7 Forest River Toy Hauler Reviews


2021 Work and Play 21LT

If you’re looking for a toy hauler, you might want to check out Forest River’s lineup. This company has been in business since 1996, and they’re devoted to helping you make the most of your time outdoors. In this roundup, we’ll take a look as some of their top-rated models.

  • 2021 Vengeance Rogue 26VKS
  • 2018 Grey Wolf 27RR
  • 2021 Sandstorm 251SLC
  • 2021 Stealth CB1913
  • 2020 XLR Micro Boost 27LRLE
  • 2021 Work and Play 21LT
  • 2021 Shockwave 28FWGDX

Why Forest River?

Many RV companies focus on doing just one thing well, but at Forest River, they take things a few steps further. In addition to their wide range of motor homes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers, they offer a variety of other recreational vehicles as well. Some examples include pontoon boats, cargo trailers, and even a bus or two.

Since toy haulers are designed to create a fully rounded camping experience, this company is a great fit for the design. Whether you’re looking for a giant camper with a huge cargo bay, or a smaller trailer that can hold a couple of bikes and kayaks, there’s a good chance that Forest River’s lineup will have something to offer you.

Forest River Toy Hauler Reviews

2021 Vengeance Rogue 26VKS

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
33 ft 8 in12 ft 5 in15 ft7994 lbs6

Let’s start by taking a look at the 2021 version of the Vengeance Rogue 26VKS. As toy haulers go, this one is average-sized, with a total length of 33 feet and 8 inches. Once you step inside, however, you’ll find that there’s nothing average about it.

The living area is spacious yet cozy, with a removable dinette table flanked by a set of roll-over sofas. A couple of optional saucer-shaped chairs are also available, so there’s plenty of room for gathering and swapping tales at the end of the day.

The bathroom is just as impressive. Unlike some travel trailer bathrooms, this one actually gives you space to move around. The facilities include a sizable garden shower, a sink, and a corner toilet, as well as a linen closet.

Claustrophobic sleepers should take note of the generous king-sized bed, which takes up most of the space in the front-facing bedroom area. A pair of small wardrobes are also included.

If you enjoy off-grid camping, you’ll appreciate the generator option, though you might be disturbed by its presence right outside the bedroom. Fortunately, the rest of the living space is inviting enough to distract you from any ambient noise.

Finally, note that the cargo space on the Vengeance Rogue 26VKS measures 15 feet long. This gives you plenty of room for dirt bikes, four wheelers, or full-sized kayaks.

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2018 Grey Wolf 27RR

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
33 ft 4 in10 ft 5 in11 ft5814 lbs6

Let’s dial it down a notch and give the 2018 Grey Wolf 27RR its due. This is obviously an older model, but if you’re looking for a used travel trailer, you might be able to score a good deal on this one. This is a solid trailer that offers plenty of perks for you to consider.

Our favorite aspect of the Grey Wolf 27RR is the bathroom, which includes a full tub and shower combination. The toilet is located in the same area, but you’ll have to step across the hall to wash your hands. This isn’t a flaw in our book, because it means one person can brush their teeth while another one is showering.

The bedroom is on the small side and includes a queen-sized bed with overhead storage. The kitchen is also smaller than some, though it does include a three-burner range, a refrigerator, a sink, and a snug dinette set. The space makes room for an entertainment center, which makes the whole area seem very busy when it’s turned on.

Above the 11-foot cargo bay, you’ll find a second dinette table with two fold-down sofas. We find the layout a bit strange, with the kitchen facilities smack-dab in between the bathroom and the master bedroom. However, for couples and small families, this isn’t likely to be an issue.

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2021 Sandstorm 251SLC

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
30 ft 7 in12 ft 1 in14 ft 4 in7499 lbs8

The 2021 Sandstorm 251SLC puts a great deal of focus on the cargo bay, which measures 14 feet 4 inches. While this is a definite benefit, there are many other aspects of this rig that are sure to please.

The front-facing bedroom includes a queen bed and ample wardrobe space. To get there, you’ll walk through a small hallway, with a refrigerator and sink combo to your right and the bathroom area to your left. The bathroom includes a toilet and a full-sized tub and shower combination, which is impressive for a rig that measures just over 30 feet long.

A larger sink, a microwave, and a stove with three burners can be found in the kitchen. A set of two comfy chairs faces a flip sofa, giving the space a cozy, conversational vibe. To the rear of this living area is an electric pass-through dinette and the sizable cargo bay.

This model doesn’t offer a ton of amenities when it comes to outdoor living space. That may not matter if you plan to spend your days zooming around on motorbikes, but it’s something to think about.

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2021 Stealth CB1913

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
25 ft 8 in12 ft 1 in13 ft 4 in6399 lbs6

One of the coziest models on our list, the Stealth CB1913 is the perfect size for couples. Though the sleeping capacity is listed at 6, we think you’d have to be a pretty close family to be comfortable with that many people in this space.

That doesn’t mean that this isn’t a great rig—just that the living space is rather snug. There’s a full-sized bed that greets you as soon as you walk through the door, with adjacent bathroom facilities including a tub and shower combination. The use of space is impressive, but you might have to tiptoe around the toilet to get to the sink.

The kitchen area is well-proportioned, with a sink and three-burner range lined up alongside the refrigerator. A flip sofa and two chairs make up the living space, which is located just above the cargo bay.

Considering the fact that this unit measures below 26 feet in length, the 13-foot 4-inch cargo bay is all the more impressive. Load up the Stealth CB1913 with your kayaks and mountain bikes, and get ready to explore the wilderness.

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2020 XLR Micro Boost 27LRLE

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
33 ft 5 in10 ft 9 in11 ft6056 lbs6

The 2020 version of the XLR Micro Boost 27LRLE is built to accommodate as much cargo as you can fit into its 11-foot garage. That’s a good thing, because the rest of the living space feels slightly cramped as a result.

The queen-sized bed is tucked into a front-facing bedroom area, just to the right of the entrance. Facing the door are a U-shaped dinette and a set of windows to give the area a welcome dose of natural light.

When you walk through the door, the kitchen facilities are on your immediate left. These include a corner sink, a mid-sized refrigerator, and a three-burner range. The closet-sized bathroom features a stall shower, toilet, and sink.

As we pointed out, this isn’t the most spacious model listed here. On the plus side, it features a low dry weight, which makes it easy to maneuver as long as your toys are on the lighter side. There’s also a nice outdoor area with a retractable awning feature.

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2021 Work and Play 21LT

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
27 ft 5 in11 ft 5 in13 ft 8 in5750 lbs4

The 2021 Work and Play 21LT is another diminutive model, measuring just over 27 feet long. This modest length, along with the 5750-pound dry weight, make it easy enough for beginners to maneuver. Of course, this is true only if the cargo bay—which makes up nearly half of its length—isn’t loaded with four-wheelers or motorcycles.

The master bedroom is situated in a slide-out, which really opens up the living space. Families are sure to appreciate the dual-entry bath, which can be accessed from either the bedroom area or the entryway. Other benefits include two roll=over sofas, a sizable entertainment center, and a nice kitchen area with plenty of overhead cupboard space.

Relax and enjoy your evening beverage in one of the two recliners off the kitchen area. The bathroom facilities include a shower as well as a sink and toilet, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for freshening up before hitting the sack.

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2021 Shockwave 28FWGDX

LengthHeightCargo AreaDry WeightSleeps
32 ft 6 in13 ft 4 in16 ft 4 in9640 lbs6

With an exterior length of 32 and a half feet, this is one of the largest models on our list. The 2021 Shockwave 28FWGDX is for serious outdoor enthusiasts who want a true home-away-from-home to return to at the end of the day.

The rear of the unit is dominated by an oversized cargo bay, measuring 16 feet 4 inches long. A king-sized bed takes up residence in the master bedroom, which also includes room for your entire wardrobe. The adjacent bathroom includes a lovely corner shower and flush toilet, as well as a small sink.

The kitchen facilities are also corner-facing and feature a three-burner range, sink, and refrigerator. There’s a well-appointed living area with seating for up to 6 people, as well as an electric pass-through dinette over the cargo bay.

Note that this is a fifth-wheel model, so you’ll need to make sure your towing truck has the proper tow hitch. It’s also quite heavy when loaded, so we would recommend it only if you have previous experience with towing an RV.

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In Conclusion

Forest River’s lineup includes an impressive array of toy haulers designed to fit every camper’s lifestyle. We hope our list includes a model that will suit your needs.

Best of luck, and happy camping!

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Leslie

I started camping when I was younger, but started camping consistently once i got married 14 years ago. We've camped in pop-ups, travel trailers and tents. I enjoy the time away with my family.

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