Heartland North Trail 25 LRSS.



Consumer Reviews by owners of specific RV Makes and Models can be so important to the RV shopping process.

Please watch for more articles on RV Insight by which will highlight more of the most highly Reviewed RVs in weeks to come.

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