The New 2023 Ember 21MRK Travel Trailer Revealed
So you think you’ve figured out what travel trailer will fit your wants and needs? Hold up! Ember RV’s new touring camper may throw a monkey wrench into your plans. A true Queen Murphy bed, 15K BTU roof A/C, 12V fridge, 27’ exterior length x 8’ exterior width plus slide are only a fraction of the bells and whistles in this couple’s RV.
Josh the RV Nerd gives us the full tour of this travel trailer with his usual honesty about what is great and what is not. Even if the Ember 21MRK travel trailer is not right for you, get in on the action and voice your opinion in the comment section of Josh’s video; the manufacturer is watching!
Key Features of the Ember 21MRK
|• Evermore™ Composite Floor |
• 16” Goodyear Endurance Tires
• Walk-around Residential Queen Size 60” x 80” Murphy Bed with Sofa below
• “Stargazer” Skylight
• European Dual-Pane Acrylic Windows with Integrated Shades/Screens
• EmberLink™ “Smart RV” system controls Slide Room, Awning, and Lighting
• Theater Sofa Slide with Removable Table
• Sleeps 2 – 4
|• Optional Off-grid Solar Package with (2) 200W Rooftop Panels, 2000W Inverter, and MPPT Solar Controller |
• Optional Gearbox with Dual 20LB LP Tanks, Battery Hookup & Storage
• (Optional) Outside kitchen with griddle (connects to LP Quick Connect), 120V mini-fridge, and powder-coated steel countertop
|• Length 27″|
• Height 11’5″
• Width 8′
• Awning 16′
• Hitch 750lb
• Empty/Dry Weight 5,935lb
• Cargo/CCC 1,500lb
• Max/GVW 7,435lb
• Fresh 55gal
• Gray 35gal
• Black 35gal
• Bed 60×80″
To dive deeper into all aspects of the 21MRK, Ember RV has compiled a thorough specification sheet on all its features. You can download it without providing any personal information (Yes! Thanks Ember RV!)
Let’s quickly cover some of the Pros and Cons for the Ember RV 21MRK travel trailer:
Ember 21MRK Pros
- Laminated sides: Laminated trailer walls are lighter, easier to clean, corrosion resistant, and less likely to be damaged by wind or hail than aluminum.
- Laminate Floor: Perhaps the most expensive travel trailer floor in the industry. The Ember 21MRK has an Azdel floor with a thick composite core. The composite core has twice the screw retention of plywood. A good floor helps create a strong foundation. Josh explains why this is a huge perk at 20:50 in the video.
- Heated tanks for an extended camping season
- Large storage compartment in front
- Aluminum corner molding, not plastic
- Single sewer outlet for gray and black tanks (only 1 hookup to dump your sewer!)
- Smart Jack tongue jack
- 60” x 80” Queen Murphy bed
- 2 seater couch with storage becomes accessible when the Murphy bed is up
- Removable, side mounted, swiveling Lagun side tables
- TALL! 7’ ceiling
- Floor flush slide featuring a 3 person, fully reclining, theater seat couch.
- Large, long kitchen with tons of countertop space.
- Blind Spot assist (sensors in the back, light indicators on the front cap) for hauling safety.
- EmberLink™ “Smart RV” system controls for slide, awning, and lighting
- ROAD MODE: With the slide in, the bathroom, fridge, kitchen and bed are accessible.
Ember 21MRK Cons
- The Ember 21MRK is heavier (Hitch Weight: 750lbs. Dry/Empty Weight: 5,935lbs), larger (27’ long, 11.5’ high), and more expensive than similar travel trailers.
- Has a 750 lb hitch weight, so it’s going to need a beefy half ton or higher truck (check your tow rating and payload rating).
- No camp side window in the bedroom area
- Murphy bed with folding mattress style. You could put a residential queen in it, but the bed would have to always stay down and you’d lose the second couch
- No privacy curtain around the bed
- 12V fridge without 2 way (gas/electric) option
- Open cubbies in the bathroom without cabinet doors
- Limited leg space in the bathroom
Overall, Ember RV’s 21MRK earns the label “Touring Edition”. It is jam-packed with features that will make your camping adventures a pleasure and upgraded construction features that mean your travel trailer won’t give out before you do.
If the potential Cons of the 21MRK outweigh the Pros for you, check out similar travel trailers that may be a better fit.