What is the Cheapest Price For an RV in 2023

If you’ve been shopping around for RVs, you know that prices have increased substantially, year over year, since 2019. Due to this, shoppers are looking for bargains in the RV market, leading people to ask, “What is the cheapest price for an RV?”

The cheapest RV that you can buy in 2023 is the Forest River Rockwood 1640 LTD Freedom. This pop-up tent trailer has an MSRP of $14,388.35. This is the most economical way to get off the ground and into a bed!

Forest River is well-known in the industry for manufacturing travel trailers and has several folding pop-up tent trailers on the market. The Rockwood 1640 LTD Freedom is a lightweight, compact pop-up tent trailer that is easy to tow.

Even though this trailer is less expensive than other pop-up travel trailers, it still has the same quality and warranty that you can expect from Forest River.

Hitch Weight163 lbs.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating2258 lbs.
Unloaded Weight1465 lbs.
Cargo Carrying Capacity793lbs.
Exterior Open Length17′ 2″
Exterior Closed Height5′ 4″
Exterior Closed Length11′ 9″
Exterior Width7′
Fresh Water10 gal
12v Refrigerator1.7 Cu


This compact tent trailer has everything that you need in a small trailer. It has a dining area, a small kitchen, and enough room to sleep six.

The kitchen has a two-burner stove and sink. A 10-gallon freshwater tank will easily meet your needs for cooking and washing dishes.

This economical trailer does not have a hot water heater. One side of the faucet access the 10-gallon freshwater tank and the other side accesses the city water connection.

There are two bunk-end pop-out beds. These beds slide out on the front and rear of the trailer. Each of the pop-out beds sleeps two.

Plus the dinette can be converted to a bed. The bed dimensions for the dinette bed are 48″ wide by 80″ long.

One of the bunk-end beds is 42″ wide and the other is 54″ wide. Both bunk end beds have a privacy curtain.

Each of the bunk end beds sports a quilted-top, heated mattress. This is a super nice standard option for cool nights. The weight limit on the bunk end beds is 1000 lbs. each.

The bunk ends have a plywood base, with support bars that you set into place when opening the trailer.

A standard propane heater keeps you warm in the winter. As an option, you can purchase a blower, making the heater a forced-air heater.

Along with that, the optional roof-mounted air conditioner will keep you cool in the summer. Plus, the 360-degree windows zip open to provide fresh air.

The interior boasts five 120v electrical outlets for times that you are connected to shore power.

The ceiling is laminated and foam insulated with a metal exterior roof.

If you’d like to know why a pop-up tent trailer is better than a tent, read the article that I wrote.


One of the really nice features of this trailer is that it has a one-piece door. Many tent trailers have a split door that you have to assemble each time you set up the trailer. The one-piece door folds up into the ceiling for storage during transport.

With a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 2258 lbs., this trailer can be towed by smaller SUVs like a Suburu Outback, a Toyota RAV-4, a Kia Sorento, or a Honda Pilot. Before towing, be sure to check your vehicle’s tow capacity.

Another advantage to the inexpensive trailer is that you can store it in your garage. When the trailer is closed, it’s only 11′ 9″ long. Plus, it’s only 5′ 4″ tall when closed.

Optional, is the power lift system. Instead of using the hand crank to elevate the trailer roof, Forest River has provided a power lift system that is powered by the trailer battery.

Unlike some other pop-up trailers, the canvas is attached to the bunk end. The vinyl canvas is easy to clean and dries quickly. The canvas’s velcro seal keeps bugs out.

The 1640 LTE Freedom comes equipped with one five-gallon propane bottle. As an option, you can purchase the trailer with two five-gallon propane bottles.

This trailer comes standard with an awning. This is a nice feature for a low-priced trailer. The external outlet allows you to plug in lights to hang on the awning if you’re connected to shore power.

An exterior propane connector enables you to connect to ancillary propane equipment like a stove, grill, or fire pit. This allows you to use the portable stovetop inside or outside of the trailer.

The 1640 LTE Freedom comes standard with 12″ radial tires, leaf spring axels, and electric brakes.

This trailer is ready for you to install solar or have it installed.


Want to get off the ground and into a bed without spending a fortune? The Forest River Rockwood 1640 LTD Freedom is the cheapest way to get out there and enjoy camping!

Crystyn Chase

Crystyn enjoys traveling to new locations off the beaten path. She's passionate about RV adventure travel and her desire is to share that love with readers. She is married to Doug and has a playful German Shepherd named Trinity. When not on the road, Crystyn enjoys gardening and food preservation.

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