Independence Trail Travel Trailers

Looking for a lightweight travel trailer that doesn’t compromise on features and space? Check out the new Independence Trail from Forest River.

Independence Trail's rugged, on-the-go construction is available in a variety of lengths and bunkhouse and couple floorplans. Each model was thoughtfully designed to provide ultimate value while still being an economical choice. Rest assured that you are getting an amenity-packed travel trailer that will allow you and your family to travel with ease and comfort wherever you choose to go.

So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to blaze your trail and start making lasting memories out in the great outdoors.

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Floorplan: 168RBL : Travel Trailers 172BH : Travel Trailers 172BHDS : Travel Trailers 172RB : Travel Trailers 188DBK : Travel Trailers 262DBS : Travel Trailers
Hitch Weight:360 lb.336 lb.425 lb.330 lb.TBD720 lb.
GVWR:3,995 lb.3,836 lb.4,125 lb.3,830 lb.TBD7,720 lb.
UVW:3,269 lb.2,994 lb.3,437 lb.3,065 lb.TBD6,162 lb.
CCC:726 lb.842 lb.688 lb.765 lb.TBD1,558 lb.
Exterior Length:19' 9"20' 5"20' 5"20' 5"TBD32' 0"
Exterior Height:10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"10' 0"TBD10' 10"
Exterior Width:96"84"84"90"TBD96"
Fresh Water:40.00 gal.27.00 gal.27.00 gal.27.00 gal.TBD40.00 gal.
Gray Water:32.00 gal.25.00 gal.25.00 gal.25.00 gal.TBD32.00 gal.
Black Water:32.00 gal.25.00 gal.25.00 gal.25.00 gal.TBD32.00 gal.
Awning Size:10'12'12'12'12'16'

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles.

UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)*- is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity)** - is the amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.
**Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

Each Forest River RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Forest River RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

Features & Options

  • Nitro-Fill Radial Tires
  • Heavy Duty Tongue Jack
  • 5/8" Tongue/Groove Plywood Flooring
  • PVD Roofing Membrane w/ Industry-Leading 18-year Warranty
  • Tinted Safety Glass Windows
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Bath Vent
  • Omni-Directional TV Antenna
  • LED Exterior Lights
  • Friction Hinge Entrance Door
  • Hot/Cold Outside Shower
  • Seamless Countertops
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Undermount Sink
  • 12Volt Water Pump
  • Back-up Camera Prep
  • Solar Prep
  • USB Ports
  • AM/FM/BT Stereo w/ 4 Speakers (2 In/2 Out)
  • 13,500 BTU Roof A/C (Ducted in Tandem Axles)
  • 20,000 BTU Furnace
  • 7 Cu.Ft Gas/Electric Refrigerator
  • 6 Gal. Gas DSI Water Heater
  • Oversized Power Awning
  • Dexter E-Z Lube Axles
  • Electric Brakes
  • Spare Tire & Carrier
  • Mortise & Tenon Hardwood Cabinet Doors
  • Microwave
  • Shower Surround (N/A 172RB-172BHDS)
  • Flat Front Metal (N/A 172RB-172BHDS)
  • 4 Stabilizer Jacks (2 Rear on 172RB-172BHDS)
  • Pleated Shades (Mini Blinds 172RB-172BHDS)
  • Solid Step on Main Entry (N/A 172RB-172BHDS)
  • King Bed (N/A 172RB-172BHDS)
  • Outside Kitchen (262BH and 262DBS)
  • Large Grab Handle at Entrance (N/A 172RB-172BHDS)

Virtual Tours

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    172RB Main Room