Table of Contents – Quick Links
- Cougar 23MLE
- The 42VIEW by Salem & Wildwood
- Grand Design Imagine AIM 18BH
- Ember 190 MSL
- Jayco Jay Feather Micro 17MRB
- The Forest River Salem & Wildwood FSX 163RDS
- The Winnebago RV Minnie 2630 MLRK
- The Brinkley Model G 3500
Let’s Dive In
Welcome, fellow RV enthusiasts! The RV industry is HUGE, and there are so many RVs to choose from. In this article we will explore some of Josh the RV Nerd’s list of the most intriguing, captivating, and Nerd Preferred, new floor plans for the 2023 season.
Josh has been reviewing RVs for years, and these are his favorites so far this year. We’re always on the lookout for fresh and innovative designs that push the boundaries of what we expect from recreational vehicles. So, let’s dive in and discover the exciting new possibilities in the world of RVing.
Cougar 23MLE: A Fifth Wheel Gem for Couples
Kicking off Josh the RV Nerd’s list is the fifth wheel version of one of his favorite couple’s coaches, the Cougar 23MLE. This RV is a testament to Keystone’s commitment to innovation and adaptability.
By taking the popular 22MLS travel trailer floor plan and transforming it into a fifth wheel, they have created the ultimate traveling unit. Let’s explore the features that make this travel companion a dream come true for couples on the road.
This versatile and functional RV offers easy access and convenience, allowing travelers to move seamlessly from front to back, making every journey a breeze. The thoughtful design includes a shifted and expanded kitchen, providing ample space for meal preparation and storage.
With features like a large outside storage compartment, solar Flex package, tankless water heater, and towing package, the Cougar 23MLE is a testament to Keystone’s dedication to providing exceptional RV experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or new to the RV lifestyle, this floor plan is sure to impress.
The 42VIEW by Salem & Wildwood: A Destination Trailer with Unparalleled Windows:
When it comes to destination trailers, the 42VIEW by Salem and Wildwood is in a league of its own. This Nerd Preferred destination trailer stands out from the crowd with its unrivaled number of campsite windows, making it a truly unique and visually stunning option.
From the moment you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the abundance of natural light and panoramic views. The open staircases leading to the double lofts add an element of excitement and adventure, making this trailer a dream come true for kids and adults alike.
The versatile floor plan offers separate sleeping areas, making it suitable for couples, families, or groups of friends. With its spacious sectional sofa, ample storage, and thoughtful design, the 42VIEW is not just a destination trailer – it’s an experience in and of itself.
Get ready to be captivated by the 42VIEW’s breathtaking design and abundant natural light that immerses you in the beauty of your surroundings. Whether you’re seeking a weekend getaway or a long-term vacation home, this model is sure to exceed your expectations.
Grand Design Imagine AIM 18BH: A Fresh Take on Dining Arrangement:
In a sea of single axle campers with repetitive floor plans, Grand Design’s Imagine AIM series brings a breath of fresh air. Grand Design’s Imagine AIM Series has been turning heads in the world of RV design, and the 18BH floor plan is no exception.
This model showcases Grand Design’s commitment to reimagining traditional layouts and incorporating smart, functional features. The highlight of the 18BH is the unique dining arrangement, which replaces the traditional booth or dinette with a bar and chairs overlooking campsite windows. This innovative design allows you to enjoy your meals while taking in the scenic beauty of your surroundings.
The campsite window coverage in this small RV is exceptional, offering a stunning view and a connection to the outdoors. Additionally, the 18BH features a front bedroom with a Murphy bed and abundant storage throughout, solving the common problem of limited storage space in small RVs.
With its thoughtful layout, modern amenities, and attention to detail, the 18BH sets a new standard for compact RV living.
Ember 190 MSL: A Model Crafted Based on Viewer Feedback:
One of the coolest things about the RV community is the interaction between viewers, manufacturers, and influencers. The 190 MSL by Ember RV is not your average single axle camper. This model was designed based on direct feedback from viewers on Josh the RV Nerd’s YouTube channel.
This RV is a true testament to the power of customer input. This no-slide missile is a multi-functional wonder, catering to various camping preferences and activities. The190 MSL offers a level of flexibility rarely seen in such a compact package.
The unique rear bunk system is the main feature of this travel trailer. It has the ability to be converted into a storage space, office space, cargo locker, walk-in closet, and so much more. The construction of this RV also sets it apart, with a full aluminum and composite body that ensures durability and eliminates concerns of rot or decay.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to transport kayaks and bikes or a solo traveler in need of a mobile office, the 190 MSL can accommodate your lifestyle.
Jayco Jay Feather Micro 17MRB: Exceptional Execution of a Familiar Concept:
The Jayco 173MRB takes a familiar concept and executes it with exceptional precision and attention to detail. This compact travel trailer boasts a layout that maximizes space efficiency without compromising on comfort or functionality.
The highlight of the 173MRB is its spacious rear bathroom, complete with a large shower and ample storage options. This thoughtful design ensures that you can freshen up and unwind in a private and comfortable space.
The well-appointed kitchen and dining area provide everything you need to prepare and enjoy meals, while the cozy sleeping quarters offer a restful retreat after a day of adventure.
With its sturdy construction, user-friendly features, and stylish interior, the Jayco 173MRB is a testament to Jayco’s commitment to delivering top-notch RV experiences for all types of travelers.
The Forest River Salem & Wildwood FSX 163RDSK: Unparalleled Innovation and Creativity in a Compact Camper
Combining functionality with comfort, the Forest River Salem & Wildwood FSX 163RDSK delivers an exceptional camping experience. Its clever layout accommodates a laptop warrior’s needs, making it an ideal choice for those who work on the go.
The thoughtfully designed office space at the back allows for uninterrupted productivity, while the front bedroom offers a cozy retreat for restful nights. With its centralized air conditioning system, you can say goodbye to sweltering summer days and enjoy a cool and comfortable interior.
FSX continues to break the mold of conventional camper designs, bringing fresh ideas and unmatched originality to the industry. Get ready to fall in love with this innovative gem that combines practicality, versatility, and a touch of luxury for an unforgettable camping adventure.
The Winnebago RV Minnie 2630 MLRK: New Tricks From an Old Dog
The Winnebago RV Minnie 2630 MLRK breaks the mold of traditional couples camping layouts, offering a fresh and innovative design that will leave you in awe. With a reimagined dining and desk arrangement, Winnebago has crafted a space that is both functional and stylish.
The extended bar and ample prep space in the living room and kitchen area provide convenience and versatility, while the slide-open dining desk offers a multi-functional space with comfortable guest chairs.
This thoughtfully designed floor plan sets a new standard for couples camping, combining practicality and comfort in a way that is sure to impress. Get ready to embrace a new level of camping luxury with the Winnebago Minnie 2630 MLRK.
The Brinkley Model G 3500: A Toy Hauler with Endless Possibilities
Concluding our list is the Brinkley Model G 3500. This RV stands out as one of the most impressive and jaw-dropping campers in the entire world of RVs.
The Brinkley Model G 3500 is the result of extensive testing and feedback, with Brinkley’s founding team taking it on a hard stress test to identify areas for improvement. They recognize that the RV community is an invaluable source of knowledge and input, and they are eager to hear from enthusiasts like you.
This toy hauler has already undergone significant updates since the original prototype including transforming into a tri-axle with over 4,000 pounds of cargo capacity. You can see Josh the RV Nerd’s Exclusive 1st Look at this RV here.
With features that are over the top and cutting-edge, the Model G boasts a 101-inch wide body, a top-notch sound system, and unique design elements that will leave you wondering why no other manufacturer has done this before.
Get ready to experience luxury living in a fifth wheel that comes with a separate flex function room in the form of a garage, allowing you to bring along all your toys and enjoy endless possibilities. Brinkley is revolutionizing the industry with their innovative approach, changing the landscape of what is possible in an RV.
Nerd Preferred RV Models Wrap Up:
The world of RVs is very exciting. As we wrap up our exploration of these new Nerd Preferred RV floor plans for the 2023 season, it’s evident that the industry continues to evolve and offer fresh designs to meet the diverse needs of RV enthusiasts.
These RVs we reviewed today are some of the great examples of how manufacturers are taking your feedback to make the RV industry even better. If you think one of these RVs might be the right one for your needs, check out our inventory and pricing.