Before we had our Airstream, we had a 27' "Award" trailer. It is a British design that was also built in Canada until about 1995 I think. Ours was a 1993.
We bought it in 1998 and owned it until 3 years ago when we bought the Airstream and were extremely happy with it.
Sold the Award to a chap from Oklahoma City who bought it sight unseen and came up hear to Ontario to collect it - he knew about them and had place to work on it !
It was ahead of its time in being extremely light weight and streamlined, our 27 footer had a light weight of about 3900 pounds and we towed it with eae using a Safari Minivan across the breadth of the US each winter with ease at 70 - 75 mph plus.
very nicely fitted out inside, quite similar to an Airstream and more suited to a couple than a family due to the nice interior finish I would say.
They do however suffer from water leaks, delamination of the fibreglass and floor rot if not kept well sealed.
If you could find a nice one without water damage it would be a great buy and within the budget you mention.
We sold ours only because it had water damage and I had no place to work on it myself so it was becoming a money pit - we really liked it though.
Most common size is probably 30' and if you can find a nice one t would be within budget.
This is what they look like
Welcome to Award Recreational Vehicles
But this website is out of date - you can't buy a new one any more.
The company initially closed down in the mid nineties when a union tried to organize the workforce.
Later, some of the management people started up again on a small basis making trailers only to order for about $70k Can. or so. They made a few dozen a year.
Once the Canadian dollar came up close to the US dollar - or higher - they couldn't make a go of it since most of their sales had been going to the US.
They are still in business, but only just, and surviving on restoration / repair work with just a few employees in Dunnville Ontario not far from our home.
We are happy enough with our Airstream, but all things considered, I'm not sure I didn't prefer the Award! It sure served us well, towed great and was very comfortable. It got comments, compliments, and questions wherever we went with it!
There is still an active forum on Yahoo.