Forest River RV R Pod Expandable

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You will be camping in a genuine classic if you choose a Forest River R-Pod for your next adventure vehicle.  These hybrid travel trailers have a unique shape, and are the lowest tow weight unit in their class. 

You will appreciate all of the practical features that come standard that make any weekend trip or week long vacation super fun!  Each model features a 3.7 cu. ft. 3-way refrigerator, residential cabinetry, hardwood storage drawers, and extendable cargo netting wherever possible for additional storage spaces.  There are several models to choose from with most providing one slide for added interior space.  There is even a rear garage model that features a hatch back opening space for an outdoor cook-out and a little entertainment, plus so much more.
So, if you are ready to break away from the ordinary camping trailer, choose one of these unique lightweight Forest River R-Pod hybrid travel trailers, and take the fun with you when you go!
  • R Pod RP-176T

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    Sleeps 6
    Slides 1
    Length 20 ft
    Ext Width 8 ft
    Ext Height 9 ft 7 in
    Int Height 6 ft 6 in
    Interior Color Seaglass, Stone, Latte
    Exterior Color Two-Toned
    Hitch Weight 290 lbs
    Dry Weight 2839 lbs
    Cargo Weight 951 lbs
    Fresh Water Capacity 36 gals
    Grey Water Capacity 30 gals
    Black Water Capacity 30 gals
    Tire Size 205/75/R14
    Furnace BTU 20000 btu
    Number Of Bunks 2
    Available Beds Queen
    Refrigerator Type 3-Way
    Refrigerator Size 3.7 cu ft
    Cooktop Burners 2
    LP Tank Capacity 20 lbs.
    Water Heater Capacity 6 gal.
    Water Heater Type DSI Gas/Electric
    Axle Count 1
    Number of LP Tanks 1
    Shower Type Wet/Bath Shower

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R Pod Features:

Standard Features 

Chassis/Running Gear

  • Powder coated steel frame
  • 2" coupler
  • Self-Adjusting Electric brakes
  • LED taillights
  • Independent torsion axle
  • Aluminum wheels
  • 205/75/R14 radial tires
  • 235/75/R15 Off Road Tires (Hood River Edition only)
  • Spare tire
  • Nitrogen filled tires
  • Super-lube hubs
  • Stabilizer jacks (4)
  • Dual battery rack
  • Rotocast fresh water tank
  • Rotocast grey/black tank


  • Gas/electric DSI hot water heater
  • Water heater by-pass system
  • 3-Way refrigerator - 3.7 cu ft
  • Two burner cook top
  • 20,000 BTU furnace
  • 12V demand water pump
  • Monitor panel
  • 55 amp converter w/ charger
  • Detachable power cord
  • Air conditioner ready
  • 3 speed MaxxAir® Fan
  • Thetford™ toilet
  • USB charging port


  • Breakaway switch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • LP detector
  • Smoke detector
  • CO detector
  • Safety chains
  • Dead-bolt door lock
  • Ground fault protected electrical circuit


  • Sidewalls R-7
  • Floor R-9
  • Roof R-9


  • 6' 6" Interior Height
  • Wet bath w/ integrated toilet & sink
  • Dry bath (180 only)
  • Designer Carefree® flooring
  • Solid lumber core cabinet fronts assembled with screws
  • Grey shaker style cabinetry
  • Hardwood drawer fronts w/ full extension ball bearing drawer guides
  • Decorative window treatments
  • Shower Surround with Curtain
  • Mini blinds (where applicable)
  • Collapsible clothes hanger (where applicable)
  • Bathroom pocket organizers
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo with Bluetooth stereo
  • Wood slideout fascia with corner blocks
  • Decorative shower curtain w/tieback
  • Pleated night shades (where applicable)


  • 2-tone gelcoated fiberglass
  • Welded aluminum sidewalls and floor
  • Laminated sidewalls, floor and roof
  • Seamless fiberglass roof
  • Custom tinted safety glass windows
  • 20 lb LP tank with hard cover
  • Exterior 120V recept
  • License plate holder w/ light
  • Radius entrance and baggage doors
  • Folding grab handle
  • Entry door step
  • Black tank flush
  • Rear spoiler w/ LED clearance lights
  • TV antenna
  • Black powder coated fender skirts with LED lights
  • Magnetic baggage door catches
  • Outside speakers
  • Schwintek™ slide out system
  • Window in entrance door

Camper Friendly Package

  • Go Power solar charging port
  • Outside Shower
  • LED Lighting
  • Friction hinged entrance door
  • LP quick disconnect
  • Recessed cook top with glass cover
  • Seamless Kitchen Countertops with Stainless Steel Undermount Sink
  • EZ Glide Dinette Table


  • 13.5K BTU air conditioner (95 lbs)
  • Convection Microwave Oven (51 lbs)
  • 24" LED Flat Screen TV (std RP182G) (15 lbs)
  • R-Dome awning with screen room (20 lbs)
  • Thule Box awning (N/A RP171, RP172, RP177) (RP176, RP176T, RP178, RP182G - 8', 39 lbs) (RP179, RP180 - 10', 49 lbs)
  • Bike carrier (2 bikes) (13 lbs)
  • Power tongue jack (24 lbs)
  • Hood River Edition (Advanced ground clearance, X-Treme 15" Off Road tires, aluminum rims, double entry step and MaxxAir® vent cover) (West Coast production only)

Bike Rack

  • R-Pod's Only authorized two place bike rack. (Optional)

P-Pod Popular Features

  • One piece seamless fiberglass roof
  • 6' 6" interior height
  • Large 30-35 gallon holding tanks
  • 20,000 BTU furnace
  • 6 gallon Gas/Electric DSI water heater
  • Independent torsion axle
  • Grey shaker style cabinetry
  • LED interior lighting
  • Aluminum rims
  • Tinted safety glass windows
  • 3-speed MaxxAir® Fan
  • 3.7 cu ft refrigerator
  • LED taillights
  • Large folding assist grab handle
  • Detachable power cord
  • Black tank flush
  • Four (4) scissor stabilizer jacks


See us for a complete list of features and available options!

All features and specifications are subject to change.



In 1996, Forest River founder Peter Liegl had a vision. He foresaw an RV company dedicated to helping people experience the joy of the outdoors by building better recreational products. Today that vision is a reality.

Continually growing, Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the midwest and west coast. Our large production capacity enables us to fill our customers' orders promptly without cutting corners or rushing through production procedures. This ensures that each Forest River product is conscientiously built and undergoes thorough, detailed inspection before it's shipped to the customer.