2018 Travel Lite Falcon F 23TH Review

Sleek, lightweight toy hauler doesn’t compromise on function

By Kama Lee Jackson, Aug. 03, 2017, Photography by Travel Lite
The 2018 Travel Lite Falcon is an ultra lightweight toy hauler that also offers sleeping space and a host of other features that make it stand out from others in its class.

There are five Falcon floor plans available and we’re taking a closer look at the Falcon F23TH. It has a dry weight of 3,120 pounds. From hitch to bumper, the Falcon F 23TH is 22’9# long, 117” high with the optional air conditioner or 104” without, and 101” wide.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2018 Eclipse Attitude 32GSG

Its fresh water tank can hold 31 gallons, and the grey tank and black tank can hold 30 gallons apiece. The water heater has a 10-gallon capacity. There are also two 20-pound propane tanks.

The sleek, aerodynamic exterior is all lightweight aluminum, including the 18” rims. The trailer has manual scissor stabilizer jacks and dual axles, rated at 3,500 lbs each, so it can carry a good amount of weight and still tow smoothly. There is good-sized pass-through storage for a trailer of this size so you have somewhere to store your longer items, like fishing poles. The light, spring-assisted ramp door is rated at 1,600 lbs. There’s also an exterior shower.

The Falcon F23TH has an interior height of 75# and there’s 7’8” of garage space, so there’s plenty of room for a four-wheeler, a couple of dirt bikes, or whatever other toy is your pleasure. When not hauling your toys, the space has a three-seater jackknife sofa for lounging, which easily converts into a bed for two.  A window on each side of the garage/living area space offers good cross-ventilation on hot summer days.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 KZ Venom 3911TK

In the kitchen area, there are some nice features that lend the space a residential feel: the molded Granicote countertop, glass tile backsplash, and a high rise faucet over the stainless steel sink. All the appliances are coordinated in clean, modern stainless steel, including the built-in five-cubic-foot stainless steel refrigerator, which is larger than what you’d typically expect in an ultra-lite trailer. For cooking, there is a stainless two-burner stovetop with range hood, and a stainless steel microwave.

Underneath the kitchen counter and above the sofa, the storage cupboards and drawers are framed in clean-lined aluminum with tempered glass inserts which gives the space a nice light and modern feel.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2017 Lance 2612

Directly across from the entry door, the wet bath has a tempered glass shower door keeps the visual space open and allows more light into the trailer via the skylight over the shower.  When privacy is wanted, there’s a shower curtain you can pull across the door.

At the front of the trailer, the queen-sized bed sleeping area has two windows for a nice cross breeze at night.

If you opt for the Eclipse package, your trailer will have a stylish matte black aluminum exterior, as well as a side awning, exterior speakers, air conditioning, and a power hitch.

The Travel Lite Falcon F23TH starts at about $19,000.  For more information, visit http://www.travellitecampers.com/.


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