Kodiak Cub Lightweight Travel Trailer

Dutchmen Kodiak Cub; A Small, Lightweight Travel Trailer

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Are you looking for a travel trailer that is not only small, but lightweight as well? While there are several models on the market today, Kodiak Cub, by Dutchmen, has a full line-up of travel trailers that can be towed by most trucks, SUVs, minivans, and crossovers. In this post we are going to take a closer look at the floorplans and amenities that these lightweight campers have to offer. Let’s get to it, shall we?

If you have followed our blog, or checked out our Facebook page, you are probably aware that we actually have a Kodiak 201QB. For us, it is the perfect travel trailer because it is small and lightweight. We have had it for a few years and we couldn’t be happier with our choice.

Before we get into the Kodiak Cub floorplans, let’s take a look at how these lightweight travel trailers are built and some of the standard features that are offered.

Construction Of The Kodiak Cub

Kodiak Cub Lightweight Travel Trailer

For starters, to keep the weight of these travel trailers down, Dutchmen uses lightweight and durable materials in their construction.

Floor Structure

Starting with the floor structure, the Kodiak Cub has a fully enclosed, heated underbelly which provides several useful benefits. First, it protects the underside of the travel trailer form road debris, mud, and grime from coating the underbelly.

A heated underbelly will also help protect water pipes from freezing in the winter as it helps trap some of the heat from the cabin area.

For strength and stability, the main frame is constructed with a powder coated steel, which contains a Darco moisture barrier.

On top of the moisture barrier, this lightweight travel trailer features a patented composite floor decking, lightweight aluminum frame with block foam insulation, and finally, a linoleum floor covering.

Interior of lightweight travel trailer

Wall Construction

Starting on the exterior of this lightweight travel trailer, the walls are constructed of lightweight fiberglass panels with a Lauan backing.

The main wall supports are manufactured with an aluminum frame with foam block insulation, which keeps the cold air in during the summer, and the heat in during the winter.

And finally, the last layer of the wall construction is another panel with Lauan backing.

Kodiak Cub Floorplans

The Kodiak Cub is offered in 5 great floorplans. With options like these, you are sure to find the right floorplan to suit your individual needs.

Kodiak Cub Packge

The Kodiak Cub package offers some impressive amenities for a small, lightweight travel trailer. Some of these features include:

  • 120V Exterior Outlet
  • Dual 20# LP Bottles
  • Front Diamond Plate Protection
  • Solar Prep
  • Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laminated Crowned Roof

Mandatory Features

In addition to the Kodiak Cub package, the mandatory features of these lightweight travel trailers include:

  • Black Tank Flush
  • Heated and Enclosed Underbelly
  • Hybrid Aluminum Steps

Kodiak Cub 175BH

Kodiak Cub 175BH floorplan
175BH

With a dry weight of 3,593 pounds, this small, lightweight travel trailer is great for a small family, or weekend RVer. With the bunkhouse at the rear of the travel trailer, there is enough sleeping areas for up to six people.

The main sleeping area is occupied by a Queen-sized bed which is tucked nicely in the corner with a wardrobe closet located at the foot of the bed. Of course, making the bed will be a challenge and might require some ingenuity to accomplish.

The kitchen hosts the only sink in the camper, along with a mid-sized refrigerator, two-burner stove, and a microwave.

The convertible booth style dinette features an indoor/outdoor table and plenty of overhead storage cabinets.

Outside there is a full pass-thru basement storage area with enough room to stow all your camping gear. In addition, this lightweight travel trailer is equipped with a 13’ power retractable awning and a set of outdoor speakers.

Additional specs for the 175BH include:

  • Length – 21.42’
  • Width – 8’
  • Height – 10.42’
  • Dry Weight – 3,593 LBS
  • GVWR – 4,561 LBS
  • Hitch Weight – 417 LBS
  • Fresh Water Tank – 52 gal.
  • Gray Water Tank – 39 gal.
  • Black Water Tank – 28 gal.

Kodiak Cub 177RB

Kodiak Cub 177RB Floorplan
177RB

The Kodiak Cub 177 RB is slightly larger than the 175BH, but it only has sleeping areas for up to four people. However, without the bunkhouse for extra sleeping areas, the bathroom is larger than the 175BH.

Since we’re on the subject of the bathroom, his floorplan offers the sink and medicine cabinet that the 175BH doesn’t.

The main sleeping area offers a walk-around Queen-sized bed with wardrobe closets on each side. The window offers natural light and the overhead storage cabinets offer extra storage space.

The kitchen is equipped with a mid-sized refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, and large sink with overhead storage cabinets.

On the outside you will find the pass-thru basement storage and 13’ power retractable awning with exterior speakers.

Additional Specs for the 177RB include:

  • Length – 21.5’
  • Width – 8’
  • Height – 10.42’
  • Dry Weight – 3,583 LBS
  • GVWR – 5,692 LBS
  • Hitch Weight – 383 LBS
  • Fresh Water Tank – 52 gal.
  • Gray Water Tank – 39 gal.
  • Black Water Tank – 28 gal.

Kodiak Cub 185MB

Kodiak Cub 158MB Floorplan
185MB

If you are a fan of a lightweight travel trailer with a Murphy bed, the Kodak Cub 185MB is right up your alley. This camper sleeps up to four people and not only offers a Queen bed, it also has a Murphy bed. The Murphy bed folds up during the day to create much needed living space, and transform into a comfortable bed at night. This Murphy bed floorplan is a double-edged sword. You do get the extra living space during the day, but you sacrifice natural light as the bed blocks the window.

On the other hand, the main sleeping area offers a Queen-sized bed with wardrobe closet storage on each side, plus overhead storage cabinets.

The bathroom is where it’s at, as far as storage is concerned. In addition, the medicine cabinet above the sink, there is a double wardrobe closet with drawers underneath. The curved shower door provides much needed elbow room for showering.

The kitchen is equipped with a mid-sized refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, and large sink.

The dinette, when the Murphy bed is folded up, is made up of a bench seat with an indoor/outdoor table.

Heading outside, this lightweight travel trailer offers a full pass-thru basement storage area, a 14’ power retractable awning, and a pair of outdoor speakers for listening to your favorite tunes.

Additional specs for the 185MB include:

  • Length – 23’
  • Width – 8’
  • Height – 10.42’
  • Dry Weight – 3,959 LBS
  • GVWR – 5,550 LBS
  • Hitch Weight – 564 LBS
  • Fresh Water Tank – 52 gal.
  • Gray Water Tank – 39 gal.
  • Black Water Tank – 28 gal.

Kodiak Cub 196BH

Kodiak Cub 196BH Floorplan
196BH

The 196BH is a new floorplan model, along with the 199RK below, that Dutchmen introduced for 2022. This lightweight camper sleeps up to six people with a dual bunk, convertible dinette, and a Queen sized bed. Kodiak also makes a travel trailer with quad bunks. The main bed is situated in the corner like the 175BH floorplan above, which means there is only one wardrobe cabinet at the foot of the bed. There is however, overhead storage cabinets above the bed.

In the bathroom there is the standard toilet, shower, and vanity sink. Plus, there is a medicine cabinet above and wardrobe closet beside the sink.

The dinette is tucked nicely into the slide-out and made up with bench style seating with an indoor/outdoor table.

The kitchen is nicely equipped with a mid-sized refrigerator, a two-burner stove, microwave, and large sink. There is also overhead cabinets and storage underneath the sink.

On the outside of this lightweight travel trailer there is a full pass-thru basement storage area, a 14’ power retractable awning, outdoor speakers and a gas cook-top.

Additional specs for the 196BH include:

  • Length – 23.67
  • Width – 8’
  • Height – 10.42’
  • Dry Weight – 4,102 LBS
  • GVWR – 5,500 LBS
  • Hitch Weight – 437 LBS
  • Gray Water Tank – 52 gal.
  • Gray Water Tank – 39 gal.
  • Black Water Tank – 28 gal.

Kodiak Cub 199RK

Kodiak Cub 199RK Floorplan
199RK

With sleeping areas for up to 3, the Kodiak Cub 199RK is the perfect lightweight travel trailer for a couple looking to get out and explore. Along with the walk-around Queen-sized bed, the dinette converts into an extra bed for one. On each side of the main bed there are wardrobe closets and additional overhead storage.

The bathroom offers the typical layout of shower, toilet, and sink. You can store your towels and extra clothes in the storage cabinet, and toiletries in the medicine cabinet above the sink.

The kitchen is equipped with a mid-size refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, and large sink. The TV is conveniently located on the wall directly across from the bench dinette.

On the outside of this lightweight travel trailer there is the full pass-thru basement storage, 14’ power retractable awning, outdoor speakers, and a small outside kitchen.

Additional specs for the 199RK include:

  • Length – 21.4’
  • Width – 8’
  • Height – 10.42’
  • Dry Weight – 3,593 LBS
  • GVWR – 5,500 LBS
  • Hitch Weight – 424 LBS
  • Gray Water Tank – 52 gal.
  • Gray Water Tank – 39 gal.
  • Black Water Tank – 28 gal.

Conclusion Of Kodiak Cub, A Lightweight Travel Trailer

The Dutchmen Kodiak Cub lightweight travel trailers are the perfect option for a small family, a solo traveler, or a couple. These floorplans offer your basic needs for the weekend RVer, a beach get-away, or tailgating at your favorite stadium.

What are your thoughts on these lightweight campers? Do you have any of these models? If so, leave us a comment in the section below and let us know. We would love to hear from you.

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